Flower & Plant Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Flower & Plant Growing Market Research Report | SIC A01.190 | Nov 2014

Full bloom: Revenue continues to grow thanks to consumer interest in locally sourced produce

IBISWorld’s Flower & Plant Growing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for flowers and plants in Europe. Flowers like roses, daffodils, tulips, chrysanthemums and lilies are popular at events such as weddings and funerals, as well as on occasions like Valentine's Day. Most flowers and plants are imported, with the Netherlands accounting for the vast majority of industry imports.

During the past five years, the industry has performed relatively well, given the challenging economic backdrop. Rising retail flower prices and increasing demand for locally sourced flowers and plants helped the industry record strong growth. Consumers have become increasingly interested in the provenance of goods, which has helped fuel demand for British-grown flowers and plants... purchase to read more

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The United Kingdom is a premium destination for hardy nursery stock and floriculture products and it is one of the largest markets for these products in Europe. The most popular flowers in the United Kingdom are roses, daffodils, tulips, chrysanthemums and lilies. Plant growing occurs on a much smaller scale in the United Kingdom than in the rest of Europe and has declined over the past decade. The UK industry's small scale can largely be explained by its proximity to the famous Dutch flower auctions, which are the source of a high level of imports.

Flower power

The industry has performed well during the past five years, buoyed by rising flower prices and increased interest in locally produced flowers and plants... purchase to read more


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What is the Flower & Plant Growing Industry?

This industry involves businesses that grow and propagate plants and bulbs. Industry players supply retail and wholesale businesses, landscapers, councils and other horticulture businesses, such as fruit and vegetable growers. The industry also includes the growing of turf, flowers and foliage for cutting and displaying, and seed collection.

Industry Products
Hardy nursery stockProtected ornamentalsBulbs and outdoor flowers
Industry Activities
Growing plants for planting and ornamental usesGrowing live plants for bulbs, tubers and rootsGrowing live plants for cuttings and slipsGrowing live plants for mushroom spawnGrowing mangolds, fodder roots, clover, alfalfa, sainfoin, fodder maize and other grassesGrowing beet seeds (excluding sugar beet seeds) and seeds for forage plantsFloriculture

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