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. Although the industry has performed well over the past five years, the high level of import penetration has created a relatively challenging operating environment for industry participants.
An increase in demand for locally sourced flowers and plants, driven by the wider economic recovery, has supported industry growth over the past five-year period... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
The UK Flower and Plant Growing industry has a very low level of market concentration, as the largest four industry operators are expected to account for just 7.4% of industry revenue. The industry is highly fragmented and characterised by small, family farms. Due to the large number of enterprises and the relatively small size of industry operators, firms generally operate on a local scale. Some smaller farms grow more specialised plants and flowers so they can reap the financial benefits of premium prices for high-quality production. It is typically only the larger specialised-produce firms that engage in international trade.
Approximately 77.5% of industry establishments employ fewer than 10 people, according to ONS statistics... purchase to read more