Flower & Plant Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Flower & Plant Growing Market Research Report | SIC A01.190 | Aug 2015

Flower power: Industry revenue blossoms thanks to blooming demand for local produce

IBISWorld’s Flower & Plant Growing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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. 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


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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 plants for bulbs, tubers and rootsGrowing plants for cuttings and slipsGrowing plants for mushroom spawnGrowing marngolds, 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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