Flower & Plant Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

A changing environment: Consumer interest in locally sourced produce prevents revenue decline

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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, demand for flowers and plants has wilted, due to their discretionary nature. Since 2008-09, a severe economic downturn has led people to reduce both the frequency of their purchases and their average spend on flowers and plants, particularly cut flowers and pot plants. As a result, industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the five years through 2013-14 to £1.0... 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. This can perhaps be explained by cultural factors, because UK consumers tend to care for plants over a long period, in contrast to high disposal rates for the rest of the continent. However, 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... 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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