Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for flowers and plants in Europe. Flowers such as 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. The level of import competition has created a challenging operating climate for industry participants, and this has constrained the industry's performance over the past five years.
An increase in demand for locally sourced flowers and plants, driven by the wider economic recovery, has supported overall industry growth over the past five-year period... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The Flower and Plant Growing industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. For every £1.00 industry operators spend on capital, an estimated £4.07 is spent on labour. This differs from the majority of agricultural industries, which typically have a high level of capital intensity because of the large amount of machinery used. The difference stems from the delicate nature of plants and flowers that need more attention than other crops. Labour is usually required to carry out weeding, land preparation, pruning, disease control and harvesting. Some sectors of the industry, such as flower growing, require a higher degree of manual labour due to the extra care involved in their cultivation. Lab.. purchase to read more