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Flower & Plant Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Flower & Plant Growing Market Research Report | SIC A01.190 | Jun 2016

In bloom: The industry has returned to growth after some relatively barren years

IBISWorld’s Flower & Plant Growing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.7% over the 10 years through 2021-22. Over the same period, the UK GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3%.

The industry has benefited from a number of positive trends during the past five years, notably rising demand for locally produced flowers and plants. However, the industry also faces stiff competition from cheaper, more efficient imports, as well as supply chain pressure from dominant supermarket chains. This has limited market price growth, acting as a barrier to entry for prospective small-scale market entrants. As .. 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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