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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 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.9%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
12,146
Businesses
619
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The industry has been supported by economic conditions and concern over flower miles
  • Flower sales are heavily seasonal, with Valentine's Day the biggest day of the year for the industry
  • The industry relies on low-paid seasonal labour, much of which is provided by immigrants from Europe
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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 Analysis Chapter

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. Although the domestic Flower and Plant Growing industry has fared relatively well over the past five years, plant growing occurs on a much smaller scale in the United Kingdom than in the rest of Europe, and imports satisfy more than half of domestic demand. This can largely be explained by the United Kingdom's proximity to the famous Dutch flower auctions, which are the most prominent source of imports.

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Additional Insights for the Flower & Plant Growing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Flower & Plant Growing Industry are

  • Prompt delivery to market
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology
  • Automation to reduce labour and associated costs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from flower and plant wholesaling and Exchange rate - euros per pound in the Flower & Plant Growing industry impact industry performance... 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


    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from flower and plant wholesaling
  • Exchange rate - euros per pound
  • Demand from garden centres and pet shops
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Level of annual rainfall
  • Real household disposable income
  • Current Performance
  • Blossoming revenue
  • Seasonal demand and British growers
  • Structural changes
  • Imported flowers
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand blossoms
  • International concerns
  • Green developments
  • Table: Flower & Plant Growing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Flower & Plant Growing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Flower & Plant Growing
  • Flower & Plant Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets
  • Department Stores
  • Garden Centres & Pet Shops
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Agricultural & Forestry Machinery Manufacturing
  • Agricultural Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Fertiliser & Nitrogen Compound Manufacturing
  • Flower & Plant Growing
  • Pesticide & Other Agrochemical Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Hardy nursery stock
  • Protected ornamentals
  • Bulbs and outdoor flowers
  • Chart: Flower & Plant Growing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Flower and plant growers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Flower & Plant Growing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Flower & Plant Growing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Flower & Plant Growing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Flower & Plant Growing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Flower & Plant Growing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    El Nino
  • A natural phenomenon that influences global weather patterns and temperatures.
  • Flower Miles
  • A term used to reflect how far the flowers have travelled to market.
  • Genetically Modified
  • Plants that have had their genome modified through genetic-engineering techniques involving the transfer of genetic material from one organism to another.
  • Micropropagation
  • A propagation method that involves implanting cells in tissue culture. It can be used to produce disease-free plants.
  • Organic Produce
  • Vegetables, fruit, meat, eggs, plants and flowers that are grown without the use of artificial chemicals, pesticides, fertilisers or genetically modified organisms.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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