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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

The Flower & Plant Growing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

New entrants in to the Flower and Plant Growing industry face moderate barriers to entry. Inputs are readily available and the required knowledge and skills for plant and flower cultivation are relatively easy to acquire. New entrants with establishments close to wholesale markets and other selling points may boost their competitive advantage, mitigating the problem of product perishability.

However, several barriers to entry exist, such as the initial outlay of capital investment needed to purchase land. Operators require a large area of land to produce enough flowers and plants to yield a profitable return, which can be very expensive... 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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