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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 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

 


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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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