More cut flowers sold for Mother's and Women's Day

Royal FloraHolland says there were 10 per cent more sales of cut flowers in the two weeks before Mother's Day (6 March), while International Women's Day (8 March)

For Mother's Day, eight per cent more flowers sold at a two per cent higher price, with more spray chrysanthemums and tulips but 10 per cent fewer roses traded via the Netherlands sold.

Ahead of International Women's Day, cut flower sales rose eight per cent, with spray chrysanthemums again up, 10 per cent with prices up 15 per cent.

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