Ornamental production rose by six per cent to EUR5.3bn (£4bn), more than compensating for a two per cent fall in edibles production. Ornamentals now account for more than two-thirds of all Dutch horticultural production.
The Netherlands remains a world leader in plant trading, with exports reaching EUR15bn (£11.3bn), five per cent up on 2006.
According to Dutch Horticulture Marketing Board chairman Dirk Duizer: "Exports of bulbs, flowers and plants to England and Russia went well in 2007. But the competition is on the lookout. Foreign production of horticultural crops is growing and customers are making ever higher demands."
Horticulture makes up around four per cent of total Dutch exports.