Dutch plant exports to the UK fell again in May while growing strongly elsewhere

The flowers and plants export figures for May from Floridata show growth of 13% - but UK exports fell again.

The situation in the UK has become "even more uncertain", and exports declined by 6%. Exports for France evidenced a drop because of a disappointing Mother's Day.

Substantial growth was seen in other countries such as Germany (+20%), Poland (+25%) and Russia (+30%).

Sales have fluctuated to the UK since Brexit, with exchange rates meaning prices have increased.

Royal FloraHolland outdoor plants sales were up 14%. There were 5% more items delivered which were sold for 8% more. After the bedding plant season, it is now the season of the flowering perennials.

Cut flowers supply decreased by 1% while the average price was 13% lower. In particular, the price-setting of roses was "disappointing" with a drop of 20%, both for products produced in the Netherlands and those produced abroad. Chrysanthemums and lilies decreased more than 10% in price. The decrease seen with Gerbera was restricted to 3%. Lisianthus was one of the few products that remained stable, and its average price rose by 4%.

The supply of houseplants declined by 1% while the average price rose by 1.5%. It turned out to be a stable period for houseplants, with few ups or down in the price-setting. The supply of Phalaenopsis lay 11% lower while Zantedeschia rose by 22%.


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