Dutch plant and flower exports up but sales to Britain falter because of exchange rate

The value of exports of flowers and plants from the Netherlands has reached 3 billion euros after just five months - a record according to Dutch horticulture trade body VGB.

Floridata said export revenues for flowers and plants increased by 13% in May to reach a record €733 million.

Export revenue were +7.5% up to the end of May.

Year on year, the value of flowers (+9%) grew more rapidly than plants (+5%).

Sales to Germany performed best but French export revenue in May was €96 million, less than 2016.

The cumulative increase of the top three markets went down, with the English market, second to Germany and ahead of France, also seeing a decline. This was caused by the lower exchange rate of the British pound falling from €1.43 in peak year 2015 to €1.18*

 *Rate correct at time of publishing.


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