Flower and plant imports to UK down 12% in January-February thanks to exchange rate changes

With 7% growth in imports to February, France looks set to take the UK's place as second export destination for plants and flowers from the Netherlands this year.

The total exports turnover has already reached €1 billion, a 9% increase compared with last year.

Floridata statistics show the increase in exports is mostly because of flower sales, which went up by 11%, reaching €702 million. Plant sales went up by 4%, reaching €319 million.

Until February, the French market export value increased by 7%, bringing it to a total of €129 million, which is marginally higher than the value for the UK.

Exports to the UK went down by 12% during the first two months of this year.

The French market follows the trend for the market as a whole, in the sense that flower sales are increasing more rapidly (+9%) than plant sales (+2%). 


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