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%).