UK cut flower production is 10% of UK sales, research finds

Market research published by Royal FloraHolland has found that UK home production of cut flowers is at 10% of overall sales.

Some 62% of flowers sold in the UK are from Holland, 7% from Africa, 11% from South America and 10% from other countries.

By comparison Germany is 48% self-sufficient in cut flowers, France is 29% self-sufficient and the Netherlands 58% self sufficient.

Researcher Tine Niezink said: "As Germany produces a lot of flowers and plants within its borders, it's fairly easy for the Germans to respond to trends like 'local products for local people' and sustainability." 


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