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Global trends in Floriculture

Global trends in Floriculture



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Global trends in FloricultureTop 10 pot plants(x 1,000,000)Top 10 cut flowers(x 1,000,000)Top 10 destinations(x 1,000,000)
Kalanchoe26Rose1618Germany3354Hedera19Tulip552France1111Ficus17Chrysanthemum399UK966Saintpaulia14Gerbera241Italy388Pot chrysanthemum 12Carnation193Belgium304Dracaena11Freesia149Switzer land262Pot rose10Liliums143Australia256Hyacinth10Astroemeria126U.S210Primula9Iris89Denmark187Begonia8Gypsophila83Sweden 166Export live plants & cuttings 1995 - $ 2.5 billionThe Netherlands-49%Denmark-9%Belgium-8%Germany-4%Italy-4%U.S.-4%Canada-3%France-3%Costa Rica-3%Spain-2%Other countries-1%World export trade in cut foliage -$ 563 millionU.S.A. - 22%Cost Rica-13%Italy-12%The Netherlands-9%Canada -8%Denmark-5%Guatemala-3%S. Africa-3%China-2%Germany-2%Mexico -2%Israel-2%France-2%Others-1%
World seed business of horticultural crops - $ 1.4 billion of which export of vegetableand ornamental seeds - $ 1.0 billion ; World seed consumption - $ 50 billionThe Netherlands – leading export of bulbs & nursery stock – 85% share of world exportMajor importers of bulbs - Germany & U.SAmong developing countries - Taiwan export of seeds and bulbs is the highestIndia - export of bulbs, nursery stock & flower seed worth of Rs.250 millionMajor producers of flowers are the developed countries Netherlands-33%Japan-24%U.S.A.-12%Italy-11% New production centres:(Latin America & Africa)Countries growing at very faster rate: Kenya, Uganda, Ecuador, Zimbabwe, Jamaica,Dominican Republic and Ivory CoastDirection towards more intensive floriculture: India, China, Vietnam, Guatemala, Poland,Philippines, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.The total area under production in Traditional centres like the Netherlands, Japan, US, Spain,Italy and Columbia, will remain stable or increase slightly and productivity will rise Non-traditional outlets – Fastest growingPredictions of Agricultural analysts- 40% of green house growers in the Netherlands will close down due tofinancial difficulties-No. of producers will increase worldwide-Price of floriculture products is non increasing due to over production thoughthe world market has been growing at 15% per year.-Fierce competition-Consumers will be more critical of quality, environmentally sound productionassortment and service and price.-Consumption and production will remain a regional affair although there is aworld-wide trade(Kras, International sym. on cut flower in Tropoo (1997, Acta Horticulture, 1999 PP 401 – 406)-Flower wholesalers will settle in the new production centres

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