The global flower industry, a vibrant and flourishing sector, encompasses the cultivation, trade, and retail of a diverse array of flowers and plants.
With an ever-growing demand for fresh blooms, the industry has witnessed significant developments and transformations over the years.
In this article, I delve into the world of floriculture by presenting a comprehensive compilation of intriguing statistics that shed light on various aspects of this fascinating market.
From production and consumption to emerging trends and sustainability efforts, these statistics offer valuable insights into the dynamics of the flower industry, painting a vivid picture of its current state and future prospects.
Join me as we explore the colorful and fragrant realm of flowers and uncover the numbers that define this captivating industry.
Flower Industry Statistics
#The global flower industry is estimated to be worth around $105 billion in 2023.
#The United States is the largest importer of cut flowers, accounting for approximately 15% of the global imports.
#The Netherlands is the world’s largest exporter of flowers, accounting for over 40% of total flower exports.
#The global cut flower market is expected to grow at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of 4.2% from 2021 to 2026.
#The floral industry supports over 5 million jobs globally, including flower growers, wholesalers, and retailers.
#Approximately 80% of fresh flowers sold in the U.S. are imported, with the majority coming from Colombia (70%) and Ecuador (20%).
#The Netherlands’ flower auction at Aalsmeer is the largest flower auction globally, handling around 20 million flowers daily.
#Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day account for approximately 40% of annual flower sales in the United States.
#Online flower sales are expected to reach $6.3 billion globally by 2025, with a CAGR of 6.1% from 2020 to 2025.
#The global demand for eco-friendly and sustainable flowers is on the rise, with an estimated 10% increase in sales of certified flowers.
#The total area used for flower cultivation worldwide is around 1.2 million hectares (2.97 million acres).
#The top five cut flower varieties sold globally are roses (55%), chrysanthemums (14%), tulips (9%), lilies (8%), and carnations (6%).
#The European Union is the largest market for cut flowers, accounting for 37% of global consumption.
#Over 60% of flower shop owners in the U.S. are small, independent businesses, with less than ten employees.
#Approximately 15% of cut flowers are wasted in the supply chain due to improper handling, transportation, and storage.
#The global market for organic flowers is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2021 to 2026, driven by increased consumer awareness and demand for eco-friendly products.
#The Asia-Pacific region is the fastest-growing market for cut flowers, with a CAGR of 6.8% from 2021 to 2026.
#The production of cut flowers in Africa, primarily Kenya and Ethiopia, has seen a significant increase in recent years, with the region now accounting for 7% of the global flower exports.
#The wedding industry accounts for approximately 15% of annual flower sales in the United States.
#The average markup on flowers at a retail florist shop is around 50% to 60%.
#The flower industry contributes over $4 billion to the Colombian economy annually.
#More than 70% of European cut flower imports come from the Netherlands.
#The average flower shop in the U.S. carries between 150 and 200 different types of flowers and plants.
#The global market for edible flowers is estimated to be worth around $400 million, with a CAGR of 9.2% from 2021 to 2026.
#In the United States, women are the primary purchasers of flowers, accounting for approximately 65% of flower sales.
#The wholesale flower market is expected to reach a value of $43 billion globally by 2026.
#Flower subscription services have seen a significant increase in demand, with a CAGR of 12% from 2019 to 2023.
#The floral gifting market in the United States is estimated to be worth around $16 billion in 2023.
#Approximately 90% of Australia’s cut flower production is sold domestically.
#Over 4,000 varieties of cut flowers are traded internationally each year.
#The global market for flower seeds is expected to reach a value of $9 billion by 2026, with a CAGR of 8.3% from 2021 to 2026.
#The use of artificial flowers in home and event décor has seen a steady growth, with an estimated market value of $1.8 billion in 2023.
#Florists in the U.S. spend an average of 20% of their revenue on marketing and advertising efforts.
#The global market for ornamental plants is estimated to be worth around $18 billion in 2023.
#Over 60% of florists in the United States offer same-day delivery services.
#The flower industry has a significant impact on global biodiversity, with flower cultivation contributing to habitat conservation and restoration efforts.
#The floral foam market is estimated to be worth around $250 million globally in 2023, with a CAGR of 4.5% from 2021 to 2026.
#The average American household spends around $60 per year on flowers and plants for personal use.
#In 2023, approximately 34% of U.S. adults are projected to purchase flowers or plants as gifts for others.
#The average spending on flowers per person in the U.S. is estimated to reach around $82 in 2023.
#In 2023, the U.S. flower and plant retail industry is projected to generate over $38 billion in revenue.
#In 2023, the Japanese flower market is estimated to be valued at around $7.8 billion, with chrysanthemums remaining the most popular variety.
#In the United States, women are anticipated to account for approximately 67% of flower sales in 2023.
#The global market for dried and preserved flowers is estimated to be worth around $2.7 billion in 2023.
#In 2023, the United Kingdom is expected to spend over £1.4 billion on cut flowers and indoor plants.
#The potted plant market is estimated to be worth around $15.5 billion globally in 2023.
#In 2023, approximately 28% of flowers sold in the United States are projected to be purchased online.
#In 2023, there are projected to be over 33,000 florist establishments in the United States.
#The average American household is expected to spend around $65 per year on flowers and plants for personal use in 2023.
Hey there – I’m Jesse, a professional florist, and gardening enthusiast. I created MyGardenFlowers to share all that I can about the flowers that I have planted and managed to grow in my garden.