Dutch floriculture exports will end 2022 with a 3 percent decline to 7.1 billion euros. This is reported by the Flower Nursery Wholesalers Association (VGB) based on export statistics from Floridata.
The export value of cut flowers fell by 2 percent and will thus amount to 4.4 billion euros in 2022, according to VGB. Factories fared worse: they fell by 5 percent to 2.7 billion euros.
“Despite all the effects of the energy crisis and high inflation, traders managed to contain the contraction last year,” explains vgb director Matthijs Mesken. In addition, according to Floridata’s export statistics, the value of exports to Germany and the UK has declined slightly.
The decline in exports to France and Belgium was higher last year, falling by 9 and 8 percent respectively. The value of exports to Poland remained almost at the same level. A notable significant increase in the top 10 was the United States, according to VGB.
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This year, the costs will continue to rise. The question is, what impact does inflation have on consumer spending? As a result, according to VGB, retail suppliers in particular have to deal with uncertainty around supply contracts.
Mesken: “2023 promises to be another exciting year. As a floriculture industry, we look forward to delighting consumers again with our beautiful flowers and plants this year.”
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