Flower Industry Overview

Floriculture Item Sales at All Retail Outlets

2016$30.8 billion
2015$29.6 billion
2014$28.8 billion
2013$27.6 billion
2012$26.4 billion
2011$25.8 billion
2010$25.9 billion
2009$25.7 billion
2008$28.9 billion
2007$30.3 billion
2006$29.8 billion
2005$27.8 billion
2004$25.4 billion
2003$24.2 billion
2002$24.3 billion

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Personal Consumption Expenditures

U.S. Per Capita Spending (Flowers, Seeds, Potted Plants category)

2016$95.14
2015$92.13
2014$90.20
2013$87.29
2012$83.92

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)

Industry Segments (U.S.)

Retail florist shops (2016, latest available):13,188
Estimated average annual florist sales (2012):$322,331
Floral Wholesalers:503
Domestic Floriculture Growers (in top 15 states):5,913

 

Where Flowers Come From

Imports account for about 64% of fresh flowers sold by dollar volume in the United States.

Top Import Countries (by Value)

Colombia78%
Ecuador15%
Mexico2%
Other2%
Thailand1%
Guatemala1%
Netherlands1%

Top Fresh Flower Growing States

California76%
Washington6%
New Jersey4%
Oregon4%
Hawaii2%
North Carolina2%
Florida1%

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