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Flower Industry Statistics

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Flower Industry StatisticsData
Value of the global floral trade industry$104,825,000,000
Annual U.S. spending on floral products$26,600,000,000
Total value of cut flower sales$7,500,000,000
Percent of flowers sold in the U.S. that are imported from other countries80 %
Total number of florist establishments in the U.S.16,182
Average annual sales per florist shop$322,331
Total number of people employed in the floral industry83,208
Total number of wholesale florists in the U.S.530
Total number of floriculture growers in the U.S.6,948
Percent of flower purchases used for home decorations36 %
Percent of all flowers grown for sale that are discarded before they are ever sold45 %
Consumer Flower Buying Trends and StatisticsPercent
What is being purchased? 
Outdoor bedding / Garden plants46 %
Fresh flowers34 %
Flowering / Green houseplants20 %
Who is making the purchase? 
Women79 %
Men21 %
Who are the flowers being purchased for? 
Self63 %
Gift37 %
What occasion are the flowers being purchased for? 
Christmas / Hanukkah30 %
Mother’s Day24 %
Valentine’s Day20 %
Easter / Passover13 %
Thanksgiving6 %
Other7 %
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Top Floral Imported Countries by ValuePercent of Imported Value
Colombia78 %
Ecuador15 %
Mexico2 %
Other2 %
Thailand1 %
Guatemala1 %
Netherlands1 %
Top Fresh Flower Growing StatesPercent of Grown Value
California76 %
Washington6 %
New Jersey4 %
Oregon4 %
Hawaii2 %
North Carolina2 %
Florida1 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: U.S. County Business Patterns, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis,
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 22, 2017

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