The Australian cut flower industry snapshot

Australia’s flower market size

Australia’s flower market size is valued at $829 million.

Employment

There are over 2500 flower retailing businesses in Australia employing more than 5900 people.

Production value

Australia’s total value of fresh cut flower production was $293 million of which $8.4 million (trade value) was exported.

Export markets

Australia’s main export markets for fresh cut flowers include Japan [34%] and the Netherlands [24%].

Import history

Australia has been importing fresh cut flowers for around 50 years. Imports currently make up more than 50% of retail value for flower sales in Australia.

Import value

Last year, Australia imported a retail value of fresh cut flowers worth $331.6 million.

Plant and bulb imports

Australia imported live plants worth $19.4 million, and bulbs $18.42 million.

Source: Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2019/20, www.horticulture.com.au

Australia’s Cut Flower and Foliage Export Markets

Source: (2019/20 Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2021)

Australia’s Key Flower Supplier Countries

Source: (2019/20 Australian Horticulture Statistics Handbook 2021)
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