Spain sees flower and plant export booming over the first nine months of 2022

Spanish living plant and fresh-cut flowers exporters generated revenues of € 514.7 million over the first nine months of 2022, up 5 per cent compared to the same period in 2021, according to Spanish Customs Administration and Special Taxes data.

In processing the data, industry body Federación Española de Asociaciones de Productores Exportadores de Frutas, Hortalizas, Flores y Plantas Vivas (FEPEX) found that living plants Made in Spain continue to be the most notable export product. Export of what in Spanish is known as ‘planta viva’ rose by five per cent compared to the first nine months of 2021, representing a value of €424.5 million.

Spanish-grown cut flowers also have their day, albeit more modest, with exports rising by 2 per cent compared to last year’s period, representing €51.2 million.

One of the fastest-growing sectors is cut foliage which saw its export sales rise by 12 per cent to  €29.9 million. Export sales of Spanish-grown bulbs grew to €8.4 million, a rise of 2 per cent in the same period in 2021.

The numbers by autonomous region indicate that flower and plant exports from Valencia, aka Comunitat Valenciana topped €151.7 million over the first nine months of 2022, a five per cent rise on the same period in 2021.

Producer-exporters in Andalusia shipped €148,6 million worth of flowers and plants, a 9 per cent rise. In comparison, Murcia exported €26.7 million worth of flowers and plants, a three per cent rise from the same period in 2021.

A strong contingent of leading and innovative Spanish manufacturers and suppliers of plants, products and services to commercial horticultural growers and retailers worldwide will be on display at the forthcoming IPM show in Essen, Germany, between 24-27 January 2023.

Exhibitors include Asfplant, Botany Islands, Can Jover Cultius, Viveros Canós, Viveros Casa Paraire, Conic System, Corma, Cultius Ponç, Deltacactus, Federació de Viveristes de Catalunya, Floos, Global Perlita, La Pacheca Viveros, Land d’Oliv, Masecor, Olivos Lorente, Orquidario Lycaste, Orvifrusa, Plantal Producciones, Plantas Mediterráneas, Planthispania, Flower Proval, R & L Calabuig, Raul Aznar van Steen, Solisplant, Visa-Ventas internacionales, Veraleza, Verdissimo, Viorcam, Vista Jardín, Vivercid, Viveros Finca Hermosa, Viveros Denoy, Viveros Durá, Viveros Elche, Viveros Guzmán, Viveros Hortiflor, Viveros Iris, Viveros Las Cunas, Vivero Las Fresas, Viveros Macías, Viveros March, Viveros Mas de Valero, Viveros Valero e Hijos, Viverpal, Vivers Planas, Zimmermann Plantas y Logística Jávea, and Viveros Zuaime.

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