News 20 November 2019


The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), in association with Union Fleurs – the International Flower Trade Association, has published ‘International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2019’. The 67th version of this annual publication contains current available data on the global production and trade of ornamental plants and flowers.

The International Statistics Flowers and Plants Yearbook is the most comprehensive collection of data for the ornamental plants and flower industry. It is the result of extensive research and data compiled by Leibniz University of Hannover. The Statistics Yearbook provides production data for over 40 countries, detailed country breakdowns, product comparisons, market data and prices and global import and export data. The 2019 Yearbook is published as a pdf document and features 214 pages of illustrations, tables, diagrams and maps of key industry data. Trade data is also available in Excel spreadsheets.

New data contained in the 2019 Statistics Yearbook includes:

  • Per capita consumption figures for Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, UK, Japan and USA
  • Data on area and production for Malaysia
  • Additional summary information for Canada, the Netherlands and the USA
  • A new country table and map for Australia
  • New graphs and additional information for Colombia, Japan and the USA
  • Extended trade tables for the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Morocco and New Zealand.
  • Two new world maps, showing the most important producing and exporting countries of cut flowers.

AIPH Secretary General, Mr Tim Briercliffe, said: “The 67th edition contains even more analytical information on the production and trade of ornamentals and provides critical statistics to the industry globally”. Union Fleurs Secretary General, Ms Sylvie Mamias, added: “The Statistics Yearbook offers an invaluable and detailed picture of the latest available data on the global production and trade of flowers and plants. It is a unique set of reference for anyone – trade, production, policy-makers, researchers – who wishes to gain an in-depth understanding of the latest state and trends of the flower & plants industry.”
The 2019 Yearbook can be purchased from AIPH in three different variations:
Full Statistical Yearbook (Production data + Trade data) – €190
Production data only – €140 | Trade data only – €140.
Discounts apply for students and bookshops. Full Yearbook: ISBN 978-1-9164807-0-4, Production data: ISBN 978-1-9164807-1-1 | Trade data: ISBN 978-1-9164807-2-8.
To purchase International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2019 from AIPH visit

For further details contact:

Penelope Tomkins, AIPH Communications Manager
Email: Phone: +44 (0) 1235 776 160

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Notes for Editors:

International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH)

Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature has been weakened. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next.

UNION FLEURS – International Flower Trade Association

Founded in 1959, Union Fleurs is the international umbrella organisation representing and promoting the worldwide interests of national associations and companies active in the floricultural trade (cut flowers, foliage and pot plants). It is based in Brussels and has nowadays members in 20 countries worldwide (in Europe, Africa, Middle-East, South and North America, and Asia). Within its membership, Union Fleurs gathers over 3.000 companies active in the trade of cut flowers and pot plants worldwide. Members account for more than 80% of the total value of the worldwide trade of cut flowers and pot plants.