With New Years, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, and anything else in between, flowers have been the most preferred gift of all time. In fact, there are $7.5 billion dollars in cut flower sales. Did you know that in the U.S., there are actually more than 16 thousand florist establishments which employ more than 83 thousand people? And did you know that about 80% of the flowers sold in the U.S. are imported from other countries? Colombia is the biggest flower exporter to the U.S. Locally, most flowers are grown in California. Also, did you know that women are the ones making way more flower purchases at 79% vs. 21% of men? Or did you know that Christmas overtakes Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day as the occasion in which flowers are being purchased?
This infographic from loyalgardener.com explains in detail the statistics behind the flower industry.