Current nursery industry issues in Australia©
THE BIG PICTURE
- The Australian economy is being driven by mining boom time carry over, population /immigration growth and government spending (mostly not sustainable).
- Retail plant volume growth is through Bunnings and Masters chain stores and underpinned by strong housing development.
- Smaller retailers surviving by e-commerce and diversification of products and services.
- Endemic plant demand strong due to swing back to natives and environmental impacts and offsets.
Hancock, D.J. 2016. Current nursery industry issues in Australia©. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1140:7-8