INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF CARNATIONS

Ch. Hoogendoorn, L.D. Sparnaaij
The major developments in the last four years are:
  • Increased carnation production in Spain, Colombia and other Latin American countries, a more or less stable production level in most other major production areas like Israel, Kenya and the Netherlands and a decline in production in Italy.
  • A further increase of the market share for Colombia in the USA and a strong increase of the market share for Spain in Europe.
  • Popularisation of flower consumption, stimulated by (or resulting in?) an increase in number of sales outlets, in particular in supermarkets, garden centres and flower stalls.
  • Diversification in cut flower production leading to a relative weakening in the position of the carnation within the assortment. This is partly compensated by diversification within the carnation (Dianthus) assortment.
Hoogendoorn, Ch. and Sparnaaij, L.D. (1987). INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS IN PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF CARNATIONS. Acta Hortic. 216, 159-164
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1987.216.21
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1987.216.21

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