At The LoadStar, a new longread has been published discussing the actual determinants of the world wide flower-production and trade. Recent troublesome weather conditions caused a setback in both African and South American production numbers, while other, in smaller flower producing countries 'vie for a piece of the pie'. In the paper, extensive thought goes to the world wide air freight capacity and routes for flowers, how cool chains are organized and how different parties can come together in forming the ideal flowerbox.
The more statistical side of the matter is given in a new report published by the Dutch data provider Fruit & Vegetable Facts. In this Factsheet (the first few pages are in Dutch, all graphics however are in English) many interesting tables numbering outputs and imports, often specified to product, are provided, thereby providing a solid insight in numbers and amounts involved in the cut flower trade.