COVID had a major impact in the Colombian floriculture sector; exports have been reduced by more than 80% and this creates a big impact on the entire floriculture production chain. The crops are currently producing at less than 50% of their capacity. The main concern for the Colombian Association of Flower Exporters - Asocolflores is to protect the health of workers while ensuring the survival of crops and maintaining 140,000 formal jobs.
For this year, sales of more than US $1.5 billion were estimated, a figure that is clearly not going to be met because sales in the first half of the year have been severely adversely affected by the pandemic.
The association says that at this time it is not possible to speak of the real impacts that the Coronavirus will have on the sector, but if one thing is certain it is that there will be huge economic consequences that they are foreseeing for exporters and for flower production.