Year Overview July

Turbulence in the market

July was a month of ups and downs. Various markets around the world drew up the balance of the first six months of 2020. In this overview, we take another look at how the situation was half a year ago in the Netherlands, Russia, South America, and others. Ethiopia also made headlines, where the murder of an activist led to civil unrest - unfortunately, the news has become very topical again with the current troubles in the African country.

Intrinsa: their new brand for sustainable innovations in breeding
Breeding in full swing at Dümmen Orange's new BTC
Introducing next generation varieties with unique traits. That is one of the main aims Dümmen Orange tries to achieve with their new breeding Technology Center (BTC). It was…

brings total area within Hasfarm Holdings Group to 227ha
Vietnam: Dalat Hasfarm's 14ha expansion on schedule
The 14 hectare expansion at Dalat Hasfarm Vietnam is nearing completion, the expansion will take the total area under production in Vietnam to 190 hectares and the total area…

Spectacular figures and prices on the FloraHolland clocks
Last month, a spray chrysanthemum on the FloraHolland clocks costed an average of 41 euro cents - and that really is unprecedented. A disbud chrysanthemum was…

Loss of turnover Royal FloraHolland: 10% in first half of the year.
In the first half of 2020, the turnover at FloraHolland, due to the coronacrisis was 2.3 billion euros, 10% lower compared to the first six months of 2019. The average price…

SeaNews

"Flower imports to Russia slightly down in Q1 2020"
According to SeaNews Russian Foreign Trade Customs Statistics online service, in Q1 2020 Russia imported $104.7 mn worth of cut flowers, down 1.6% year-on-year. Roses account…

Plantec on how growers are handling the present, preparing for the future
South American growers bounce back from pandemic woes
In spite of the COVID-19 situation affecting the global flower market, a large number of rose farms in Ecuador and Colombia are confident that the demand for flowers,…

M&A activity remains high in floriculture market amidst COVID-19 pandemic
Triggering uncertainty and operational as well as financial challenges, COVID-19 resulted in a significant drop in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the overall economy during…

Survey by Colviveros reveals
Live plants begin to regain ground in Colombia
Little by little, and as a result of the entry into operation of sectors such as construction, the reopening of large stores and trends such as teleworking and digital…

A. Murawska

Market for ornamentals in Poland: state of play
The Polish sector for ornamental flowers and plants is visibly recovering after the corona crisis and is looking positive in the future.Trade nightmare in March and AprilThe…

NFU

UK government rules out financial support for ornamentals
Businesses in the UK ornamentals sector, worth more than £24 billion to the UK economy, face an uncertain future after the government ruled out financial support for plants…

Ethiopian farms shut down amid unrest following murder
Since Tuesday farms in Ethiopia have been closed due to the chaos in the country that arose after the murder of singer and activist Hachalu Hundessa, Monday…

Unrest in Ethiopia keeps flowers grounded
NL: "Flower prices will be high on Monday"
Unrest in Ethiopia is keeping flowers grounded since last Tuesday. On top of that, supply out of Kenya is lower due to the weather. In turn, it is expected…

NL: Rose prices are high, but not as spectacular as expected
Due to the decrease in supply as a result of the unrest in Ethiopia and the bad weather in Kenya, a significant increase in rose prices was expected for today.…

Guido Vollebregt, Royal FloraHolland:
"Supply Ethiopian roses back to a normal level"
Yesterday already, a large portion of roses came from Ethiopia and today the supply out of this country is about back to a normal level, says Guido Vollebregt,…

Show in full swing
Cultivate’20 Virtual is as real as it gets this year
Cultivate'20 Virtual took off yesterday. In just 3 months, the AmericanHort team turned this 10,000 people event into a virtual event with more than 250 exhibitors. The…

In memoriam Harry Kloppenburg
Dümmen Orange announces with great sorrow that Board Member, Harry Kloppenburg, unexpectedly passed away on July 15. "He was a great leader in the transformation of the global…


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