China: Capacity of Asia's largest flower market recovers to the level before the epidemic

In the first half of 2021, Dounan Flower Market completed a transaction volume of 3.869 billion flowers and a transaction volume of 5.194 billion RMB, with its production capacity being restored to the level before the epidemic.

Dounan Village, located on the edge of Dianchi Lake in Kunming, has the largest fresh-cut flower trading center in Asia and the second in the world, serving as the "weathervane" for the price of fresh-cut flowers in China and even in Asia. The flowers here are exported to more than 50 countries and regions including Japan, South Korea, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia. Seven of every 10 flowers circulating in the Chinese market come from here.

Ms. Guo, who sells Phalaenopsis bonsai, said, “Business has been relatively stable during this period, and it is much better than when the epidemic first started.” Ms. Guo said that the Spring Festival peak season is about to come after New Year's Day. Her own planting base is gradually increasing the amount of planting and stocking up for the Spring Festival. She smiled and said: "This year's Spring Festival will definitely be much better than last year. I am still very confident. "

The reporter learned from Yunnan Dounan Flower Industry Group that in the face of the severe epidemic prevention and control situation, in order to let the world feel the "Dounan Spring", the majority of flower companies and florists have worked tirelessly and actively acted. At each entrance of Dounan Flower Market, there is the staff who check health QR codes and take body temperature. The staff in the park disinfect the market area every day. Florists and flower companies also actively cooperate with various epidemic prevention work to ensure Dounan Transactions in the flower market proceed smoothly and safely. As transactions in the flower market stabilized, the production capacity of flowers also increased.

According to data provided by the Chenggong District Government of Kunming City, in the first half of 2021, Dounan's flower production capacity was restored to before the epidemic, with a transaction volume of 3.869 billion flowers and a transaction value of 5.194 billion RMB. In the second half of the year, the Chenggong District Government will focus on the clear goals and tasks of the "14th Five-Year Plan" to accelerate the formation of a full industrial chain system for flowers, and strive to complete the transaction volume of 6.229 billion flowers and 5.842 billion RMB in the second half of the year.


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