Aloha To Floriculture Sales

Hawaii’s floriculture and nursery products were valued at an estimated $98.6 million in 2008 according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Hawaii Field Office. But the value is down 9 percent from $108.7 million in 2007.

The loss is attributed to a slumping economy, crop losses from volcanic emissions, the weather and high production costs.

Cut flowers, potted orchids, lei flowers, foliage sales, potted flowering plants, landscape plants and plant rentals all saw declines, as well as the wholesale value of bedding and garden plants.

Revenues from other nursery products were up slightly.

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2 comments on “Aloha To Floriculture Sales

  1. Anonymous

    Wait until the statistics for 2009 come out. My guess is they will be down another 20% or more. We’ve felt a 30% decline in gross revenues and some of our customers are telling us their sales are off anywhere from 30% to 50%. A very serious problem here in Hawaii. Aloha,Glen

  2. Anonymous

    Wait until the statistics for 2009 come out. My guess is they will be down another 20% or more. We’ve felt a 30% decline in gross revenues and some of our customers are telling us their sales are off anywhere from 30% to 50%. A very serious problem here in Hawaii. Aloha,Glen