Percentage of expansion in Dutch horticulture stabilizes

The Dutch percentage of horticulturists with expansion plans has stabilized at 8.2% compared to last year. Conversely, 7.3% of Dutch horticulturists have plans to cease activities altogether. This is the lowest percentage of ‘quitters’ since 2006. This according to the Dutch GlastuinbouwScanner, an annual survey performed by AgriDirect.

Slight decrease expansion plans of large companies
The percentage of expansion plans among companies cultivating 2 hectares or more decreased slightly, from 13.7% in 2012 to 13.2% in 2013. The percentage of horticulturists with termination plans fell by 0.7% to 2.0%. This is the lowest level of 'quitters' reached in years.

Highest rate of expansion plans with pot plant growers
The highest percentage is to be found among pot plant growers (8.4%), followed by floriculturists (8.2%) and greenhouse vegetable growers (8.1%). The highest percentage of 'quitters' can be found under the cut flower growers with 9.0%.

About AgriDirect
AgriDirect provides direct marketing and market research for suppliers and service providers in the agricultural and horticultural sectors. The approximately 65 employees are mostly operational on the Dutch (Roggel) and German site (Viersen). AgriDirect has and maintains the largest and most current database of agricultural addresses in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. A Polish agricultural database is under construction.

More information:
AgriDirect bv
Markt 6
6088 BL Roggel
t +31 (0)475 492549

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