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Grüne Branche in Zahlen – IVG veröffentlicht Jahresbericht

Mit Beginn der neuen Gartensaison hat der Industrieverband Garten (IVG) e.V. seinen aktuellen Jahresbericht 2017 veröffentlicht. Der Bericht enthält auf mehr als 40 Seiten umfangreiches Zahlenmaterial zur Entwicklung der Grünen Branche sowie eine Zusammenfassung der Kernprojekte, die die Verbandsarbeit auszeichnen. Er bietet beispielsweise aktuelle Umsatz- und Absatzzahlen aus dem vergangenen Jahr, eine Einordnung des Gartens als Bestandteil des Freizeitmarktes und einen Überblick der anstehenden IVG Veranstaltungen für 2017.

„Im Jahresbericht informieren wir zu den Themen der Grünen Branche, die Bestandteil der IVG Verbandsarbeit sind. Wir möchten Mitglieder und Nicht-Mitglieder inspirieren und stets auf dem neusten Stand halten. Zielgruppe sind sämtliche Marktteilnehmer – vom Hersteller über Handel und Medien bis hin zu Behörden“, so Johannes Welsch, Geschäftsführer des IVG. Darum enthält der neue Jahresbericht auch einen Einblick in die aktuellen Projekte der einzelnen Fachabteilungen des Verbandes. Seine Kernkompetenzen sowie die Pläne und Ideen für das Jahr 2017werden ebenfalls vorgestellt.

Kostenlos: IVG Jahresbericht 2017

Der IVG verteilt seinen Jahresbericht im Rahmen der Internationalen Pflanzenmesse (IPM) vom 24. bis 27. Januar 2017 in Essen. Interessierte sind herzlich eingeladen, sich am Stand des Verbandes in der Galerie, Stand 21, ihr Exemplar persönlich abzuholen. Darüber hinaus können die Berichte kostenlos in der IVG-Geschäftsstelle per Mail an verband@ivg.org bestellt oder auf der Verbandswebsite unter www.ivg.org als PDF heruntergeladen werden.

Über den IVG

Im IVG (Industrieverband Garten) haben sich Hersteller von Produkten der „Grünen Branche“ für den Hobby- und Profimarkt zusammengeschlossen. Zu den Mitgliedern des IVG gehören unter anderem Pflanzenproduzenten, Hersteller von Forst-, Garten- und Rasenpflegegeräten sowie von Garten-Lifestyle-Produkten. Auch Hersteller von Produkten zur Pflanzenpflege, -ernährung und -gesundheit sowie Hersteller von Substraten, Erden und Ausgangsstoffen sind Mitglied im IVG. Derzeit vereint der IVG mehr als 130 Unternehmen aus der Gartenbranche. Seine Kernkompetenzen liegen in den Bereichen Information, Netzwerk, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Lobbying.

Grenzeloos ondernemen met Oekraïne

Ja, het land leeft nog op gespannen voet met Rusland. Maar het overgrote deel van het land is veilig, aldus Paul Vlaanderen van de Europese Bank voor Wederopbouw en Ontwikkeling (EBRD). Richtte Oekraïne zich traditioneel op handel met Rusland, nu kijkt het land steeds meer naar het Westen. In Oekraïne liggen dan ook op de langere termijn kansen voor Nederlandse ondernemers. …

Andersom kan Nederland een nieuwe afzetmarkt vormen voor Oekraïense ondernemers, aangezien ook de exportmogelijkheden naar Rusland zijn weggevallen door de sancties.

Allereerst liggen er voor Nederlandse ondernemers kansen in de land- en tuinbouw binnen de EBRD-landen – een sector waar Nederland sterk in is. “Oekraïne bijvoorbeeld hoort tot de belangrijkste landbouwgebieden in de wereld. We kennen allemaal de huidige situatie in Oekraïne. Maar het overgrote deel van het land is veilig, daar kunnen Nederlandse agribedrijven investeren”, aldus Van Vlaanderen.

“Het mooie is ook dat producten via de haven van Odessa geëxporteerd kunnen worden. “Je ziet dat ze nu snel en flexibel zoeken naar andere markten buiten en binnen de EU. Vaak lukt dat ook.” Ook daar kunnen Nederlanders op inspringen.

Voor ondernemers inde tuinbouwsector die zaken willen doen met de Oekraïne bied het European Horticulture Network zeer interessante mogelijkheden. Onze partner in de Oekraïne wil graag de weg voor u banen en u op alle mogelijke manieren ondersteunen.  Ook geïnteresseerd? Neem dan contact met ons op op via info@hortinet.nl,  de kortste weg voor zinvol zaken doen op uw exportmarkt

Bron: ABN AMRO

AIPH and Union Fleurs launch International Statistics 2015

International Statistics – Flowers and Plants 2015 is now launched. The latest volume contains the current available data on the global production and trade of ornamental flowers and plants.

International Statistics Flowers and Plants 2015 is the result of extensive research and data compiled by Leibniz University of Hannover. It is published by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in association with Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association.

This 63rd volume of the Yearbook features 182 pages of extensive research presented as an easy to use, illustrated PDF containing tables, diagrams and maps:
• Production data from 46 countries
• Detailed country breakdown for 37 countries
• Product comparisons
• Market data and prices
• Global import/export data
• Trade data is also available through Excel spreadsheets.

New for this year: two additional plant types in the Products chapter – Flowering plants (indoor) and Green plants (indoor), Vietnam has been added to the Area and Production chapter, and trade data for Australia and Vietnam is also included in the External trade chapter.

There will be three versions of the yearbook available to buy:

  • Full Statistical Yearbook (Production data + Trade data) – €190
  • Production data only – €140
  • Trade data only – €140
    Discounts apply for students and bookshops.

AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe, says: “Now in its 63rd edition International Statistics Flowers and Plants 2015 contains the best statistics and overview of the global ornamental horticulture industry. This is a ‘must have’ report for anyone interested in production and trade in other countries. With new information every year it goes from strength to strength.”

To purchase a copy visit www.aiph.org/statistical-yearbook
Contact: Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General,
Email: sg@aiph.org
Tel: +44 (0) 118 9308956

About the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and Union Fleurs:

Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. Much has changed in that time. Technologies advanced, cities rose from the ground, and we have become more connected than ever. As a result, our essential bond with nature has been weakened. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next. More information on www.aiph.org or follow AIPH on Twitter @AIPHglobal

Union Fleurs – International Flower Trade Association – was founded in 1959 as an international umbrella organisation for national associations and companies active in the floriculture trade. Its main purpose is to represent and promote the worldwide interests of traders of cut flowers, cut foliage and pot plants. Union Fleurs has members in 20 countries worldwide, gathering over 3,000 companies of which more than 1,500 are flower traders and wholesalers in the EU. Members account for more than 80% of the total value of the worldwide trade of cut flowers and pot plants. For further details visit www.unionfleurs.org

The growing media in the nurserystock: agronomic requirements and environmental and economic sustainability

The nursery is in Italy (in value) 5% of the national agricultural production and contributes 14% to the formation of European flower production. The province of Pistoia is the heart of the Italian nursery and affects over 5,200 hectares, with 1,500 hectares of pot plants, 1,500 companies and over 5,500 direct employees (2,500 employees) in addition to industries, the PLV is over 300 million euros which exported 160.

The substrates are defined as “material other than soils in situ where plants are grown.” A Pistoia is estimated consumption of growing media of approximately 600,000 cubic meters / year, while in Italy the consumption of more than five million cubic meters / year.

The culture substrate influence: the absorption of the mineral elements and the availability of water and air and determines the development of a more or less balanced root system.

The raw materials are usually mixed according to specific doses.

The global sustainability is directly linked to the limitation of the impoverishment of stocks of raw materials and the reduction of CO2 emissions related to their use.

The substrate is now a key component of the nursery production process and it affects both the quality and the economic result.
Research must consider all plant-substrate-container in respect of each production process and the target market of the finished product.

Renato Ferretti

Strong growth for Swedish nurseries

Both turnover and production value of Swedish nurseries have increased steadily over the past 10 years. This has meant that more are interested in the nursery industry in Sweden, and on June 16th-18th, LRF Horticulture, who organizes the Swedish nursery companies, will arrange the summer meeting for ENA, European Nursery Stock Association.

– The increase in turnover can be explained by the growing interest in gardens and the urban environment, says Eva Anflo, head of LRF Horticulture.

Turnover in Swedish nursery industry risen by 47% and the production values has also increased over the last ten years, according to figures from the Swedish board of Agriculture and LRF Horticulture.
– This can probably be attributed to increased demand for larger sizes on all kinds of plants, compared to a decade ago. Municipalities and landscapers, for example, choose to plant trees in larger sizes nowadays, says Patrick Svensson, who represents the Swedish nurseries in ENA.

Customers also choose to purchase other types of plants in larger sizes. Perennials and ornamental grasses are more common in larger pots and shrubs in solitary sizes are sold more often. Instant gardening plays a key role in this development. The long production times for nursery plants – for trees sometimes around 10 years, also contributes to the increase in production value.

The most evident customer development for the Swedish nurseries is both municipalities and landscapers who buy plants for the urban environment.
– We’ve got more customers and both old and new customers are buying more plants than earlier. Buying habits have also changed. For example the use of perennials is huge today compared to 10 years ago, says Patrick Svensson.

On June 16th-18th, ENA, the European Nursery stock Association, will hold their summer meeting in Helsingborg, with LRF Horticulture as host. ENA is an association for Europe’s nursery organizations and consists of 17 of members, of which 14 are in the EU.
– We are looking forward to present the Swedish nursery industry for our European sister organizations, says Patrick Svensson.

 


For more information about the Swedish nursery industry, contact:
Maja Persson, LRF Horticulture, Tel +46 413-55 90 32, e-mail maja.persson@lrf.se
LRF Horticulture (LRF Trädgård) represents the Swedish the horticultural industry and is a part of LRF, the Federation of Swedish farmers. http://www.lrf.se/om-lrf/in-english/lrf-horticulture/
Patrick Svensson, elected official, Tel +46 70 737 10 01, e-mail patrick@bjorkhaga.se

LRF

For more information about ENA and the summer meeting, contact:
Josep M. Pagès, Secretary General of ENA, Tel: +34 670701905, e-mail: ena@enaplants.euwww.enaplants.eu

ENA

The growing media in the nursery: agronomic requirements and environmental and economic sustainability – by Renato Ferretti

DAYS TECHNICAL SOI in 2015 were held at the CRA-VIV Pescia on 27-28 May 2015 in fact organized by CRA-VIV (Research Unit for the nursery and the management of green environment and ornamental) and SOI (Italian Society of Horticulture ) with the punctual and pleasant direction of Dr. Daniel Massa and Dr. Gianluca Burchi.

The primary objective of the Technical Seminars SOI has been to provide a broad view of the possibilities and potential of the subjects covered, proposing solutions and providing factual information and transferred to the working world.

The first day was devoted to technical visits to Pistoia Nurserey Park Vannucci Plants and all’Agraria Checchi leader of the District for the production of substrates customized for different nurseries.
The nursery is in Italy (in value) 5% of the national agricultural production and contributes 14% to the formation of European flower production. The province of Pistoia is the heart of the Italian nursery and affects over 5,200 hectares, with 1,500 hectares of pot plants, 1,500 companies and over 5,500 direct employees (2,500 employees) in addition to industries, the PLV is over 300 million euros which exported 160.

Substrates
The substrates are defined as “material other than soils in situ where plants are grown.” A Pistoia is estimated consumption of growing media of approximately 600,000 cubic meters / year, while in Italy the consumption of more than five million cubic meters / year.
The culture substrate influence: the absorption of the mineral elements and the availability of water and air and determines the development of a more or less balanced root system.
The raw materials are usually mixed according to specific doses.
The global sustainability is directly linked to the limitation of the impoverishment of stocks of raw materials and the reduction of CO2 emissions related to their use.
The substrate is now a key component of the nursery production process and it affects both the quality and the economic result.
Research must consider all plant-substrate-container in respect of each production process and the target market of the finished product.

Il florovivaismo Europeo

Nel 2013 il valore della produzione florovivaistica Europea è stimata dalla Commissione in 21 miliardi di Euro con una diminuizione, a prezzi costanti, dello 0,4% rispetto al 2012. I paesi principali sono l’Olanda con il 30% (=), l’Italia con il 13,7% (-0,4%), la Germania 12,7% (+0,7%), la Francia 12% (=), la Spagna 11% (=), il Regno Unito 5,3% (-07%) ed il Belgio 2% (-3%). La produzione florovivaistica rappresenta oltre il 5% della produzione agricola dell’UE a 27; l’Italia è seconda in termini di valore della produzione florovivaistica solo all’Olanda: la produzione ai prezzi base del settore piante e fiori nel 2013 è stimata in circa 2,7 miliardi di euro, pari al 7% circa dell’intera produzione agricola nazionale.

Per quanto riguarda la superficie siamo di fronte ad un andamento altalenante ma ormai stabilizzato sui 200.000 ettari coltivati di cui il 40% in Olanda, in Germania abbiamo una certa diminuizione, l’Italia, Spagna e Polonia sono stazionarie ed in crescita +1% la Francia.

Per quanto riguarda le aziende sono generalmente diminuite per i fiori recisi e le piante in vaso (attestandosi sulle 60.000), segno evidente di un processo di ristrutturazione in corso ed imputabile agli alti costi energetici ed all’aumento della pressione competitiva, mentre in generale aumentano per i vivai (attestandosi sulle 55.000).


Ornamental plants in Europe

In 2013 the value of flower production is estimated by the European Commission in 21 billion with a decrease at constant prices, by 0.4% compared to 2012. The major countries are the Netherlands with 30% (=), Italy with 13.7% (-0.4%), Germany 12.7% (+ 0.7%), France 12% (=), Spain 11% (=), UK 5.3% (-07%) and Belgium 2% (-3%). The flower production represents more than 5% of agricultural production in the EU 27; Italy is second in terms of value of production nursery only next to Holland: the output at basic prices in the industry plants in 2013 is estimated at 2.7 billion euro, equal to 7% of the entire agricultural national production.

As for the acreage, we are facing a trend downwards, but now stabilized at 200,000 hectares, of which 40% in the Netherlands, in Germany we have a certain decrease, Italy, Spain and Poland are constant and + 1% for France.

As for the companies for cut flowers and potted plants (totaling about 60,000) are generally decreased, a clear sign of a restructuring process is under way and due to high energy costs and increased competitive pressure, (because ) In contrary the number of nurseries of outdoor plants etc totaling about 55,000, is increased because there is no merger of companies and new companies have been established.