Latest Defra figures show Kenya accounts for 6% of UK ornamental flower imports

Bouquet of roses
Roses and carnations make up the majority of UK flower imports from Kenya.

According to the latest horticulture statistics from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Kenya accounted for 5.8 per cent of ornamental imports to the UK in 2017.

The value of ornamental imports rose by 2.1% from the previous year to just below £1.2 billion. The three key imports were roses, indoor plants and chrysanthemums, which were the main imports from The Netherlands, who accounted for 74% of all imports.

Ornamental flower imports into UK 2017
Value of ornamentals and imports by country

Kenya accounted for 6.0% of imports, mainly roses and carnations.

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