Myplant and Garden 2023 is preparing to present its new products from 22 to 24 February at Fieramilano Rho.
In anticipation of the inauguration, the main Italian trade fair reserved for professionals in the green supply chains has announced the latest official surveys (year 2021) of Italian horticultural production.
Nine regions lead the ranking of where the highest production value of the national horticultural sector is recorded, which grew by 5% in 2021 compared to the previous year. That is Tuscany, Liguria, Sicily, Lombardy, Lazio, Puglia, Emilia-Romagna, Veneto and Piedmont.
A value from the data of Myplant and Garden 2023 https://myplantgarden.com/ which in 2021 came close to 2.8 billion euros, the highest figure in the last few years examined.
The production of flowers and potted plants in 2021 amounted to almost 1.3 billion euros (+5.1% compared to 2020). Of the total, 39% was generated by the North-West regions and 35% by those of the South and the islands. On the other hand, 60% of the production of nurseries, equal to 1.5 billion euros (+4.9%), comes from the central regions.
Myplant and Garden 2023: exports are growing
Considered by international markets and consumers as a product of excellence, Italian nursery gardening records a constant growth in demand from abroad.
“As a major international marketplace for green business – – say from Myplant – we are pleased to note that exports, central to the development of the sector, have set a new historic record, exceeding one billion euros”.
Italy is also confirmed as a net exporter of horticultural products. In 2021 the production value of exports reached 1143 million euros (vs 903 in 2020).
The positive balance of the trade balance is 550 million euros (against 423 in 2020).
The main outlet market for around 80% of Italian products are the 28 EU countries.
Myplant and Garden 2023: production
The Italian productive realities are mainly concentrated in 4 regions.
That is Liguria, which has the primacy of companies that grow flowers in the open air, Tuscany and Lombardy, where the main ornamental shrub and forest nursery activities are present. Followed by Campania, where the companies are specialized above all in the cultivation of flowers in protected cultivation, and Tuscany. This region maintains the primacy of national nursery production, with a production turnover of 816 million euros (+4% on the 2019-2020 average).
On the other hand, flower production sees Liguria stably at the top with 386 million euros (+4.6% on the previous two-year period).