RehobOTH BEACH, N.J. — Canada’s blossoming flower industry has been in a crisis for years, but there are signs that it is starting to pick up steam again.
The United States, with its thriving floral industry, has been struggling to keep up with the influx of flowers, particularly in the heart of the United States.
“I think the United Kingdom, which is the second largest flower producing nation in the world, is in the same situation,” said Peter Hildebrand, the director of the Canadian Flower Industry Association.
Canada has been the world leader in the production of flower and has a high proportion of commercial, industrial and agricultural flowers.
It has the second highest rate of production of flowers in the developed world behind Japan, where they account for more than one in four flowers produced.
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. accounted for about $3.6 billion in production last year, up from $2.8 billion in 2015.
The U.K. produced about $2 billion more than the U, Canada and the U.-S.
combined, and the United Arab Emirates, with more than $2 million in production, was second.
But Canada has been getting better at competing with the U-S.
and the European Union in the commercial flowers market.
Canadian flowers account for a fifth of all commercial flower products, and they are seen as more aesthetically pleasing.
However, the industry has struggled to find a sustainable growth strategy.
Hildebrand said Canada needs to focus on finding ways to diversify and develop more of its agricultural and industrial production in the U to keep its economy moving.
With the new season just starting, Hildebrands group is hoping to continue to grow its market share in the international market.
“We’re going to continue on the trajectory that we’ve been on since our inception,” he said.