Friday, 20 March 2015 00:00

Colombia is the answer to floriculture!

Due to geographic location, richness of our soil and the hard work of our floricultures. Colombia is the second biggest flower exporter worldwide. Our country has been exporting flowers for over 40 years. Is ranked as the first supplier for the USA market and first producer and supplier of carnations worldwide.

6800 hectares are designated to growing flowers. 75% are located in Bogota’s savannah, 15% in Antioquia and 5% in the central eastern region of the country.

Colombia has a wide availability of exporting flowers among them are roses, carnations, alstroemerias, chrysanthemums, heliconias and anthuriums. Foliage also belongs to the exporting products that offers our country.

More than 89 countries import Colombian Flowers. The main markets are USA (76%), Russia (5%), UK (4,1%) and Japan (3,8%).

Colombian floriculture generates over 120.000 direct jobs and links 25% of female agrarian labour.

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