Of all EU countries, the Netherlands alone was responsible for 81% of all exports of those bulbs (€82 million). The other top exporters had shares of total exports below 10%: Lithuania (7%; equivalent to €6.7 million), Poland (5%; €4.8 million), Denmark (2%; 2.1 million) and Latvia (2%, 2.0 million).
Data shows that most of the orchid, hyacinth, narcissi and tulip bulbs are exported to European territory. Switzerland is the EU’s main partner on this product, importing €31.3 million worth of those items (31% of the total). This EFTA country was followed by the UK (€21.4 million; 21%), Norway (€11.5 million; 11%), Russia (€9.4 million; 9%) and Ukraine (€5.5 million, 5%).
The EU also exports €20.9 million worth of other bulbs, tubers, tuberous roots, corms, crowns and rhizomes, in growth or flower, with the Netherlands leading as the main exporter in this category as well (€10.5 million; 50% of the total).