The global value of the production of flowers, ornamental plants and nursery is estimated at 53 billion euros.

The EU production value of flowers, ornamental plants and nurseries is estimated at €21.4 billion.

In the world, according to Eurostat estimates, the production value of flowers and ornamental plants (no nursery) is 25 billion euros (1,462 billion in Italy), generated by 300,000 companies in the sector on an area of 680,000 hectares. 

To these numbers are added those of the nursery: 28 billion in production value (1,678 billion in Italy) and 61,000 companies.