2021 was a historic year for the Colombian flower sector. Despite the increase in production costs, between January and November of last year, there were US$1,544 million in sales, with an increase of 20%, according to figures from the Dane, in ProColombia analysis.
So last year was the one of mebest performanceor for this segment of the economy. The previous highest figure was in 2019, when they raised US$1.46 billion.
“Thanks to a coordinated effort, we managed to overcome multiple obstacles, especially in logistics and transportation issues. In addition, to preserve the nearly 140,000 jobs in our rural areas“, he claimed Augustus Solano, President of asocolflores.
For this Valentine’s season, the flower sector expects to export more than 650 million stems, mainly to the US, which corresponds to 15% of its exports.