With Mother’s Day right around the corner, Zepol thought it would be fun to trend the top gift for Mom, FLOWERS!...and give a friendly reminder not to forget that special Mother in your life this Sunday.
Fresh cut flowers (HTS 0603)
have a blossom in imports every year in April and May, which we can attribute to Easter and of course Mother’s Day. In 2011, imports of flowers skyrocketed from March by 113% in April and 34% in May.
If you’re wondering what type of flower to buy, you can’t go wrong with roses. The rose has the highest spike around Mother’s day and an average import value of $4.44/kg. The United States imports over $300 million worth of roses every year, more than any other flower.
Mixed fresh cut flowers and buds are the second largest import and have an even higher value than the rose at $5.14/kg. Although mixed flowers and buds are pricey, the most expensive flower is the orchid. The orchid, not in the top five, takes the cake in terms of value with an average price per kilogram of $6.05!
Chrysanthemums, alstroemeria (Peruvian lily), and carnations are the other leading ladies and show huge sprouts in Spring imports; they rose from March of 2011 by 90% in April and another 19% in May (see graph above).
Buying flowers for Mother’s Day doesn’t seem to be a wilting trend, so remember whatever flower you buy for Mom this week, she is totally worth it!