IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/ags/dgiais/121696.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Economic Aspects of the California Nursery and Floral Industry, 2001–2009

Author

Listed:
  • Carman, Hoy F.

Abstract

California’s nursery and floral industry is the largest in the United States with a farm value for product sales totaling $3.78 billion in 2009. When floral and nursery product sales are combined, the industry ranks second among all California agricultural products, following the dairy industry. Production is in 55 of California’s 58 counties, although 16 counties account for more than 87% of the value of production. San Diego County dominates the industry with annual sales over $1 billion in 2007, 2008, and 2009. Since its 2008 and 2009 sales increased while California’s statewide sales decreased, San Diego County increased its share of California sales from 26% in 2007 to 30.3% in 2009. California is the largest single retail market for lawn and garden products in the United States, accounting for 7.6-10.4% of estimated total annual U.S. sales since 1997. Total 2009 California retail sales of lawn, garden, and floral products were estimated at more than $9.3 billion. The recession of 2008 and 2009 had a significant impact on retail sales and retail outlets. California florists’ sales plunged almost 62%, from a high of $1.2 billion in 2007 to $461 million in 2009. Farm and garden store sales also decreased 25.3% from 2007 to 2009. A regional economic model is used to trace the direct, indirect, and induced effects of California nursery and floral production and lawn and garden retailing through the California economy.

Suggested Citation

  • Carman, Hoy F., 2011. "Economic Aspects of the California Nursery and Floral Industry, 2001–2009," Information Series 121696, University of California, Davis, Giannini Foundation.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:dgiais:121696
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://purl.umn.edu/121696
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Lockeretz, William & Freedgood, Julia & Coon, Katherine, 1987. "Farmers' views of the prospects for agriculture in a metropolitan area," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 23(1), pages 43-61.
    2. Larson, Janelle M. & Findeis, Jill L. & Smith, Stephen M., 2001. "Agricultural Adaptation to Urbanization in Southeastern Pennsylvania," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Cambridge University Press, vol. 30(01), pages 32-43, April.
    3. Larson, Janelle M. & Findeis, Jill L. & Smith, Stephen M., 2001. "Agricultural Adaptation To Urbanization In Southeastern Pennsylvania," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 30(1), April.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item

    Keywords

    California; nursery industry; floral industry; retail nursery sales; Agribusiness; Crop Production/Industries; Production Economics;

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ags:dgiais:121696. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (AgEcon Search). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/daucdus.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.