Colombia to export 500 million flowers for Valentine's DayStaff writer ▼ | February 1, 2016
Colombia, the world's No. 2 producer of flowers after the Netherlands, is set to supply the world with 500 million stems for Valentine's Day.
Flowers 12 percent of annual sales for the sector
The holiday also creates some 18,000 temporary jobs in the Colombian flower industry, which employs more than 130,000 people year-round, he said.
“St. Valentine's Day 2016 will be celebrated on a Sunday and though historically it is not the best day for sales, we expect a favorable response from U.S. consumers,” Solano said.
“Colombia, with 80 percent of flower imports, dominates the market in the United States.” ■