MIL-OSI Translation: Garden centers made around 83% more sales in May 2021 than the annual average


MIL OSI translation. Region: Germany/Germany –

Source: Destatis Federal Statistical Office

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WIESBADEN – With the end of the Ice Saints in mid-May, the time when the last frosty nights of spring should be possible is over. While the validity of this old farmer’s rule is debatable, many green-fingered people apparently still follow it. Because May is traditionally the month with the highest sales for garden centers – and that was especially true for the past year. Retail sales of flowers, plants, seeds and fertilizers in May 2021 (price-adjusted) were 83.2% more than the annual average, according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). In May of the first Corona year 2020, real sales in the garden retail trade were 76.2% above the annual average.

Plant centers turned over almost every second euro in 2021 from March to June

Garden centers and the like made 15.3% of their real annual turnover in 2021 in the month of May alone. In the period from March up to and including June 2021, the garden centers generated almost half of their annual turnover (48.5%).

The fact that many have discovered planting flower beds or even cultivating their own vegetable garden and that this trend has increased during the Corona times is also shown not least by the sales development in 2021 compared to previous years. In 2021 as a whole, the retail trade in flowers, plants, seeds and fertilizers achieved a price-adjusted 4.9% more sales than in 2020 and 5.7% more than in the pre-corona year 2019.

Methodical notes:

The information on sales development in the garden retail trade refers to the economic branch “retail trade in flowers, plants, seeds and fertilizers” (WZ08-47761). Further data on the monthly retail trade statistics are available in GENESIS-Online (Tables 45212).

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