Value of All Production: The 2013 wholesale value of floriculture crops is up 1 percent from the 2012 valuation. The total crop value at wholesale for the 15-State program for all growers with $10,000 or more in sales is estimated at $4.40 billion for 2013, compared with $4.36 billion for 2012. California continues to be the leading State with crops valued at $1.14 billion, up 3 percent from the 2012 value. Florida, the next largest producer, is down 1 percent from the prior year to $888 million in wholesale value. These two States account for 46 percent of the 15-State total value. For 2013, the top 5 States are California, Florida, Michigan, Texas, and North Carolina, which account for $2.96 billion, or 67 percent, of the 15-State total value.
Number of Producers: The number of producers for 2013, at 6,042, is down 2 percent in the 15 States compared with the 2012 count of 6,185.
Area Used for Production: In the 15-State program, total covered area for floriculture crop production was 701 million square feet, down 4 percent from the 2012 area of 730 million square feet.
Peak Hired Workers: The average peak number of hired workers employed on operations in the 15-State program in 2013 is 19. A total of 4,525 operations hired workers during 2013. Overall, 75 percent of operations used some hired labor during 2013, unchanged from 2012.
Floriculture Crop 2013 Summary (full report)