Over the last forty years, the fresh cut flowers market in the United States has become increasingly supplied by globally sourced providers and distributors. Specifically, The United States is a vital market for growers in South America, especially those in the countries of Colombia and Ecuador, due to high demand in the United States for these products. In the United States, products such as roses, carnations, alstroemerias, and pompons are the largest imported flower types. The Globally sourced floral industry in the United States accounted for over $400 million in wholesales in 2013.
Organizations such as the Association of Floral Importers of Florida (AFIF) help businesses that provide Globally Grown floral products on local and national issues. For more information on Globally Grown floral providers in the Miami area please click here www.afifnet.org . Globally sourced floral products provide more than 200,000 jobs in the United States in areas such as airlines, customs brokers, freight forwarders, truck companies, importers, wholesalers, retailers, bouquet companies, super markets, and mass markets.
91.4% of the flowers that come into the United States by air arrive at Miami International Airport.
Globally Grown flowers that enter South Florida supply approximately two-thirds of the total amount of flowers in the United States.
Here is a list of countries that the United States sources their floral products from: