St. David’s Day 2015 – 376 million daffodil bulbs shipped

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As the welsh celebrated st davids day, their national symbol is also proving a success overseas with millions of the UK’s brightly coloured daffodil bunches expected to grace Easter tables across the world. Total overseas exports in 2014 weighed in at an impressive 6,220 tonnes, up 50% since 2010. In the last four years we have shipped 26,900 tonnes, equating to around 376 million bulbs and generating £22 million for our economy.

Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss said:

“These impressive figures show how the UK’s world class farmers and bulb growers are helping power our growing economy. Overall our food chain is in rude health – it generated more than 200,000 jobs over the past four years, supporting our long term economic plan.”

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