The production and sales of flowers have been developing rapidly world wide in the 1990s. Flower industry, as it is, is becoming one of the most dynamic industries in the world. In 1991, the sales of flowers worldwide amounted to 100 billion U. S. dollars and the figure is expected to double and reach 200 billion U. S. dollars by the end of this century. This thesis generalizes the evolution and development of floriculture of the late in the world and tries to fathom out the direction by which the flower industry may develop further in the future. Combining the past, present and near future, this article provides the information for Chinese florists to keep up with the latest of floricultural development elsewhere in the world and to work out the how to′s as regards the development of their trade in China.
World Forestry Research