Japan Floriculture Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Japan Flower Market is segmented into Types of Flowers (Cut Flowers, Bulbous Plants, and Potted Flowers). The report includes value chain analysis and trade analysis (import by value and volume and export analysis by value and volume). The market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD million) and volume (metric ton) for all the above segments.

Japan Floriculture Market Size

Japan Floriculture Market Summary
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Study Period 2017-2027
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR 3.50 %

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Japan Floriculture Market Analysis

The Japanese floriculture market is projected to witness a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period.

  • The Japanese floriculture industry is included in the top ten biggest floriculture industries worldwide. The demand for flowers in Japan is stable as the supermarkets and shops have already become more ordinary or even traditional places for customers to purchase flowers. The wholesalers supply the majority of the flower market in Japan. About 80% of all flowers found on the Japanese market were supplied by wholesale flower companies. At the same time, the Japanese flower wholesale market is one of the largest in the world.
  • Moreover, in Japan, flowers are purchased for different usages like professional use, personal use, decorative items in hotels, and other trade purposes. The usage is high in Japan before events and dates of national importance such as Mother's Day, the Buddhist festival of the dead, and New Year celebrations. Consumers in Japan prefer new varieties of flowers from different countries, and imports from Asian countries majorly meet the demand in the country.
  • Along with this, the increasing stability in wholesale trade can be attributed to the low prices and availability of high-quality products to consumers directly. Japanese wholesalers have a well-established import system with several countries. Most of the imports in the Japanese floriculture sector include cut flowers. The import of cut flowers has been continuously increasing over the years, especially for flowers, like chrysanthemums and carnations, due to the availability of varieties, which have improved vase life. Therefore, the above-mentioned factors cater to the market growth in the forecast period.

Japan Floriculture Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Japan Floriculture Market according to our research experts:

Young Farmers are Taking Up Flower Farming

  • Japan is one of the world's leading flower producers. The flowers are grown by as many as 60,000 families throughout the county. The number of domestic and commercial farms run by elderly households is declining in Japan, and the number of young farmers taking up flower farming is increasing. The percentage of people below 45 years of age is involved in producing flowers, and the number is almost double that of people engaged in rice farming.
  • Along with this, the industry has vast potential, generating profitable employment for young people in the country. So, the profits incurred by flower farming are pushing the younger generation towards market growth. Additionally, the increasing interest of young people in flower farming, as it is considered the best recreational activity, is also driving them to cultivate different varieties of flowers that earn good amounts from exports. 
  • As the median age in Japan is around 46 years, the trend depicts that young people are actively involved in the floriculture market, which will play a significant role in developing the domestic market.
  • Furthermore, most plant and flower varieties are bred by private companies and young growers. This situation will improve the productivity of crops, leading to the growth of the market in Japan. Energy-saving flower production technologies are used, where the heat and lighting for flowers are utilized after sundown, thereby reducing energy consumption by 30.0%. The usage of these technologies by young growers is expanding the area under major flowers and also contributing to enhanced productivity. 
  • For instance, according to the Statistics Bureau of Japan, the planted area under Gypsophila was 19,400 in 2019, which increased to 19,600 in 2020. Therefore, the familiarity with production technologies for young farmers also contributed to the market's growth.
Japan Floriculture Market: Planted area, in acres, Gypsophila, 2019 and 2020

Cut Flowers Dominate the Market

  • Cut flowers account for the largest share of the total cultivated area in Japan and they account for the major cultivated areas, followed by potted flowers and bulbous plants. The production remains robust, as the export values for flowers and plants are strong, owing to the quality of Japanese floriculture products. For instance, according to the Statistics Bureau of Japan, in 2020, cut flower production accounted for 3,252 million stalks, followed by potted and bulbous flowers with 191 million stalks and 73.7 million stalks, respectively.
  • Aichi, Okinawa, and Shizuoka were the top three prefectures in Japan, with the largest area under flower and plant cultivation. In terms of output and sales, Aichi, Chiba, and Fukuoka prefectures accounted for the majority of sales, accounting for around 31.0% of the total agricultural output from flowers and plants.
  • Chrysanthemum is the most popular cut flower in Japan compared to other cut flowers. As per the Statistics Bureau, Japan's chrysanthemum shipment volume in 2020 was 1.3 billion stalks, followed by carnation and rose. The lack of adequate supply in the market increased the reliance on imports to meet the demands of consumers. There is an increased demand for fresh-cut flowers in Japan. This gave rise to the exports of cut flowers from neighboring countries. 
  • According to ITC Trade, the country imported cut flowers worth USD 341.6 million in 2020, which had increased to USD 343.8 million in 2021, with Colombia, Malaysia, Vietnam, and China being prominent suppliers. Thus the increased demand and imports of cut flowers made it the prominent segment contributing to the market's growth.
Japan Floriculture Market: Shipment volume, in million stalks, cut flowers, 2020

Japan Floriculture Market News

  • June 2022: With the help of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Drone Japan Corporation, ACSL Corporation, and Carnegie Mellon University Africa, the Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) Frontier Research Center attempted to increase the productivity of high-value agricultural products, such as flowers, and improve logistics in the sub-Saharan region of Rwanda. Drones from Japan were used to record the development of gentian plants being produced for export at a Rwandan flower farm.
  • December 2021: The Bouqs Co company, known for its farm-direct model and long-lasting floral bouquets, has opened its operations in Japan with a mission to expand its business outside the United States.
  • March 2021: Meiden System Solutions Corporation, a Meidensha Corporation (Meiden) subsidiary, installed and began operating an ornamental plant tele-bidding system at Osaka Tsurumi wholesale flower market.

Japan Floriculture Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints


    1. 5.1 Type of Flowers

      1. 5.1.1 Cut Flowers

        1. Carnation

        2. Rose

        3. Chrysanthemum

        4. Lily

        5. Orchid

        6. Other Types of Flowers

      2. 5.1.2 Bulbous Plants

      3. 5.1.3 Potted Flowers


    1. 6.1 Supply Chain Analysis

    2. 6.2 Distribution Channel Analysis

    3. 6.3 Trade Analysis

      1. 6.3.1 Import Analysis (Value and Volume)

      2. 6.3.2 Export Analysis (Value and Volume)


Japan Floriculture Industry Segmentation

Floriculture is a horticulture practice focusing on the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for the garden and commercial use. 

The Japanese Floriculture Market is segmented into Types of Flowers (Cut Flowers, Bulbous Plants, and Potted Flowers). The report includes value chain analysis and trade analysis (import by value and volume and export analysis by value and volume). 

The report offers market size and forecasts in terms of value (USD million) and volume (metric ton) for all the above segments.

Type of Flowers
Cut Flowers
Other Types of Flowers
Bulbous Plants
Potted Flowers

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Japan Floriculture Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Japan Floriculture market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Japan Floriculture analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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