Garden, Landscape, and Plant Nurseries
SIC 0181 | NAICS 111421
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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:
GIE Media, Inc.
http://www.nurserymag.com/ / archived-issues
Monthly trade publication features news and information for wholesale nursery growers, with special features including the annual "State of the Industry" report included in November issue which covers topics such as crop production plans, sales and profits, prices and marketing, labor and wages, and shipping and product distribution. Archived digital editions of the publication are available free online.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Greenhouse Grower Magazine
State of the Industry Survey
Annual survey of commercial greenhouse growers and grower-retailers provides a detailed profile of the industry, with topics covered by the survey including owner and business characteristics, annual sales volume and production trends, types of plants grown and production plans for year ahead, top business concerns and issues, operational goals for next three years, and capital expenditure plans.
Greenhouse Management Magazine
State of the Industry Report
Annual report summarizes reader responses to an online survey, with topics
addressed in the report including projected change in sales and profits for the year ahead, planned changes
in production by product category, overall increase in prices, percentage
sales by customer category, hiring practices
National Agriculture Statistical Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Information resources available from this organization include:
Census of Horticultural Specialties
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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios
Nursery & Floriculture Production
https://www.bizminer.com Search for "111421"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
Nursery Plant & Flower Growing
(see links for individual reports)
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue for establishments that grow and sell nursery plants (e.g., trees, shrubs, and garden plants) and flowers and related products (e.g., perennials, bedding plants, potted flowers, cut flowers, cultivated greens and foliage, and flower seeds and bulbs) on a wholesale or retail basis.
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Compensation and Salary Surveys
Plant / Tree Nursery
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as nursery manager, greenhouse manager, horticulturist, arborist, pesticide sprayer, nursery worker, sales associate, and truck driver, with employers for which salary or wage data is provided including Armstrong Garden Centers, Inc., Bordine Nursery, Ltd., Smith Gardens, Inc., and Costa Farms, LLC.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
Farm Workers and Laborers: Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
https://www.bls.gov/oes/managers / workers
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for the above occupational categories, which include nursery and greenhouse managers who direct, control, and coordinate activities involved in planting, growing, and harvesting trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants and the workers who perform these activities. All wage data is available free online.
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