The multibillion-dollar flower industry in the Netherlands suffers heavy losses due to falling demand due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Due to the epidemic of coronavirus, farmers in the Netherlands are forced to destroy the grown tulips. This is stated in the plot. AFP 21 March.
Millions of flowers will be destroyed due to low demand.
A representative of Royal FloraHolland said that this is the first time in a hundred years that this crisis has occurred in the industry. According to him, the turnover of the flower business this year decreased by 80%.
Tulip harvesting continues in the Netherlands from January to May. The Netherlands floriculture industry employs about 150 thousand people. They provide about 35% of world flower exports worth € 6.2 billion per year.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
According to the American Johns Hopkins University on March 27, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 551 thousand, of which 24 906 people died, more than 127 thousand recovered. In the UK, there are 11,816 people infected, including Prince Charles of Wales.