Baltics are bulb bigwigs

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Spring is officially here, and the weather calls for some gardening, provided your garden is not still under snow or a meter of water. Maybe you want to plant some flower bulbs? If you do, it may come as a slight surprise that the Baltic states are among the European Union's larger bulb exporters.

In 2022, the EU exported a total of €100.6 million worth of orchid, hyacinth, narcissus and tulip bulbs, while imports were only €30.9 million, according to blooming Eurostat data published April 6. 

Of all EU countries, the tulip-tastic Netherlands is dominant.  Alone, it was responsible for 81% of all exports of those bulbs (€82 million), but both Lithuania and Latvia make the top five list of EU bulb exporters: Lithuania (7%; equivalent to €6.7 million), Poland (5%; €4.8 million), Denmark (2%; 2.1 million) and Latvia (2%, 2.0 million). 

EU flower bulb exports, 2022
EU flower bulb exports, 2022

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