Analysis of recently published Eurostat data (covering trade until 2008) shows that developing countries accounted for a share of 55% in Spanish cut flower imports in 2008. This is relatively high compared to the EU average of 24%.
Between 2004 and 2008, Spanish imports from developing countries increased by 10% annually. The most important developing country suppliers are Colombia and Ecuador, together accounting for 53% of total imports. Developing countries have particularly large shares in imports of roses and carnations.