Released: August 2001
NURSERY PRODUCTION MEASURED AT $52 MILLION
A recent Nursery Production Survey of operations with over $100,000 in sales revealed that in 2000, the gross value of sales for nine categories of nursery products totaled $52.0 million in New York. Deciduous shade trees accounted for 22 percent of the total sales dollars, followed in value by deciduous shrubs and other ornamentals, coniferous evergreens, and broadleaf evergreens at 18 percent each.
The first multi-State Nursery Production revealed that the 2000 gross value of sales for nine categories of nursery products totaled $3.32 billion in the 17 selected states. There were 6,535 nursery operations in the 17 surveyed states with gross value of sales exceeding $10,000. The 6,535 nurseries reported production area of over 16 billion square feet, or just over 369 thousand acres.
Number of Producers, Number Sold, and Sales
Dollars, by Crop,
for Operations with $100,000+ Sales, 2000, New York
|Coniferous shade trees||52||595||9,431|
|Deciduous shade trees||57||257||11,646|
|Deciduous flowering trees||51||187||4,868|
|Deciduous shrubs and other ornamentals||54||1,260||9,605|
|Christmas trees (cut and to be cut)||13||54||1,086|
All New York nursery operations with sales over $10,000 totaled 388. Those firms with sales of $100,000 or greater numbered 91 while those with gross sales over $1 million totaled 12.
The 388 nurseries reported production area of
852.6 million square feet, or 19,573 acres.
Number of Producer and Production Area for
$10,000+ of Sales, 2000, New York
|Number Producers||Production area|
|1,000 sq. ft.||Acres|
Inventory of the surveyed plant categories on January 1, 2001 in New York was slightly over $116 million. Deciduous shade trees accounted for 30 percent of the total, deciduous shrubs and other ornamentals 20 percent, coniferous shade trees 14 percent and deciduous flowering trees 13 percent. Expected sales during the four time periods surveyed was spread fairly even, with a quarter to a third each period. The exceptions were coniferous shade trees and Christmas trees where over half the inventory was targeted for sales in 4 or more years from January 2001.
The complete results of the survey are
available on-line at www.usda.gov/nass.
Inventory, Value and Intentions, January
1, 2001, by Plant for Operations
with $100,000+ Sales, New York
expected to sell in:
|1 year||2 years||3 years||4 years
|1,000 plants||1,000 dollars|
|Coniferous shade trees||2,586||16,192||19||15||16||50|
|Deciduous shade trees||1,419||34,766||24||24||28||24|
|Deciduous flowering trees||841||15,495||24||27||30||19|
|Deciduous shrubs and other ornamentals||2,948||23,702||26||25||28||21|