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The effect of energy prices in horticulture

Acta Horticulturae (55): 61-72

The effect of energy prices in horticulture

The glasshouse sector is the most sensitive to increases in energy prices. The additional cost price increase as a result of higher energy prices in the outdoor sector will not have drastic adverse effects in Western Europe. If energy prices double, production costs of vegetable growing under glass will increase by 20% and those of cut flowers under glass by 12%. It is concluded that supply reductions must be the principal answer in an open market system to increased energy prices.

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