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Entertainment Association expects 22 million Christmas trees to be sold

10:00  04 december  2020
10:00  04 december  2020 Source:   t3n.de

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The sale of Christmas trees started throughout Germany in the first week of December. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Federal Association of Christmas Tree Manufacturers expects sales at the previous year's level.

Der Verkauf von Weihnachtsbäumen ist in der ersten Dezemberwoche überall in Deutschland voll angelaufen. © Uli Deck / dpa The sale of Christmas trees has fully started in the first week of December all over Germany.

In the end, between 20 and 22 million Christmas trees could be sold again, estimates the association's managing director Martin Rometsch. However,

customers have to dig a little deeper into their pockets than in the previous year: One meter of Nordmann fir of the best quality costs between 20 and 27 euros, blue firs cost between 12 and 16 euros per meter and spruces are available for 9 to 12 meters per meter Euro. Festively decorated Nordmann firs shine in most living rooms on Christmas Eve, and their market share is 75 to 80 percent. Customers appreciate the tree because of its soft and tight needles.

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According to the National Christmas Tree Association , there are close to 350 million Christmas trees currently growing on Christmas tree farms in the Christmas is a peak selling season for retailers; sales increase dramatically as people purchase gifts, decorations and supplies to celebrate.

According to the information, many orders were received by Christmas tree producers later than usual this year due to the corona uncertainty. "That makes the harvest incredibly difficult," said Rometsch. The operators of sales stands would also have a significantly higher effort this year. There are clear hygiene concepts and more staff are being used, said the managing director.

According to the German Forest Protection Association, the trend towards regionality is increasing. Around 30 percent of Christmas trees are bought directly from farms, another 30 percent from street stores. Online sales are also increasing. According to a survey by the digital association Bitkom, 11 percent of respondents said they wanted to order their tree on the Internet. 10 to 12 percent of Christmas trees would be bought in pots.

90 percent of the Christmas trees come from Germany, the rest mainly from Denmark. The largest growing area is the Sauerland in North Rhine-Westphalia. There are also larger areas in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. Around two thirds of the Christmas trees grown in Germany come from the three federal states.

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