With Christmas approaching, the Christmas tree market in the United States, Australia and other countries is extremely hot. Many people hope to take this holiday to sweep away the haze brought by the epidemic.
According to the New York Times on the 6th, Wesley Young, who lives in Los Angeles, has never bought a real Christmas tree in the past, but as he stays at home during the epidemic, he and his roommates hope to do something different at the end of the year, and finally spend $90 to move a Christmas tree home, hoping to “lift up”.
Christmas tree growers’ associations in many parts of the United States have said that retailers’ inventory consumption is fast and growers’ sales have increased significantly. Amy Stadt, executive director of the Michigan Christmas Tree Association, said that the state’s growers rose by 50% of Christmas tree sales this year.
George Nash, a businessman who supplies Christmas trees to the uptown of New York City every year, also sighed: “It’s selling crazy now. We are nearly double the sales volume we have in the same period last year, and if that momentum remains unchanged, this year will be the best year we have ever sold.”
According to a survey released earlier this year by the Flyer International Communication Consulting Team, more than 60% of the respondents are more willing to spend money to get more experiences and experiences during the epidemic than spending money on “shopping”.
Three-quarters believe that a real Christmas tree is not just a “good”, but also brings people a “special experience”. Calendar”. To this end, nearly a quarter of the respondents who used artificial Christmas trees last year or did not buy Christmas trees at all said that they wanted to have a real Christmas tree this year.
Due to the strong demand, some people are even worried that they will not be able to buy a Christmas tree by the end of this month. But while businesses in some areas may close early or run out of trees, overall, there is plenty of Christmas trees in the U.S., said Martha Gray, executive director of the Christmas Tree Promotion Council. In contrast, Australians don’t seem to be so lucky.
According to Reuters on the 7th, some Christmas tree farms in Australia have sold out early and closed early, and some people who have not ordered Christmas trees this year have even begun to book Christmas trees for next year.
“People are not having a good time this year and want to celebrate Christmas earlier.” William Kepero, a Sydney Willy Christmas tree farmer, said that his farm closed early this year for the first time in nearly 20 years because the Christmas tree was sold out. Because it will take four years for a Christmas tree to grow to about 2.4 meters, sellers were caught off guard in the face of soaring demand.
Lynette Kinelli, another Christmas tree farmer in Sydney’s west, said she was only able to accept pre-order orders because the trees on the farm were sold out. “People are keen to book trees for next year, and everyone is looking forward to the future”.