Three million Christmas trees to be sold

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Consumers say they expect to pay about EUR 18 for a live tree.

13 December 2007

WOERDEN – Almost three million Christmas trees will be sold in the Netherlands this month, 2.5 real trees and a half million artificial ones. This has emerged from a survey by the Commodity Board for the gardening sector (PT).
Two thirds of the pine trees will be sold with a bundle of dirt or in a pot. The ideal live Christmas tree is 1.5 metres tall. Consumers expect to pay about EUR 18 for a Christmas tree.

About a third of Dutch households already have an artificial tree at home. The average size of an artificial tree is usually somewhat smaller than a real tree and consumers expect to pay about EUR 46 for such a tree this year.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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