Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Christmas Tree Indicator

Sandhill Christmas Trees here sells fewer than 5,000 firs in a typical holiday season but this year it sold nearly 6,000, many as last-minute deliveries to retailers who had underestimated demand. Sandhill's success mirrors that of tree farms across the U.S., reports WSJ.

WSJ continues:
Precise numbers won't be available until late winter, when the National Christmas Tree Association completes its annual survey. But after two flat seasons, tree-farm associations in the biggest-producing states say members are estimating an industry-wide sales jump in the mid- to high single digits over a year ago, with some growers reporting larger gains.

"At times during the season, we had growers reporting increases of 20% to 40%," said Brian Ostlund, executive director of the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association, whose territory includes Oregon, the nation's largest producer of Christmas trees.
Bottom line: Money is coming out of people's pockets. The extreme desire to hold cash is history.

1 comment:

  1. and what better way than to stimulate our false economy! Buy Christmas Trees! Keep the terrorists at bay!