The Economics Of The Brick Cycle and Its Effects on Firm and Industry Structure

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Christmas Tree Farm, Chesham

The Christmas tree growing business shares some similarities with the economics of the brick industry, however within the Christmas tree business, it is supply not demand that can fluctuate sharply this is because the industry has possibly one of the longest business cycles anywhere in the world. With the car industry now able to produce new models in some cases less than 4 years, the Christmas Tree industry has perhaps one of the longest product cycles, beaten perhaps only by large-scale projects in the energy industry.

Christmas trees take as long as 8 years to reach maturity with height of 6 to 7 feet. As such growers have to decide what demand there will be for Christmas trees in 7-8 years time, and what type of tree will be in demand at that time. It is essential that this "guess" work is correct since there a very few alternative uses for Christmas Trees or Christmas tree plantations if there is no alternative demand for them.

The British Christmas Tree growers association have a web site that has a great deal of information about Christmas trees and a list of members that have them available wholesale and retail.

Christmas tree farm in Chesham have a very good web site, with a description of the Christmas trees that they grow, Christmas tree lights, decorations and Christmas tree stands. They also sell mistletoe, and holly wreaths.




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