Personal Care: Opportunities in the New Reality

In this new commercial reality, market opportunities are identified for hygiene and personal care items that are manufactured with natural ingredients and produced with environmentally friendly materials.

Friday, May 7, 2021

Products that provide relief to the skin, given the consequences caused by Covid-19 from constant hand washing and mask use, are other items that consumers value today.

See "Cosmetics and personal care: What does the Consumer Think?"

An analysis conducted by the Foreign Trade Promoter of Costa Rica (Procomer), highlights that "... the personal care and hygiene products industry reached worldwide sales of $539 billion in 2019, with an average annual growth of 1% (2015-20), driven by the categories of facial products, hair care and skin care.

Global sales are concentrated in Asia (37%), Europe (24%) and North America (20%), of these the main exporting region is Europe (concentrating 56% by value of exports in 2019) and the main exporting countries: France, the United States and Germany.

High operating costs, registration and paperwork abroad and lack of brand positioning are some of the challenges faced by local companies in the international market. Download full report.

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