THE NETHERLANDS: Nederlandse Cosmetica Vereniging (NCV), the cosmetic trade association of The Netherlands, reported an 8.8% increase in its cosmetics sales for 2001, to $1.9 billion (retail).
Bath and shower products grew 8.2% to $93.2 million. Decorative cosmetics increased 12.9% to $116.9 million; deodorants grew 8.9%; fragrances increased 8.5% and skin care rose 9.5%.
Hair care sales topped $250.6 million, a 7.8% increase over the previous year. The oral care segment nearly tripled to $95.5 million. Shaving products, soaps and sun products all showed increases as well for 2001.
The Netherlands is the sixth largest market in Western Europe, according to industry experts.
Cosmetic Sales Jump Nearly 9% in The Netherlands
Published November 11, 2005
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