New Market Report: Cotton Wool/Buds/Pads in Italy

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Wed Jul 30 2014

The most important story of 2013 was the undeniably higher prices of cotton wool/buds/pads in retail outlets. Manufacturers and distributors passed on increases in production costs and taxes to consumers. As a result, the category saw a decline of 4% in volume terms, the highest in the review period.

Competitive Landscape

Sisma remained the leading manufacturer in cotton wool/buds/pads in Italy in 2013. Through the ownership of the two brands Farmacotone and Cotoneve, it accounted for a 27% value share. It more or less maintained its share in 2013, thanks to its wide distribution in Italy, and thanks to promotional activities and its capability of responding promptly to consumers' changing needs and requirements. For example, Sisma introduced new launches focused on organic cotton, and in wool format for pharmaceutical use more than cosmetic use. As a next step, the manufacturer is likely to produce some variants in pad format for cosmetic use.

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Industry Prospects

Over the forecast period to 2018, cotton wool/buds/pads is expected to see a slight declining trend, with a negative CAGR of 1% in volume terms and in value terms at constant 2013 prices, reducing value sales by about EUR5 million over the forecast period at 2013 prices. The decline in the category will still be determined by its sheer maturity, despite its low base, stressing even more the low growth potential.

Report Overview

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