In the special collaborative report for CTPA on the GB market from Kantar Worldpanel and IRI Worldwide, Tim Nancholas, Strategic Insight Director - Home, Health and Beauty, Kantar Worldpanel commented:

"Whilst the stark statistics show 2016 as a rather unspectacular year for the cosmetics industry, we started to see the uncertain economic future and consequently shopping behaviour starting to change and maybe point to future trends.  In Great Britain, the value of the market rose year on year 0.1% to £9.38 billion whilst the actual
number of packs purchased dropped 1.2% to 2.6 billion."

GB Market Statistics Overview

Dec 15*
Dec 16
% Change
Dec 15
Fragrances 1,788,760 1,807,506 1.0
Colour cosmetics 1,580,373 1,643,041 4.0
Skincare 2,177,889 2,160,320 -0.8
Haircare 1,620,695 1,601,386 -1.2
Toiletries 2,205,439 2,167,011 -1.7
Total 9,373,156 9,379,264 0.1

* 2015 market statistics restated from previous years as a result of strengthened data capture. 

Sector share 2016 vs 2015

Balance of trade 2016 EU vs Non-EUFor a full copy of the CTPA's report 'Cosmetic Industry in Figures' download the extract from our 2016 Annual Report.  This includes an overview of worldwide import/export trade data.