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March 28, 2015

Russia: Current Challenges and Long Term Opportunities in Retail Tissue and Hygiene

Lidia-ShuktomovaAnalyst Insight by Lidia Shuktomova - Research Analyst

With ongoing political and economic woes, 2015 is expected to be a challenging year for the Russian marketplace. Euromonitor International projects that in 2015 Russia’s real GDP will decrease by 3.8% and consumer expenditure will fall by 4.6%, in constant 2014 prices. As a result, many Russians are expected to trade down. In 2015, retail sales of tissue and hygiene in Russia are projected to see only 1% rise in constant value (US$ fixed 2014 exchange rate) to achieve US$4.4 billion. However, volume sales for many categories are expected to register stronger growth, reflective of weakened purchasing power and bargain shopping.

While challenging in the short term, Russia’s downturn creates a window of opportunity for domestic brands to capture consumer attention, build customer loyalty and drive domestic industry growth, helped by expanding local production and improved supply chain. 

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March 15, 2015

Ukraine: Weak Domestic Supply Chain Worsens Plight of Retail Tissue and Hygiene Industry

Maryna NazarenkoAnalyst Insight by Maryna Nazarenko - Contributing Analyst

The political upheaval of late 2013, escalation of the conflict with Russia, coupled with current political instability, significant budget deficit and weakening banking sector, have had an unfavourable impact on consumer confidence and spending power in Ukraine. In 2015, retail sales of tissue and hygiene in Ukraine are expected to see, once again, a value decline of 1% in constant terms (US$ fixed 2014 exchange rate). Volume is projected to decline at a faster rate across all but essential categories, like toilet paper, reflective of price increases across product categories to cover the cost of imports and subsequent decline in consumer consumption. 

While a difficult operating environment opens up a window of opportunity for domestic manufacturers, in view of significant price increases on imported brands and popular resentment that has led many Ukrainians to boycott products imported from Russia, taking advantage of this opportunity is not an easy task. Weak domestic supply chain and shortage of raw materials, coupled with unstable political situation, have hampered investment in local production, presenting a significant challenge to growth of domestic industry.

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March 4, 2015

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

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The global female population totalled an estimated 3.6 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach 4.2 billion by 2030. Average disposable income amongst women is the highest it's ever been, and women are living longer than men.

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  • The size and distribution of the female consumer market
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February 26, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at Tissue World Barcelona 2015

TissueWorldBarcelonaEvent Name: Tissue World Barcelona

Dates: 17-19 March, 2015

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Event Description: Tissue World Barcelona is the world’s largest show specifically for the tissue business. It gives tissue makers, converters and suppliers to the tissue making and converting industries a unique experience and opportunity to  network, exchange ideas and learn. A truly global event, the show attracts key tissue industry professionals from across the world who gather in Barcelona to see what is on offer and to learn about technological advancements in tissue manufacturing. Tissue World also focuses on product innovation and sustainability and provides valuable content for buyers and decision makers who attend the event.

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February 22, 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at the Asia Pacific Nonwovens Symposium 2015

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Event: Asia Pacific Nonwovens Symposium

Event Dates: May 11-12, 2015,

Event Location: InterContinental Shanghai PUXI Hotel, Shanghai, China

Website: http://2015.nonwovens-symposium.com/en

Speaker: Jiaqi Du 杜佳琪 Senior Research Analyst  资深研究分析师

Presentation Topic2014年中国及全球吸收用品行业的回顾及展望

Overview and Trends of China and Global Hygiene Market

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January 27, 2015

Estimating Category Leaders in FMCG Industries

Virgilijus NaruseviciusAnalyst Insight by Virgilijus Narusevicius - Senior Data Scientist

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In this article, we have attempted to characterise category leaders across FMCG industries and the typical market shares they achieve. “Category leader” is generally a highly coveted status as it allows price-setting power and a better ability to influence category trends, enables economies of scale and implies a better bargaining power over retailers and suppliers. It also suggests that the company is doing many things right and it is thus rather common to benchmark against the category leaders and study their past strategies. However, category leader shares vary between industries and a successful company in one industry may differ from another.

 

Figure 1: Average Category Leader Share across FMCG Industries

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Source: Euromonitor International

Note:  Retail value sales

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January 24, 2015

¿Cuál es la importancia real de la falta de tampones en Argentina?

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Por Horacio Larghi – Contributing Analyst

En los últimos días fue sensación mediática la falta de tampones en el país. Este producto básico de higiene femenina no se produce localmente y tanto Johnson & Johnson como Kimberly-Clark, las dos principales empresas que dominan el mercado con casi el 90% de las ventas,  los importan desde el vecino Brasil, e inclusive desde países más lejanos como la Republica Checa. Las barreras a la importación  impuestas por el Gobierno sin duda tuvieron un rol importante en el desabastecimiento de tampones a lo largo del país.

Ahora bien, ¿Es realmente tan importante la falta de tampones? No cabe duda que para las argentinas que compran este producto es un serio inconveniente. Sin embargo, los números demuestran que las argentinas prefieren, y por amplio margen, otras opciones de higiene personal.

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November 20, 2014

Added Value in the Brazilian Toilet Paper Market

With increasing average incomes and industry sophistication, consumers in Brazil are beginning to trade up to higher quality products, increasing the overall value of the market.

Video features Leonardo Freitas - Research Associate

August 10, 2014

Could Jellyfish be the Key Ingredient in Biodegradable Diapers?

Franziska BrandenburgerAnalyst Insight by Franziska Brandenburger - Lead Analyst

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Israeli nanotech start-up Cine’al recently announced something of a novel innovation in Super Absorbent Polymers (SAP), namely Hydromash a super absorber made from jellyfish. The company claims Hyrdromash to be both extremely absorbent and highly degradable, allowing it to break down within just 30 days in aerobic conditions. With the race on to produce the first mainstream fully degradable diaper, the advent of another degradable polymer is good news for the industry and may in itself have wider benefits than simply being ‘green’.

Hygiene Growth Blooms

Globally, volume sales of hygiene products continue to show significant growth potential, with diapers in particular likely to break the 200 million unit mark before 2020. Rapid growth has been driven by growing disposable incomes across developing markets, China alone will account for more than a quarter of this growth. While growth is good news for the industry, the disposal of such a large number of diapers will continue to be a strain, especially in markets where waste disposal services are far less developed than is the case in the West, for example.

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June 9, 2014

Tissue Sales Struggling in the Middle Class

Ian_BellWith Ian Bell, Head of Home Care, Tissue and Hygiene

Tissue manufacturers are struggling to gain sales within the middle class segments of emerging markets as consumers choose to spend their income on other products. Competition from industries such as apparel, hot drinks and consumer electronics are taking sales away from tissue products. In Mexico for example, the population consumes about 4.5 kilograms per capita of tissue products while in the United States the number is around 13.4 kilograms.

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Russia: Current Challenges and Long Term Opportunities in Retail Tissue and Hygiene

Ukraine: Weak Domestic Supply Chain Worsens Plight of Retail Tissue and Hygiene Industry

The Rising Power of Female Consumers

Euromonitor to Speak at Tissue World Barcelona 2015

Euromonitor to Speak at the Asia Pacific Nonwovens Symposium 2015

Estimating Category Leaders in FMCG Industries

¿Cuál es la importancia real de la falta de tampones en Argentina?

Added Value in the Brazilian Toilet Paper Market

Could Jellyfish be the Key Ingredient in Biodegradable Diapers?

Tissue Sales Struggling in the Middle Class