Consumer tissue in the US: From structural challenges to insurgent DTC Brands – Latest in the industry dynamic

Svetlana Uduslivaia Euromonitor International’s head of tissue & hygiene industry In 2018 retail sales of consumer tissue in the US remained flat in nominal value terms (declined in real value), although still generating a very respectful USD18bn. In volume terms, the market has seen a decline in 2018, and it is projected to remain largely in the...

Colombia: Middle class rise prompts growth even as economy slows

By Euromonitor International’s Svetlana Uduslivaia Colombia was one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America over 2005-2014, resulting in rising disposable incomes and expansion of the middle class. By 2015, the number of middle-class households in the country had reached 3.2 million, or 24.2% of the total households. As in other developing...

Consumer tissue in Vietnam: changing lifestyles spell good news for the industry

While Vietnam’s household disposable incomes are the lowest, on average, of all major Asia Pacific nations, long-term economic growth continues to support strong gains in the country. Aside from the rising incomes, urbanisation and improved household sanitation facilities are also among the key enabling factors in boosting demand for tissue products in...

South Africa: budget constraints hinder demand for consumer tissue

By Euromonitor International’s Svetlana Uduslivaia The fifth member of the BRICS, South Africa is seen as a major developing consumer market and is a focus of strategic initiatives and planning by domestic and international industry players. The country also ranked highly among its regional peers in the Ease of Doing Business 2015. However, the rising cost...

Reduced purchasing power shapes consumer tissue preferences in Greece

By Euromonitor International’s Svetlana Uduslivaia Greece boasts one of the highest tissue per capita consumption in Western Europe and many product categories are considered to be a household necessity. It is not surprising then that on the whole sales growth in retail consumer tissue maintained a positive trajectory in 2014, despite economic and...

Kazakhstan: healthy growth and opportunities ahead in consumer tissue

By Svetlana Uduslivaia, head of tissue & hygiene industry, Euromonitor International  Although not as much in the spotlight as its larger neighbours Russia and China, Kazakhstan offers good opportunities for growth in consumer tissue. Generally a favourable environment to do business in and government efforts to encourage foreign investments have made the...

Global retail tissue in 2014: a diverse and dynamic marketplace

By Svetlana Uduslivaia, head of tissue and hygiene industry at Euromonitor International The global retail tissue market continued to show a healthy growth in 2014, achieving US$77bn in sales (2014 constant value, US fixed exchange rate). Not surprisingly, developing markets led the growth, with China – now outselling the US in retail tissue volume – adding...