Foreign trade of Dubai perfume, cosmetics hit US$5.8 billion in 2015
Dubai’s foreign trade in perfumes and cosmetics hit AED20.5 billion (US$5.8 billion) in 2015, according to Dubai Customs Data.
Nassim Al Maheiri, the Manager of Statistics and Studies at Dubai Customs, revealed trade figures to WAM - UAE's state media, on Sunday.
Al Maheiri was speaking on the sidelines of Beautyworld Middle East, the region’s largest trade show for beauty products and wellbeing, which took place over the weekend.
According to Al Maheiri, France was the UAE's top trading partner in perfumes and cosmetics, valued at AED3 billion, followed by the US with AED1.8 billion.
Saudi Arabia, which topped the region, came in third with AED1.6 billion, followed by the UK and Italy with AED1.1 billion and AED1 billion, respectively.
Perfumes were the most prolific segment, accounting for AED5.9 billion in beauty product trade. Meanwhile, toiletries accounted for AED3.2 billion. This surpassed deodorants at AED1.2 billion and creams at AED1 billion, said Al Maheiri.
More than 1,500 exhibitors from 60 countries were in attendance at the 21st edition of Beautyworld Middle East.
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