New sector-by-sector figures published yesterday from the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (BAMA) showed a 3.3% overall year-on-year rise in the number of aerosol fillings to 1.27bn in the UK.
The personal care sector showed the biggest volume rises, with hairsprays and hair mousses up 13m at 81.7m units, while shaving products rose 10.2m units to 197.8m.
Proportionally, the bathroom and kitchen spray market grew the most, more than tripling in size to 3.4m units.
Oven cleaners showed the biggest percentage fall, down 61.1% at 0.4m units.
BAMA director Sue Rogers said: “The 2010 figures are consistent with previous years, with personal care still the major driver in the UK.
“The sector also continues to show resilience overall, despite a difficult economic climate. Changes in the market are not necessarily reflective of consumer buying patterns but structural changes in the market.
“For example, we have seen companies moving filling back to the UK from China and Eastern Europe and it is pleasing to note that, despite a large contract filler ceasing to operate in the UK, 2010 fillings still increased. We can be especially confident in these figures as they account for virtually all manufacturers and fillers in the UK.”
The figures come as BAMA celebrates its 50th anniversary.
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