Eastern Europe C&T market defies political chill


Cosmetics sales grew in 2014, but the Ukraine market is suffering, says Mark Rowe

While Eastern Europe’s cosmetics sector seems in general to be emerging from its post-recession doldrums, the conflict in Ukraine has begun to significantly impact that country’s cosmetics industry. Analysts warn that tit-for-tat sanctions with Russia and uncertainty over the annexed Crimea and the future of the contested east of the country is halting investment.


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