Obstacles and opportunities for cosmetics in the Middle East


The industry in the Gulf region is booming despite political strife

Toiletries sales in the Arab Gulf countries remain robust, an oasis of economic and political stability in a turbulent Middle East. Elsewhere in the region, the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Iraq and the rise of the Islamic State has seen toiletries sales plummet. Iran, meanwhile, continues to feel the brunt of international sanctions and its economy is also impacted by regional instability.


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