UK aerosol filling figures decline for first time in five years

Published: 11-May-2017

Perfumes down 10%, although self-tan and hairsprays are up 4% and 2% respectively

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The UK aerosol filling sector posted a decline of 1% in 2016, after five consecutive years of growth.

More than 1.5 billion cans were filled by UK producers last year, according to BAMA, with 72% or 1.1 billion attributed to personal care products.

In the cosmetics and personal care sector, the colognes/perfumes sub-category registered the largest decline, down 10%.

BAMA’s Chief Executive Patrick Heskins told Cosmetics Business: “Perfumes and colognes only make up a small part of the overall number of aerosols filled in the UK and there has been a small but regular decline in this sector for many years. 

“In Europe we have seen a constant trend of

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