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Aerosol Filling in figures 2023

UK - Germany - France: In 2023, the UK saw stable aerosol filling volumes overall, led by the antiperspirant category but declines in household products like air fresheners.

The French aerosol industry grew by 1.3%, driven by strong increases in the personal care and home care segments. In comparison, the German industry saw a 5.2% decrease in production, with an overall decline in cosmetic aerosols but increases in deodorant and antiperspirant, household and paint aerosols.

UK Aerosol filling

In 2023, UK aerosol filling volumes remained stable overall. In the personal care sector, cosmetics and toiletries increased in filling volume, with categories like deodorant
and antiperspirant showing significant growth. The self-tan category doubled in volume, potentially due to the wet summer of 2023.
However, shaving products continued to decline, reflecting a shift away from traditional wet shaving practices. New products are being introduced to attract consumers who are still using wet shaving methods. Hard surface cleaners declined post-Covid in the household sector, while air fresheners decreased, possibly due to a significant brand transitioning to “aerosol-free” products. Various fragrance delivery methods have expanded consumer choices. In the technical categories, paint aerosols have been consistently growing, and automotive and industrial aerosol filling volumes have remained stable. This highlights the sector’s strength and unique advantages of
the aerosol dispensing system.

French Aerosol filling

In 2023, the French aerosol dispenser industry experienced an overall growth of 1.3% with 657.91 million units filled. The personal care segment saw a significant increase (11.1%) led by deodorants/antiperspirants and hair care products, except dry shampoos, as well as shaving foams and gels.
The household segment saw a significant increase in air fresheners, while insecticides and plant protection products declined due to regulations and weather conditions. The textile/carpet, furniture polish, and other household products segment experienced a 66% growth driven by demand for cleaning and disinfecting products.
Automotive/cycles, paint/varnish, and industrial and technical segments decreased due to raw material shortages, while the food and other segments saw a
significant drop.

German Aerosol filling

In 2023, aerosol production in Germany fell by 920 million filled products. The largest cosmetic aerosol segment decreased by 6.4%, mainly due to declines in hair sprays, hair lacquers and other aerosols. However, deodorants and antiperspirants saw a 3.2% increase, while hair mousses production increased by 5.3%.
Household aerosol production increased by 5.1%, with oven and kitchen cleaners rising. Car care and technical spray production fell, but paint and varnish sprays increased by 10.6%. Smaller categories and container materials were not detailed in the report.

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