Italian cosmetic industry exports 2014-2019

In 2019, with over 600 million euros of cosmetics imported, France was the leading destination country for Italian cosmetics. The second most important destination market was Germany, where Italian companies exported 562 million euros worth of cosmetics. The exports of the Italian cosmetics industry increased steadily in the last few years. The latest data available showed that exports of the sector reached a total value of about five billion euros.

Cosmetics industry in Italy

The cosmetics industry in Italy is well established and registers increasing revenues year-on-year. Preliminary data show that the turnover of the cosmetics and perfumes industry in Italy reached a value of almost seven billion euros and was forecasted to further grow.

Italians love cosmetics

In Italy, appearance and skin care and body care seem to be a prominent sector. Data show that the consumption of cosmetics products in the country reached a value of over ten billion euros. Furthermore, a closer look at the most popular product categories reveals that face care products were the most preferred products by Italians.

Leading countries for Italian cosmetic industry exports from 2014 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2014 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Source shows the first ten leading countries. Thus, data on some countries might be not be available if in the reference year they did not rank among the first ten.

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