Perfumes and toilet preparations, an asset for France

Valérie Quillet, Laurent Huille et Arnaud Massieu, Service de statistiques nationales d'entreprises, Insee

France is Europe's biggest manufacturer of perfumes and toilet preparations, far ahead of Germany and Italy. In 2015, production amounts to €9.1 billion, i.e. 32% of total European production. Make-up products account for over half. France dominates the market for perfumes and eaux de toilette, where it accounts for two thirds of European production; it is also responsible for 40% of the production of make-up products. It has a much more modest share of the hygiene products market (13%).

Insee Focus
No 90
Paru le : 11/07/2017