UAE and Saudi consumers spent $6.85 billion on beauty and personal care products in 2015, according to market research firm Euromonitor International.
Figures revealed that UAE and Saudi shoppers spent $1.64 billion and $5.21 billion respectively on beauty products last year.
The countries overall spending is set to rise by eight percent in 2016 to reach $7.4 billion.
In the UAE, shoppers spent $423 million on fragrances, $258 million on haircare, $168 million on colour cosmetics, and $165 million on skincare.
In Saudi Arabia, they spent $1.7 billion on fragrances, $697 million on haircare, $635 million on skincare, and $503 million on colour cosmetics.
The two countries make up a quarter of the Middle East and African beauty and personal care market.
The region’s market was worth $27.1 billion in 2015, a 5.4 percent rise from 2014.
The latter comes as the region has overtaken Latin America as the world’s fastest growing beauty and personal care market.For all the latest GCC news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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