Cosmetics, skin care products up by 30%

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Cosmetics on display. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
AMMAN — Prices of cosmetics and skin care products increased by 30 percent since the beginning of the year because of a rise in the cost of freight and raw material used in manufacturing makeup and beauty treatment, a syndicate spokesperson said.اضافة اعلان

Sami Bosheh of the General Syndicate for Beauty Parlor Owners said the increased freight prices was not limited to Jordan, but global as a result of skyrocketing fuel prices.

“It affected the prices of all imported products, not just cosmetics,” he told Jordan News.

Bosheh explained that the price of beauty products increased in their country of origin because “cosmetic factories have increased their prices due to a rise in the prices of raw material for cosmetics and skincare products.”

“For now, the shops still have products in stock and the increase in prices is not yet noticeable in the market,” he pointed out. But he added companies will soon run out of their stock.

Bosheh predicted that beauty parlors may hike prices as well, partly due to an increase in electricity and lease. He said the shops do not abide by price ceilings, considering the differing prices among Jordanian neighborhoods.

A procurement official in a local cosmetics shop, who insisted on anonymity, said the increase in prices of cosmetics was partly due to a rise in customs and sales tax.

“The custom fees and sales tax rose in parallel with the higher cost of shipments,” he told Jordan News.

He said the increase in the prices of products started this year, when manufacturing factories increased their prices. But the official insisted that the increase locally is approximately between 5 to 15 percent, “not more”.

“The prices could increase to 20 percent in the next few months, but I don’t believe they will reach 30 percent,” He added.

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