In 2022, home care continues to benefit from the raised hygiene awareness brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, and now the recent outbreak of the Ebola virus. Despite the popularity of traditional alternatives and high poverty levels in the country, population growth, retailing development and urbanisation are boosting sales.
The government fully opened the economy in January 2022, and hence there are no more curfews and all school-aged children have returned to school. In most cases, when children are in school, the demand for laundry care increases significantly due to the more frequent use of such products.
Mid- and high-income households generally employ maids, with these responsible for all household cleaning jobs, including laundry and dishwashing. Maids often live in their employer’s home and often work long hours of around 10 hours per day.
Uganda has a young population, with a median age of just 17 years old. Those aged 0-0-15 years old account for almost half of the population.
During the pandemic, mass movement of trucks carrying cargo continued, despite the imposition of restrictions. However, the logistics sector reported problems finding enough truck drivers able to drive from the border to the destination as the government had proposed that each truck have two drivers, one in each country.
Over the forecast period, home care is expected to perform well. This will be due to a number of factors, including growth in disposable income levels in both urban and rural areas and rapid population growth.
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