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Sunglasses in Ukraine

Jul 2019

For many people in Ukraine, sunglasses are not prime necessity products. They are typically more associated with fashion, rather than eye protection from harmful sun beams. During the economic and political crisis of 2014 and 2015, when consumer ...

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Sunglasses in Switzerland

Jul 2019

Sunglasses saw faster volume growth in Switzerland in 2019. There is growing health awareness in the country. Consequently, a high number of customers are placing greater emphasis on UV protection or wrinkle prevention (anti-ageing) and are therefore...

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Sunglasses in Spain

Jul 2019

Spain has a high number of hours of sunshine per day, and sunny days are spread throughout the year, not just in the summer. Therefore, the usage of sunglasses is popular in the country, and not concentrated in one season. Also, as more Spaniards ...

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Sunglasses in Thailand

Jul 2019

Over the review period, demand for sunglasses increasingly slowed down with a weakening economy, and volume growth in this category is expected to slower between 2019 and 2024 for the same reason. On the other hand, value growth will remain about the...

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Sunglasses in Turkey

Jul 2019

Import duties were applied to imports of sunglasses from China early in the review period and this remained the case in 2019, as an anti-dumping measure. High duties were first applied to combat the increasing quantities of Chinese imports being ...

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Sunglasses in Canada

Jul 2019

Sunglasses recorded single digit current value growth in 2019 as rising sales were driven chiefly by female consumers who may own multiple pairs as fashion accessories, and who replace their sunglasses more frequently than their male counterparts. ...

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Sunglasses in France

Jul 2019

Sales of sunglasses are weather-dependent, and recorded modest growth in 2019 due to an inclement pre-summer season. Bad weather deterred consumers from purchasing sunglasses during the period March to June, when high-end and premium sales are ...

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Sunglasses in Mexico

Jul 2019

The sunglasses category sees continued healthy growth, favoured by the fact that many Mexicans consider sunglasses to be everyday essentials. They also demonstrate a preference for branded sunglasses to convey a certain level of social status. ...

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Sunglasses in the Philippines

Jul 2019

Sunglasses continued to be the strongest performer within eyewear in 2019, in both current value and retail volume growth. This performance was driven by several trends amongst Filipino consumers. An increasing interest in travel, especially amongst ...

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Sunglasses in Hong Kong, China

Jul 2019

2019 saw sunglasses continue to register steady positive sales growth and there are numerous reasons for this. Among the most important is the ongoing and consistent influx of visitors from Mainland China visiting Hong Kong on shopping trips. This is...

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Sunglasses in China

Jul 2019

In line with the general move towards design and branding in eyewear, the demand for sunglasses is increasingly being driven by aesthetics and status as well as functionality. Indeed, sunglasses are increasingly perceived as the new face jewellery. ...

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Sunglasses in the US

Jul 2019

Sunglasses recorded strong growth again in 2019 as an increasing concern for eye health among consumers continued to lift demand for protective eyewear. As consumers in the US spend more time outdoors in line with the global health and wellness ...

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Sunglasses in Russia

Jul 2019

Consumers’ low purchasing power as a result of their low disposable incomes continued to negatively affect retail value sales of sunglasses at the end of the review period. The majority of Russians tried to economise in 2019, including through less ...

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Sunglasses in Australia

Jul 2019

Sunglasses posted healthy growth in 2019, and is expected to experience an even higher growth rate during the forecast period. Demand for sunglasses for children and teenagers will increase with increasing awareness of the damage caused by harmful ...

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Sunglasses in South Korea

Jul 2019

Sunglasses develop in diverse forms and, in 2018 and 2019, tinted sunglasses were popular as a daily fashion items. Sunglasses with 50% and above tint are a commonly used type of lens that is barely transparent and normally used for outdoor ...

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Sunglasses in Brazil

Jul 2019

The Brazilian macroeconomic situation has been facing a long period of modest recovery and GDP projections are constantly being revised downwards. With the unemployment rates constantly around 12% of the population aged 14 years and over (according ...

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Sunglasses in the United Kingdom

Apr 2019

Although Luxottica’s portfolio of designer brands still clearly leads sunglasses, thanks to the rise of Kering Eyewear’s Gucci as well as the large share held by private label sunglasses could become increasingly fragmented in the coming years. Gucci...

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Safilo Group SpA in Eyewear

Mar 2019

Safilo Group SpA faces a growing risk of being squeezed between the scale of its newly merged key rival EssilorLuxottica and fashion houses who may seek a greater share of booming demand for eyewear through direct control of their brands. To counter ...

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Sunglasses in the United Arab Emirates

Jul 2018

Sunglasses witnessed decline in both volume and value terms due to reduced frequency of buying heritage brands by residents and tourists alike, amidst the challenges presented by the global and local economy and slow recovery within the category. The...

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Sunglasses in Poland

Jul 2018

Sunglasses have long ceased to be treated as a medical product. Currently they are a must-have element of every fashionable person's wardrobe, and not only during the summer. The offer in optical shops depends on fashion trends, as customers often ...

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