Transformation and Technology

Visits to companies revealed that primary processing is done in a semi-mechanised, yet artisanal manner. In all cases, there is reliance on skilled and semi-skilled labour.Stakeholders mentioned that it is difficult to find appropriate skilled labour. The processing technologies currently in use lack innovation,but according to the stakeholders they are sufficient to produce products of [….]

Global and Regional Industry Performance

Cosmetics are considered consumer staples, i.e. the use of cosmetics is common in every income segment. As such, this market is stable and can experience continuous growth even in unfavourable economic conditions (Łopaciuk and Łoboda, 2013). Nevertheless, in 2012, only 4% of the total global industry revenue was generated in Africa and the Middle East [….]

Namibia’s Cosmetics Industry and Its Value Chain

According to ISIC, Rev. 4, the manufacturing of cosmetic products is part of division 20, which comprises the transformation of organic and inorganic raw materials by a chemical processes and the formation of products. Within this division, however, a distinction is made between two classes of industries: the production of basic chemicals that constitute a [….]