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MOSCOW, February 4. /TASS /. Import of pharmaceuticals to Russia from non-CIS nations dropped by 48.6% year-on-year in January 2015 and totaled $362 million, the Federal Customs Service said.
Like-for-like import of perfume and beauty products swamped by 25.4% to $186.5 million in January, while soap and detergents import declined by 27.5% to $72.8 million.
TASS reported earlier foreign manufacturers of diapers, personal and beauty care products and household detergents, such as SCA (Libero, Libresse, and Zewa brands), US Kimberly-Clark (Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex) and Procter&Gamble (Ariel, Tide, Fairy, Blend-a-med, Pampers, Always, Head&Shoulders) along with the distributor of Japanese Merries diapers Gradient notified Russian retailers about a 10 to 50% price increase.