Covid-19: Sanitiser sales rise amid spike in cases

Gitanjali Diwakar | Updated on April 26, 2021

Amid the reports related to the demand for oxygen cylinders, vaccines, masks and other essentials required to tackle Covid-19 infections, there also seems to be a rise in the demand for hand sanitisers.

FMCG companies – large and small – are witnessing an uptick in demand for hygiene products, including sanitisers and hand washes.

According to the data sourced from Bizom, the demand for sanitisers and home-care products in April is higher than the levels that was seen in the last two quarters. The data show that sales of sanitisers alone had surged 12.5 times, compared to the pre-lockdown levels between April and June 2020, and 5.2 times compared to the pre-lockdown levels in July-September 2020.

However, by January-March 2021, sanitiser sales had stabilised to 2.3 times of the pre-lockdown levels.

So what does this imply?

Published on April 26, 2021

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