TLAXCALA تلاكسكالا Τλαξκάλα Тлакскала la red internacional de traductores por la diversidad lingüística le réseau international des traducteurs pour la diversité linguistique the international network of translators for linguistic diversity الشبكة العالمية للمترجمين من اجل التنويع اللغوي das internationale Übersetzernetzwerk für sprachliche Vielfalt a rede internacional de tradutores pela diversidade linguística la rete internazionale di traduttori per la diversità linguistica la xarxa internacional dels traductors per a la diversitat lingüística översättarnas internationella nätverk för språklig mångfald شبکه بین المللی مترجمین خواهان حفظ تنوع گویش το διεθνής δίκτυο των μεταφραστών για τη γλωσσική ποικιλία международная сеть переводчиков языкового разнообразия Aẓeḍḍa n yemsuqqlen i lmend n uṭṭuqqet n yilsawen dilsel çeşitlilik için uluslararası çevirmen ağı

 31/05/2020 Tlaxcala, the international network of translators for linguistic diversity Tlaxcala's Manifesto  
English  
 UNIVERSAL ISSUES 
UNIVERSAL ISSUES / War on the toilet paper front in times of pan(dem)ics : Russia’s tissue battles Swedes, Turks, USAmericans
Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 24/03/2020
Translations available: Português/Galego 

War on the toilet paper front in times of pan(dem)ics : Russia’s tissue battles Swedes, Turks, USAmericans

John Helmer

 

Russian toilet paper is a national secret – not a state secret, but a commercial one.
This is because production, sales and profits have been growing fast – and this has been for the past five years, before the current toilet paper panic.

Secrecy is also in operation because the major foreign companies would like to keep the lion’s share of the Russian  market boom by out-selling or buying up the competing Russian toilet paper companies. They, in their turn, want to push the foreigners out by consolidating among themselves and lobbying for government measures to do that.  Consolidation of assets and market share is what western market analysts call it. In Russia it can be called asset raiding. This is when one toilet paper company takes over a rival at a price for the assets which is below the real asset value.

In the bum boom, on the hot seat at the moment are Essity, a unit of SCA, the Swedish paper and pulp group group, which is currently the Russian market leader with a third of the market; Hayat Kimya, a Turkish group trying to expand from its base in Tatarstan; and Kimberly-Clark, the Kleenex maker of the US, which is losing market share to the Russian brands. SCA and Kimberly-Clark are stock exchange-listed shareholding companies with public reporting and accounting obligations. The Hayat holding is privately held. About their Russian business they are as secretive as each other. Altogether, the Russians produce just over half the toilet paper sold in the market; the Swedes, Turks and Americans,  just under half. That proportion is about to change. 

The five leading toilet paper brands in Russia are regularly surveyed and reported by Euromonitor International, the international market survey group. The most recent report, Tissue and Hygiene in Russia, was published in March 2019. Click to obtain a copy [2]. The following table includes the most recent data for 2019.

THE TOP FIVE RUSSIAN TOILET BRANDS, THEIR OWNERS AND MARKET SHARES, 2015-2019

For enlarged image click to print
Source:
https://blog.euromonitor.com/ [3]

Read more





Courtesy of Dances With Bears
Source: https://johnhelmer.net/war-on-the-toilet-paper-front-russias-tissue-battles-swedes-turks-americans/
Publication date of original article: 19/03/2020
URL of this page : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=28434

 

Tags: Toilet paper warPan(dem)icsGlobal Organized PanicsCoronavirus crisisRussia-Turkey-Sweden-USA
 

 
Print this page
Print this page
Send this page
Send this page


 All Tlaxcala pages are protected under Copyleft.