Disinfectant was scarce at first, then the hygiene masks went out. Now the corona crisis is also affecting love life. Worldwide, condoms are in short supply, as reported by “Le Parisien”.
The reason for this is in Asia, where a large part of the rubber is produced. In Malaysia, for example, the market leader in the manufacture of condoms, every fifth condom comes from there, all companies. Or, for fear of the pandemic spreading, they only work with reduced staff.
100 million fewer condoms
For example, Karex Berhad, the country’s largest manufacturer, produced 100 million fewer Parisians last week than in a normal week. After all: The company has resumed operations and is producing condoms from the Durex brand again. However, only with half of the staff.
Manufacturers from China, Thailand or India can only produce and export small quantities. They are all struggling with the aftermath of the Corona crisis. And send most of the factory workers home.
“It will take some time to restart the factories. We will have problems to meet the demand. We will see a worldwide shortage of condoms everywhere. It’s scary, ”says Goh Miah Kiat, CEO of Karex Berhad at Reuters news agency. He warns: “The shortage will not be just two weeks or a month. It can take months. »
«Supply with Ceylor ensured»
The consumer goods company Doetsch Grether from Basel, which owns the Ceylor brand, says on request: “We are in contact with our suppliers and confirm that we do not see any delivery bottlenecks. On the contrary, we expect a larger delivery in the coming days. The supply of Celyor condoms in Switzerland is guaranteed. » (pbe)