Select Committee on Trade and Industry Minutes of Evidence


Annex

PRICE COMPARISON SURVEY BY THE PARALLEL TRADERS ASSOCIATION
Product
Supermarket Price
(Parallel imported goods)
High Street Price (Non Parallel imported goods) Percentage Difference
Perfumes/Cosmetics:
CK one£27.75 (100ml) £29.00 (100ml)Non Parallel goods are 4.5 per cent more expensive
Polo Sport for men£15.00 (100ml) £27.50 (100ml)Non Parallel goods are 83 per cent more expensive
Tommy Hillfiger (men)£30.00 (100ml) £32.00 (100ml)Non Parallel goods are 6.6 per cent more expensive
Hugo Boss£22.00 (100ml) £30.00 (100ml)Non Parallel goods are 40 per cent more expensive
Hugo Boss (women)£39.95 (125ml) £50.00 (125ml)Non Parallel goods are 25 per cent more expensive
Ralph Lauren Sport£24.95 (150ml) £38.50 (150ml)Non Parallel goods are 60 per cent more expensive
Georgio Armani£22.95 £40.00Non Parallel goods are 70 per cent more expensive
T-Shirts:
Adidas Premium Child£12.00 £17.95Non Parallel goods are 50 per cent more expensive
Adult£18.00£24.95 Non Parallel goods are 39 per cent more expensive
Football Shirts—Kids£22.00 £39.95 (Man Utd)Non Parallel goods are 82 per cent more expensive
Adults£33.00£49.95 (Man Utd) Non Parallel goods are 52 per cent more expensive
Sunglasses
Georgio Armani£79.50 £105.00-£160.00Non Parallel goods are 33 to 102 per cent more expensive
CK£79.50£99.00-£155.00 Non Parallel goods are 26 to 96 per cent more expensive
Ralph Lauren£61.50 £69.00-£109.00Non Parallel goods are 13 to 78 per cent more expensive
Versace£67.50£79.00-£155.00 Non Parallel goods are 18 to 131 per cent more expensive
Other:
Levi Strauss Jeans—501£30.00 £54.95Non Parallel goods are 84 per cent more expensive


  The price survey was conducted by The Parallel Traders Association in supermarkets and high street stores in London on 16, 17 and 18 February.


 
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