Demand for school supplies in Saudi goes up by 80%

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The FSC report coincides with the start of the new academic year, marked by the return of 6 million male and female students across government, private and foreign schools in the country 

Riyadh, Aug 21, 2023: Saudi Arabia is seeing a rise in demand for school supplies. Compared to the previous year, the demand for school supplies has surged by more than 80% in 2023, reported the Saudi Press Agency citing a Federation of Saudi Chambers (FSC) report.  

The FSC report coincides with the start of the new academic year, and the return of 6 million male and female students across government, private and foreign schools in Saudi Arabia. 

According to the report, the retail outlets and stationery stores across Saudi Arabia have witnessed active movement by students and their families to buy school bags, notebooks, stationery tools and school uniforms. This has contributed significantly to increase in sales and profitability for the school supplies sector. 

The FSC has said that the back-to-school season is considered one of the most important commercial seasons in the country, boosting economic activity in general and the school supplies sector in particular.