The sale of Durex condoms has dropped by 25 percent in the two months since the Icelandic banking system collapsed. This development is not consistent with sales in other countries, where sales have increased following the economic crisis.
According to Ásgeir Sveinsson, divisional manager at Halldór Jónsson ehf. which imports Durex condoms, the reason for this drop in sales is partly because the price of condoms has risen, Fréttabladid reports.
The current retail price in Iceland of a packet of 12 Durex condoms is almost ISK 2,000 (USD 13, EUR 11).
Some suggest that the increase in price of condoms is causing Icelanders to enjoy the intimate company of their significant others instead of straying outside their homes for bedroom fun.