Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
After years of fast growth and product development, the market is saturated with a variety of brands and product variations, which makes innovation and product differentiation a real challenge for industry operators not yet established. Coupled with increasing input prices, the Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing industry has been stuck in a downward trend over the past few years. In 2012-13, revenue is estimated to finish at $2.58 billion, after a slight increase of 0.4% during the year, highlighting a rebound in revenue over the five year period. Revenue remained relatively stagnant, increasing at an annualised rate of 0.2% over the five years through 2012-13... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
IBISWorld estimates that the industry comprises of 128 establishments, the majority of which are situated in Victoria and New South Wales. Production facilities need to be located close to both raw materials and key markets. Areas close to coastal ports in the major capital cities are suitable locations since most wood pulp used is imported while the large distribution networks operate from Melbourne and Sydney, and this is the key reason why these two states will always tend to attract more establishments in the industry.
Victoria has retained its share of manufacturing plants, with the proportion of establishments staying relatively level in the five years to 2012-13 at approximately 35%... purchase to read more