Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Australian Cosmetic and Toiletry Retailing industry is involved in the sale of thousands of cosmetic and toiletry brands. It has grown modestly over the past decade, boosted by healthy household consumption expenditure on cosmetics, perfumes, soap products and other toiletries. However, its performance is increasingly influenced by intensifying competitive pressures, both within the industry and from an ever-growing number of external competitors.
In 2012-13, the industry is expected to post growth of 2.3%. This will come as growth in real disposable incomes recovers in line with stronger economic growth. However, cosmetic and toiletry retailers will still need to respond to consumer desires for functionality and value due to the lingering effects of the economic crisis... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of the industry reflects Australia's economic, social and demographic breakdown. In line with this, the three eastern seaboard states (New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland) are estimated to account for over three-quarters of the total number of industry locations. New South Wales has the largest share of cosmetic retailers, with 35% of industry establishments. Victoria follows with 23.5% of retailers, and Queensland trails with 20%. These proportions have remained essentially unchanged over the past five years despite the initial entry of new players and/or the roll out of new stores, followed by the closure of various retail stores/chains in more recent years... purchase to read more