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Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1851 | Oct 2016

Cleaned up: Competition and sustainability concerns are driving industry reforms

IBISWorld’s Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry forms part of Australia's formulated hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products sector, worth nearly $10.0 billion in annual retail sales. The industry is dynamic and characterised by strong product innovation, as manufacturers compete to retain consumer interest. A stream of enhanced, repackaged, reformulated and eco-ethical products have been introduced over the past five years. These introductions have helped offset falling revenue in older product categories. The industry contracted significantly between 2010-11 and 2013-14, as former key players moved manufacturing facilities offshore to cheaper Asian countries. However, the industry is now recovering as conditions stabilise... purchase to read more

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Barriers to entry in the industry are moderate, although they can vary considerably between segments. For example, the barriers to entry in the household soap segment could differ from those in the detergent segment. The existence of niche segments (such as eco-friendly household products) can also result in differences to entry barriers.

Many of the existing industry manufacturers are subsidiaries of large-scale multinational organisations, and are entrenched in the marketplace with well-known brand names and established relations with downstream retailers. These factors give existing manufacturers a significant advantage when competing for shelf space. The mature and saturated nature of the market tends to act as a further barrier, limiting the growth potential for new entrants... purchase to read more


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What is the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry?

Industry companies manufacture various cleaning products, including soaps, detergents, surfactants, polishes and specialty cleaning preparations. Operators also manufacture products such as disinfectants, toothpaste, denture cleaners, glycerine and candles. The products are then sold to downstream industrial users and to household and commercial markets.

Industry Products
SurfactantsOral hygiene productsCleaning polishes, creams and waxesSoaps and detergentsOther cleaning products
Industry Activities
Candle and taperPolish, cream and waxSurface-active agent Scouring compoundsSoap and soap based productOral hygiene product

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