Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Representing roughly 6% of Australia's overall chemical production industry (by revenue), the Australian Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry has a long and varied history. The industry forms part of Australia's formulated hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products industry, which has an economic footprint worth $10 billion in annual retail sales (according to industry body Accord Australasia Ltd).
Industry products are designed and formulated using simple chemistry, but the industry itself is dynamic and characterised by strong product innovation as manufacturers compete to retain consumer interest. A continued stream of new, enhanced, repackaged, reformulated and eco-ethical products have been introduced over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
On the basis of the number of enterprises, the industry is heavily concentrated in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, with these three states accounting for an estimated 86% of total enterprise numbers. Of these three states however, New South Wales would be the most significant. While it accounts for just over one-third in terms of enterprise numbers, it is thought to account for a much higher proportion in terms of employment (46%) and sales generated (as much as 70%).
On the basis of sales and employment numbers the eastern seaboard states again account for the bulk of industry activity. In 2006-07 they accounted for over 90% of industry revenue and 85% of industry employment... purchase to read more