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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 | Jan 2015

Cleaning out: Revenue contracts as manufacturers move offshore

IBISWorld’s Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-10.0%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
3,915
Businesses
390
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Representing roughly 5.5% 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 sector, which has an economic footprint worth $10.0 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 Investment Chapter

As with other components of chemical industries, the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry has a medium level of capital intensity. This reflects the nature of the production processes used by the industry, which have tended to become increasingly capital intensive in recent years as industry participants invest in new technologies designed to manufacture a variety of products in either bar, powder or liquid form.

The actual manufacturing process also tends to be highly automated, which explains the relatively low reliance on labour inputs. Staff employed in the industry perform a range of activities, from simple manual tasks to operating high-tech production lines.

In 2014-15, the industry will spend $8.03 on labour for every dollar spent on capital... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures various cleaning products including soap products and other detergents, surface-active agents, polishes and specialty cleaning preparations. It is involved in the manufacture of products such as disinfectants, toothpaste, denture cleaners, glycerine and candles. The products are then sold to downstream industrial users, and to the household and commercial market segments.

Industry Products
Surface-active agents, washing & cleaning preparationsOral hygiene productsCleaning polishes, creams and waxesSoap and soap-based productsAuxiliary washing preparations, scouring preparations and others Candles and tapers
 
Industry Activities
Candle and taperPolishes, creams and waxesSurface-active agent including washing and cleaning preparationsScouring compoundsSoap and soap based productOral hygiene product


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