Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1851 | Oct 2015

Tidying up: High competition and low sales have driven industry consolidation

IBISWorld’s Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Representing roughly 5.7% 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 is worth nearly $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

The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry has a low level of capital intensity. This is in spite of the nature of the production processes used by the industry. These processes have 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.

Staff employed in the industry perform a range of activities, from simple manual tasks to operating high-tech production lines. With wage costs falling at a slower rate than revenue over the past five years, wages have increased as a proportion of revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture various cleaning products including soap products and other detergents, surface-active agents, polishes and specialty cleaning preparations. Firms are also 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 markets.

Industry Products
Surface-active agentsOral hygiene productsCleaning polishes, creams and waxesSoaps and soap-based productsAuxiliary washing and scouring preparations, and other productsCandles 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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