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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 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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

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The top two players in the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry account for just under 40.0% of all industry sales, which reflects the dominance of global players. Overall, the top four players within the industry account for just over 45.0% of all sales, suggesting that the industry has a medium level of market share concentration. This has gradually increased over the past decade, following a spate of acquisitions and the closure of various facilities. These trends are expected to continue in the foreseeable future, which means the level of market share concentration will gradually increase.

Within individual product segments, concentration levels may be considerably higher, especially at the downstream retail level... 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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