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IBISWorld’s Cosmetics, Perfume and Toiletries 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.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cosmetics, Perfume and Toiletries Manufacturing industry manufactures cosmetic and toilet preparation products, including cosmetics, perfumes, deodorants, lotions, creams and hair-care products. The industry is small, accounting for less than 5% of Australia’s Basic Chemical and Chemical Product Manufacturing subdivision. The industry has a high degree of globalisation, reflecting the dominant position global beauty brands command in the downstream retail beauty sector. Many cosmetics and perfumes are imported as fully formulated and packaged products. In 2016-17, imports are estimated to total $2.0 billion, satisfying just under three-quarters of domestic demand and highlighting the strong role of imports in the industry...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry has moderate capital intensity, with $6.70 spent on labour for every dollar spent on capital. This reflects the general nature of the chemical manufacturing sector, which requires expensive manufacturing plants for production and the use of world-class machinery in many of its activities. High-end industry operators need relatively high levels of fixed capital to produce quality cosmetics, fragrances, and beauty and hair-care products. Larger operators also tend to be more capital intensive, particularly those that rely on economies of scale in the production of mass-market products. In this instance, the manufacturing process is semi-automated, reflecting the type of technology used. Emp..

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What is the Cosmetics, Perfume and Toiletries Manufacturing Industry?

Industry companies manufacture cosmetic and toilet preparation products. Key products include cosmetics, perfumes (natural and synthetic), deodorants, lotions, creams and hair-care products. Raw materials are sourced from other chemical manufacturing industries. The finished products are then sold at various retail outlets, including supermarkets, department stores, specialty cosmetics stores and pharmacies.

Industry Products
Hair-care products
Personal-care products
Perfumes and fragrances
Beauty, make-up and skincare products
Industry Activities
Personal care products
Cosmetics and beauty products
Hair-care products
Perfume and fragrances

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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