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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.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry forms part of Australia's formulated hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products sector, worth nearly $10.0 billion in annual retail sales. The industry is dynamic and characterised by strong product innovation, as manufacturers compete to retain consumer interest. A stream of enhanced, repackaged, reformulated and eco-ethical products have been introduced over the past five years. These introductions have helped offset falling revenue in older product categories. The industry contracted significantly between 2010-11 and 2013-14, as former key players moved manufacturing facilities offshore to cheaper Asian countries. However, the industry is now recovering as conditions stabilise...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry displays low industry concentration, with the largest four players accounting for less than 40.0% of all industry revenue. The low level of concentration is due to the industry's numerous smaller players. Over 80.0% of industry enterprises generate under $2.0 million in annual revenue. The low concentration also marks the industry's involvement in distinct product categories, including the production of raw material inputs for industrial applications, cleaning products for commercial purposes and finished consumer products for the retail sector.

Nevertheless, industry concentration has gradually increased over the past decade, following a spate of acquisitions and the closure of various facilities. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry?

Industry companies manufacture various cleaning products, including soaps, detergents, surfactants, polishes and specialty cleaning preparations. Operators also manufacture products such as disinfectants, toothpaste, denture cleaners, glycerine and candles. The products are then sold to downstream industrial users and to household and commercial markets.

Industry Products
Oral hygiene products
Cleaning polishes, creams and waxes
Soaps and detergents
Other cleaning products
Industry Activities
Candle and taper
Polish, cream and wax
Surface-active agent
Scouring compounds
Soap and soap based product
Oral hygiene product

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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