Cleaning up: Environmental concerns have prompted companies to focus on sustainability

Strong product innovation has characterised the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry over the past five years, as manufacturers have competed to retain consumer interest. Industry firms have introduced a range of enhanced, repackaged, reformulated and environmentally friendly products over the period. These products have helped offset falling revenue in older product categories, and the exit of former key players that have moved manufacturing facilities offshore to countries with lower operating costs. The industry's operating conditions have been volatile over the past five years, with a revenue contraction in 2016-17 offsetting gains made in 2014-15 and 2015-16. Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.7% over the five years through more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Intense competition among major players has led to the introduction of innovative products
  • Industry operators have increasingly focused on sustainability over the past five years
  • Global soap and detergent markets will continue to consolidate and restructure
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the industry are moderate, although they can vary considerably between segments. For example, the barriers to entry in the household soap segment could differ from those in the detergent segment. The existence of niche segments (such as eco-friendly household products) can also result in differences to entry barriers.Many of the existing industry manufacturers are subsidiaries of large-scale multinational organisations, and are entrenched in the marketplace with well-known brand names and established relations with downstream retailers. These factors give existing manufacturers a significant advantage when competing for shelf space. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing are:

  • Access to niche markets
  • Economies of scale
  • Having marketing expertise
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public concern over environmental issues and Demand from manufacturing in the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    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 and glycerine. The products are then sold to downstream industrial users, and household and commercial markets.

    Industry Products
  • Surface care products
  • Oral hygiene products
  • Soap and soap-based products
  • Glycerine
  • Laundry care products
  • Surface-active agents
  • Dishwashing products
  • Industry Activities
  • Polish, cream and wax
  • Surface-active agent
  • Laundry products
  • Soap and soap based product
  • Oral hygiene product
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Glycerine
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • World price of crude oil
  • Real household disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • A muted recovery
  • Profitability constraints
  • Industry consolidation
  • International trade
  • Sustainable consumption
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Operating environment
  • Environmental concerns and sustainability
  • Table: Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Department Stores
  • Accommodation and Food Services
  • Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores
  • Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing
  • Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Pharmacies
  • Cosmetic and Toiletry Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Packaging Services

  • Products & Services
  • Laundry care products
  • Surface care products
  • Oral hygiene products
  • Dishwashing products
  • Surface-active agents
  • Soap and soap-based products
  • Glycerine
  • Chart: Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Industrial and institutional users
  • Export markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Unilever Australia Group Pty Ltd, Huntsman Corporation Australia Pty Limited,
  • Table: Unilever Australia Group Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Huntsman Corporation Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A material intended to assist cleaning. The term can be used to differentiate between soaps and other surfactants used for cleaning.
  • Soap
  • An anionic surfactant used in conjunction with water for cleaning and washing. Traditionally found in solid bar form but increasingly produced as a liquid.
  • Surfactant
  • Surface acting agents or wetting agents that lower the surface tension of a liquid allowing easier spreading.
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