Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: 2.7%

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 y...
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Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The industry is projected to modestly expand its revenue over the next five years, partly constrained by the saturated and competitive nature of the soap and cleaning compound market. Revenue is forecast to grow at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X.X billion. The continued introduction of higher value specialty surfactants and sustainable cleaning products is forecast to drive revenue growth, although deflationary price pressures and other challenges are likely to offset the full benefits associated with these products. The industry has contended with numerous challenges over the past five years, including volatile raw material costs, changes in the product value chain, consolidation (from upstream suppliers and downstream...
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Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $2bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 444
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 3,467

Biggest companies in the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia industry include Unilever Australia Group Pty Ltd and Huntsman Corporation Australia Pty Limited.

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What is Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

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 and Services

  • 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 manufacturing
  • Surface-active agent manufacturing
  • Laundry products manufacturing
  • Soap and soap based product manufacturing
  • Oral hygiene product manufacturing
  • Dishwashing detergent manufacturing
  • Glycerine manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

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.

Main Activities

  • Polish, cream and wax manufacturing
  • Surface-active agent manufacturing
  • Laundry products manufacturing
  • Soap and soap based product manufacturing
  • Oral hygiene product manufacturing
  • Dishwashing detergent manufacturing
  • Glycerine manufacturing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Ethical consumerism trends and increasing concerns related to the environmental impact of certain detergents and surfactants influence the industry. Some ...
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Public concern over environmental issues
Demand from manufacturing
World price of crude oil
Real household disposable income

Current Performance

Profitability constraints
Industry consolidation
International trade
Sustainable consumption
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Environmental concerns and sustainability
 Table: Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Department Stores in Australia
Accommodation and Food Services
Laundry and Dry-Cleaning Services in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Synthetic and Natural Textile Manufacturing in Australia
Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling in Australia
Pharmacies in Australia
Cosmetic and Toiletry Retailing in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Australia
Adhesive Manufacturing in Australia
Packaging Services in Australia



Products & Services

The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry manufactures cleaning agents, disinfectants, bleaches, polishes and oral hygiene products. New produ...
Industrial and institutional users
Export markets




Demand Determinants

Some of the key industry demand determinants are product development and marketing. Industry players are spending increasing sums on developing and market...
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Major Markets

Industrial and institutional users
Export markets





 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry displays low industry concentration, with the largest four players accounting for less than 40% of i...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Unilever Australia Group Pty Ltd is a subsidiary of the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods group Unilever plc, a leading global manufacturer of packaged consumer ...
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Unilever Australia

 Table: Unilever Australia - financial performance

Huntsman Corporation

 Table: Huntsman Corporation - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry has a low level of capital intensity. This is despite the highly automated nature of industry produc...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Industry Major Players
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  • Profitability Analysis
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  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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