Squeaky green: Environmental concerns have prompted manufacturers to focus on sustainability

The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry forms part of Australia's formulated hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products sector, worth nearly $10 billion in annual retail sales. The industry is dynamic and characterised by strong product innovation, as manufacturers compete to retain consumer interest. Firms have introduced a stream of enhanced, repackaged, reformulated and environmentally friendly products over the past five years. These products 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 countries with lower operating costs...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 14-19
2.8%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
3,494
Businesses
368

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Competition among major players will lead 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 - Industry Products Chapter

    The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry manufactures cleaning agents, disinfectants, bleaches and oral hygiene products. New products and line extensions have been frequently rolled out over the past five years, partly driven by industry competition. Industry firms have increasingly emphasised innovative products based on new ingredients and greener materials. This emphasis has contributed to a continued stream of new, enhanced, repackaged, reformulated and environmentally friendly products, and this trend is expected to continue over the next five years.Soap and soap-based productsSoap and soap-based products make up the largest product segment at an estimated 24.0% of revenue. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Economies of scale
  • Having marketing expertise
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public concerns 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, glycerine and candles. The products are then sold to downstream industrial users, and household and commercial markets.

    Industry Products
  • Surface cleaning, washing and degreasing preparations
  • Oral hygiene products
  • Cleaning polishes, creams and waxes
  • Soap and soap-based products
  • Other cleaning products
  • Laundry bleach and disinfectants
  • Laundry detergent and other surfactants
  • 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public concerns 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
  • Soap and soap-based products
  • Surface cleaning, washing and degreasing preparations
  • Laundry bleach and disinfectants
  • Oral hygiene products
  • Laundry detergent and other surfactants
  • Cleaning polishes, creams and waxes
  • Other cleaning products
  • 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
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • 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 (Holdings) Proprietary Limited, Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Unilever Australia (Holdings) Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Colgate-Palmolive Pty Ltd - 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
    Includes:
  • 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)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Detergent
  • 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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