Clean slate: Competition and environmental awareness are encouraging innovation

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. 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 Asian countries with lower operating costs. However, the industry is recovering as conditions more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

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 Investment Chapter

    The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry has a low level of capital intensity. This is despite the highly automated nature of industry production processes. These processes have become increasingly capital-intensive in recent years, as industry participants have invested in new technologies to manufacture a variety of products in bar, powder and liquid forms.Staff employed in the industry perform a range of activities, including simple manual tasks and operating high-tech production lines. Wage costs have increased at a faster rate than revenue over the past five years, causing wages to increase as a proportion of revenue. For every dollar spent on capital costs, the industry is expected to spend $9.00 on labour in 2017-18...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
  • Ability to control total supply on market
  • 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 users
  • Commercial 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 (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
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • 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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