Down the drain: Industry revenue has fallen over past five years due to higher input costs

The Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing industry is in decline. Increased price and import competition has forced industry revenue down, while rising input prices have also prevented industry growth. As a result, industry revenue is expected to fall 0.9% annualised over the five years through 2016-17, to $2.23 billion. On a positive note, industry revenue is projected to climb 0.3% in 2016-17, due to a rise in real household disposable income supporting demand for sanitary products.

Local producers have focused on domestic markets over the past five years. The high cost of local production has limited the success of exports against cheaper foreign products. Despite a weakening Australian dollar, import penetration has increased over the period...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry production facilities need to be located close to both raw materials and key markets. Areas close to coastal ports in the major capital cities are suitable locations. Almost half of total wood pulp used is estimated to be imported, while the largest distribution networks operate from Melbourne and Sydney. As a result, the majority of industry establishments are situated in New South Wales, followed by Victoria. South Australia and Western Australia are the only other states to maintain a share of industry enterprises, although their shares are relatively low. Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory do not feature any sanitary paper product manufacturing facilities, due to their relative distance from key upstream markets. The..

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Industry Products

What is the Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing Industry?

Industry operators primarily manufacture sanitary paper products including tissues, nappies, napkins, towels and women’s sanitary goods. These products are typically sold to grocery and paper product wholesalers or directly to retailers.

Industry Products
Personal-care products
Sanitary tissues
Baby products
Other paper products
Industry Activities
Disposable nappy (cellulose based)
Tampon (cellulose based)
Manufacturing tissues, paper towels, toilet tissues and paper napkins
Sanitary napkin (cellulose based)

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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