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Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1851 | Oct 2016

Cleaned up: Competition and sustainability concerns are driving industry reforms

IBISWorld’s Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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. A stream of enhanced, repackaged, reformulated and eco-ethical products have been introduced over the past five years. These introductions 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 cheaper Asian countries. However, the industry is now recovering as conditions stabilise... purchase to read more

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 invest in new technologies designed to manufacture a variety of products in either bar, powder or liquid form.

Staff employed in the industry perform a range of activities, from simple manual tasks to 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 $9.06 on labour in 2016-17... purchase to read more


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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 to household and commercial markets.

Industry Products
SurfactantsOral hygiene productsCleaning polishes, creams and waxesSoaps and detergentsOther cleaning products
Industry Activities
Candle and taperPolish, cream and waxSurface-active agent Scouring compoundsSoap and soap based productOral hygiene product

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