Scrubbing up: An expanding population and product innovation support marginal growth

The Soap and Detergent Manufacturing industry is characterised by strong product innovation as manufacturers compete to retain consumer interest. A continuous stream of new, enhanced, repackaged, reformulated and eco-ethical products have been introduced over the past five years, a trend that is expected to continue over the coming five years. According to the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products, innovation is a key driver for the industry. Over the past five years, there have been a number of technological breakthroughs in formulations, product ingredients and production processes for products used in both mass and niche more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The development of environmentally friendly products has characterised the industry
  • Manufacturers have targeted overseas markets in an attempt to offset sluggish domestic demand
  • Major companies are likely to focus on a few core products while expanding their geographic reach
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The industry’s history is long and varied, with some of the original plants dating back to the early 20th century. Following a gradual period of consolidation, the majority of soap and detergent manufacturing output is now based mostly around a number of large facilities located in industrialised areas. There are also a number of smaller facilities operated by niche players producing for more specialised markets, which are more evenly spread throughout the United Kingdom.The North West The industry displays a very mild degree of geographic concentration centred on the North West and the South East. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Having marketing expertise
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population and Public concern over environmental issues in the Soap & Detergent Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry manufacture various surfactant products including soap, washing powder, dishwasher detergent, textile softener and crude glycerol. The products are then sold to downstream industrial, commercial and household users.

    Industry Products
  • Laundry products
  • Dishwashing products
  • Surface cleaning products
  • Soaps
  • Surface-active agents
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing organic surface-active agent
  • Manufacturing paper, wadding or felt coated with soap or detergent
  • Manufacturing crude glycerol
  • Manufacturing soap
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Real household disposable income
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Shifting production
  • Profit performance
  • Emerging economies
  • Cleaning up the environment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Clean conscience
  • Industry composition
  • Manufacturing processes and regulatory conditions
  • Ethical consumerism
  • Table: Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Hotels
  • Dry-Cleaning & Other Cleaning Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Oil & Fat Production
  • Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Refining

  • Products & Services
  • Laundry products
  • Soaps
  • Surface-active agents
  • Other
  • Surface cleaning products
  • Dishwashing products
  • Chart: Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Industrial and institutional firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soap & Detergent Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Unilever UK Limited, Procter & Gamble Product Supply UK Ltd,
  • Table: Unilever UK Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Procter & Gamble Product Supply UK Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soap & Detergent 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 & Detergent Manufacturing Industry
  • 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
  • A material intended to assist cleaning. The term can be used to differentiate between soaps and other surfactants used for cleaning.
  • Ethical Consumerism
  • The practice of purchasing products and services produced in a way that minimises social and/or environmental damage.
  • Surfactant
  • Surface-active agents or wetting agents lower the surface tension of a liquid.
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