Representing roughly 5.5% of Australia's overall chemical production industry by revenue, the Australian Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry has a long and varied history. The industry forms part of Australia's formulated hygiene, cosmetic and specialty products sector, which has an economic footprint worth $10.0 billion in annual retail sales (according to industry body Accord Australasia Ltd).
Industry products are designed and formulated using simple chemistry, but the industry itself is dynamic and characterised by strong product innovation as manufacturers compete to retain consumer interest.
This industry manufactures various cleaning products including soap products and other detergents, surface-active agents, polishes and specialty cleaning preparations. It is involved in the manufacture of products such as disinfectants, toothpaste, denture cleaners, glycerine and candles. The products are then sold to downstream industrial users, and to the household and commercial market segments.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.