Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
In 2011, the total cosmetics and toiletries (C&T) market in Great Britain was worth over £8.0 billion at the retail level. However at the manufacturing level, the industry is considerably smaller, reflecting in part the global nature of the industry and the dominance of established global players. This is reflected in the dominant role that international trade plays in the UK Perfume and Cosmetics Manufacturing industry.
In line with its mature status, the industry has consolidated over the past five years, with several players leaving the industry. Other global players have sought to close down UK manufacturing facilities due to intensifying international competitive pressures, as players from new geographic markets have entered the international arena... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
At the downstream retail level, skincare products are the largest product segment, followed by haircare products, colour cosmetics and fragrances. Together these four product segments account for roughly three quarters of all C&T sales.
However, at the manufacturing level, the proportions are slightly different, which reflects the reliance on various imported product, particularly fragrances. For example, in this instance fragrances account for 4.0% of product sales. In recent years, manufacturers have relied more on dedicated production facilities, which specialise in limited product groups that are then used to supply their entire global operations... purchase to read more