Cleaning up: Many firms have altered products to tap into consumer environmental trends

The Soap and Detergent Manufacturing industry is characterised by strong product innovation as manufacturers contend with intense competition from overseas manufacturers. Operators have repackaged and reformulated their product lines over the past five years, in order to keep pace with changing consumer preferences and growing environmental concerns. This trend is expected to continue over the coming five years, with the rise in ethical consumerism acting as a key driver of change. A growing population and generally rising real household disposable income have supported an increase in domestic demand, however, the effect of this on revenue has been mitigated by the high level of import penetration...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£1.6bn
Annual Growth 14-19
0.3%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
8,208
Businesses
152

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has returned to growth over the period, benefiting from a surge in exports
  • The industry has had to focus on product development to meet developing consumer expectations regarding the environment
  • Consolidation is expected to be an increasingly important trend over the coming five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Soap and Detergent Manufacturing industry is currently in the mature phase of its life cycle. Over the 10 years through 2023-24, industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to GDP, is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.3%. Meanwhile, the economy is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.7% over the same period. This suggests that the industry is expected to grow at a similar rate to the UK economy, indicative of an industry in the mature stage of its life cycle.The number of companies operating in the industry has remained relatively stable in recent years, as the effects of merger and acquisition activity has been countered by the entrance of new niche operators into the market. Mor...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's in this report

    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
  • Changing trends
  • Cleaning up the environment
  • International trade
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Ethical consumerism
  • Industry composition
  • Future uncertainties
  • 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
    Includes:
  • 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
    Detergent
  • 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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