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Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling in the UK: Market Research Report

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Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Market Research Report | SIC G46.450 | Jun 2017

Strong ascent: Revenue has expanded as consumers have become more image-conscious

IBISWorld’s Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Coty UK Ltd Coty UK Ltd  market share
Estee Lauder Companies Inc. Estee Lauder Companies Inc. market share
L'Oreal (UK) Ltd L'Oreal (UK) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand for luxury products is likely to decline in 2017-18 due to falling consumer confidence
  • Colour cosmetics are expected to outperform other industry products in the current year
  • Increasing global tourism will allow operators to capitalise on demand from holidaymakers
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Perfume and Cosmetics Wholesaling industry distribute cosmetics, perfumes, soaps and other toiletries to department stores, pharmacies, supermarkets and speciality retailers. The industry plays an essential role in distributing a variety of goods to the downstream Cosmetics and Toiletries Retailers industry (IBISWorld report G47.750). Strong demand from image-conscious consumers has helped the industry grow over the past five years. However, revenue is expected to decline by 4.1% in the current year as consumer confidence, and subsequently spending, is expected to fall owing to the uncertainty surrounding Britain's exit from the European Union, which has resulted in price inflation due to the low exchange rate... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the Perfume and Cosmetics Wholesaling industry are moderate. New entrants have to overcome capital costs by investing in buildings and information systems to establish effective distribution and wholesaling processes. Since there are already a number of large players that have efficient systems in place, it can be difficult for new firms to compete. New entrants must also ensure that the products they sell comply with regulations governing permitted ingredients.

The existence of well-established and vertically integrated operators that also operate at the manufacturing and retail level of the supply chain will act as a barrier to success. Suc.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Access to niche markets
  • Production of goods currently favoured by the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from department stores and Real household disposable income in the Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry?

    Operators in the industry wholesale and distribute perfumes, cosmetic products, soaps and other toiletries. A range of distribution channels are used in order to target different consumer groups.

    Industry Products
    Skincare productsHaircare productsCosmeticsFragrances and perfumesToiletries
    Industry Activities
    Wholesaling perfumes and fragrancesWholesaling cosmetics and beauty productsWholesaling soaps and other toiletries

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from department stores
  • Real household disposable income
  • Demand from cosmetics and toiletries retailers
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Looking pretty
  • Catering to consumer markets
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A demographic boost
  • Innovation and distribution
  • Online society
  • Table: Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets
  • Department Stores
  • Dispensing Chemists
  • Cosmetics & Toiletries Retailers
  • Hairdressing & Beauty Treatment
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Perfume & Cosmetics Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Toiletries
  • Skincare products
  • Fragrances and perfumes
  • Cosmetics
  • Haircare products
  • Chart: Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Pharmacies
  • Supermarkets
  • Department stores
  • Other
  • Specialist retailers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Advertising and marketing
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    L'Oreal (UK) Ltd
    Estee Lauder Cosmetics Ltd
    Coty UK Ltd
  • Table: L'Oreal (UK) Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Estee Lauder Cosmetics Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Coty UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A cosmetic product that is claimed to have or has medicinal properties.
  • Cosmetics
  • Substances used to enhance the appearance or the body, particularly the face.
  • Perfumes
  • A mixture of fragrant essential oils and aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents designed to give a pleasing smell.
  • Toiletries
  • Also known as personal-care items, these are consumer products designed for beautification and personal hygiene.
  • Travel Retail
  • A term that commonly refers to sales made in travel environments where customers require proof of travel to access the commercial area.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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