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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 | Oct 2016

Sweet success: Product innovation and increasing online accessibility drive demand

The Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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). Steady demand from image-conscious consumers has helped the industry grow since 2011-12. Industry revenue is expected to dampen in the current year, decreasing by 2.5% as consumer confidence, and subsequently spending, looks to fall following the outcome of the EU referendum result, which has caused widespread uncertainty. This is likely to reduce demand for industry products, particularly in the luxury segment... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

One of the defining characteristics of the UK Perfume and Cosmetics Wholesaling industry is its fragmentation, which is demonstrated by the existence of many very small firms. According to ONS figures, 84.4% of perfume and cosmetics wholesalers employ fewer than 10 people.

The four largest players - L'Oreal, Estee Lauder, Coty and Beiersdorf – are estimated to account for 32.8% of total industry revenue. This means that the industry has a relatively low level of concentration. Over the next five years, market share concentration is likely to increase as major companies introduce new brand campaigns and buy up small innovative companies in order to boost their market share. Fur.. 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

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