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Sanitary Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Sanitary Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C17.220 | May 2016

Paper thin: Difficult operating conditions have depressed revenue and encouraged offshoring

IBISWorld’s Sanitary Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Kimberly-Clark Limited Kimberly-Clark Limited market share
SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd market share
Sofidel SpA Sofidel SpA market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Sanitary Product Manufacturing industry converts paper stock into paper sanitary products such as toilet paper, facial tissue and tampons. The industry is gripped by a long-term trend of decline, demonstrated by falling revenue, deteriorating profit margins and rising import competition. Import competition is partly rising because many companies are moving their production overseas to take advantage of lower production costs. Nevertheless, strong economic conditions and a healthy consumer backdrop fuelled temporary industry revenue growth over the two years through 2014-15. Since then, however, the industry has declined once again, Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.5% over the five years through 2016-17 to £2.4... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The North West

The North West has the highest proportion of industry establishments, accounting for 20% of industry manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom. Manufacturing in general has traditionally held a strong presence in this region due to its high population density and previously established facilities and production networks. However, the region is not near large forestlands or the Forestry and Logging industry, thus increasing the cost of transporting the main inputs.

The East Midlands

The East Midlands accounts for 15.6% of industry establishments, outweighing its 7.2% share of UK population. The Midlands in general is a traditional manufacturing hub and has many previously established facilities and production networks. The.. purchase to read more


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What is the Sanitary Product Manufacturing Industry?

Industry operators convert sanitary paper stock, wadding, pulp or paper into sanitary products such as facial tissues, handkerchiefs, table napkins, kitchen towels, toilet paper, disposable nappies, sanitary towels and tampons. The final products are sold to wholesalers for distribution, straight to retailers or directly to large commercial customers.

Industry Products
Personal-care productsToilet paperPaper tablewareFacial tissues and handkerchiefsPaper towels
Industry Activities
Manufacturing disposable nappies, sanitary and incontinence pads and tamponsManufacturing facial tissues, paper towels, hand towels, toilet paper, table napkins and other tissue productsManufacturing paper cups, dishes and trays

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