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Sanitary Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

The barriers to entering the industry are moderate. They include start-up capital requirements, brand loyalty and compliance with environmental regulations. Start-up capital will depend on the size of the operations, but each business will need machinery and equipment for the production process, which can be costly. Securing finance could also pose a problem for a new entrant, especially if credit markets are tight or if success expectations are low. This is a declining industry with strong competition, which could be deemed too risky by many financial institutions.

The high level of environmental regulation in the industry can be a large barrier for prospective new entrants. Com.. 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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