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