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Soap & Detergent Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.411 | Mar 2017

Washed out: Revenue is expected to decline, despite a boost to exports in the current year

The Soap & Detergent Manufacturing 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Procter & Gamble Product Supply UK Ltd Procter & Gamble Product Supply UK Ltd market share
Unilever plc Unilever plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Soap and Detergent Manufacturing industry is a dynamic one, characterised by strong product innovation as manufacturers compete to retain consumer interest. A continuous stream of new, enhanced, repackaged, reformulated and eco-ethical products have been introduced over the past five years, a trend that is expected to continue over the coming five years. According to the International Association for Soaps, Detergents and Maintenance Products (AISE), innovation is a key driver for the industry. Over the past five years, there have been a number of technological breakthroughs in formulations, product ingredients and production processes for products used in both mass and niche markets... purchase to read more

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While barriers to entry are moderate overall, they can vary considerably between product segments. The existence of niche segments, such as eco-friendly household products, can also cause differences in the barriers to entry in different segments. However, the existing manufacturers, many of which are multinational organisations that have a well-established stake in the market, have extensive promotional resources and established brand names they can use when competing for shelf space. For example, in 2013, Procter & Gamble was Britain's second largest advertiser in terms of advertising spend, and spent over £177 million across a number of industries and product segments. Unilever was in fourth position.

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What is the Soap & Detergent Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture various surfactant products including soap, washing powder, dishwasher detergent, textile softener and crude glycerol. The products are then sold to downstream industrial, commercial and household users.

Industry Products
Laundry productsDishwashing productsSurface cleaning productsSoapSurface-active agents
Industry Activities
Organic surface-active agentManufacturing paper, wadding or felt coated with soap or detergentCrude glycerolSoapSurface-active preparation

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