Squeaky clean: Higher disposable income will enable customers to purchase more high-cost products

The Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry in Canada has expanded over the past five years, despite increased import competition from foreign manufacturers and declining crude oil prices, which forced many operators to reduce their selling prices to remain competitive. Instead, industry operators have benefited from growth in the Canadian population, which increased demand for industry products from everyday households. This development was bolstered by overall growth in the Canadian economy, which resulted in rising levels of disposable income, among other improving consumer conditions. In turn, these trends enabled consumers to purchase relatively expensive, high-margin soaps and cleaning compounds, supporting revenue growth and boosting industry profit margins...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry operators have benefited from growth in the Canadian population
  • Despite declining oil prices, industry purchase costs have increased
  • Remaining competitive in a mature market will be a key issue for industry operators
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    While it is relatively easy to launch a small soap manufacturing company because the technological skills and financial resources required are not substantial, the market is highly saturated. As a result, barriers to entry are moderate due to a few large industry operators holding significant market share; these industry behemoths have economies of scale, which enables them to lower prices by securing favourable supply-side contracts. Furthermore, costs related to marketing and distribution are potentially significant, and operators need to heavily invest in developing brand-name awareness in the saturated market. Strong brands and high-volume production facilities give existing players a competitive advantage over new entrants, which may be a significant barrier...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Economies of scale
  • Generate brand loyalty
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Demand from full-service restaurants in the Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry produce substances that loosen and remove soil from a surface to maintain personal hygiene, sanitization, clean clothes, linens and furnishings. This industry does not include manufacturers of synthetic glycerin, industrial bleaches or shampoos.

    Industry Products
  • Commercial and industrial soaps and detergents
  • Household detergents
  • Household soaps, excluding specialty cleaners
  • Toothpaste and related products
  • Industry Activities
  • Preparing, and packaging cleaning compounds
  • Manufacturing and packaging soap
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Demand from full-service restaurants
  • Demand from hotels and motels
  • Demand from janitorial services
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Population

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue drivers
  • Industry profit
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue gains
  • International trade
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Convenience Stores in Canada
  • Janitorial Services in Canada
  • Accommodation and Food Services In Canada
  • Dry Cleaners in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Commercial and industrial soaps and detergents
  • Household detergents
  • Household soaps, excluding specialty cleaners
  • Toothpaste and related products
  • Other
  • Chart: Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Population growth
  • Developing new products
  • Consumer purchasing behaviour

  • Major Markets
  • Exports to the United States
  • Supermarkets and mass merchants
  • Independent retailers
  • Food service establishments
  • Healthcare providers
  • Lodging establishments
  • Other exports
  • Convenience stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Procter & Gamble Company, Ecolab Inc.,
  • Table: The Procter & Gamble Company - financial performance
  • Table: Ecolab Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Soap & Cleaning Compound Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per Capita Disposable Income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A synthetic cleaning agent containing surfactants that do not precipitate in hard water and have the ability to emulsify oil and suspend dirt.
  • Private Label
  • A brand owned by a retailer or supplier whose goods are produced by a contract manufacturer, but sold under the retailer or supplier's label.
  • Soap
  • An anionic surfactant used in conjunction with water for washing and cleaning. Soaps are produced from the hydrolysis of fats in a chemical reaction called saponification.
  • Surfactant
  • A wetting agent that lowers the surface tension of a liquid, thereby enabling easier spreading; the actual word is a blend of surface active agent.
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