Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Condom Manufacturing industry is experiencing a slow yet steady decline in revenue as foreign producers outcompete local firms. Foreign firms are able to replicate the manufacturing process abroad and benefit from lower input costs, like labor and energy. Additionally, some firms benefit from lower rubber prices by locating condom manufacturing plants near rubber producers in Southeast Asia. As such, IBISWorld estimates that the number of condom manufacturers has decreased at a 4.1% annualized rate to just 31 in 2012.
The Great Recession made markets unstable and resulted in high rubber price volatility, which forced condom manufacturers to increase prices per unit just as disposable income dropped in 2008 and 2009.... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
The Condom Manufacturing industry generally makes three types of products: latex-based condoms, condoms made from other materials, and natural condoms. Each type generally comes in a variety of sizes and textures, and many companies offer sampler packs that include several varieties in one box.
By far, latex condoms represent the vast majority of the industry's products. Latex is a naturally occurring rubber found in plants and trees. Its widespread availability and minimal need for further processing make it a cost-effective solution for condom manufacturers. Trojan, LifeStyles and Durex all produce a wide variety of latex condoms, and Trojan packages its vibrating ring line of products with a latex condom... purchase to read more