Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
When disposable income levels dropped during the recession, industry growth slowed, though it never declined. Renewed disposable income and consumers in emerging markets will provide a foundation for solid growth for the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing industry over the five years to 2018... read more
The Global Cosmetics Manufacturing industry has a moderate level of capital intensity, with industry operators spending about $0.31 on capital for every dollar spent on labor. Businesses in this industry need high levels of capital to produce cosmetics, fragrances, and beauty and hair care products. Manufacturing processes are largely automated, which both increases capital intensity (because automated machinery is more expensive) and reduces labor cost (by reducing the need for staff). Staff who are employed in this industry perform a range of activities, from simple manual tasks to operating high-tech production lines.
As industry manufacturers continue to automate and mechanize operations over the next five years, the industry's capital intensity will gradually increase... read more