The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Cosmetics Manufacturing global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
Coty $x.xlock
L'Oreal SA $x.xlock
Unilever $x.xlock
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Operators have responded to changing consumer preferences by introducing and reformulating popular products
  • The recovering global economy has accelerated demand for discretionary cosmetics and beauty products
  • Western Europe and North America have long been the industry's largest markets
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Although the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing industry is mature in most developed markets, it is also dynamic and exhibits a high degree of innovation, particularly within luxury and prestige product lines. However, less discretionary products also make up a significant portion of total industry revenue, providing a stable basis for consistent revenue growth. Global per capita disposable income has risen over the five years to 2017, and demand for pricey cosmetics and hair-care products has grown accordingly, particularly in emerging markets. As a result, profit is on the rise, and global industry revenue is expected to increase over the five years to 2017...

    Industry SWOT Analysis

    The Global Cosmetics Manufacturing industry is in a mature phase of its life cycle. Its contribution to the global economy, as measured by its industry value added (IVA), is steady, forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 3.0% over the 10 years to 2022. Meanwhile, global GDP is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 2.9% over the same period. The industry is growing in line with the general economy, which is typically indicative of an industry in its mature life cycle stage.

    The existence of large, multinational players in the industry poses a legitimate barrier to entry for new participants, limiting significant industry expansion. Moreover, capital investments for new operators can be high, which enables major players to dominate their fields. New..

    Additional Insights for the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry are

  • Production of premium goods or services
  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Access to niche markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global per capita income and World price of crude oil in the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry prepares, blends, compounds and packages toilet preparations and personal-care products, including perfumes and fragrances, hair-care, makeup, oral-care, personal hygiene and skincare products. Players in this industry are large multinational organizations that operate around the globe. Industry products are predominantly sold in downstream grocery, mass merchandisers and specialty retail stores.

    Industry Products
    Hair care
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing perfume
    Manufacturing shaving cream, shaving preparations and after shave lotion
    Manufacturing shampoo and conditioner
    Manufacturing sunscreen
    Manufacturing bath salts and talcum powder
    Manufacturing hand and face cream or lotion
    Manufacturing deodorant
    Manufacturing depilatories
    Manufacturing eye shadow, mascara, face powder and lipstick
    Manufacturing nail-care preparations and nail polish

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global per capita income
  • World price of crude oil
  • GDP of the BRIC nations
  • Global research and development funding

  • Current Performance
  • Prestige drives growth
  • Green and clean
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Established geographies
  • Emerging markets
  • Costs and profitability
  • Table: Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Global Department Stores and General Merchandise Stores
  • Global Supermarkets

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Basic Inorganic Chemicals Manufacturing
  • Global Basic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing
  • Global Petrochemicals Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Skincare
  • Hair care
  • Makeup
  • Fragrances
  • Other
  • Chart: Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Other
  • Grocery stores and supermarkets
  • Specialty stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Department stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages and depreciation
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Cosmetics Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Unilever PLCL'Oreal SA Coty Inc.
  • Table: Unilever PLC - financial performance
  • Table: L'Oreal SA - financial performance
  • Table: Coty Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Cosmetics Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World price of crude oil (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Aspirational Shopper
  • Consumers who seek high-end brands but cannot afford them; these consumers often seek to acquire these products on sale or at otherwise more affordable prices (typically in the $300 and under range).
  • Cosmetics
  • Substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body.
  • Generation Y
  • The generational cohort following Generation X, typically defined as individuals who were born in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Natural Cosmetics
  • Cosmetic products containing mineral and plant ingredients.
  • Premiumization
  • A trend wherein companies attempt to increase revenue by offering more enhanced, value-added products, often at a higher price to consumers.
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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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