Pure cotton: Thriving demand for cotton products will support steady industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising international demand for personal-care cotton products has supported growth in US production
  • The industry has grown at a subdued rate due to limited change within the industry
  • Thriving demand from consumers domestically and abroad will support rising sales

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing industry's diversified markets between businesses and consumers have helped the industry avoid volatility in response to movements in corporate and consumer spending. Over the next five years, the industry is expected to grow at a slightly faster pace than the previous five-year period, as consumer spending increases and as the projected price of cotton reverses its previous downward trend. In addition, an expected increase in per capita disposable income over the period will encourage consumers to purchase specialized facial wipes and make-up removal pads that are priced at a premium for their enhanced design, or organic materials...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Barriers to entry in the Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing industry are medium and steady. Established manufacturers can pose a barrier to potential entrants because of the cost savings associated with economies of scope and scale. These companies can also negotiate large promotional contracts with retailers, enabling them to obtain prime shelf placement. Additionally, well-established brand names, such as US Cotton's Swisspers and Unilever's Q-tips, poses another barrier to entry for new companies.

    Generally, new entrants compete for licensing or private-label contracts to manufacture goods for large retailers. For new entrants, obtaining such a contract is of the utmost importance. Opening and operating a manufacturing facility requires a significant amount of capital. Aut..

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    Additional Insights for the Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Having a large supply contract
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of cotton and Consumer spending in the Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry comprises operators that manufacture personal care and beauty products that are primarily made of cotton. Products include but are not limited to cotton swabs, cotton balls and facial wipes. This industry also includes surgical cotton products, both sterile and nonsterile.

    Industry Products
    Cotton swabs
    Cotton balls
    Facial wipes and pads
    Other cotton products
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing cotton balls, swabs and facial pads
    Manufacturing cosmetic cotton products with added skin treatments

    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
  • World price of cotton
  • Consumer spending
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • A competitive market
  • Challenges shave off revenue
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer market trends
  • Responding to change
  • Table: Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling
  • Pharmacies & Drug Stores
  • Beauty, Cosmetics & Fragrance Stores
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Cotton Farming
  • Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Cotton swabs
  • Facial wipes and pads
  • Cotton balls
  • Other cotton products
  • Chart: Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Input price fluctuations
  • Consumer spending habits

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Cotton Personal-Care Product 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
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    US Cotton LLCJohnson & JohnsonUnilever
  • Table: US Cotton LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Johnson & Johnson - financial performance
  • Table: Unilever - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Cotton Personal-Care Product 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 Cotton Personal-Care Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World price of cotton (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Cotton Swab
  • A small wad of cotton wrapped around one or both ends of a short rod, usually made of either wood, rolled paper or plastic.
  • Organic
  • An accreditation given to producers of agricultural goods free of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and other chemical inputs.
  • Rayon
  • A manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber used as an alternative to natural fibers like cotton.
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