Crawling slowly: Increases in disposable income and the number of births will aid struggling revenue

Static product prices and key demographic variables have harmed the Diaper Manufacturing industry over the five years to 2017. Growth in the number of children has not been sufficient to compensate for stagnant prices. According to the latest available data from the Census, the number of children aged nine and younger is anticipated to remain relatively steady over the five-year period. Since the industry is dominated by two major players, Procter and Gamble and Kimberly-Clark, these two players' scales and distribution capabilities increasing the industry's barriers to success substantially. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to benefit from increasing per capita disposable income and improvements in equity markets...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Mounting focus among the largest operators on the high-end diaper market will increase profitability
  • The cost and environmental advantages of cloth diapers have yet to outweigh the convenience of disposable products
  • The industry’s major players have extensive operations overseas
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Diaper Manufacturing industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, with an estimated 68.9% of the market being held by the top four producers in 2017. Although major disposable diaper and sanitary product manufactures Procter and Gamble and Kimberly-Clark largely dominate the industry, other midlevel chains, including Domtar Corporation, have shown a growing level of acquisition activity over the five years to 2017. In general, domestic producers of diapers do not experience any substantial threats from foreign manufacturers due to the costs associated with shipping diapers overseas. In addition, major competition from new entrants is limited by the aggressive advertising campaigns and widespread brand recognition that exists among the industry's customers. Pro...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Diaper Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Use of the most efficient work practices
  • Ability to provide goods/services in diverse locations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of children aged nine and younger and Number of adults aged 65 and older in the Diaper Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Number of children aged nine and younger
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Number of births
  • Price of plastic materials and resin

  • Current Performance
  • Demand, price and profit trends
  • Disposable versus reusable
  • Dominance of two players
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trade and emerging market supply trends
  • Industry structure and focus on diaper performance
  • Table: Diaper Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Wood Pulp Mills

  • Products & Services
  • Disposable diapers
  • Adult diapers
  • Training pants
  • Cloth diapers
  • Chart: Diaper Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Current demographics
  • Consumers prefer disposables
  • Income growth

  • Major Markets
  • Adults aged 65 and older
  • Parents aged 20 to 24
  • Parents aged 25-29
  • Parents aged 30-34
  • Parents aged 20 and under
  • Parents aged 35 and older
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Diaper Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Diaper Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    The Procter & Gamble Company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation,
  • Table: The Procter & Gamble Company - financial performance
  • Table: Kimberly-Clark Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Diaper 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 Diaper 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)
  • Number of Children Aged Nine and Younger (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Absorbent Center
  • Contains wood pulp and super-absorbent polymers and has allowed diapers to become both thinner and more effective.
  • Bicomponent Fiber
  • A fiber made of two polymers having slightly different physical properties. Bicomponent fiber aids in the creation of an extremely soft and functional product.
  • Polyethylene Film
  • A thin continuous material often serving as a liquid barrier for absorbent products.
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