Squeaky clean: The Ebola scare spurred domestic and export demand growth

IBISWorld’s Hand Sanitizer 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

  • Heightened interest in hand sanitizers has expanded competition among producers
  • Manufacturers have benefited from a greater interest in healthy lifestyles
  • Consumer interest in healthy-living trends will continue to drive growth

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    As total health expenditure in the United States has risen over the past five years and the fears of a potential Ebola outbreak spurred consumer interest in disinfectant products throughout 2014 and 2015, the Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing industry has experienced strong growth. The next five years will bring slower revenue growth for the industry. Disease outbreaks cannot be forecast and, in general, are not expected over the period, limiting the industry's potential for growth. Moreover, the market for hand sanitizers will likely continue to saturate, offering finite room for industry growth...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The big stay big

    It is relatively easy to launch a small hand sanitizer manufacturing company because the technological skills and financial resources required are not substantial. Additionally, the ingredients used to produce hand sanitizers are common and relatively easy to gain access to. As a result, operators are more willing to risk entering the industry because they can easily liquidate their inventories and assets if the venture fails. Also, although costs related to marketing and distribution are potentially significant, they can be kept to a minimum if there are enough retailers in the area where products are sold.

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    Additional Insights for the Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Having marketing expertise
  • Ensuring pricing policy is appropriate
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total health expenditure and Per capita disposable income in the Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures hand sanitizers in a variety of forms, including gel, foam, wipes and liquid. Hand sanitizers and hand antiseptics offer alternatives to hand washing with soap and water.

    Industry Products
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing hand sanitizers
    Packaging hand sanitizers

    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
  • Total health expenditure
  • Per capita disposable income
  • World price of crude oil
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Heightened health consciousness and convenience
  • Competitive edge
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • A continued focus on health
  • Product segment gains
  • Table: Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Pharmacies & Drug Stores
  • Hospitals
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Gels
  • Foams
  • Wipes
  • Sprays
  • Chart: Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Health consciousness and disease outbreaks
  • Aging population slows population growth
  • New products on the same shelves
  • Consumers cut back

  • Major Markets
  • Supermarkets and mass merchandisers
  • Independent retailers
  • Healthcare providers
  • Food service establishments
  • Schools and other establishments
  • Convenience stores
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Hand Sanitizer Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Key methods of competition
  • Intense competition in a mature market

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Vi-Jon IndustriesGojo Industries, Inc.
  • Table: Vi-Jon Industries - financial performance
  • Table: Gojo Industries, Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Hand Sanitizer 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 Hand Sanitizer 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)
  • Total health expenditure (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Benzalkonium Chloride
  • A mixture of the chlorides of various organic compounds having a benzene ring attached to an ammoniated alkane; it is commonly used as a detergent, fungicide and bactericide.
  • H1n1
  • An influenza virus that was the most common cause of human influenza in 2009, causing about 17,000 deaths worldwide by the start of 2010.
  • Pandemic
  • An epidemic of infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region.
  • Private Label
  • Products sold as the house brand of a particular supermarket or retail chain, rather than the specific manufacturer.
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