Bright side: Economic recovery and rising skin cancer rates will underpin industry performance

IBISWorld’s Industry Market Report on Sunscreen Manufacturing is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Ensure due diligence in your research with our strategic analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments; economic, lifestyle and demographic influences; distribution and supply chain factors; and pricing issues.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising incomes and heightened demand from drugstores will brighten industry performance
  • Automation among major players will partially offset employment growth
  • Healthy prospects for sunscreen manufacturers will draw new businesses
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Increasing consumer awareness regarding the dangers of excessive UVA and UVB exposure has worked in the industry's favor by boosting demand for sun-protection products. Therefore, sun-protection products have become increasingly popular over the past five years. The future looks bright for the Sunscreen Manufacturing industry. The industry's performance over the next five years will be underpinned by growing per capita disposable income and heightened demand from drugstores. The proliferation of products such as cosmetics that contain sunscreen, however, will limit growth.

    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Sunscreen Manufacturing industry develops, blends, compounds, packages and markets topical creams, sprays and lotions that protect the skin from the sun’s rays. Increasing consumer awareness regarding the dangers of excessive UVA and UVB exposure has worked in the industry’s favor by boosting demand for sun-protection products. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer rates are rising faster than any other cancer in the US and young women are especially at risk. Currently, 3.3 million Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year, according to 2016 data from the American Cancer Society. As a result, sun-protection products have become increasingly popular over the past five years.

    Additional Insights for the Sunscreen Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Environmental compliance
  • Automation
  • Effective quality control
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from pharmacies and drug stores and Per capita disposable income in the Sunscreen Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Sunscreen Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in the Sunscreen Manufacturing industry prepare, blend, compound and package sun protection products. Sunscreen comes in lotion, cream, spray or other topical applications and is used to protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays, limiting sunburns and helping prevent skin cancer. This industry does not include sun amplification products.

    Industry Products
    Under 15 SPF
    15 SPF
    Over 15 SPF
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing sunblock
    Manufacturing sunscreen
    Manufacturing sun protection sprays

    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
  • Demand from pharmacies and drug stores
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Total recreation expenditure
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of crude oil
  • Average annual precipitation

  • Current Performance
  • Structure and size
  • Input costs and profit
  • Regulation and trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Inputs and income
  • International trade and regulation
  • Table: Sunscreen Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Retail Trade
  • Campgrounds & RV Parks
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Over 15 SPF
  • 15 SPF
  • Under 15 SPF
  • Chart: Sunscreen Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Consumer awareness
  • Downstream demand
  • Seasonality and activity

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Exports
  • Wholesalers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Sunscreen Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Sunscreen Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Edgewell Personal Care Co.Bayer AG
  • Table: Edgewell Personal Care Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Bayer AG - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Sunscreen 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 Sunscreen 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)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Research And Development (R&D)
  • Creative work undertaken by a company in order to increase the stock of knowledge, which can then be applied to developing a new product or improving an existing one.
  • Spf
  • An acronym for sun protection factor, this number indicates the degree of protection from UV rays the consumer can expect during normal use.
  • Uva
  • Ultraviolet radiation of long wavelengths. UVA rays account for about 95.0% of all ultraviolet radiation reaching the Earth's surface.
  • Uvb
  • Ultraviolet radiation of short wavelengths. UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburns.
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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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