Burning up: Rising disposable incomes will bolster revenue while falling input prices will raise margins

Over the past five years, improving incomes and the introduction of a variety of scented and colored candles has helped the industry recover from lows incurred during the recession. Going forward, the Candle Manufacturing industry is expected to continue benefiting from growing demand for candles domestically and abroad. In turn, this will be underpinned by rising disposable spending and a sustained preference for candles as scented and colored additives to rooms and households. Still, the industry is expected to continue dealing with challenges such as competitive substitutes (e.g. flowers), low-price imported candles and high-plastic input costs...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing export markets and continued improvements in income will aid revenue
  • Exports have grown rapidly, generating an increasing share of revenue
  • The industry will expand modestly while also consolidating production to keep costs in check
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Candle Manufacturing industry molds and shapes wax to create candles of all shapes, scents and colors. Although candles have lost their value as a source of light, they have experienced resurgence as a home decor and accessory product, thereby sustaining demand for this industry’s product offerings. However, as a home decor product, candles have become highly discretionary purchases, with revenue for operators fluctuating in line with disposable income and changing tastes. Over the past five years, improving economic conditions and the introduction of a variety of scented and colored candles has driven industry revenue growth. Over the five years to 2016, IBISWorld expects revenue to rise at an annualized rate of 3.1%. This includes projected growth of 4.3%% ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Candle Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Ability to alter products produced in favor of market conditions
  • Economies of scale
  • Production of premium products
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Price of plastic materials and resin in the Candle 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
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Number of households

  • Current Performance
  • Industry structure
  • International trade
  • Prices and profit
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Steady expansion
  • Industry structure
  • Innovation and marketing
  • Table: Candle Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Furnishings Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Small Specialty Retail Stores
  • Religious Organizations

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dye & Pigment Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Candles in jars or containers
  • Other types of candles
  • Pillar candles
  • Votive candles
  • Taper candles
  • Chart: Candle Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Small specialty retail stores
  • Department stores
  • Exports
  • Mass merchandisers
  • Home furnishing stores
  • Online sales
  • Wholesalers
  • Direct sales
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Candle Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External

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

  • Industry Globalization
    The Yankee Candle Company, Inc.,
  • Table: The Yankee Candle Company, Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Candle 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 Candle 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
  • A category that includes goods, services, laws, guidelines and policies that have little or no impact on the natural environment. (Also referred to as eco-friendly or environmentally friendly.)
  • Luminaria Candle
  • An outdoor candle made by placing a 15-hour votive in a light-diffusing container filled with sand.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
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    • 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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