Cosmetic and Toiletry Retailing in Australia Industry Market Research Report Now Updated by IBISWorld

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A readiness to adapt to changing customer preferences and demands has driven steady growth in the industry. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Cosmetic and Toiletry Retailing in Australia.

IBISWorld Market Research

IBISWorld Market Research

Continued development of fusion and eco-friendly lines will help stimulate demand for industry products

The Australian Cosmetic and Toiletry Retailing industry in Australia involves the sale of thousands of cosmetic and toiletry brands. The industry has grown modestly over the past decade, boosted by healthy household consumption expenditure on cosmetics, perfumes, soap products and other toiletries. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Arna Richardson, “the industry's performance is increasingly influenced by intensifying competitive pressures, both within the industry and from a growing number of external competitors.”

In 2013-14, industry revenue is expected to grow by 2.9% to $3.6 billion. This compares with revenue of $3.1 billion in 2008-09, equating to annualised growth of 3.2% over the past five years. “Growth in 2013-14 is expected to be marginally below this average because the weaker economic environment may mean cosmetic and toiletry retailers will need to cater to consumers' desire for functionality and value,” says Richardson. The industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration. The only major player is Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited.

Having successfully evolved in line with changing consumer preferences, including the growing demand for environmentally ethical products, the Cosmetic and Toiletry Retailing industry is expected to continue to grow at a modest pace over the next five years. Technological advances will remain a key driving force, as will the willingness of Australian consumers to buy an increasing range of complex formulated products and green products, which are expected to become more mainstream. Continued development of fusion and eco-friendly lines will help stimulate demand for industry products. Furthermore, changing community attitudes to skincare and holistic wellness will spur demand. At the same time, industry growth will be constrained by the growing competitive forces affecting the industry's operating environment. This includes the growing number of pure-play cosmetic e-tailers whose business models rely on aggressive price offerings and the ability to offer a wider array of international brands.

For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Cosmetic and Toiletry Retailing report in Australia industry page.

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IBISWorld industry Report Key Topics

Retailers in this industry sell cosmetics, perfumes, toiletries and personal grooming products. Industry retailers include specialty cosmetics stores, perfume and fragrance stores and beauty supply stores.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalisation
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

About IBISWorld Inc.
Recognised as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every Australian industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Melbourne, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organisations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call (03) 9655 3886.

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