This study looks at all companies registered in the United Kingdom where they identify themselves as manufacturers of perfumes and toilet preparations.
This study includes companies that are dormant or non-trading some of which might be latent while others may operate under their owners' names but incorporate to protect the business name. In addition, all newly incorporated companies are included. The study will exclude those companies that do not specifically identify themselves as manufacturers of perfumes and toilet preparations.
The aim of this study is to provide an overview of the key movers and shakers in the UK manufacture of perfume and toilet preparations sector. Only key data has been isolated, particularly the company's net worth and total assets, but also its full name, date incorporated, registered office, other activities, shareholders, directors (with date of birth, occupation and nationality) and number of employees.
Two indicators of size are used: net worth and total assets. These are preferable to turnover which is influenced by profit margins and whether the companies are capital or labour intensive.
In the years 2016, 2017 and 2018, new company incorporations in the manufacture of perfume and toilet preparations sector were 72, 158 and 256 respectively.
In 2017, in this manufacturing sector, there were 575 VAT or PAYE based companies employing 14,837 people with total turnover of £2.426 billion.
Product price inflation for years 2010-2018 was 100.0, 101.1, 100.4, 100.7, 101.6, 102.6, 102.1, 100.9 and 112.7.
The Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association (CTPA) represents all companies involved in making, supplying and selling cosmetic and personal care products. It represents 80% of the market.
The market size is £ 9.769 billion (retail sales) and employs 200,000 people.
The breakdown is as follows: skin care £2.3 billion; toiletries £2.3 billion; perfumes and fragrances £1.8 billion; hair care £1.7 billion and make-up £1.6 billion.
Exports are £3.94 billion (2016) while imports were £4.28 billion. Exports to EU was 65%.
Cosmetics Europe is the European trade association for the cosmetics and personal care industry.
Valued at Euros 77.6 billion at retail sales price in 2017, the European cosmetics and personal care market is the largest in the world. The largest national markets are Germany (Euros 13.6 billion), France (Euros 11.3 billion), the UK (Euros 11.1 billion), Italy (Euros 10.1 billion) and Spain (Euros 6.8 billion).
The sector brings at least Euros 29 billion in added value to the EU economy annually. Euros 11 billion is contributed directly by the manufacture of cosmetic products and Euros 18 billion indirectly through the supply chain.
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