Organic food was a 23-billion-dollar-plus business in 2012. That probably doesn’t shock you. But did you know the global demand for organic personal care products was over 7.6 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach 13.2 billion by 2018?!
According to market research, the global organic personal care products market has experienced steady growth in recent years, due to increasing consumer concerns regarding personal health and hygiene. However, limited shelf-life, raw material supply and a stringent regulatory scenario are expected to be key challenges to market growth over the next five years.
Which personal care products did the best? Skin care products, in 2011, with a 32.1% share, followed by hair care and cosmetics segments. These three segments are also expected to continue to dominate the market.
The relevance to the plastic injection molding industry should be obvious: organic personal care product packaging will be a high-growth sector in the years to come.
In terms of revenue, the market for organic skin care products is expected to grow at a rate of 9.9% from 2012 to 2018.
Where is this growth coming from?
This region accounted for 34.8% of the global demand in 2011 and is expected to grow 9.8% from 2012 to 2018.
Europe and Asia Pacific followed North America I terms of organic personal care product consumption. This dominance is driven by new product launches and widening distribution channels.
This region is expected to be the fastest growing region at an estimated 9.7% from 2012 to 2018, due to rising consumer incomes, changing lifestyles and increasing awareness and demand for organic personal care products.
Japan and China dominated the Asia Pacific market, together accounting for over 64% market revenue in 2011.
At the country level…
The U.S. was the largest market for organic personal care products followed by Japan and Germany. The U.S. demand for organic products is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 10.2% from 2012 to 2018.
Strong awareness about the efficacy of organic personal care products and lifestyle changes are key drivers in this region.
Countries such as India, China, Brazil and Mexico offer huge market opportunities for organic personal care products.
Advantech Plastics is committed to being a world-class supplier to this emerging market. We believe it’s not just another “pretty face” in terms of revenue growth for the plastic injection molding industry!