China Cosmetics Industry

An Expert's View about Cosmetics in China

Last updated: 11 Sep 2011

Industry Research: Analysis on China Cosmetics Industry

Guangdong province has most leading cosmetics enterprises, and among all top 100 large cosmetics enterprises across China, 31 are located in Guangdong. According to China Cosmetics Industry Profile - the industry research report issued by Zeefer Consulting, Guangdong, Shanghai and Zhejiang are the major production bases for cosmetics industry in China. Jiangsu, Beijing, Fujian, Tianjin, Liaoning, Hubei and Anhui are the secondary distribution areas for this industry.

In terms of market size, in 2009, cosmetics enterprises above designated size achieved a sales revenue of more than USD 7 billion. Total assets of enterprises inside cosmetics industry exceeded USD 6 billion, a rise of more than 10% on a year-on-year basis. The total number of enterprises above designated size in cosmetics industry was more than 450, a rise of more than 20% on a year-on-year basis. On an annual average, total employees in cosmetics industry exceeded 80,000, an increase of more than 3% on a year-on-year basis.

In terms of industry-wide profit, in 2009, profits of enterprises above designated size in cosmetics industry added up to more than USD 500 million, a growth of more than 20% on a year-on-year basis. A total of more than 100 enterprises suffered a loss, the percentage of loss-incurring enterprises was higher than 20%. On average, the ratio of return on net assets in cosmetics industry was higher than 15%.

In terms of market position of foreign enterprises in China, in 2009, there were more than 150 foreign enterprises above designated size engaged in cosmetics production in China, accounting for more than 35% of all cosmetics enterprises across China. Foreign enterprises enaged in cosmetics industry achieved a profit of more than USD 350 million, taking a share of more than 70% of the total profit from cosmetics enterprises across China.

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The analyses above are extracted from the industry report: China Cosmetics Industry Profile

Posted: 07 September 2011, last updated 11 September 2011

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