Australia’s hygiene, personal care and specialty products sector is a resilient and forward-looking industry. It is comprised of hundreds of innovative businesses ranging from large multinational firms to smaller Australian- owned enterprises. Binding all these businesses together are commitments to innovation, quality, sustainability and customer service and a general sense of optimism about the future.

Back in 2018 the Accord board of directors decided to partner with EY’s Economics, Regulation and Policy team and invest in an Industry Economics Report so that we could provide Australian governments and policymakers with reliable data on the hygiene, personal care and specialty products industry’s contribution to the national economy.

The 2022 State of the Industry Economics Report updates our 2019 Report and highlights the importance of the hygiene, personal care and specialty products industry for the national economy. The Report provides data on our industry’s total economic turnover, indirect economic value-add, jobs creation and wages value – all of which show an uptick in value over the last 3 years since the 2019 report!

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Key Economic Indicators
Industry turnover: $28.2bn (2.3% increase from previous year)
Industry value-add: $5.5bn (2.9% increase from previous year)
Jobs: 72,585 employees (1.5% increase from previous year)
Wages: $3.5bn (2.6% increase from previous year)
Imports: $4.0bn (4.7% decrease from previous year)
Exports: $1.5bn (2.2% decrease from previous year)