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Market Research Report on FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS (Sanitary Napkins & Pads) in India Opportunities, Demand Analysis, Market Share, Industry Size, Sector Outlook & Forecasts Upto 2017

Capacity 0 Plant and Machinery cost 0.00 Lakhs
Working Capital 0.00 Rate of Return (ROR) 1.00 %
Break Even Point (BEP) 0.00 % TCI 0.00 Lakhs
Cost of Project 0.00Lakhs


The Market Research Report on FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS (Sanitary Napkins & Pads) in India- Opportunities, Demand Analysis, Market Share, Industry Size, Sector Outlook & Forecasts Upto 2017 released by Niir Project Consultancy Services, provides a comprehensive analysis on the sanitary napkin industry in India. The report provides sector analysis along with the technical textile sector segmentation and sanitary pad industry classification. The report aims at establishing a detailed study on the current and future prospects of sanitary napkins in India. It entails details like opportunities and challenges faced by the sector, a meticulous demand analysis of the product along with its foreign trade, market sizing, comparative analysis of key players, outlook and forecasts of important numbers for the next 5 years. The industry is dominated by MNC’s like P&G Hygiene and Healthcare Ltd (PGHHL) and Johnson & Johnson Ltd leaving very little scope for the other players to operate. It also provides profiles of the above mentioned players along with Kimberly Clark Lever Ltd, a JV between Kimberly Clark Corporation and Hindustan Unilever Ltd. The report provides analysis of the opportunities that are present for the sanitary pads/feminine hygiene sector in India along with the challenges faced by the segment. Rising awareness among Indian women about menstrual hygiene is the biggest opportunity for the sector to reckon. As women literacy rates in India rises, the awareness and importance of feminine hygiene products is bound to rise. The report gives graphical representation of all the relevant data in opportunities for the sector. Growing share of women population in Indian population distribution coupled with rising urbanization and disposable incomes with population are anticipated to drive the growth of sanitary napkins in India. The challenges identified by the report are issue of sanitary waste disposal and feminine hygiene still being a taboo in the nation. The next segment of the report includes exhaustive study on the market potential of sanitary napkins in India. The segment aims at providing market size of the sector along with forecasts, sensitivity analysis of sanitary napkin consumption by Indian women at various penetration levels and enumeration of new players entering the industry attracted by its high growth rates. It also elucidates import export numbers of sanitary napkins for the past 5 years. Further the report elaborates on key player data like key player profiles, Herfindahl-Hirschman Index (market share of players) and comparative analysis of two lead players in the industry- PGHHL and Johnson & Johnson Ltd. It compares the two companies performance in the feminine hygiene segment and provides details like sanitary napkin brands owned by the companies, segment volume trend, segment sales and sales contribution over 2009-13. Also, the data mentioned above is graphically presented to enhance the understanding of comparative analysis of the two companies. The report further gives a peer group analysis of all the players operating in the sanitary napkin segment. It covers contact information like address of registered office and director name, key financials like plant location, raw material consumption and financial comparison covering balance sheet, profit & loss account and financial ratios. The industry, as we anticipate, has all the triggers in place to experience explosive growth. It has already been growing at the rate of ~21% in the past and we estimate it to grow at 25% in the near future. The growth in the sanitary napkin consumption will be harnessed by factors like growing awareness among Indian women about feminine hygiene, availability of low cost sanitary napkins in the market as well as rising women population in our country. Escalating disposable incomes will also make sanitary napkins more affordable and will contribute in augmenting its usage. We anticipate the industry to grow to INR 45.9 billion by 2017. Reasons for Buying this Report: This research report helps you get a detail picture of the industry by providing overview of the industry along with the market structure, classification and opportunities for the sector. This report helps to understand the present status of the industry by providing a scrutiny of the demand situation with forecasts. Report provides analysis and in-depth financial comparison of major players/competitors.  The report provides in-depth analysis of the two major players of the segment- PGHHL and Johnson & Johnson Ltd, which will help highlight the performance of the companies in the feminine hygiene segment. The report provides forecasts of key parameters which helps to anticipate the industry performance Our Approach: Our research reports broadly cover Indian markets, present analysis, outlook and forecast for a period of five years. • The market forecasts are developed on the basis of secondary research and are cross-validated through interactions with the industry players • We use reliable sources of information and databases. And information from such sources is processed by us and included in the report.  

TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. OVERVIEW 1.1 Classification of the Industry 2. OPPORTUNITIES & CHALLENGES 2.1 Opportunities 2.1.1 Rising Urbanization 2.1.2 Growing Female Population 2.1.3 Rising Disposable Incomes 2.1.4 Rising Awareness & Literacy Levels 2.1.5 Government Initiatives 2.2 Challenges 2.2.1 Feminine Hygiene: A Taboo 2.2.2 Waste Disposal 3. MARKET POTENTIAL 3.1 Demand Analysis 3.2 Foreign Trade 3.2.1 Exports 3.2.2 Imports 3.3 New Entrants 4. KEY PLAYER INFORMATION 4.1 Key Player Profiles 4.1.1 Johnson & Johnson Ltd 4.1.2 Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Healthcare Ltd 4.1.3 Kimberly Clark Lever Ltd 4.2 Herfindahl-Hirschman Index- Market Share Index 4.3 Johnson & Johnson Ltd Vs P&G Hygiene and Healthcare Ltd (PGHHL) - A Comparison 4.3.1 Company Snapshot 4.3.2 Segmental Sales Comparison 5. PEER GROUP FINANCIALS 5.1 Contact Information 5.1.1 Registered Office Address 5.1.2 Director's Name 5.2 Key Financials 5.2.1 Plant Locations 5.2.2 Product Capacity & Sales 5.2.3 Raw Material Consumption 5.3 Financial Comparison 5.3.1 Assets 5.3.2 Liabilities 5.3.3 Growth in Assets & Liabilities 5.3.4 Structure of Assets & Liabilities 5.3.5 Income & Expenditure 5.3.6 Growth in Income & Expenditure 5.3.7 Cash Flow 5.3.8 Liquidity Ratios 5.3.9 Profitability Ratios 5.3.10 Return Ratios 5.3.11 Working Capital & Turnover Ratios 6. OUTLOOK 7. ABOUT NPCS 8. DISCLAIMER LIST OF FIGURES & TABLES Figure 1 Region Wise Consumption of Sanitary Napkins in India Figure 2 Indian Sanitary Napkin Industry- Segmentation Figure 3 Technical Textile Industry- Segmentation Figure 4 Consumption Pattern of Sanitary Napkins in India Figure 5 Indian Population Distribution Over Various Census Periods Figure 6 Urban Population Composition of India (2001-11, %) Figure 7 Female Population Statistics (2001-11, In Millions) Figure 8 India's Annual Per Capita Income (2008-13, In INR) Figure 9 Indian Middle Class Population (Current-2026) Figure 10 Female Literacy Rate in India (%) Figure 11 Male & Female Literacy Rates in India (2001-11, %) Figure 12 Indian Sanitary Napkin Industry- Market Size (2009-17, In INR Billions) Figure 13 Women Population Distribution- Age Group 15-59 years (2010-17, In % of total women population) Figure 14 Sanitary Napkin Consumption in India by 2017 (At Various Penetration Levels, In Million Pieces) Figure 15 Sanitary Napkin Exports from India (2009-13, In INR Millions) Figure 16 Sanitary Napkin Imports to India (2009-13, In INR Millions) Figure 17 P&G Hygiene and Healthcare Ltd- Shareholding Pattern (June 2013) Figure 18 Market Share of Key Players Figure 19 Johnson & Johnson and PGHHL- Sanitary Napkin Brands Figure 20 PGHHL- Total Sales & Segment Sales (2009-13, In INR Billions) Figure 21 Johnson & Johnson Ltd- Total Sales & Segment Sales (2009-11, In INR Billions) Figure 22 Johnson & Johnson Ltd and PGHHL- Feminine Hygiene Sales Contribution to Total Sales Figure 23 Johnson & Johnson Ltd and PGHHL- Feminine Hygiene Sales Volume (In Million Pieces) Figure 24 Johnson & Johnson Ltd and PGHHL- Feminine Hygiene Sales Volume (In Tonnes) Table 1 Sanitary Napkin Consumption by 2017 at Various Penetration Levels Table 2 Top Export Destinations of Sanitary Napkins Table 3 Top Import Countries of Sanitary Napkin Table 5 PGHHL- Plant Locations (June 2013) Table 6 PGHHL- Financial Summary (2011-13, In INR Millions) Table 7 Johnson & Johnson Ltd and PGHHL - General Information Table 8 Johnson & Johnson Ltd and PGHHL- Feminine Hygiene Segment Sales Comparison (In INR Billions) Table 9 Johnson & Johnson Ltd and PGHHL- Feminine Hygiene products Volume Comparison




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Ø  Introduction

·         Project Introduction

·         Project Objective and Strategy

·         Concise History of the Product

·         Properties

·         BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards) Provision & Specification

·         Uses & Applications


Ø  Market Study and Assessment

·         Current Indian Market Scenario

·         Present Market Demand and Supply

·         Estimated Future Market Demand and Forecast

·         Statistics of Import & Export

·         Names & Addresses of Existing Units (Present Players)

·         Market Opportunity


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·         Properties of Raw Materials

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·         List of Suppliers and Manufacturers


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Ø  Plant and Machinery

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·         Miscellaneous Items

·         Appliances & Equipments

·         Laboratory Equipments & Accessories

·         Electrification

·         Electric Load & Water

·         Maintenance Cost

·         Sources of Plant & Machinery (Suppliers and Manufacturers)


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·         Packaging Required

·         Process Flow Sheet Diagram


Ø  Infrastructure and Utilities

·         Project Location

·         Requirement of Land Area

·         Rates of the Land

·         Built Up Area

·         Construction Schedule

·         Plant Layout and Requirement of Utilities


Project at a Glance

Along with financial details as under:


  •     Assumptions for Profitability workings

  •    Plant Economics

  •    Production Schedule

  •    Land & Building

            Factory Land & Building

            Site Development Expenses

  •    Plant & Machinery

             Indigenous Machineries

            Other Machineries (Miscellaneous, Laboratory etc.)

  •    Other Fixed Assets

            Furniture & Fixtures

            Pre-operative and Preliminary Expenses

            Technical Knowhow

            Provision of Contingencies

  •   Working Capital Requirement Per Month

             Raw Material

            Packing Material

            Lab & ETP Chemical Cost

           Consumable Store

  •   Overheads Required Per Month And Per Annum

         Utilities & Overheads (Power, Water and Fuel Expenses etc.)

             Royalty and Other Charges

            Selling and Distribution Expenses

  •    Salary and Wages

  •    Turnover Per Annum

  •   Share Capital

            Equity Capital

            Preference Share Capital


  •    Annexure 1:: Cost of Project and Means of Finance

  •    Annexure 2::  Profitability and Net Cash Accruals


                Expenses/Cost of Products/Services/Items

                Gross Profit

                Financial Charges     

                Total Cost of Sales

                Net Profit After Taxes

                Net Cash Accruals

  •   Annexure 3 :: Assessment of Working Capital requirements

                Current Assets

                Gross Working. Capital

                Current Liabilities

                Net Working Capital

                Working Note for Calculation of Work-in-process

  •    Annexure 4 :: Sources and Disposition of Funds

  •    Annexure 5 :: Projected Balance Sheets

                ROI (Average of Fixed Assets)

                RONW (Average of Share Capital)

                ROI (Average of Total Assets)

  •    Annexure 6 :: Profitability ratios


                Earnings Per Share (EPS)


             Debt Equity Ratio

        Annexure 7   :: Break-Even Analysis

                Variable Cost & Expenses

                Semi-Var./Semi-Fixed Exp.

                Profit Volume Ratio (PVR)

                Fixed Expenses / Cost 


  •   Annexure 8 to 11:: Sensitivity Analysis-Price/Volume

            Resultant N.P.B.T

            Resultant D.S.C.R

   Resultant PV Ratio

   Resultant DER

  Resultant ROI

          Resultant BEP

  •    Annexure 12 :: Shareholding Pattern and Stake Status

        Equity Capital

        Preference Share Capital

  •   Annexure 13 :: Quantitative Details-Output/Sales/Stocks

        Determined Capacity P.A of Products/Services

        Achievable Efficiency/Yield % of Products/Services/Items 

        Net Usable Load/Capacity of Products/Services/Items   

       Expected Sales/ Revenue/ Income of Products/ Services/ Items   

  •    Annexure 14 :: Product wise domestic Sales Realisation

  •    Annexure 15 :: Total Raw Material Cost

  •    Annexure 16 :: Raw Material Cost per unit

  •    Annexure 17 :: Total Lab & ETP Chemical Cost

  •    Annexure 18  :: Consumables, Store etc.,

  •    Annexure 19  :: Packing Material Cost

  •    Annexure 20  :: Packing Material Cost Per Unit

  •    Annexure 21 :: Employees Expenses

  •    Annexure 22 :: Fuel Expenses

  •    Annexure 23 :: Power/Electricity Expenses

  •    Annexure 24 :: Royalty & Other Charges

  •    Annexure 25 :: Repairs & Maintenance Exp.

  •    Annexure 26 :: Other Mfg. Expenses

  •    Annexure 27 :: Administration Expenses

  •    Annexure 28 :: Selling Expenses

  •    Annexure 29 :: Depreciation Charges – as per Books (Total)

  •   Annexure 30   :: Depreciation Charges – as per Books (P & M)

  •   Annexure 31   :: Depreciation Charges - As per IT Act WDV (Total)

  •   Annexure 32   :: Depreciation Charges - As per IT Act WDV (P & M)

  •   Annexure 33   :: Interest and Repayment - Term Loans

  •   Annexure 34   :: Tax on Profits

  •   Annexure 35   ::Projected Pay-Back Period And IRR