Introduction: Toothpaste Industry Overview
The toothpaste history in India can be tracked back from 1975 with 1200tonnes of toothpaste produced by the toothpaste industry. Prior to the toothpastes.Oral Hygiene was the domain of local homemade powders and ayurvedh practitioners. With the entry of Colgate in Indian marketplace the awareness about Oral care and the importance of oral care. In recent years the Industry has shown impressive growth rate of 18.6% (this growth is calculated in terms of value growth in Rs.).The growth in the urban market has been largely by the Gel Segment. Presently ,a large chunk of the Market is still held by Colgate. The major players in the toothpaste Industry being Colgate Palmolive and Hindustan Lever Limited and several minor players like Balsara hygiene, Dabur etc. Presently Colgate Dental Cream holds 52% of market share. HLL’s Close up lies far behind with 23% of the existing market share. The third player in the market place in terms of market share is Colgate Gel with 10.5% of the market share. That leaves 14.5% market share for other Brands like Close up, Close up G,Promise,Babool, Sensofoam, Forhans, Cibaca, Neem, Viccoetc. The toothpaste market is presently valued at Rs. 750 crores out of which the Gel segment has already bagged 1/3rd portion of it. The Gel segment presently stands at Rs. 248crores and is growing at a rate much faster than Cream. In India toothpaste usage ascompared to other countries is very low which signifies about the potential of the market.
Toothpaste is a low involvement product Grinds away the leftover food and plaque on your teeth, with the help of your toothbrush Abrasive paste The abrasive in toothpaste is called dicalcium phosphate dihydrate The other main part of toothpaste is the paste which is made up of water and things to help it spread through your mouth easily The Toothpaste Market :
3 The Toothpaste Market Industry size: Rs 25 billion Toothpaste can be considered as a solution to the need of oral care Types of toothpastes: Whites Gels Herbals Players: MNC dominated market (Colgate, HLL) Market growth: 7-8% CAGR Per capita consumption: 82 gms Permissions and licenses for toothpaste:
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