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The Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing industry produces a range of packaging used by numerous industries to market and transport various products. Industry revenue has been relatively volatile over the past five years as a result of competitive pressures and fluctuations in input prices. Government initiatives, including the imposed levies on plastic carrier bags, have also affected sales and exacerbated volatile trading conditions over the past five years. Over the five years through 2018-19, industry revenue is forecast to contract at a compound annual rate of 1.3% to reach £4.1 billion.As public concern over environmental issues has risen, there has been growing resistance to using plastic, which is expected to hinder the performance of producers in the current year...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growing concern over environmental issues has weighed on revenue over the past five years
  • Forecast increases in industrial production should benefit the industry to some extent
  • Environmental innovations are expected to be crucial to sustaining the industry
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures industry contribution to the wider economy, is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 0.4% over the 10 years through 2023-24. When comparing this with GDP’s projected growth of 1.7% over the same period it would appear that the industry is in a decline phase, as the industry is contracting, while the economy is expanding. However, this is mainly due to a short period of high volatility during the first half of the period. Continued long-term economic growth is expected to lift demand for the industry’s products, boosting industry revenue over the next five years. Man...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Provision of a related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business capital expenditure and Real private consumption expenditure in the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture rigid and flexible plastic articles to pack goods in. These products include bags, cases, sacks, boxes and bottles.

    Industry Products
  • Sacks and bags
  • Boxes, cases and crates
  • Bottles and flasks
  • Bottle caps and capsules
  • Other plastic packaging
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing rigid plastic packaging
  • Manufacturing flexible plastic packaging or film
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Industrial production index
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Plastic bag tax
  • Regulation and recycling
  • Competitive pressure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Environmental concerns
  • Plastic tax
  • Inputs and innovation
  • Table: Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Juice Production
  • Oil & Fat Production
  • Soft Drink Production
  • Perfume & Cosmetics Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Bottles and flasks
  • Boxes, cases and crates
  • Sacks and bags
  • Other plastic packaging
  • Bottle caps and capsules
  • Chart: Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food manufacturers
  • Beverage manufacturers
  • Toiletry and cosmetic product manufacturers
  • Household and cleaning product manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical and health-care product manufacturers
  • Other manufacturers
  • Automotive product manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    RPC Group plc,
  • Table: RPC Group plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A type of biodegradable plastic derived from biological substances rather than petroleum.
  • Blow Moulding
  • A manufacturing process that involves sending air through a plastic tube until it takes the shape of a mould.
  • Flexible Barrier Packaging
  • A form of flexible packaging that prevents outside contamination.
  • Opec
  • The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, an intergovernmental group made up of 14 nations.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc)
  • A thermoplastic polymer used to make flexible plastic packaging.
  • Resin
  • A non-volatile solid or semi-solid organic amorphous mixture of carboxylic acids prepared by polymerising simple molecules. It is used to make plastics.
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