Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Market Research Report | Jul 2015

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing global market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at an international level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

From food producers to car manufacturers, the Global Plastic Product and Packaging Manufacturing industry supplies plastic products to a wide range of sectors, keeping demand steady. Over the past five years, consumers have increased their consumption of plastic has been substituted for materials such as wood, paper, metals and glass in many applications. As downstream industries such as construction and auto manufacturing continue their recovery, the industry is is expected to fare well over the next five years. The versatility of plastic when compared with equivalent products is one of the major advantages plastic manufacturers have over their competition... read more

Industry Investment

This industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages, companies operating within this industry will allocate an estimated $0.32 on machinery, equipment and other capital expenses. Depreciation, which provides an indication of the level of capital investment, will account for 3.1% of industry revenue in 2015. In comparison, wages will account for an estimated 9.8% of industry revenue. Consequently, the level of capital investment required in this industry is significant.

The largest cost this industry incurs is that paid for raw materials, principally resin. In order to produce the final product, manufacturers rely heavily upon large-scale extrusion machines capable of large volume production runs... read more


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What is the Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry?

Enterprises in this industry manufacture a variety of plastic goods, including plastic building materials, products used to package food and beverages and plastic products used to manufacture furniture and other durable goods. Companies that manufacture foam products, such as those used in automotive manufacturing and insulation for housing, are also included in this industry.

Industry Products
Plastic containers and packaging productsPlastic pipes, plates, shapes and sheets, including plastic bagsPlastic used in furniture, construction, transportation, electrical Foam used in furniture, construction, transportation and electricalFoam packaging products
Industry Activities
Manufacturing plastic containers and packaging productsManufacturing plastic pipes, plates, shapes and sheets, including plastic bagsManufacturing plastic used in furniture, construction, transportation and electrical goodsfoam packaging productsManufacturing foam used in furniture, construction, transportation and electrical goods

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