The Global Plastic Product and Packaging Manufacturing industry has experienced mixed results over the past five years. It has benefited from increasing consumption of plastic across the world, and rising capacity worldwide has resulted in strong growth in overall plastic production. Plastic goods are substituted for a variety of materials such as wood, paper, metals and glass, and is often more price competitive while offering better performance. Global demand for industry products has been healthy over the past five years. A wide variety of manufacturing industries use plastic products, including those involved in food and beverages, household chemicals, pharmaceuticals, automobiles, furniture and household appliances...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$514bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-2.1%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
4.7m
Businesses
140,939
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The industry produces a wide variety of plastic products, which are mainly used by downstream manufacturers, wholesalers and construction companies.Plastic containers and packaging products Plastic containers and packaging products account for 38.7% of industry revenue. This product segment has become more significant over the past five years due to strong manufacturing activity in emerging economies and growing demand for packaging with changes in household formation and population demographics. Single person households are on the rise, necessitating smaller food portions and greater packaging as other consumables are packaged to target this growing market. Als...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Effective quality control
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global consumer spending and Industrial production index of OECD countries in the Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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 products
  • Miscellaneous plastic products
  • Intermediate and other plastic goods
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing plastic containers and packaging products
  • Manufacturing plastic pipes, plates, shapes and sheets, including plastic bags
  • Manufacturing plastic used in furniture, construction, transportation and electrical goods
  • foam packaging products
  • Manufacturing foam used in furniture, construction, transportation and electrical goods
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global consumer spending
  • Industrial production index of OECD countries
  • World price of crude oil
  • GDP of mainland China

  • Current Performance
    Prices, products and innovationFluctuating demandStructure and profitRising threats
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Demand and profitEmployment opportunitiesDemand drivers and potential threats
  • Table: Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and Fishing
  • Global Manufacturing
  • Global Construction
  • Global Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Global Hotels and Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Petrochemicals Manufacturing
  • Global Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
  • Global Wholesale Trade

  • Products & Services
  • Plastic containers and packaging products
  • Intermediate and other plastic goods
  • Miscellaneous plastic products
  • Chart: Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Packaging
  • Other
  • Building and construction
  • Motor vehicle and transport manufacturing
  • Electrical equipment and components
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labor and depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Plastic Product & Packaging 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 Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Global consumer spending (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Extrusion
  • A manufacturing process that uses compressive stress on hot and cold materials, such as polymer, to produce products of a desired shape.
  • Plastic
  • A wide variety of synthetic materials. Plastics are polymers and often combined with other substances and materials to improve quality or reduce costs.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet)
  • A thermoplastic polymer resin used to create synthetic fibers (i.e., plastic), such as that of food, beverage and other liquid containers.
  • Polymer
  • A large, molecular compound used as an input in the manufacture of synthetic fibers such as plastic.
  • Resin
  • A natural or synthetic compound that can take many forms depending on its chemical composition. Specific to this industry, it is used to make polymer, used in the production of plastic products.
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