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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies globally and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2011 - 2016
Annual Growth
2016 - 2021
Employment ('000)

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Plastic products are used across a variety of sectors, keeping demand fairly steady
  • China experienced an oversupply of plastics due to increased production and low demand
  • Rising transportation costs will cut into the industry's profit margins
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, plastic consumption has accelerated. Plastic products have increasingly substituted materials such as wood, paper, metals and glass in many applications. Even with these positive trends, revenue for Global Plastic Product and Packaging Manufacturing industry is expected to decline over the five years to 2016. This decrease has been underpinned by dramatically reduced world oil prices, which reduce input costs and also limit selling prices to downstream industries. However, the five years to 2021 are expected to be prosperous for the industry, thanks to continuing improvements in demand for plastic. However, input price volatility and concerns about a slowdown in developing Asian economies will threaten the industry over the next five years...

    Industry Locations

    Historically, North America and Europe have been the largest plastic product manufacturing regions of the world. This is not surprising given the productivity of the regions, which generally results in high levels of consumption expenditure. However, over the past 10 to 15 years, these two regions have lost some of their share of the global market. Strong competition from emerging economies, mainly China, has resulted in more and more companies closing shop in the United States, Europe and Canada. At the same time, major global companies from the Western world have ramped up foreign investment in China and other developing nations, taking advantage of less expensive production costs associated with labor and raw materials. Thi..

    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 Downstream Demand - Manufacturing and Global consumer spending in the Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Downstream Demand - Manufacturing
  • Global consumer spending
  • Global value of construction
  • World price of crude oil
  • Downstream Demand- Motor Vehicle and Part Manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Innovation and cost cutting
  • Fluctuating demand
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and demand
  • Employment opportunities
  • Key demand drivers
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Intermediate and Other Plastic Goods
  • Plastic containers and packaging products
  • 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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Global consumer spending (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • 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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