Package deal: Demand for industry services will increase as consumer spending continues to grow

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Packaging & Labeling Services can be used to help you understand the industry’s market size, growth potential and major companies. Five-year forecasts provide insight into the industry’s prospects, so you can make decisions with confidence. This information is perfectly suited to informing your business plans, pitch books, benchmarking and SWOT analysis.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • With consumer spending on the rise, demand for packaging services will increase
  • Manufacturers rely on packaging and labeling services to capture a larger market share
  • Increasing e-commerce activity is expected to benefit the industry moving forward

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Revenue for the Packaging and Labeling Services industry generally fluctuates in line with consumer spending trends, as industry operators earn most of their revenue on consumer goods. Industry companies primarily package and label customer-owned goods, adding value through efficiency gains. Accordingly, improved consumer spending over the five years has supported industry growth. As US consumption has risen, manufacturers have expanded production, thereby increasing demand for industry services. Overall, industry revenue is anticipated to increase over the five years to 2017. Growth in the economy over the period, particularly through increased consumer spending, will drive industry revenue growth. As employment figures have improved, so has consumer confidence...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    Packaging and labeling companies depend on demand for manufactured goods that need to be packaged and labeled before transport to retail destinations. As a result, the industry is vulnerable to general macroeconomic trends that affect levels of consumption. Over the five years to 2017, steady growth in employment and consumption have increased demand for manufacturing output, thereby increasing demand for packaging and labeling services. Manufacturers have increased their focus on consolidation of production, which creates a need for industry operators as cost-effective alternatives to investing in internal packaging and labeling facilities. As a result, industry companies have experienced strong revenue growth since 2012. Ove..

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    Additional Insights for the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry are

  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Ability to change which market the company operates in
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and commerce sales in the Packaging & Labeling Services industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry?

    Industry operators primarily package client-owned materials on a contract or outsource basis and provide labeling and imprinting package services. The industry excludes activity related to the manufacture of packaging or labeling products.

    Industry Products
    Assembly and fulfillment
    Industry Activities
    Blister packaging services or skin packaging services
    Cosmetic kit assembling and packaging services
    Textile and apparel folding and packaging services
    Labeling services
    Mounting merchandise on cards
    Packaging services (except packing and crating for transportation)
    Product sterilization and packaging services
    Shrink-wrapping services
    Gift-wrapping services

    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
  • Consumer spending
  • commerce sales
  • Demand from generic pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Demand for industry services
  • Industry structure and automation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Driving demand
  • Profit and landscape
  • Table: Packaging & Labeling Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Packaging & Labeling Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Chocolate Production
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Hardware Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Metal Can & Container Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Packaging
  • Other
  • Assembly and fulfillment
  • Repacking
  • Labeling
  • Chart: Packaging & Labeling Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Regulation and Specialization

  • Major Markets
  • Personal care and cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical
  • Other
  • Electronics
  • Apparel and textiles
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Packaging & Labeling Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Packaging & Labeling Services 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 Packaging & Labeling Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Consumer Spending (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Antistatic Bags
  • A bag used for shipping components that can be damaged by static electricity.
  • Blister Packaging
  • Packaging consisting of a solid backing with clear plastic formed around the mold of a product.
  • Clamshell Packaging
  • Packaging consisting of transparent plastic packages with one or more hinges.
  • Contract Packaging
  • Packaging and labeling of goods supplied by manufacturers or importers. Also known as co-packing.
  • Field Rations
  • A prepackaged meal that is easily prepared and eaten by military troops on the battlefield.
  • On-Demand Packaging
  • Packaging services that tailor package design on a per contract basis.
  • Shrink Banding
  • Packaging consisting of plastic bands which are heated to shrink and fit around an item (or items) tightly.
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • Packaging consisting of plastic film that binds loose or packaged goods together for transport and display.
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