Fantastic plastics: Increased demand will support revenue growth over the outlook period

Despite enduring a volatile period, the Plastic and Resin Manufacturing industry has experienced steady demand for its products over the five years to 2017. The industry, which relies on demand from downstream manufacturers and the construction sector, has benefited from increased construction and manufacturing activity, though low product prices have negatively affected revenue. Consequently, revenue is expected to fall over the five years to 2017. Exports account for a significant percentage of industry revenue, but export growth has been hampered by a strengthening dollar. The trade-weighted index, measuring the relative strength of the US dollar to foreign currencies, is expected to grow. Relatively more expensive to foreign buyers, US exports are anticipated to drop...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$93bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-3.1%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
74,637
Businesses
1,332
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Profit is expected to be strong in 2017 as industry players reap the benefits of lower input prices and automation
  • Increased demand for lower-priced goods has caused operators to increase employment
  • Demand for plastic-based construction materials is anticipated to expand
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    In 2017, The Plastic and Resin Manufacturing industry is estimated to be composed of 1,332 establishments. The industry is reliant on demand from downstream manufacturers; therefore, business locations are concentrated in regional manufacturing hubs. The Great Lakes and Southeast regions of the United States account for nearly half of all establishment locations at 25.8% and 25.4%, respectively. Additionally, these two regions, especially the Southeast, are home to several oil refineries. Their close proximity to ports helps as well, with the Southeast region being fairly close to Mexico and the Great Lakes region having easy access to Canada...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Concentration on core business
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of construction and World price of crude oil in the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures resins, plastic materials (i.e. polymers) and synthetic rubber. This includes thermosetting resins, thermoplastic resins and synthetic rubber. Raw material inputs are sourced from chemical industries and industries involved in the production of petroleum-based feedstock.

    Industry Products
  • Thermoplastics - polyethylene
  • Other thermoplastics
  • Thermosetting resins and plastic materials
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Industry Activities
  • Thermoset resin
  • Thermoplastic resin
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Polyethylene resin
  • Polypropylene resin
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of construction
  • World price of crude oil
  • World price of natural gas
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Steady demand
  • Cost and profit
  • Trade limits growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Sustained demand
  • Profit remains strong
  • Table: Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing
  • Urethane Foam Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Natural Gas Distribution
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Construction
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Refining

  • Products & Services
  • Other thermoplastics
  • Thermoplastics - polyethylene
  • Thermosetting resins and plastic materials
  • Synthetic rubber
  • Chart: Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Construction
  • Demand for substitute goods
  • Trade-weighted Index

  • Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    Profit reboundsPurchasesLabor and capital expensesOther expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic & Resin Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Dow Chemical Company,
  • Table: The Dow Chemical Company - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic & Resin 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 & Resin Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • World Price of Crude Oil (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Polyethylene
  • Any partially crystalline, lightweight thermoplastic that is resistant to chemicals and moisture, has good insulating properties and is used primarily in packaging and insulation.
  • Polymer
  • A chemical compound or mixture of compounds that consists essentially of repeating structural units.
  • Polypropylene
  • Any of the various thermoplastics or fibers that are polymers of propylene.
  • Resins
  • A large class of synthetic products that have some of the physical properties of natural resins, but are different chemically, and are used chiefly in plastics.
  • Thermoplastic
  • A synthetic resin that is capable of softening or fusing when heated and then hardening again when cooled.
  • Thermoset
  • A product that is relatively incapable of softening or fusing when heated.
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