Mixed bag: Environmental concerns will threaten historically steady demand

Over the five years to 2017, revenue growth has been steady for the Paper Bag and Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry. Wholesalers in this industry purchase a range of paper and plastic products from manufacturers and distribute them to retail stores, foodservice outlets and agricultural producers. Demand for industry products has picked up over the past five years due to growing demand from downstream industries in foodservice and retail. The industry is anticipated to maintain growth as downstream demand remains steady...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$82bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.2%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
71,249
Businesses
7,051
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Declines in the prices of plastic and paper helped to relieve downward pressure on profit margins
  • Industry revenue growth has been somewhat constrained by internal price competition
  • Demand from restaurants and food service providers is expected to increase
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Paper Bag and Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. The industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's overall contribution to the economy, over the 10 years to 2017, is estimated to be 3.1%. US GDP over the period is 2.1%, illustrating that the Paper Bag and Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry's IVA is growing faster than US GDP, which is characteristic of a mature industry. The industry has also experienced trends toward slightly higher consolidation, evidenced by a slow decrease in the number of establishments and enterprises over the five-year period to 2017. Over the 10 years to 2022, the number of establishments and enterprises is expected to trend slightly up, with annualized growth rates of 0.4% a...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Proximity to key suppliers
  • Highly trained workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of plastic materials and resin and commerce sales in the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry?

    Wholesalers in this industry purchase a range of paper and plastic products from manufacturers and distribute them to retail stores, foodservice outlets and agricultural producers. Industry products are wide-ranging and typically include sanitary and tissue products, disposable cutlery and food trays, cartons, plastic and paper bags, paper party goods and cardboard packaging. This industry does not include the wholesale distribution of stationery or office supplies.

    Industry Products
  • Industrial paper and plastic products for packaging
  • Household paper and plastic products
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper dishes and cups
  • Disposable plastic boxes, containers, cups and dishes
  • Personal sanitary paper products and other products
  • Janitorial equipment and supplies
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Wholesaling sanitary paper products, including tissues, napkins, toilet paper, diapers and similar products
  • Wholesaling plastic and paper bags
  • Wholesaling cardboard and cardboard containers, including boxes, food containers and drink cartons
  • Wholesaling polystyrene foam products, excluding foam packaging
  • Wholesaling molded pulp products, including egg trays and shipping supplies
  • Wholesaling various paper products, including party supplies, disposable dishes, wrapping paper and similar items
  • Wholesaling various plastic products, including disposable dishes and cutlery
  • Wholesaling coated paperboard and laminated paperboard products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • commerce sales
  • Freight transportation services index
  • Price of paper
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores

  • Current Performance
  • Internal price competition and wholesale bypass
  • Increased profit margins and decreasing enterprises
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Environmental concerns enter the scene
  • Table: Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Manufacturing
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Packaging & Labeling Services
  • Accommodation and Food Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Coated & Laminated Paper Manufacturing
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing
  • Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Storage & Warehouse Leasing
  • Wood Pallets & Skids Production

  • Products & Services
  • Personal sanitary paper products and other products
  • Industrial paper and plastic products for packaging
  • Household paper and plastic products
  • Other products
  • Disposable plastic boxes, containers, cups and dishes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper dishes and cups
  • Janitorial equipment and supplies
  • Chart: Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Distributors and other wholesalers
  • Businesses for use in their own operations
  • Retailers for resale
  • Manufacturing and mining industries as inputs in production
  • All other
  • Restaurants, hotels and foodservice establishments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation, rent and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bunzl PLC, Veritiv Corp.,
  • Table: Bunzl PLC - financial performance
  • Table: Veritiv Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling 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 Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of Plastic Materials and Resin (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Coated Paperboard
  • A type of paperboard that has been coated by a compound to impart certain qualities to the paperboard, including weight and surface gloss, smoothness or ink absorbency.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (Edi)
  • The transmission of electronic documents between businesses from one computer system to another.
  • Laminated Paperboard
  • A type of paperboard that has been placed between layers of plastic and sealed with heat or pressure, usually with an adhesive.
  • Polystyrene Foam
  • A thermoplastic substance used in disposable cutlery, plastic models, CD and DVD cases and smoke detector housings.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend in retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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