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. While demand for industry products has picked up over the past five years, due to this industry's diverse product line and wide customer base, revenue growth has remained constrained because of increased internal price competition and volatile purchase costs, in conjunction with an increasing amount of wholesale bypass. In addition, many cities, as well as Hawaii and California, implemented plastic bag bans over the period, hurting industry operators that primarily focus on plastic bag wholesaling. The industry is anticipated to maintain relatively consistent growth as downstream demand remains steady...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$83bn
Annual Growth 12-17
1.5%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
67,833
Businesses
6,130
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Downstream demand increases will continue to buoy revenue
  • Industry revenue has remained constrained as retailers increasingly bypass wholesalers
  • Industry revenue will increase with demand from food, beverage and tobacco manufacturers
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The regions with the greatest concentration of paper bag and disposable plastic product wholesaling establishments include the Mid-Atlantic, followed by the Southeast, the West and the Great Lakes. The West has the highest concentration, with 20.8% of the country’s establishments. Establishments in the West are dominated by California, which holds the highest percentage of establishments in the country. However, Oregon and Washington also have significant clusters of establishments. Wholesalers are attracted to the region, because of its exclusive access to western ports, and the densely populated cities of California.The Mid-Atlantic has the second-largest share of industry establishments, accounting for an estimated 20.4% of the total. The...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 Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores and Demand from food manufacturing 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, food service 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
  • Paper and plastic products
  • Industrial paper and plastic products
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper dishes
  • Disposable plastic boxes, containers, cups and dishes
  • 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
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Demand from food manufacturing
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Price of paper

  • Current Performance
  • Wholesale bypass constrains growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand boosts revenue
  • Internal competition limits growth
  • 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
  • Paper and plastic products
  • Industrial paper and plastic products
  • Other
  • Disposable plastic boxes, containers, cups and dishes
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Paper dishes
  • Chart: Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream industries
  • Demographics and consumer preferences

  • Major Markets
  • Food, beverage and tobacco manufacturers
  • Supermarkets, grocery stores and big box retailers
  • Other industries
  • Health services
  • 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
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling 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 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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