Overview

Mixed bag: Environmental concerns will threaten historically steady demand

IBISWorld’s Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$83bn
Annual Growth
12-17
1.5%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
67,833
Business
6,763

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

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    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...

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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Paper Bag and Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry is in the declining stage of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to the overall economy, is anticipated to grow at an annualized rate of 1.2% over the 10 years to 2022. Over the same period, GDP is forecast to grow an annualized 2.0%. As a result, this industry's importance to the overall economy is contracting, indicating a declining industry.

    While IVA has increased over the past 10 years, stagnant profitability, employment and capital investments have hampered overall growth. Profit margins stagnated due to high commodity prices and merchandise costs coupled with intense price competition. Cap..

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    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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    Industry Products

    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

    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
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    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 Paper (2008-2022)

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