Overview

Unprosperous performance: Despite strong demand, a continued decrease in plastic prices will drag down growth

IBISWorld’s Plastics Wholesaling market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$48bn
Annual Growth
11-16
1.1%
Annual Growth
16-21
Profit
Employment
21,550
Business
2,490

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased activity in the construction sector and automobile manufacturing industry will increase demand
  • Higher plastic costs helped increase revenue growth, but have threatened margins
  • Demand from downstream customers will continue to strengthen as the US economy recovers

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to increase as increased activity in the construction sector and some manufacturing industries is expected to increase demand for plastic products. Moving forward, the industry is projected to experience somewhat higher demand from plastic product manufacturers and the construction sector; however, a continued decrease in the price of plastic and resin is expected to drag down growth...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Products sold in this industry include plastic materials and resins, plastic raw materials, plastics film, sheet, sheeting, rods, tubes, and other basic forms and shapes. Some of the industry's product segments appeal to a broad range of downstream markets while others are used in very specific industries. Over the past five years, the industry's products that appeal to the broadest range of customers fared the best.

    Plastic raw materials

    Sales of plastic raw materials account for 35.4% of industry revenue. Raw plastics and other plastic materials include polyethylene terephthalate, which is used for soft drink bottles, containers and vegetable oil bottles and high-density polyethylene, which is common for film containers, vitamin bottles, milk jugs and butter tubs. Thi..

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    Additional Insights for the Plastics Wholesaling Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastics Wholesaling Industry are

  • Having links with suppliers
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Having an extensive distribution/collection network
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from plastics and rubber products manufacturing and Price of plastic materials and resin in the Plastics Wholesaling industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Plastics Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales plastics materials and resins, and unsupported plastic film, sheet, sheeting, rod, tube and other basic forms and shapes. Products sold within the Plastics Wholesaling industry are sold to industrial manufacturers. Manufacturers use plastic products to manufacture durable goods.

    Industry Products
    Plastic pipes, rods, tubes and shapes
    High-pressure laminates
    Plastic raw materials
    Other plastic materials and basic shapes
    Misc.
    Industry Activities
    Plastic foam wholesaling
    Plasticizers wholesaling
    Plastics basic shapes wholesaling
    Plastic materials wholesaling
    Plastic resins wholesaling

    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 plastics and rubber products manufacturing
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Value of construction
  • Consumer spending

  • Current Performance
  • Growth in downstream demand
  • Profit fluctuations
  • Coping with change
  • Falling participation
  • Skilled labor and increasing wages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Growth in downstream demand
  • Profit fluctuations
  • Coping with change
  • Table: Plastics Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastics Wholesaling Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

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

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Plastic raw materials
  • Other plastic materials and basic shapes
  • Misc.
  • Plastic pipes, rods, tubes and shapes
  • High-pressure laminates
  • Chart: Plastics Wholesaling Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing
  • Other wholesalers
  • Export sales
  • Business users (for consumption)
  • Construction
  • Other customers
  • Retailers and repair shops (for resale or repair)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastics 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
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastics Wholesaling

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastics 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 Plastics 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 Plastics Wholesaling Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of Plastic Materials and Resin (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    High-Density Polyethylene
  • A plastic material commonly used for film containers, vitamin bottles, milk jugs and butter tubs.
  • Low-Density Polyethylene
  • A plastic material used for caps, netting, shrink wraps, garment bags and plastic bags.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate
  • A plastic material used for soft drink bottles, containers and vegetable oil bottles.
  • Polypropylene
  • A plastic material commonly used for butter tubs, containers, bottle tops, carpets and food wraps.
  • Vinyl And Polyvinyl Chloride
  • A plastic material used to make food wraps, vegetable oil bottles, health and beauty bottles.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores.
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