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

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...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$49bn
Annual Growth 12-17
0.5%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
21,573
Businesses
2,452
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

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
  • The expected increase in the price of crude oil will create slight volatility in revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Plastics Wholesaling industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle. IBISWorld expects industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the economy, to increase at an annualized rate of 0.3% over the 10 years to 2022. In comparison, national GDP is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 2.0% during the same period. Industry products, while commoditized, are a necessary input in a variety of manufacturing processes and consumers use plastic products for a variety of everyday needs.The existence of clearly defined product groups and user industries along with the fairly stable nature of industry products also demonstrate that the industry is in its mature phase. No significant new products have been introduced to boost the industry to a growth stage. The...purchase to read more.

    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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    What is the Plastics Wholesaling Industry?

    This industry wholesales plastics materials and resins, as well as 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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
  • Changes in corporate strategy
  • Increasing consolidation propels employment growth
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued growth in downstream demand
  • Profit margins fall flat
  • Coping with change
  • Table: Plastics Wholesaling Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastics Wholesaling 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
  • 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
  • Plastic pipes, rods, tubes and shapes
  • Misc.
  • 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
    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
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Plastics 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
    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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