Building up: Revenue is increasing, thanks to the rebound in consumer spending

The Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing industry market report contains data and analysis of the most influential current and future trends shaping the industry. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical, user-friendly format, and provides growth and profit forecasts for a five-year outlook period.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Consumer spending rebounded within the economy, boosting demand for many downstream items
  • Increasing consolidation has led to larger operations within the industry
  • Consumers will display increased confidence in the economy, assisting demand for big-ticket items

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Operators in the Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing industry use injection molding machinery to provide products as inputs to a wide variety of downstream manufacturing industries that order customized parts on a contract basis. The five years to 2016 were characterized by continuing economic improvement in the United States. Consumer spending was restored, boosting demand for many downstream items that include industry-made components. The most noteworthy rebound was the recovery of the automobile and construction sectors. In the five years to 2021, the industry will experience slower growth as the economy continues more assuredly on the path of stable growth.


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    Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing industry is a mature industry, being securely entrenched in the supply chain across a range of sectors. For example, producers of automobiles, manufacturers of electrical and electronic goods, and the construction sector are all well-established segments of the domestic economy, and regularly rely on injection molders to provide them with plastic components.

    Growth is largely dependent on the level of activity in these end-use markets, which is cyclical and in line with growth in the general economy. Over the 10 years from 2011 to 2021, industry value added (IVA), which measures an industry's contribution to GDP, is forecast to grow at an average annual rate of 2.3%. By comparison, GDP is projected to rise at an annualized rate of 2.1% o..

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    Additional Insights for the Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing Industry are

  • Favorable supply contracts for key inputs
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Undertaking technical research and development
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    Industry Products

    What is the Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry provides injection molding manufacturing services on a contract basis. Industry services include mold development from a prototype and the reproduction of parts from the mold using thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials. Operators feed the materials into a heated barrel, mix and then force them into a mold cavity where they cool and harden to the configuration of the cavity. Injection molded products are then manufactured according to the client’s specifications.

    Industry Products
    Consumer and related goods
    Transportation equipment components
    Construction and electrical goods
    Other goods
    Industry Activities
    Receiving orders for custom designed products and components
    Producing products and components by injecting material into a mold
    Designing and producing a mold for use in injection molding machine
    Operating an injection molding machine

    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
  • Consumer spending
  • Housing starts
  • Industrial production index
  • New car sales
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Trade competition
  • Industry consolidation
  • Tightening margins
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer spending
  • Trade
  • Profitability
  • Technological landscape
  • Table: Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Truck, Trailer & Motor Home Manufacturing
  • Automobile Electronics Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Consumer and related goods
  • Transportation equipment components
  • Construction and electrical goods
  • Other goods
  • Chart: Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Industrial market
  • Consumer and institutional markets
  • Construction market
  • Exports
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing 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 and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing 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 Contract Injection Molding Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Industrial production index (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Flow Marks
  • Production defect when injection speeds are too slow, resulting in the plastic cooling down too much during injection.
  • Robotic Molding
  • Process automation such as mounting mobile inspection systems on automatic devices, or using multiple-axis robots that can remove parts from the mold and position them for further processes.
  • Thermoplastics
  • A thermoplastic, or thermosoftening plastic, is a plastic material polymer that becomes pliable or moldable above a specific temperature and solidifies upon cooling.
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