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Packaging & Labeling Services in the US: Market Research Report

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Packaging & Labeling Services Market Research Report | NAICS 56191 | Oct 2016

Package deal: Demand for industry services will increase as consumer spending continues to grow

IBISWorld’s Packaging & Labeling Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • With consumer spending on the rise, demand for packaging services will increase
  • Technological innovations have helped decrease the need for industry employment
  • Macroeconomic growth and stability will continue to drive industry growth
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Recovery in consumer spending over the past five years has underpinned industry growth during the period. As US consumption has risen, manufacturers have expanded production, thereby increasing demand for industry services and increasing revenue. Over the five years to 2021, IBISWorld expects the industry to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace than the previous period. Organic growth in the economy, including increased consumer spending, will drive revenue growth. However, growth in demand drivers is not expected to be strong enough to cause high revenue growth values, and increased internalization of packaging by growing manufacturers may stymie revenue.

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Packaging and Labeling Services industry has a low level of market share concentration. IBISWorld estimates that the four largest companies in the industry account for 8.3% of 2016 industry revenue. Small, regional companies that specialize in specific packaging and labeling functions dominate the industry. Small and medium operators focus on maintaining service contracts with local producers, while large operators rely on close relationships with a few major clients as the main source of revenue. One reason the industry is so highly fragmented is that clientele often need highly specialized packaging and labeling services. As a result, operators make capital and labor investments into packaging and labeling functions specific to one industry or manufacturing sector. Sma.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry are

  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Ability to change which market the company operates in
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer Confidence Index and Price of plastic materials and resin in the Packaging & Labeling Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry?

    Industry operators primarily package client-owned materials on a contract or outsource basis and provide labeling and imprinting package services. The industry excludes activity related to the manufacture of packaging or labeling products.

    Industry Products
    Packaging and labeling servicesAssembly and fulfillment servicesOther services
    Industry Activities
    Blister packaging services or skin packaging servicesCosmetic kit assembling and packaging servicesTextile and apparel folding and packaging servicesLabeling servicesMounting merchandise on cardsPackaging services (except packing and crating for transportation)Product sterilization and packaging servicesShrink-wrapping servicesGift-wrapping services

    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 Confidence Index
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Price of paper
  • Current Performance
  • Demand for industry services
  • Rising consolidation and automation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Driving demand
  • Profit and landscape
  • Table: Packaging & Labeling Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Packaging & Labeling Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Chocolate Production
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Hardware Manufacturing
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing
  • Retail Trade
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Metal Can & Container Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Packaging and labeling services
  • Other services
  • Assembly and fulfillment services
  • Chart: Packaging & Labeling Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Regulation and Specialization
  • Major Markets
  • Personal care and cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals and medical
  • Other
  • Electronics
  • Apparel and textiles
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Packaging & Labeling Services
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Packaging & Labeling Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Packaging & Labeling Services 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 Packaging & Labeling Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Consumer Spending (2007-2021)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Antistatic Bags
  • A bag used for shipping components that can be damaged by static electricity.
  • Blister Packaging
  • Packaging consisting of a solid backing with clear plastic formed around the mold of a product.
  • Clamshell Packaging
  • Packaging consisting of transparent plastic packages with one or more hinges.
  • Contract Packaging
  • Packaging and labeling of goods supplied by manufacturers or importers. Also known as co-packing.
  • Field Rations
  • A prepackaged meal that is easily prepared and eaten by military troops on the battlefield.
  • On-Demand Packaging
  • Packaging services that tailor package design on a per contract basis.
  • Shrink Banding
  • Packaging consisting of plastic bands which are heated to shrink and fit around an item (or items) tightly.
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • Packaging consisting of plastic film that binds loose or packaged goods together for transport and display.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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