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Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Market Research Report | Dec 2016

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing global 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 globally 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
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, plastic consumption has accelerated. Plastic products have increasingly substituted materials such as wood, paper, metals and glass in many applications. Even with these positive trends, revenue for Global Plastic Product and Packaging Manufacturing industry is expected to decline over the five years to 2016. This decrease has been underpinned by dramatically reduced world oil prices, which reduce input costs and also limit selling prices to downstream industries. However, the five years to 2021 are expected to be prosperous for the industry, thanks to continuing improvements in demand for plastic. However, input price volatility and concerns about a slowdown in developing Asian economies will threaten the industry over the next five years... read more

Starting a New Business

Barriers to entry for this industry are high. Existing large players can negotiate lower prices for raw materials (principally plastic resins), which represent a large percentage of total industry costs. This enables them to offer their products to their customers at a more affordable price than new or entering competitors that do not have such bargaining power. As a result, new entrants can find it difficult to compete as price is a key competitive factor used in attracting customers, with demand for plastic products being highly price elastic.

Apart from price pressures, significant investments are required in acquiring plant and equipment for the manufacturing process to take place. Lar.. read more


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What is the Global Plastic Product & Packaging Manufacturing Industry?

Enterprises in this industry manufacture a variety of plastic goods, including plastic building materials, products used to package food and beverages and plastic products used to manufacture furniture and other durable goods. Companies that manufacture foam products, such as those used in automotive manufacturing and insulation for housing, are also included in this industry.

Industry Products
Plastic containers and packaging productsMiscellaneous Plastic ProductsIntermediate and Other Plastic Goods
Industry Activities
Manufacturing plastic containers and packaging productsManufacturing plastic pipes, plates, shapes and sheets, including plastic bagsManufacturing plastic used in furniture, construction, transportation and electrical goodsfoam packaging productsManufacturing foam used in furniture, construction, transportation and electrical goods

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