IBISWorld’s Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers procurement research is intended to help you save time and money in the initial research stages of the buying process. Our data and analysis explain the characteristics, pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and negotiation tactics of Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers to help your company negotiate strategically with suppliers. Our report insights also give your company the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives to better manage the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers - Recent Price Trend

The average price of FIBCs has been rising at an estimated annualized rate of 1.6% during the three years to 2017. Steadily rising demand from the construction, agricultural and industrial sectors has underpinned this price growth. However, it has been slowed by dropping input costs and strong market competition.Rising demand for FIBCs has been correlated with growth in key buying sectors during...


Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership associated with FIBCs is low. Therefore, buyers should expect to spend less than 50.0% of the benchmark price in additional annual costs. In general, low total cost of ownership is beneficial to buyers because it means that they can budget for purchases more accurately.There are no hidden costs associated with owning and using FIBCs. Repair costs are virtually...


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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs). FIBCs are specialized bags used for storing and transporting dry, flowable products, such as sand, fertilizers, grain and granules of plastics. The primary buyers of FIBCs are ocean and coastal transportation companies, agricultural producers and transporters, industrial supplies wholesalers and manufacturers and construction companies. Suppliers include manufacturers and wholesalers. This report excludes intermediate bulk containers.  

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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