Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry has performed poorly over the past five years due to strong import competition and the ban of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) bags in several states and territories. Imports from countries with lower operating costs such as China and Thailand have dominated the industry's generic product segments. A strong Australian dollar over the three years through 2012-13 hurt the local industry by making imports comparatively cheaper for downstream retail and construction industries. Australian exports also became more expensive in overseas markets... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The industry displays a medium level of barriers to entry and this trend has increased over the past five years. Barriers to entry generally differ based on company size and the type of products offered. Production of low-value product items such as plastic bags requires high-volume production to reduce marginal costs and gain competitive advantages. Larger producers may also be able to negotiate lower prices for raw materials and equipment.
Larger Australian manufacturers tend to be diversified, with a product portfolio that offers total packaging solutions to clients. These operators also often enter into long-term supply arrangements with major customers... purchase to read more