Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1911 | Sep 2015

Packing it in: Increasing competition from cheap imports has hurt industry revenue

IBISWorld’s Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry has struggled over the past five years due to strong and rising competition from cheaper imported products, and sluggish domestic demand for plastic bags and films. Imports from countries that have lower operating costs, particularly China, dominate the industry's generic product segments, including high-density polyethylene (HDPE) supermarket bags, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) retail bags and other plastic garbage bags. Many small-scale local companies that manufacture these products have been increasingly unable to compete on price, which has caused the number of enterprises and establishments to decline over the past five years.

Revenue is estimated to fall at a compound annual rate of 0.3%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry is in the declining stage of its economic life cycle. The industry's plastic bag and film products are used in a diverse range of downstream industries. Manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, construction companies and agricultural firms all require different industry products, from bread and fresh produce bags and stretch films to large-scale pallet liners and agricultural films. Over the past five years, these downstream markets have increasingly sourced plastic bags and films from overseas manufacturers, which has underpinned the industry's decline.

Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy... purchase to read more


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What is the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture unsupported polymer films and sheets into packaging materials such as plastic bags, thin plastic films, food wrapping, garbage bags and bubble wrap packaging.

Industry Products
Plastic filmsPlastic bags
Industry Activities
Plastic bagPlastic food wrappingPlastic filmPlastic garbage bagBubble wrap packaging

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