Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1911 | May 2014

Packing it in: Firms are exiting the industry due to fierce competition

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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 a number of domestic bans being placed on industry products. While the industry displays low barriers to entry, low-cost generic products have been dominated by imports from countries with lower operating costs such as China and Thailand. A strong Australian dollar over much of this period has also made imports comparatively cheaper for downstream retail and construction industries and domestic exports less affordable in overseas markets... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

In 2013-14, nearly half of the industry's enterprises are estimated to be located in Victoria and a majority of the remaining enterprises are located in New South Wales and Queensland. Higher fuel and transportation costs have encouraged manufacturers to establish or relocate facilities closer to their major downstream markets. A large proportion of Australia's population is located along the eastern seaboard, resulting in higher levels of economic activity and explaining the large portion of industry enterprises located in these states. Although Western Australia's population grew due to increased mining and construction activity, the proportion of industry enterprises remains low in this state... purchase to read more


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What is the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry?

This industry primarily consists of companies that manufacture polymer sheets or film into packaging material. This includes plastic bags, thin plastic film, food wrapping, garbage bags and bubble wrap packaging.

Industry Products
Plastic food and beverage wrappingProtective packagingPlastic bagsOther plastic film
Industry Activities
Plastic bagPlastic food wrappingPlastic filmPlastic garbage bagBubble wrap packaging

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