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

The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 Analysis Chapter

Over the past five years, the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry has displayed poor performance due to competition from import markets and limited demand from downstream industries. The industry's performance is dependent on a number of external factors, including household consumption expenditure, demand from food retailing and construction industries, Australia's trade-weighted index and the domestic price of plastic products. The strength of the Australian dollar over the past five years has negatively influenced industry performance, as Australian exports became comparatively more expensive in overseas markets and imported products were comparatively cheaper for domestic downstream companies... 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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