Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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

Packing up: Tough local operating conditions are driving industry exits and reducing revenue

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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 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

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The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry is in the declining stage of its economic life cycle. Rising awareness about environmental issues and the effect that plastic bags and film have when they are disposed of incorrectly have resulted in several bans across Australia over the past five years. As a result, many downstream customers, particularly retailers that offer HDPE and LDPE for customers to carry their goods, have demanded fewer industry products.

Industry value added (IVA) is used to measure an industry's contribution to the overall economy. IVA is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the 10 years through 2019-20. The industry is therefore expected to underperform annualised GDP growth of 2.7% over the same period... purchase to read more


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What is the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry primarily manufacture unsupported polymer film or sheet into packaging materials such as 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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