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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 Analysis Chapter

Companies in the industry manufacture plastic bag and film products, ranging from plastic bags used to package fresh produce to plastic films used in agricultural applications. The industry's diverse range of products are then used in a variety of downstream markets. Over the past five years, subdued demand for plastic bags and films from these downstream customers, and intensifying import penetration have characterised the industry's operations. As Australian products are forced to compete with cheaper imports in the global market, the industry's exports have struggled over this period. Industry revenue is estimated to decline at an annualised 0.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $2.2 billion... 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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