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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Market Share of Companies
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 industry displays a medium level of barriers to entry and this trend has increased over the past five years. Barriers to entry generally differ based on company size and the type of products offered. Production of low-value product items such as plastic bags requires high-volume production to reduce marginal costs and gain competitive advantages. Larger producers may also be able to negotiate lower prices for raw materials and equipment.

Larger Australian manufacturers tend to be diversified, with a product portfolio that offers total packaging solutions to clients. These operators also often enter into long-term supply arrangements with major customers... 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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