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

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 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 exhibits a medium level of market share concentration. The four largest enterprises are estimated to account for less than 45.0% of total industry revenue in 2014-15. There are a large number of small firms that satisfy niche markets in the industry, which reduces the overall concentration of the industry. According to ABS counts of business data, in 2012-13 only four companies employed more than 200 staff, while the majority of firms generated less than $2.0 million in revenue. Market share concentration has increased over the past five years, with both major players outperforming the industry over this 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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