Package deal: Revenue is expected to grow as manufacturers outsource packaging operations

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022

Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Packaging Services industry has performed well over the past five years despite poor upstream manufacturing conditions. This performance is largely tied to the health of the domestic manufacturing sector. However, as domestic manufacturing conditions have become tougher, manufacturers have looked to outsource non-core activities such as packaging, to reduce costs and remain competitive in the face of rising import penetration. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 2.5% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $4.2 billion. Manufacturers are expected to continue outsourcing their packaging operations to industry players in 2016-17. As a result, industry revenue is projected to grow by 2.7% in the current year...

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Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Packaging Services industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration. As a result, IBISWorld expects the top four industry enterprises to account for significantly less than 40% of industry revenue in 2016-17. The majority of industry operators are relatively small, and serve a specialised purpose according to the packaging specifications of their clients. This is demonstrated by data from the ABS, which showed that in 2014-15, over 88% of industry enterprises were either non-employing or comprised fewer than 20 employees. Due to the highly diverse nature of industry operations, and large number of highly specialised operators, industry players face difficulty in building substantial economies of scale. It ..

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Industry Products

What is the Packaging Services Industry?

Companies in the Packaging Services industry pack goods in bottles, cans, cartons, collapsible tubes, plastic sachets, plastic film or bags and other containers or materials, on a contract or fee basis.

Industry Products
Pharmaceutical goods packaging
Cosmetics and toiletries packaging
Food and beverage packaging
Chemical goods packaging
Industry Activities
Contract packaging or filling
Bottling beverages
Packing fresh fruits and vegetables
Packing pharmaceutical and medical products
Crating services
Bottling chemicals and other liquids

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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