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

IBISWorld’s Packaging Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.


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 Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has performed well despite poor upstream manufacturing demand conditions
  • The industry's performance largely depends on activity in the manufacturing and wholesaling sectors
  • R&D will encourage companies to invest in higher grade inputs such as biodegradable containers

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    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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Packaging Services industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is forecast to grow at an annualised 0.1% over the 10 years through 2021-22. This is an underperformance of the expected GDP growth rate in Australia over the same period, of an annualised 2.5%. The slower rate of growth in industry value added relative to the overall economy is characteristic of a mature industry.

    While upstream manufacturers have struggled to stay afloat, the Packaging Services industry has fared better over the five years through 2016-17, as manufacturers have realised the cost advantages associated with outsourcing packaging activities. Inc..

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    Additional Insights for the Packaging Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Packaging Services Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from general line grocery wholesaling and Demand from pharmaceutical product manufacturing in the Packaging Services industry impact industry performance..

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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 Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from general line grocery wholesaling
  • Demand from pharmaceutical product manufacturing
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable wholesaling
  • Demand from business process outsourcing in Australia
  • Domestic price of paper products and paperboard
  • Domestic price of plastic and rubber products

  • Current Performance
  • Consumer products and trends
  • Profit and participation
  • Environmental issues
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer products and trends
  • Trade agreements
  • Profit and participation
  • Environmental issues
  • Table: Packaging Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Packaging Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling
  • General Line Grocery Wholesaling
  • Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling
  • Cosmetics and Toiletry Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
  • Paperboard Container Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Pharmaceutical goods packaging
  • Cosmetics and toiletries packaging
  • Chemical goods packaging
  • Other
  • Chart: Packaging Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers
  • Other industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Packaging Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Packaging Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Packaging Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Packaging Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Packaging Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Packaging made using renewable inputs like starch, cellulose or sugars. These plastics are often designed to degrade.
  • Convenience Foods
  • Foods that are either packaged pre-cooked or require little preparation time.
  • Retort Pouch
  • A type of food packaging created by aseptic processing, made from multiple layers of flexible laminate, allowing for the sterile packaging of a variety of food products.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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