Whole package: Outsourcing trends and environmental packaging research benefits industry firms

The Packaging Services industry has performed well over the past five years, despite poor upstream manufacturing conditions. The performance of the industry is largely tied to the health of the domestic manufacturing sector. 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 1.0% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $4.1 billion. Despite the growth in demand for outsourced packaging services, industry revenue is projected to fall by 0.1% in the current year...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has performed well over the past five years, despite poor upstream manufacturing demand
  • The industry’s performance largely depends on activity in the manufacturing and wholesaling sectors
  • Industry firms will be encouraged to invest in high-grade inputs such as biodegradable containers
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Packaging Services industry exhibits a low level of market share concentration, with the top four industry players estimated to account for significantly less than 40% of industry revenue in 2017-18. The majority of industry operators are relatively small and serve a specialised purpose according to the packaging specifications of their clients. Due to the highly diverse nature of industry operations, and the large number of highly specialised operators, industry players face difficulty in building substantial economies of scale. For example, it would be difficult for a chemicals contract packer to alter its machinery and services to cater to food and beverage manufacturers. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Packaging Services Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Packaging Services 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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    What is the Packaging Services Industry?

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

    Industry Products
  • Pharmaceutical goods packaging
  • Cosmetics and toiletries packaging
  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Chemical goods packaging
  • Industry Activities
  • Contract packing or filling
  • Shrink-wrapping
  • Bottling drinking liquid, wine or spirits
  • Bottling other liquid
  • Packing fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Packing pharmaceutical and medical products
  • Crating services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    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

  • 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
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Packaging Services

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

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

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    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
    Table: Industry Data for the Packaging Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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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    The Packaging Services 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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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Packaging Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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