Not blending well: Rising import penetration has caused industry revenue to decline

The Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing industry is a key part of Australia's chemical and plastic manufacturing sectors. Industry products are used as key inputs in many downstream manufacturing industries. However, declines across the Manufacturing division and rising import penetration have negatively affected the industry over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 3.6% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $2.2 billion.Synthetic resin and rubber products are required to produce a variety of products used in various end markets including packaging, construction and automotive manufacturers. The industry is characterised by a large number of small players producing specialised or niche products...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
-3.6%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
4,287
Businesses
245

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite growing import competition, profit margins have increased over the past five years
  • Falling oil and gas prices have supported profit margin growth over the past five years
  • Revenue is expected to decline as imported products capture a larger share of domestic demand
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The industry manufactures synthetic rubber and synthetic resins, which are more commonly known as polymers or plastics. These products include thermoplastics, thermosetting resins and synthetic rubber. The industry also manufactures other synthetic resin and rubber products including polycarbonate. Industry products are derived from industrial chemicals (including ethane, phenol and ethylene glycol), which are then transformed through a chemical reaction. As a result, industry products are only semi-finished.Polyethylene thermoplasticsPolyethylene (PE) is one of the most widely consumed resins. PE ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry are

  • Availability of resource
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Concentration on core business
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Domestic price of plastic and rubber products and Trade-weighted index in the Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the industry manufacture synthetic resins and synthetic rubber. Industry manufacturing includes the mixing and blending of resins and polymeric materials. Key products include synthetic resins, non-vulcanisable elastomers, and synthetic rubbers and blends. Industry products are sold to downstream industries, such as packaging, chemical, construction and transportation firms.

    Industry Products
  • Other thermoplastics
  • Synthetic rubber products
  • Thermosetting polymers
  • Other synthetic resin and rubber products
  • Polyethylene thermoplastics
  • Industry Activities
  • Cellulosic resin and non-cellulose resin
  • Thermoplastics, including polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene
  • Polymer, including polyacrylate, polybutadiene, polycarbonate and polymethacrylate
  • Other polymer, including polyurethane, polyvinyl acetate and polyvinylchloride (PVC)
  • Synthetic resin
  • Synthetic rubber and synthetic rubber composite
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Domestic price of plastic and rubber products
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of crude oil
  • World price of natural gas
  • Business confidence index

  • Current Performance
  • Contracting revenue
  • Import dominance
  • Resin and rubber rationalisation
  • Product pricing and profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Weaker profitability
  • Structural trends
  • Downstream demand
  • Greener polymers
  • Table: Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing
  • Plastic Flooring and Other Polymer Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Refining and Petroleum Fuel Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other synthetic resin and rubber products
  • Polyethylene thermoplastics
  • Other thermoplastics
  • Synthetic rubber products
  • Thermosetting polymers
  • Chart: Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Packaging industries
  • Building and construction industries
  • Other manufacturing industries
  • Export markets
  • Other domestic markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing 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 Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Qenos Holdings Pty Ltd, LyondellBasell Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Qenos Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: LyondellBasell Australia (Holdings) Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing 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 Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Hdpe
  • Stands for high-density polyethylene, and is used for applications requiring strong and durable functionality.
  • Ldpe
  • Stands for low-density polyethylene, and is used for plastic bags, trays, bottles and tubing.
  • Lldpe
  • Stands for linear low-density polyethylene, and is used for tubing.
  • Pvc
  • Stands for polyvinyl chloride, and is commonly used for durable pipes.
  • Synthetic Rubber
  • A type of artificially manufactured polymer material that acts as an elastomer.
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