Pipe down: Imports and other substitutes have drained revenue away from local manufacturers

The Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing industry has struggled due to a difficult operating environment over the past five years. The industry produces automotive components, plastic pipe, food containers and furniture, and services downstream markets. Domestically, the industry relies on demand from the Construction division, motor vehicle manufacturers and retail consumers. Weaker demand for plastic input materials from downstream manufacturing industries, particularly the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry, has negatively affected industry players over the past five years. Overall, industry revenue is expected to contract at an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $3.0 billion. This includes an anticipated revenue decline of 2.6%...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-3.0%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
8,795
Businesses
755

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Firms have struggled with intense import penetration in major downstream markets
  • Profitability has declined due to strong competition from low-cost companies overseas
  • Rising input costs will force prices up and encourage users to switch to substitute goods
  • Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    The Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material industry has faced tough operating conditions over the past five years, due to greater import penetration and rising costs. Downstream domestic manufacturers, which represent a large market for industry sales, are also struggling due to intense import competition. As imported products are meeting an increasing proportion of domestic demand, downstream demand for locally produced products is declining. Declining demand from key major markets and higher prices for input materials have also negatively affected the industry’s performance over the past five years.Revenue and profitabilityIndustry revenue is expected to decline by an annualised 3.0% over the five years through 2018-19, to $3.0 billion. Ris...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing are:

  • Output is sold under contract - incorporate long-term sales contracts
  • Effective cost controls
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from construction and Household consumption expenditure in the Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the industry manufacture a variety of plastic products including plastic pipe, food packaging and furniture. Industry operators mainly use injection moulding and extrusion techniques, and occasionally blow moulding techniques. Products made from fibreglass are excluded from the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Packaging materials
  • Plastic furniture
  • Pipe and plumbing fittings
  • Plastic pipe
  • Plastic drums, pails, boxes and crates
  • Plastic tableware, kitchenware and household products
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Plastic furniture
  • Plastic light switch and plug
  • Plastic pipe and plumbing fitting
  • Plastic automotive component
  • Plastic bucket and garbage bin
  • Plastic food container and kitchenware
  • Plastic rod and tube
  • Plastic toilet fixture
  • Plastic watering can and clothes peg
  • 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 construction
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from furniture retailing
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Import penetration
  • Export markets
  • Input costs
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Performance and structure
  • International competition
  • Opportunities

    and threats

  • Table: Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Toy and Sporting Goods Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Packaging materials
  • Plastic pipe
  • Plastic tableware, kitchenware and household products
  • Other products
  • Plastic drums, pails, boxes and crates
  • Plastic furniture
  • Pipe and plumbing fittings
  • Chart: Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Construction sector
  • Wholesaling and retailing sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material 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 Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pact Group Holdings Ltd, Aliaxis Holdings Australia Pty Limited, Pro-Pac Packaging Limited,
  • Table: Pact Group Holdings Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Aliaxis Holdings Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Pro-Pac Packaging Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material 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 Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Blow Moulding
  • This process involves using the expulsion of air to shape plastic films of various densities into a desired shape.
  • Extrusion
  • A manufacturing process that uses compressive and shear stresses on hot and/or cold materials, such as polymers, to produce products of a desired shape.
  • Injection Moulding
  • This process involves forcing melted materials into a cavity and then removing the finished product when the material has solidified.
  • Polymer
  • A large molecular compound used as an input in the production of synthetic fibres such as plastic.
  • Thermoplastic
  • A polymer that becomes a liquid when heated and freezes into a glassy solid when cooled.
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