All wrapped up: Industry revenue has been constrained by increasing import penetration

IBISWorld’s Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Imports from countries with low operating costs dominate the industry's generic product segments
  • Imports account for the majority of plastic bags provided at supermarkets
  • Subdued trends in food product manufacturing and agricultural production will limit revenue

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry has struggled over the past five years due to rising competition from cheaper imported products and limited domestic demand for plastic bags and films. Imports from countries with lower operating costs, particularly China, dominate the industry’s generic product segments, including high-density polyethylene (HDPE) supermarket bags, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) retail bags and other plastic garbage bags. Many small-scale local companies that manufacture these products have struggled to compete on price, which has caused enterprise and establishment numbers to decline over the past five years.

    Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 0.9% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $2.08 billion...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The distribution of industry enterprises is skewed towards Victoria, which is expected to account for 42.4% of enterprises in the current year. This significantly exceeds the state's share of national population and economic activity. The industry's four largest players are headquartered in Victoria and have substantial manufacturing operations in that state. This includes Amcor Ltd, Sealed Air Australia, Integrated Packaging Group and Innovia Films (Asia Pacific).

    The majority of the remaining enterprises are located in New South Wales and Queensland. High fuel and transportation costs have encouraged many manufacturers to establish or relocate their facilities closer to their major downstream markets. A l..

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    Additional Insights for the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from food product manufacturing and Trade-weighted index in the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry firms manufacture unsupported polymer films and sheets into packaging materials such as plastic bags, thin plastic films, food wrapping, garbage bags and bubble wrap packaging.

    Industry Products
    Plastic films
    Plastic bags
    Industry Activities
    Plastic bag
    Plastic food wrapping
    Plastic film
    Plastic garbage bag
    Bubble wrap packaging

    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 food product manufacturing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from food retailing
  • Public concerns over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Import penetration
  • Downstream uses
  • Profit weakens
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Wool Wholesaling
  • Livestock and Other Agricultural Supplies Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Industrial Machinery Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Plastic films
  • Plastic bags
  • Other
  • Chart: Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Other
  • Construction companies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Amcor LtdSealed Air Australia (Holdings) Pty LimitedIntegrated Packaging Group Pty Ltd
  • Table: Amcor Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Sealed Air Australia (Holdings) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Integrated Packaging Group Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing 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 Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A process used to create objects with fixed cross sectional profiles, by pushing or drawing input materials through a die.
  • Flexibles
  • Packaging containers made of flexible or yielding materials that can easily change shape.
  • High-Density Polyethylene
  • A type of thermoplastic made from petroleum that is used to make plastic supermarket bags.
  • Low-Density Polyethylene
  • A type of thermoplastic made from petroleum that is used to make thicker retail bags.
  • Polymer
  • A large, molecular compound used as an input in the production of synthetic fibres such as plastic.
  • Resin
  • A natural or synthetic compound that can take many forms depending on its chemical composition.
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