Wrapped up: Industry revenue has grown despite rising pressure from imports

Revenue for the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry has grown over the past five years due to favourable conditions in downstream industries. The industry primarily serves firms in the food manufacturing, agriculture, construction and retail markets. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 0.7% over the five years through 2018-19, to $2.4 billion. However, profit has fallen over the period as industry purchase costs have grown and imports have put downward pressure on industry product prices.The industry manufactures products such as flexible plastic strips, film and sheets, and plastic bags and sacks. A large share of these products are used to store, package and transport agricultural and food goods...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased prices and favourable downstream conditions have boosted revenue
  • Industry wage costs have declined as a share of revenue due to improved efficiency
  • Growth in food product manufacturing and agricultural production is projected to aid revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. The capital-to-labour ratio has steadily climbed over the past five years, as the larger firms have invested in new technology and increased automation to improve competitiveness against imports and substitute products. Industry wage costs have declined as a share of revenue over this same period.In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated $0.13 is spent on capital. The investment required to manufacture industry products is high, as firms use large-scale resin extrusion machines that can produce large product volumes. Operators invest in more efficient machinery and equipment for larger production volumes and lower per-unit production costs. How...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing 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 Demand from agriculture in the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from food product manufacturing
  • Demand from agriculture
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from construction
  • Public concern 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

  • 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
  • Manufacturing market
  • Wholesale and retail markets
  • Construction market
  • Other markets
  • Agriculture market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Bag and Film 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 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
    Amcor Ltd, Sealed Air Australia (Holdings) Pty Limited, Pro-Pac Packaging Limited,
  • Table: Amcor Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Sealed Air Australia (Holdings) Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Pro-Pac Packaging Limited - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry
  • 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)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • 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 (Hdpe)
  • A type of thermoplastic made from petroleum that is used to make plastic supermarket bags.
  • Low-Density Polyethylene (Ldpe)
  • 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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