Bottled up: Increased demand for plastic bottles has boosted revenue growth

The Plastic Bottle Manufacturing industry has grown steadily over the past five years, driven by the growing use of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles. Predominantly used in the packaging of beverages and water, PET bottles are also used to package other items such as household cleaners, medicines and mouthwashes. Industry revenue is expected to rise at an annualised 2.7% over the five years through 2017-18, to $1.5 billion. This includes an anticipated increase of 1.0% in the current year. Rising demand for plastic bottles from downstream bottled water manufacturers and milk processors has supported revenue growth over the past five years...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$2bn
Annual Growth 13-18
2.7%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
2,152
Businesses
132

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry participation has declined as major players have consolidated their positions
  • New technology has propelled plastic packaging into markets previously dominated by other materials
  • Demand from personal- and household-care product manufacturers will support growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    The location of industry firms generally correlates with Australia's overall population, as manufacturers generally need to be in the same state as their clients. However, plastic bottle and container product manufacturers are slightly more concentrated in New South Wales and Victoria. These states are estimated to account for over 63% of total enterprises while accounting for just over 57% of Australia's population. Densely populated regions, particularly those surrounding Melbourne and Sydney, have the transport infrastructure to distribute goods to downstream markets quickly and efficiently...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing are:

  • Having technology sharing arrangements with major players
  • Effective quality control
  • Provision of a related range of goods and services ("one stop shop")
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from soft drink manufacturing and Demand from bottled water manufacturing in the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry companies primarily manufacture plastic bottles and containers for beverages, household cleaners and other products. Industry operators use extrusion, blow and injection moulding processes.

    Industry Products
  • Soft drink bottles
  • Milk bottles
  • Household product containers
  • Other bottles
  • Industry Activities
  • Plastic soft drink bottle
  • Plastic water bottle
  • Plastic fruit juice bottle
  • Plastic pharmaceutical bottle and container
  • Plastic household product bottle
  • Plastic chemical bottle
  • 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 soft drink manufacturing
  • Demand from bottled water manufacturing
  • Demand from milk and cream processing
  • Demand from fruit juice drink manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Industry participation
  • Downstream demand
  • Plastic versus glass
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Growth continues
  • International trade
  • Table: Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Ice Cream Manufacturing
  • Butter and Dairy Product Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
  • Soft Drink Manufacturing
  • Bottled Water Manufacturing
  • Fruit Juice Drink Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Plastic Pipe and Plastic Packaging Material Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Soft drink bottles
  • Household product containers
  • Milk bottles
  • Other bottles
  • Chart: Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Beverage manufacturers
  • Household product manufacturers
  • Milk processors
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Bottle Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited, Pact Group Holdings Ltd,
  • Table: Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Pact Group Holdings Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Bottle 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 Bottle 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
    High-Density Polyethylene (Hdpe)
  • A type of thermoplastic made from petroleum. HDPE is extremely strong and is used in the production of plastic bottles.
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate (Pet)
  • A thermoplastic polymer resin used to create synthetic fibres that are used to manufacture food, beverage and other liquid containers.
  • Polymer
  • A large molecular compound used as an input in the production of synthetic fibres such as plastic.
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