Mopping up: Intensifying import competition is contributing to industry exits

The Plastic Flooring and Other Polymer Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plastic Flooring and Other Polymer Product Manufacturing industry has struggled over the past five years. Continued pressure from import competition and weak demand from some key downstream markets are expected to contribute to a paltry 0.2% annualised growth in industry revenue over the five years through 2016-17, to total $1.1 billion. Reduced mining activity and the rapid decline of the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry have taken their toll on industry revenue, leading to declining sales for many synthetic rubber product and conveyor belt manufacturers. As a result, revenue is anticipated to fall by 2.2% in the current year. However, demand has grown from some downstream markets over the past five years...

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Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The industry exhibits moderate capital intensity. For every dollar spent on wages and salaries, operators invest an estimated $0.23 in capital. This reflects the industry average. The capital intensity of individual operators varies greatly depending on the product manufactured. For example, some operators, such as plastic tube and hose manufacturers, have highly automated extrusion manufacturing processes. As a result, businesses such as these that rely on plastic extrusion are expected to have capital costs that are much higher than the industry average.

Capital intensity has increased over the past five years as tightening competition has led operators to focus on increased efficiency and improved quality. In ..

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Industry Products

What is the Plastic Flooring and Other Polymer Product Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry manufacture plastic conveyor and other belts; extruded plastic sections; plastic hoses and tubes; plastic floor, wall and ceiling coverings; and synthetic rubber products.

Industry Products
Plastic hoses and tubing
Plastic conveyor and other belts
Floor coverings
Synthetic rubber products
Industry Activities
Plastic hose and tube
Conveyor belt and transmission belt
Extruded plastic sections
Synthetic rubber product
Plastic floor, wall and ceiling coverings
Plastic floor tile and linoleum flooring

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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