Paper thin: Increasing import competition has put downward pressure on industry margins

The Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing industry has faced intense competition from imports over the past five years. Increased import penetration has forced industry operators to lower prices, despite rising input costs. Imports are expected to increase by an annualised 15.8% over the five years through 2017-18, to satisfy just over 50% of domestic demand. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 4.0% over the five years through 2017-18, to total $766.7 million. This decline includes an expected drop of 0.3% in the current year. Although domestic demand has increased over the past five years, this has largely been the result of higher volumes of imports from lower cost countries...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$767m
Annual Growth 13-18
-4.0%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
2,513
Businesses
160

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Increased import penetration has forced operators to lower prices, despite rising input costs
  • Industry profitability has declined due to increasing input costs and price pressures from imports
  • Competition from plastics and textiles will continue to place pressure on manufacturers
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Operators in the Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing industry are generally located on the eastern coast of Australia. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland have the largest number of industry enterprises. Together, they account for over 90.0% of the total enterprises in the industry. Given the low value of industry goods, operators tend to be located near downstream operators to reduce freight and distribution costs. The industry's main markets include manufacturing, food services and retail firms, which are generally located in areas with higher population densities. South Australia, Western Australia and the Australian Capital Territory hold smaller shares of industry enterprises, accounting for less than 10.0% of businesses together. No ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Business expertise of operators
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services and Demand from retail trade in the Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing Industry?

    Industry operators process purchased paper into a variety of paper bags and sacks, paper packing goods, adhesive labels and other paper products.

    Industry Products
  • Adhesive labels
  • Moulded paper products
  • Paper bags and sacks
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing paper bags
  • Manufacturing paper sacks
  • Wallpaper
  • Adhesive label
  • Paper novelties
  • 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 cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services
  • Demand from retail trade
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from plastic bag and film manufacturing
  • Demand from food product manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Operating landscape
  • Profitability
  • Import competition
  • Environmental concerns
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Trading landscape
  • Profitability
  • Environmental impact
  • Table: Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Sugar Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Cement and Lime Manufacturing
  • Paper Product Wholesaling
  • Consumer Goods Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Adhesive Manufacturing
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services
  • Mining and Industrial Machinery Wholesaling
  • Paper Product Wholesaling
  • Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Adhesive labels
  • Moulded paper products
  • Other products
  • Paper bags and sacks
  • Chart: Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Downstream conditions
  • Availability and popularity of substitutes

  • Major Markets
  • Other manufacturers
  • Other industries
  • Retailers
  • Food and beverage services
  • Construction firms
  • Food and beverage manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Detmold Holdings Pty Ltd, Orora Limited, LM Group (Aust) Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Detmold Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Orora Limited - financial performance
  • Table: LM Group (Aust) Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paper Bag and Other Paper Product 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 Paper Bag and Other Paper Product 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
    Australian Packaging Covenant
  • A voluntary measure whereby producers assume part of the responsibility for their product and its packaging.
  • Environment Protection Authority (Epa)
  • A group that has statutory obligations to conduct environmental impact assessments and initiate measures to protect the environment.
  • Virgin Pulp
  • Pulp manufactured and used for the first time.
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