Clinging on: The single-use plastic bag ban is expected to reduce industry demand

The Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing industry has faced difficult trading conditions over the past five years. Domestic demand for industry products has declined over the past five years, on the back of rising public concerns over environmental issues and the mandatory phase-out of single-use plastic bags. The industry is subject to a high level of external competition. The industry also displays a high level of globalisation and is heavily influenced by international trade and fluctuations in the value of the New Zealand dollar.Industry players manufacture products such as flexible plastic strips, film and sheets, and plastic bags. The industry primarily serves firms in the food manufacturing, agriculture, construction and retail markets...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$624m
Annual Growth 15-20
-2.9%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
1,593
Businesses
54

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is exposed to international trade and fluctuations in the value of the New Zealand dollar
  • Government bans on single-use plastic bags have forced small manufacturers to exit the industry
  • Strong export demand for kiwifruit will continue to drive demand for industry packaging materials
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing industry exhibits a moderate level of market share concentration. The industry is dominated by four players, with Amcor Flexibles (New Zealand), Sealed Air (New Zealand), Convex Packaging Group and Integrated Packaging expected to account for over 60% of industry revenue in the current year. These major players are able to achieve economies of scale through their high production volumes. Outside the major players, the industry is fragmented and is characterised by small-scale enterprises that manufacture a narrow range of plastic packaging products and generally service specific downstream markets...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing are:

  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Economies of scale
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from packaging services and Household consumption expenditure in the Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry operators primarily produce unsupported polymer-based packaging materials such as bags, sheets, bubble packaging, films and laminates.

    Industry Products
  • Plastic bags
  • Agriculture plastic films
  • Industrial plastic films
  • Food packaging plastic films
  • Other plastic packaging products
  • Industry Activities
  • Polymer film
  • Plastic bag
  • Plastic sheet
  • Other polymer film and sheet packaging product
  • 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 packaging services
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Domestic price of plastic and rubber products

  • Current Performance
  • Plastic bag ban
  • International competition
  • Downstream users
  • Industry structure
  • Participation

    and profit

  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Key drivers
  • International competition
  • New plastic economy
  • Participation

    and profit

  • Table: Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Grain Growing in New Zealand
  • Cereal, Pasta and Baking Mix Manufacturing in New Zealand
  • Fruit and Vegetable Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling in New Zealand
  • Industrial Machinery and Gaming Manufacturing in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Food packaging plastic films
  • Agriculture plastic films
  • Industrial plastic films
  • Plastic bags
  • Other plastic packaging products
  • Chart: Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturing market
  • Construction markets
  • Agricultural market
  • Wholesale and retail markets
  • Other markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material 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 Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sealed Air (New Zealand), Amcor Flexibles (New Zealand) Limited, Convex Packaging Group Limited,
  • Table: Sealed Air (New Zealand) - financial performance
  • Table: Amcor Flexibles (New Zealand) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Convex Packaging Group Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material 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 Polymer Film and Sheet Packaging Material Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Exports (2011-2025)
  • Imports (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Polyethylene
  • A lightweight thermoplastic used in packaging and insulation.
  • Polymer
  • A molecular compound used in the production of synthetic fibres, such as plastic.
  • Silage
  • Fermented, high-moisture stored fodder that which can be fed to cattle and sheep.
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