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Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing in Australia: Market Research Report

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Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Market Research Report | ANZSIC C1911 | Jun 2016

Packing it in: Increasing competition from cheap imports has hurt industry revenue

The Plastic Bag and Film 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing industry has struggled over the past five years due to strong and rising competition from cheaper imported products, and sluggish domestic demand for plastic bags and films. Imports from countries with lower operating costs, particularly China, dominate the industry's generic product segments, including high-density polyethylene (HDPE) supermarket bags, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) retail bags and other plastic garbage bags. Many small-scale local companies that manufacture these products have been increasingly unable to compete on price, which has caused enterprise and establishment numbers to decline over the past five years.

Revenue is expected to fall at a compound annual rate of 0.3% over the five years through 2015-16, to reach $2.2... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry exhibits a medium market share concentration. In 2015-16, the industry's four largest companies are estimated to account for just over 40% of total revenue. Amcor, Sealed Air Australia and Integrated Packaging, the industry's three major players, together account for over 35% of total revenue in 2015-16. These players have diversified product groups that are demanded in a range of downstream markets, including manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, construction and agricultural industries.

Aside from the industry's three major players, there are a large number of small firms that satisfy niche markets in the industry... purchase to read more


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What is the Plastic Bag and Film Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the industry 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 filmsPlastic bags
Industry Activities
Plastic bagPlastic food wrappingPlastic filmPlastic garbage bagBubble wrap packaging

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