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Packaging Services in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Packaging Services Market Research Report | SIC N82.920 | Oct 2016

The perfect package: Industry demand is forecast to increase, supporting revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Packaging Services market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Benson Group Benson Group market share
RPG Group plc RPG Group plc market share
There are no major players in this industry There are no major players in this industry market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£5bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.6%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
22,931
Businesses
1,173
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in this industry provide a plethora of packaging and labelling services to a wide array of manufacturing and wholesaling industries. The industry is fragmented, with firms generally specialising in providing a range of services to specific markets. Revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.6% over the five years through 2016-17 to £4.7 billion. Although dwindling manufacturing activity and weak wholesaling activity caused revenue to in 2012-13, revenue expanded during the following years as businesses operating in key downstream industries chose to outsource packaging and labelling tasks to operators in order to improve cost efficiencies and the appearance and marketability of their products... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The geographic distribution of industry establishments tends to follow the distribution of manufacturing and wholesaling companies, as they are the key downstream markets for the industry. However, government incentives and historical factors can also influence the distribution of establishments.

The East and West Midlands

The East and West Midlands have the highest concentration of establishments, with each region being home to approximately 13.1% of industry establishments. These regions have a significantly higher level of manufacturing activity when compared with the overall average in the United Kingdom. The West Midlands also has many food and drink producers operating in the region, with three of the UK's top 10 food and drink companies located there.

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What is the Packaging Services Industry?

Companies in this industry primarily package client-owned material on a fee or contractual basis. The industry also provides labelling and stamping services. The manufacture of packaging or labelling products is excluded from the industry.

Industry Products
Pharmaceutical goods packagingFood and beverage packaging Chemical goods packagingPackaging of other goodsParcel packing and gift-wrapping
 
Industry Activities
Bottling of liquids, including beverages and foodPackaging of solidsSecurity packaging of pharmaceutical preparationsLabelling, stamping and imprintingParcel packing and gift-wrapping


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