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Packaging Services in the UK: Market Research Report

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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 offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Manufacturing activity is expected to increase in 2016-17, supporting revenue growth
  • Profit margins are projected to have increased, despite being limited by high competition
  • Manufacturing activity is anticipated to increase, boosting demand for industry services
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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 Investment Chapter

The level of capital intensity is determined by comparing the human and capital equipment factors of production, using wages and depreciation costs as proxies. Comparatively high depreciation costs indicate substantial investment in depreciable assets, such as buildings and equipment, resulting in high capital intensity. Conversely, comparatively high wage costs indicate high labour intensity.

The industry displays a moderate level of capital intensity, with an estimated capital-to-labour ratio of 1:4.91 in 2016-17. This indicates that for every £1 spent on capital, £4.91 is expected to be spent on labour. Ope.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Packaging Services Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Packaging Services Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Demand from perfume and cosmetics wholesaling in the Packaging Services industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Demand from perfume and cosmetics wholesaling
  • Demand from pharmaceutical preparations manufacturing
  • World price of aluminum
  • Demand from juice production
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream market conditions
  • Growth drivers
  • Innovation propels demand
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Margins expand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand patterns
  • Margins improve
  • Table: Packaging Services Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Packaging Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Juice Production
  • Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing
  • Perfume & Cosmetics Wholesaling
  • Postal & Courier Activities
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing
  • Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing
  • Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Packaging of other goods
  • Pharmaceutical goods packaging
  • Food and beverage packaging
  • Chemical goods packaging
  • Parcel packing and gift-wrapping
  • Chart: Packaging Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Packaging Services Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Packaging Services
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Packaging Services Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Packaging Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Packaging Services Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • The British Retail Consortium (BRC) is one of the leading trade associations in the United Kingdom, which sets standards for packaging and packaging materials.
  • Contract Packaging
  • Packaging and labelling of goods supplied by manufacturers or wholesalers. Also known as co-packing.
  • Iso
  • The ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) is an international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standard organisations.
  • Re-Palletisation
  • The process of repackaging a stack of goods on a pallet or pallets.
  • Soda Ash
  • A chemical compound also known as sodium carbonate. It is frequently used in glass production.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • The trend of manufactures and retailers avoiding wholesalers and dealing directly in order to reduce costs and improve profit margins.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Packaging Services market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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