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Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C22.220 | Dec 2016

A mixed bag: New environmental regulations have prevented sustained industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing 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
RPC Containers Ltd RPC Containers Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-0.3%
Annual Growth 17-22
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Profit
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Employment
24,866
Businesses
457
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing industry produces a range of packaging used by numerous industries to market and transport various products. Prior to the start of the past five-year period, industry revenue surged upwards on the back of resurgent demand following the economic downturn. However, the industry has failed to sustain this in the face of rising raw material costs and shortages of key polymer inputs, which has put pressure on profit margins.

Early in the current five-year period, plastic packing goods manufacturers stepped up the fight for market share and beat off competition from rival packaging alternatives like glass, metal and paper. Innovation and continued technological development helped the industry return to growth... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Plastic packaging, ranging from plastic carrier bags to rigid plastic tubs and containers, is an integral part of global retail. It is used to package a range of products, including personal- and household-care products, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, construction materials and agricultural goods. Demand for plastic packing is influenced by trends in these downstream markets. Higher retail sales typically translate into greater demand for the plastic packaging that is used to contain products. Plastic packing manufacturers face competition from alternative packing materials like glass, metal, paper and cardboard.

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What is the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture rigid and flexible plastic articles to pack goods in. These products include bags, cases, sacks, boxes and bottles.

Industry Products
Sacks and bagsBoxes, cases and cratesBottles and flasksBottle caps and capsulesOther plastic packaging
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing rigid plastic packagingManufacturing flexible plastic packaging or film


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