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Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C22.220 | May 2017

In the bag: Industry revenue is projected to expand as industrial production activity rises

IBISWorld’s Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing 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
RPC Containers Ltd RPC Containers Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The introduction of levies on plastic bags has dented demand and caused revenue to decline
  • Plastic bags are increasingly being replaced by paper alternatives due to the carrier bag charge
  • Changing approaches to carbon usage could increase operators’ purchase costs
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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 five-year period through 2017-18, 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 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 Locations Chapter

The geographic spread of the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing industry often echoes that of the upstream Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report C20.160), which in turn reflects the high degree of integration in the chemical sector and in various product value chains. For example, some plastic packaging plants have developed operations alongside upstream polymer manufacturers to give them easy access to polyethylene, polystyrene and other plastics.

There are four major petrochemical manufacturing clusters in the United Kingdom: Runcorn in the North West, Teesside in the North East, Grangemouth in Scotland and the Humber estuary region of Yorkshire. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Supply contracts in place for key inputs
  • Provision of a related range of goods/services ("one stop shop")
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Business capital expenditure and Real private consumption expenditure in the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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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

    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
  • Business capital expenditure
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Industrial production index
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Plastic bag tax
  • Regulation and recycling
  • Competitive pressure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • International trade
  • Environmental concerns
  • Inputs and innovation
  • Table: Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Juice Production
  • Oil & Fat Production
  • Soft Drink Production
  • Perfume & Cosmetics Manufacturing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Bottles and flasks
  • Sacks and bags
  • Boxes, cases and crates
  • Other plastic packaging
  • Bottle caps and capsules
  • Chart: Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Food manufacturers
  • Beverage manufacturers
  • Toiletry and cosmetic product manufacturers
  • Household and cleaning product manufacturers
  • Pharmaceutical and health-care product manufacturers
  • Other manufacturers
  • Automotive product manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing 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 costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    RPC Group plc
  • Table: RPC Group plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing 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 Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A type of biodegradable plastic derived from biological substances rather than petroleum.
  • Blow Moulding
  • A manufacturing process that involves sending air through a plastic tube until it takes the shape of a mould.
  • Flexible Barrier Packaging
  • A form of flexible packaging that prevents outside contamination.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc)
  • A thermoplastic polymer used to make flexible plastic packaging.
  • Resin
  • A non-volatile solid or semi-solid organic amorphous mixture of carboxylic acids prepared by polymerising simple molecules. It is used to make plastics.

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