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Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.160 | Jun 2017

Sink marks: Revenue is projected to dip in 2017-18, but future expansion is expected to be steady

The Primary Form Plastics 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.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Basell Polyolefins UK Ltd Basell Polyolefins UK Ltd market share
SABIC UK Limited SABIC UK Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Fluctuating input prices negatively affected profitability, encouraging efficiency measures
  • Although low interest rates have supported demand, revenue remains below pre-recessionary levels
  • Downstream construction firms could be negatively affected by the UK’s exit from the European Union
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, industry performance has been fairly volatile with revenue alternately rising and falling. Over the five years through 2017-18 revenue is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.2% to reach £3.9 billion, though it is expected to fall by 0.3% in the current year. These figures are expected to be reflective of volatility in feedstock prices, fluctuating downstream demand and high levels of capital expenditure. Profit margins for the period were also volatile, increasing from 6.1% of revenue in 2012-13 to 8.5% in 2016-17 and down to 7.6% through the current year... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of concentration, reflecting its fragmented nature. Despite the existence of prominent global chemical groups, the top four players combined are expected to account for just 18.2% of industry revenue.

Due to the high technology and specialist knowledge required in the production of primary form plastics, it is expected that industry enterprises will each specialise in a small number of specific products. This, compounded with the fact that a wide variety of products are included in the industry means that there are likely to be profit and revenue opportunities for many different enterprises. Petrochemicals make up a large portion of production inputs, therefore industry costs are linked to crude oil prices. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having contracts which are favourable to purchaser
  • Upstream vertical integration (ownership links)
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real effective exchange rate and Downstream demand from manufacturing in the Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry includes companies involved in the manufacture of resins, plastic materials and non-vulcanisable thermoplastic elastomers. It also includes companies involved in the mixing and blending of resins on a custom basis and in the manufacture of non-customised synthetic resins.

    Industry Products
    Polyvinyl chlorideAcrylic PolymersPolyesterPolyurethanesPolypropylenePolyethyleneOther products
    Industry Activities
    polymerspolyamidesphenolic and epoxide resins and polyurethanesalkyd and polyester resins and polyetherssiliconesion-exchangers based on polymerscellulose and its chemical derivatives

    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
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Downstream demand from manufacturing
  • Industrial production index
  • World price of crude oil
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Current Performance
  • Volatile reactions
  • Diluting domestic markets
  • Building up revenue sources
  • Replaced by robots
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Constrained profitability
  • Chemical resistance to imports
  • Long term pay-offs
  • Constructing demand
  • New forms of plastic
  • Table: Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Plastic Packing Goods Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Parts & Accessories Manufacturing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Residential Building Construction
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Inorganic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Basic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Products & Services
  • Other products
  • Polyvinyl chloride
  • Acrylic Polymers
  • Polyester
  • Polyurethanes
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Chart: Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Packaging manufacturers
  • Construction product manufacturers
  • Other
  • Transportation manufacturers
  • Electrical and electronic product manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Primary Form Plastics 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 Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Basell Polyolefins UK Ltd
    SABIC UK Petrochemicals Ltd
  • Table: Basell Polyolefins UK Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: SABIC UK Petrochemicals Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Primary Form Plastics 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 Primary Form Plastics 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.
  • Polyethylene
  • A flexible synthetic resin made by polymerizing ethylene.
  • Polymer
  • A chemical compound or mixture of compounds that consists essentially of repeating structural units.
  • Polypropylene
  • A thermoplastic synthetic resin that is a polymer of propylene.
  • Polyvinyl Chloride
  • A tough chemically resistant synthetic resin made by polymerizing vinyl chloride.
  • Synthetic Resins
  • A large class of synthetic products that have some of the physical properties of natural resins but are different chemically and are used chiefly in plastics.
  • Thermoplastic
  • A synthetic resin that is capable of softening or fusing when heated and hardening again when cooled.

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    This report on Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • 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 Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing 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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