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Plastic Products Manufacturers

SIC 3080 | NAICS 326100

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Plastic Products Manufacturing  (view reports by type of product)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Key statistics
  • Market size and characteristics
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major companies
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

The Society of the Plastics Industry
Information resources available from this organization include:

About Plastics  Select "About Plastics"
Overview of plastics industry includes economic statistics, equipment statistics, history of plastics, benefits of plastic, definitions of plastic resins, NAICS/SIC codes, processing methods, and other sources of plastics information. Most information is accessible free online.

Facts & Figures  Select "About Plastics - Facts & Figures"
Various economic studies and statistical reports provide a comprehensive analysis of the industry, including shipments, employment, wages, capital expenditures, and number of facilities broken out by state and NAICS code. Selected information is accessible free online.

First Research

Plastic and Rubber Products Manufacturing
Plastic Resin and Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations, and include a five-year revenue growth forecast. Profiles are updated quarterly and include:
  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

American Chemistry Council
Plastics Statistics
Comprehensive statistical reports provide detailed production and sales information for thermoset and thermoplastic resins by type of resin and end-use application or market. Reports are available by subscription or can be purchased on an individual basis; selected information and excerpts from the reports can be viewed free online.

GIA Research
Global outlook report provides an overview of the plastic products market in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including industry and product overview; market analysis and trends; and historical and forecast revenue by product segment. Summary description is available free online with detailed table of contents available upon request.

Financial Benchmarking Data

Industry Financial Ratios
Plastic Products Manufacturers  Search for "3261"
Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.
  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors
North American Plastics Industry Survey  Select "Publications"
Survey provides benchmarks for key areas including finance, marketing, operations, quality, and human resources.

Compensation Surveys

Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors
Wage and Salary Survey
Health & Ancillary Insurance Report  Select "Publications"
Salary, wage, and benefit information for job positions in multiple areas of operations, with detailed information on health plans and other employee benefits.

Injection Molding Magazine
Injection Molding Salary Estimator
Salary estimator allows users to calculate a salary estimate for selected job functions using various criteria such as experience, type and size of organization, and location. Available free online.

ERI Economic Research Institute
Plastic Products Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

Business Valuation Resources

Small Business Valuation Multiples

Plastic Products Manufacturers

Comprehensive reference guide provides market-based business valuation multiples for small businesses in more than 200 industries. Valuation multiples are derived from actual business sales transactions as reported by BIZCOMPS®, with the primary focus on small companies priced at less than $1 million.