Global Business Trends
Annual global business trends study analyzes U.S. trade data by product segment, with information provided in the resins segment of the report including U.S. trade balance in aggregate and with key countries, total domestic shipments, imports, and exports, top ranked import and export categories, apparent consumption at a processor/converter level, and true consumption at an end-market level.
The Size and Impact of the Plastics Industry on the U.S. Economy
Annual report analyzes the size and impact of the plastics industry on the overall U.S. economy, with information provided for the plastic materials and resins segment including number of manufacturers, total number of employees, annual employee payroll, average number of production workers, total production worker wages, cost of materials, value of industry shipments, and capital expenditures.
Annual publication serves as an authoritative source for comprehensive statistical data on the North American plastic resin industry, with information provided in the publication including historical trend data for production, sales, and captive (i.e., internal) use by major resin group and end-use market, sales distribution by major market, and industry production capacities and capacity utilization rates.
Resin Report Subscriptions
Online subscription service provides a wide range of data on the North American resin industry, with reports available including (1) monthly production and sales by resin group and end-use market on a current month and year-to-date basis, (2) opening and/or closing inventories for the current period by resin group, (3) annual capacity by resin, and (4) annual thermoplastic resin sales by major market.
BCC research report provides in-depth analysis of the North American thermoplastic compounding market, with content sections including an overview of the compounding market, analyses of global market trends, coverage of major thermoplastic resins and thermoplastic elastomers and selected biocompounds, and profiles of major resin producers, processors, and independent compounders.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Financial benchmarking section of this report provides an analysis of industry income and expenses as a percentage of revenue by major category (e.g., purchases, wages, depreciation, marketing, rent, utilities, other costs, and earnings before interest and taxes) for the most recent year and line graphs indicating trends for each category over the past five years. Sample report can be viewed free online.
Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data for personnel employed in this sector on a national, state, and metropolitan area basis, with firms covered by the survey including companies that manufacture plastic materials, resins, and nonvulcanizable thermoplastic elastomers, mix and blend ("compound") resins on a custom basis, and manufacture noncustomized synthetic resins.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage rate data for selected job positions in this manufacturing sector such as operations manager, chemical engineer, composite technician, and process engineer, with employers for which compensation data is provided including SABIC Innovative Plastics US LLC, PolyOne Corp., Hexcel Corp., and Toray Composites (America), Inc.