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Plastic Materials and Resins Manufacturers

SIC 2821 | NAICS 325211

The following guide to industry information, research, and analysis provides sources for industry trends and statistics, market research and analysis, financial ratios and salary surveys, and more.

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Plastic & Resin Manufacturing  (view report)
Plastic Products Manufacturing  (view reports)

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

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

Publications available from this trade association include:

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.


Plastic Resin & Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents 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
Information resources available from this organization include:

Resin Review
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
The Plastics Compounding 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Plastics Materials and Resins Manufacturers
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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 sheet detail in dollars and percentages
  • Sources and uses of funds cash flow analysis
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Plastic Resin & Synthetic Fiber Manufacturing

Financial information section of this profile includes income statements, balance sheets, and financial ratios by company size for companies that manufacture thermoset (e.g., acrylics, amino resins, and epoxy) and thermoplastic resins (e.g., polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, and polystyrene), with major companies in this sector including Dow Chemical, DuPont, BASF, Chevron Philips, and Huntsman.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chemical Manufacturing (NAICS 3251/3252/3253/3259)

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.

PayScale, Inc.
Plastics, Synthetic Resins, and Composites Manufacturing

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.

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