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Plastic & Resin Manufacturers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 2821  |  NAICS 325211

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

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Plastic & Resin Manufacturing  (view report)
Plastic Products Manufacturing  (view reports)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample industry research reports and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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.

American Chemistry Council
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.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Plastics Materials and Resins Manufacturers  Search for "325211" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide 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 Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Plastics Materials and Resins Manufacturers  Search for "325211" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial ratio analysis can be viewed free online.

IBISWorld Research Reports
Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)

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.

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.

BV Guides and Databases

Private company sales transaction data for over 900 industries.

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