SIC 3080 | NAICS 326100
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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:
State of the Industry Report
Annual report summarizes survey participants' perceptions of current business conditions and their forecasts and expectations for the year ahead, with topics addressed in the survey including market opportunities, sales trends and forecast, business gains or losses from foreign suppliers, production tooling, employment trends, inventory levels, raw material costs, capital spending, and profit trends.
North American Plastics Industry Report
Comprehensive annual study provides detailed benchmarking data for plastics processors by sales size, process method, industries served, and supply chain role, with benchmarking data categories covered in the study including firm size, productivity performance, organizational design, operational metrics, earnings performance, sales and earnings growth trends, and balance sheet health scores.
First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:
Global Business Trends
Annual PIA study analyzes U.S. trade flows and domestic consumption trends on an aggregate and segment-specific basis and also provides contained trade data on goods in which resins and plastic products are included, with segments analyzed in the study including resins used to produce goods, goods manufactured from resins, molds used in the production process, and production machinery.
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 in terms of number of establishments, number of employees, and value of industrial shipments, with product segments analyzed in the report including bags, bottles, packaging/non-packaging film and sheet, laminated plate, film, and sheet, foam products, pipes and pipe fittings, and profile shapes.
Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth analysis of this product sector in the U.S. and selected other countries, with data provided separately in individual reports including historical and forecast sales by product segment (e.g., plastic pipes, foamed products, plastic films, molded products, reinforced plastics, laminated products, and plastic packaging materials and products).
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.
Financial performance section of this annual study provides common-size operating statement, cost component, and cash flow measures for all participants in aggregate, and the appendices provide additional key measures regarding earnings performance and balance sheet health broken out by total annual sales, primary process method employed, industries served, and supply chain role.
Annual compensation survey provides hourly wage and salary information for over 50 management, administrative, technical, and operational job positions in the plastics manufacturing industry, with compensation data provided for each job position including high/low, average, and median starting and average hourly rate of pay broken out by annual sales revenue and median annual salary.
Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for selected job positions in this manufacturing sector such as plant manager, production supervisor, injection molding technician, process technician, and material handler, with employers for which compensation data is provided including Amcor Limited, Berry Plastics Corporation, Dart Container Corporation, and Nypro, Inc.