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Plastic Products Manufacturers – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

SIC 308  |  NAICS 3261

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Plastic Products Manufacturing  (view reports)
Plastic & Resin Manufacturing  (view report)
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 report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors, Inc.
Publications available from this trade association 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.

Publications available from this trade association 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.

GIA Research
Plastics  Search for "plastic" to see all available reports

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).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Plastic Products Manufacturers  Search for "3261" 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.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Plastic Products Manufacturers  Search for "3261" 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 statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Plastic Products Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Financial benchmarks section provides detailed comparative income statements and balance sheets and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial benchmarks available for each of the five most recent fiscal years and on a historical average basis for three-year, five-year, and ten-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet that includes breakdowns by total asset size can be viewed free online.

Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors, Inc.
North American Plastics Industry Report

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.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Manufacturers Association for Plastics Processors, Inc.
Wage and Salary Report

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.

PayScale, Inc.
Plastics Manufacturing

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.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 308 - Plastics Product Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 3261 - Plastics Product Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Plastic packaging producers - establishments that produce various types of packaging, such as bottles, containers, and bags, for use in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods industries.
Plastic film and sheet manufacturers - establishments that manufacture films and sheets used in packaging, printing, and other applications, including plastic wrap, shrink wrap, and protective films.
Plastic pipe and fittings production - establishments that produce pipes and fittings used in plumbing, irrigation, and other applications, including PVC, HDPE, and PEX pipes.
Plastic foam product manufacturing - establishments engaged in manufacturing various types of foam products, including insulation, packaging, and cushioning materials
Plastic profile shape manufacturers - establishments that focus on producing profiles and shapes used in construction, automotive, and other applications, including window frames, automotive trim, and extruded tubing.
Plastic bottle producers - establishments that manufacture bottles for use in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and consumer goods industries, including PET, HDPE, and other types of plastic bottles.
Plastic automotive parts manufacturing - establishments that specialize in producing parts used in automobiles, including interior trim, exterior components, and engine parts.
Plastic housewares production - establishments that manufacture various types of plastic housewares, including storage containers, kitchen utensils, and garden tools.
Plastic furniture manufacturers - establishments that produce furniture for use in homes, offices, and outdoor spaces, including chairs, tables, and patio furniture.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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