Trends That May Affect the U.S. Plastic Bag Industry

Plastics December 10, 2015
U.S. Plastic Bag Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025

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It goes without saying that the plastic bag market plays an important part in the U.S. economy. It should be noted that an increased consumer demand, and demand from downstream markets drove growth in revenue. Over the last five years, the overall U.S. economy has improved significantly, and as a result of greater consumer spending, the plastic bag industry saw revenue rise.

There are some negative trends, however, which may have a serious impact on the industry, namely that plastic bags are regarded as environmentally unfriendly. Because of this, a number of State governments have entertained proposals for anti-plastic bag legislation. For instance, Hawaii has a virtual state prohibition, as its four most populated counties have banned the use of plastic bags at grocery checkouts, the last one having been enforced in July 2015.

Florida, on the other hand tried to nip this type of legislation in the bud by legally preempting its cities from enacting anti-bag laws. This approach, though, comes with the pitfall of appearing out of step with the times, and can turn out to be quite dangerous for those engaged in the industry.

The new legislation of California is aimed at reducing pollution, and this State will completely ban the sale and use of plastic bags in the nearest future. The ban will take effect initially only in grocery stores and pharmacies, later expanding to a network of supermarkets and liquor stores. The State government also plans to allocate a minimum of two million dollars to compensate the losses of producers who agree to renounce the use of plastic bags in favor of paper. According to the governor of California Jerry Brown, this is a legitimate right and a move that will reduce pollution of beaches, parks and ocean waters.

Of course, many may perceive the new law negatively. This applies not only to those who have to use paper bags instead of plastic, but also to numerous employees of the sector who will run a risk of remaining without work after the new regulation has come into force. However, legislation to ban plastic bags should not cause a shock among the local population, since this State already has partial moratorium on the use of plastic bags introduced earlier.

Fortunately, there is a possible way out. One strategy is an attempt to change public perception of plastic bags by promoting the recycling of them. In this case, the attitude towards the problem may change, which will help stave off a precipitous decline in the industry, and the economy on the whole.

Canada was the main supplier of plastic bags into the U.S., with a X% share of total U.S. imports in 2014. However, the fastest growing suppliers were Oman (+X% per year) and Mexico (+X% per year) in total imports from 2007 to 2014. Mexico strengthened its position in the U.S. import structure, from X% in 2007 to X% in 2014.

In 2014, the main destinations of U.S. plastic bag exports were Canada (X%) and Mexico (X%). The shares exported to Mexico (+X percentage points) and China (+X percentage points) increased, while the share sent to Canada illustrated negative dynamics (-X percentage points). The shares of the other countries remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

Source: U.S. Plastic Bag Market. Analysis And Forecast to X

Product coverage:
Single-web film specialty bags, pouches, and liners; Multiweb film/film combination specialty bags, pouches, and liners; Plastics bag manufacturing, nsk, total

The report provides on a detailed survey of the U.S. plastic bag market. It outlines the latest data of the market size and volume, domestic production, exports and imports, price dynamics and turnover in the industry. In addition, the report contains insightful information about the industry, including industry life cycle, business locations, productivity, employment and many other crucial aspects. The Company Profiles section contains actual data on the leading players in the industry.

Countries coverage: the U.S.

Companies mentioned:
Flexcon Company,
AEP Industries Inc.,
Klockner Pentaplast of America,
Reynolds Presto Products,
Ampac Holdings,
The Bryce Corporation,
Rjf International Corporation,
Mitsubishi Polyester Film,
Tredegar Corporation,
Inteplast Group,
Poly-America,
Hilex Poly Co.,
Toray Plastics (america),
Tegrant Corporation,
Congoleum Corporation,
Transilwrap Company,
Primex Plastics Corporation,
Scholle Corporation,
GSE Holding,
Taghleef Industries,
Clopay Corporation,
Formosa Utility Venture,
Tredegar Film Products Corporation,
Du Pont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership,
The Glad Products Company,
Liqui-Box Corporation,
Mastic Home Exteriors,
Essentra Holdings Corp,
Pliant,
Consolidated Container Holdings,
Novolex Holdings

Data coverage:
• Plastic bag market size;
• Plastic bag production, value of shipments;
• Key market players and their profiles;
• Exports, imports and trade balance;
• Import and export prices;
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term;
• Key industry statistics;
• Life cycle of the plastic bag industry;
• Number of establishments and their locations;
• Employment data;
• Plastic bag industry productivity.

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1. INTRODUCTION
MAKING DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS
1.1 REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3 DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4 GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS

2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
A QUICK OVERVIEW OF MARKET PERFORMANCE
2.1 KEY FINDINGS
2.2 MARKET TRENDS

3. MARKET OVERVIEW
UNDERSTANDING THE CURRENT STATE OF THE MARKET AND ITS PROSPECTS
3.1 MARKET SIZE
3.2 MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3 TRADE BALANCE
3.4 PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5 MARKET FORECAST TO 2025

4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS
FINDING NEW PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
4.1 TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2 BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS WORLDWIDE
4.3 MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT WORLDWIDE
4.4 MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5 MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT

5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES
CHOOSING THE BEST COUNTRIES TO ESTABLISH YOUR SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
5.1 TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2 TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3 TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4 LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES

6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS
CHOOSING THE BEST COUNTRIES TO BOOST YOUR EXPORTS
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION
6.1 TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2 TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3 UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4 TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5 MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS

7. PRODUCTION
THE LATEST TRENDS AND INSIGHTS INTO THE INDUSTRY
7.1 PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE

8. IMPORTS
THE LARGEST IMPORTERS ON THE MARKET AND HOW THEY SUCCEED
8.1 IMPORTS FROM 2007–2017
8.2 IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3 IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY

9. EXPORTS
THE LARGEST EXPORTERS ON THE MARKET AND HOW THEY SUCCEED
9.1 EXPORTS FROM 2007–2017
9.2 EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3 EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY

10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS
THE LARGEST PRODUCERS ON THE MARKET AND THEIR PROFILES
NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR PROFESSIONAL EDITION

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1: Key Findings In 2017
Table 2: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Table 3: Market Value, 2007–2017
Table 4: Per Capita Consumption In 2007-2017
Table 5: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 6: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 7: Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2017
Table 8: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 9: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Table 10: Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2017

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1: Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 2: Market Value, 2007–2017
Figure 3: Market Structure – Domestic Supply Vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 4: Market Structure – Domestic Supply Vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 5: Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 6: Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007-2017
Figure 7: Per Capita Consumption, 2007-2017
Figure 8: Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9: Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10: Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11: Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12: Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13: Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14: Exports And Growth
Figure 15: Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16: Market Size And Growth
Figure 17: Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18: Imports And Growth
Figure 19: Import Prices
Figure 20: Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 21: Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 22: Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 23: Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 24: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 25: Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 26: Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 27: Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2017
Figure 28: Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 29: Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2017
Figure 30: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2017
Figure 31: Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 32: Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2017
Figure 33: Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2017