Paper Bag & Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling in the US
Over the five years to 2016, revenue growth has been steady for the Paper Bag and Disposable Plastic Product Wholesaling industry. While demand for industry products has picked up over the past five years, revenue growth has remained constrained because of increased internal price competition and volatile purchase costs, in conjunction with an increasing amount of wholesale bypass. Volatile oil prices over the five-year period caused upstream manufacturing industries to raise plastic prices charged to wholesalers. In 2016, profit is estimated to account for 2.2% of revenue, slightly decreasing from 2011.
Wholesalers in this industry purchase a range of paper and plastic products from manufacturers and distribute them to retail stores, food service outlets and agricultural producers. Industry products are wide-ranging and typically include sanitary and tissue products, disposable cutlery and food trays, cartons, plastic and paper bags, paper party goods and cardboard packaging. This industry does not include the wholesale distribution of stationery or office supplies.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.