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Plastic & Resin Manufacturing in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Plastic & Resin Manufacturing in Canada

As economic conditions began to improve following the recession, demand for industry products from the manufacturing and construction sectors rose in tandem. As a result, despite significant price volatility in the industry's key inputs, steady downstream market demand has driven industry growth over the five years to 2017. Over the five years to 2022, IBISWorld anticipates that the industry will continue to grow, albeit at a much slower pace compared with the previous five-year period. Slowed growth will be due, in part, to an appreciating Canadian dollar affecting industry trade.

Operators in this industry manufacture resins, plastic materials (i.e. polymers) and synthetic rubber. Key product groups include thermosetting resins, thermoplastic resins and synthetic rubber. Raw material inputs are sourced from chemical industries as well as those involved in petroleum-based feedstock production.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from manufacturing
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table NOVA Chemicals Corporation (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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