Rubber and Plastic in the USA

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Nov 2018

Industry’s production value increases by just 0.2% in 2017, mainly sustained by growing demand for plastic products, while rubber production posts moderate decline over the year

Wholesale and food industries increase demand for plastic packaging, and thus help sustain positive growth

Flattening sales of automotive industry and low natural rubber prices cause rubber category’s turnover to shrink by 2.9%

Plastic and rubber industry in the USA forecast to post 1.9% CAGR over 2017-2022

Disruptive trade policies likely to have chain reaction on manufacturing industries, as additional tariffs on European steel and aluminium affect pricing of injection moulds used to shape plastic products

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Rubber and Plastic in the USA

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Growth of plastic category offset by declining demand for rubber products
Slowdown of downstream industries reduces plastic production
Low prices of natural rubber hinders category’s turnover growth
Low unemployment rate encourages investments into machinery and hi-tech advancements

COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT

Taxes on steel and aluminium to affect plastic producing companies

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Chart 1 Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 2 Value Added 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 3 Profit and Profit Margin 2012-2017
Chart 4 Turnover by Category 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 5 Plastic Products Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 6 Rubber Products Turnover 2002-2022
Chart 7 Absolute Growth by Category, LCU million

COST STRUCTURE

Chart 8 Cost Structure 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 9 Costs' Structure
Chart 10 B2B Costs
Chart 11 Evolution of B2B Costs 2012-2017

TRADE

Chart 12 Imports, Exports and Trade Balance 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 13 Exports by Category 2012-2017
Chart 14 Exports by Country 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 15 Imports by Category 2012-2017
Chart 16 Imports by Country 2012-2017, LCU million

MARKET STRUCTURE

Chart 17 Market Structure 2012-2017, LCU million
Chart 18 Market Structure by Category 2012-2017, LCU million

BUYERS

Chart 19 Market Structure by Buyer 2012-2017
Chart 20 Demand Structure
Chart 21 B2B Buyers
Chart 22 Evolution of B2B Buyers 2012-2017

FIRMOGRAPHICS

Chart 23 Employment Statistics and Productivity 2012-2017
Chart 24 Number of Companies by Company's Size 2012-2017
Chart 25 Firmographics Distribution by Company Size 2012-2017, % of total companies
Chart 26 Firmographics Distribution by Turnover 2012-2017, % of total Turnover
Chart 27 Industry Concentration 2012-2017, % share of Turnover
Chart 28 Top Companies' Shares 2017, % of Turnover
Chart 29 Top 5 Companies' Share Dynamics 2012-2017, % of Turnover
Chart 30 Turnover Performance by Company 2012-2017

INDUSTRY CONTEXT

Chart 31 Industry vs GDP Performance 2002-2022, % Y-O-Y growth
Chart 32 Rubber and Plastic vs Other Industries 2002-2022, LCU million
Chart 33 Industry Turnover by Region 2017, USD million
Chart 34 Rubber and Plastic in North America 2002-2022, USD million