The U.S. is the leader in global imports of plastic bags, accounting for an 18% share (based on USD). It was followed by Japan (10%), Germany (7%), and the UK (7%). In 2015, U.S. plastic bag imports totaled 2,698 million USD, which was 143 million USD (6%) higher than the year before. A significant drop in 2009 was followed by robust growth through to 2015, with an average annual increase of +7% from 2010 to 2015. In 2012, U.S. plastic bag imports surpassed their pre-recession level of 2008.
Supported by healthy growth rates, the U.S. remains one of the most attractive destinations for overseas suppliers.
China was the main supplier of plastic bags into the U.S., with a 40% share of total U.S. imports in 2015, based on USD. It was distantly followed by Canada (17%) and Mexico (8%). Imports from China grew by +3.7% per year from 2007 to 2015; however, Mexico was the fastest growing supplier (+12.3% per year), while Canada remained relatively stable. Consequently, China strengthened its position in the U.S. import structure by +1 percentage point from 2007 to 2015, and Mexico gained +4 percentage points. Meanwhile, Canada saw its share reduced by -3 percentage points over the same period.
From 2007 to 2015, the U.S. was a net importer of plastic bags. However, exports grew slightly faster than imports on average over the period under review. Net US imports of plastic bags went generally in line with imports, declining in 2009 and then increasing gradually till the end of the period. In 2015, this industry ran a trade deficit of almost 1.7 billion USD.
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“U.S. Plastic Bag Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2020” provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. plastic bag market. It presents 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 relevant data on the major players in the industry.
Countries coverage: the U.S.
- Market size;
- Domestic 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 industry;
- Number of establishments and their locations;
- Employment data;
- Industry productivity.
Product coverage: Single-web film specialty bags, pouches, and liners; Multiweb film/film combination specialty bags, pouches, and liners; Plastics bag manufacturing, nsk, total.
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.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2 REPORT STRUCTURE
1.3 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
2.1 KEY FINDINGS
2.2 MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1 MARKET VALUE
3.2 TRADE BALANCE
3.3 MARKET OPPORTUNITIES
3.4 MARKET FORECAST TO 2020
4. DOMESTIC PRODUCTION
4.1 PRODUCTION IN 2008-2015
4.2 PRODUCTION BY TYPE
4.3 PRODUCTION BY STATE
4.4 PRODUCER PRICES
5.1 IMPORTS IN 2007-2015
5.2 IMPORTS BY TYPE
5.3 IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
5.4 IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
6.1 EXPORTS IN 2007-2015
6.2 EXPORTS BY TYPE
6.3 EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
6.4 EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
7. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
7.1 INDUSTRY SNAPSHOTS
7.2 INDUSTRY LIFE CYCLE
7.3 BUSINESS LOCATIONS
7.5 ANNUAL PAYROLL
7.6 INDUSTRY PRODUCTIVITY
7.7 ESTABLISHMENT SIZE AND LEGAL FORM
8. COMPANY PROFILES