Demand for industry products slowly recovered since the economic downturn, industry revenue still remains below its precession highs, despite this industry's diverse product line and wide customer base. In addition, many cities implemented plastic bag bans over the period, hurting industry operators that primarily focus on plastic bag wholesaling. Consequently, in the five years to 2014, industry revenue is expected to slightly increase. The industry is anticipated to return to growth as downstream demand picks up. Over the next five years, the food manufacturing sector are expected to increase.
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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.