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Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers Industry Analysis

Identify industry changes, evaluate the market size, market outlook, trends, key players, and growth opportunities.

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Industry Overview & Outlook . .
Market Size (industry trends) . .
Market Forecast (5-year projection)   .
Products/Services Breakdown   .
Revenue per State . .
Financial Metrics . .
Salary & Compensation Benchmarks . .
Key Companies   .
Industry News & Innovators   .
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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers


Overview of the U.S. Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis



Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Plywood, Panels, And Millwork, Including Doors, Windows, And Wood Fence

Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing

Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment And Supplies, Including Gas Plumbing Appliances And Water Heaters

Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes

Plastic Pipes, Rods, Tubes, And Shapes, Excluding Plumbing

High Pressure Laminates

Plastics Raw Materials

Other Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes

Plastic Plumbing Pipes And Tubing

Plastic Materials And Basic Shapes For Electrical Use

Polystyrene And Polyurethane Foam

Other Plastics Film, Sheet, And Foam

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Adhesives, Sealants, And Glues

Other Chemicals And Allied Products

Miscellaneous Commodities



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 10%

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Top Executives 5%
Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers5%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 24%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 21%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 21%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 6%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 16%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 21%
Information and Record Clerks 5%
Production Occupations 11%
Other Production Occupations 6%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 20%
Motor Vehicle Operators 10%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 10%
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 7%
Material Moving Workers 8%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 6%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 5%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • Sapo trademarks "TUBING KINGS" - Multipurpose thermoplastic tubing; plastic and thermoplastic tubing for general, medical, institutional, and industrial use; tubing - 12/29/2017
  • Potential Poly Bag trademarks "RELIABLE CONTRACTOR BAGS" - Trash can liners; Plastic trash bags - 08/28/2017
  • Core Living trademarks "HOT TUB WORKS" - On-line retail store services featuring Online retail store services featuring hot tubs, hot tub parts, spa supplies, spa parts, backyard products, and garden products - 06/17/2009




  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Mektech Composites
    Watervest
    Curbell Plastics
    Commercial Industrial Supply

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • The useless design features in modern products - Davis purchased bolts of a heavy woven fabric, cotton duck, from a wholesaler ... basic, the concept includes mimesis, or one material masquerading as another. This includes laminate flooring intended to look like the natural wood of the past, retro ... (10/24/2017)
    • The flourishing Three Legs Brand - Based on their own traditional recipes, these medical remedies were introduced in the hope of catering to the basic healthcare needs of the masses ... had to be scaled down due to the scarcity of raw materials. The Japanese occupation from late 1941 ... (08/26/2017)
    • Bit-O-History: Morris and Morris — the Founding Fathers time forgot - Because these contacts were willing to supply material only to Morris ... have had a completely different shape than it does now if not for the efforts of Gouverneur Morris. Morris was the son of a wealthy New York merchant whose family was divided by ... (07/13/2017)
    • FED: The US economy is growing, but not quickly enough to accelerate wage growth - Several Districts reported higher construction materials costs and freight prices ... price increases for premium fall merchandise and small price increases for basic goods. Retail and Tourism Retail contacts reported that recent sales numbers reflect ... (07/12/2017)
    • Brattleboro's Abrams weaves works of art from unconventional materials - “That show was both wholesale and retail and literally overnight ... out and surprises us,” Giddings said. “Her sense of form and use of materials … people love it. They are in awe of the shapes she creates and the look she achieves.” (09/17/2016)
    • Future Tech: How 3D Printing Will Change the World - People with missing limbs can have custom prosthetics 3D printed to their personal shape, capability and style. 3D printing also means significantly less waste. Traditional forms ... wholesale technology shift that will upend our economy and reprint the ... (05/09/2012)
    • INTERVIEW: David Pierce of Ohio Design - It’s absolutely brilliant, I mean there’s not many materials you can do that to. And it’s super strong, it comes in sheet form ... To powder-coat or plastic wrap it in a high-gloss red or blue takes a natural shape and makes it man-made. (07/30/2011)
    • How Susie Bayer's T-Shirt Ended Up on Yusuf Mama's Back - One day a few years ago, relief came to them in the form of a young man named Eric ... Seven customers -- wholesalers from all over Uganda -- anxiously wait along with Merchant. Among them is a heavy woman in her 40's with a flapper's bob and a look ... (03/31/2002)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $729,682 on Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 29 contracts to 18 companies, with an average value of $40,538 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat

    Sales from other industries of Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes are less than those from Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Plastics Materials And Basic Shapes Product Sales Report

    Chemicals And Allied Products
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Petroleum Bulk Stations & Terminals Competing industry
    Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    Metal Service Centers & Metal Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    General Line Grocery Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry
    Automobile Supplies & New Parts Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Chemicals And Allied Products are less than those from Plastics Materials & Basic Forms & Shapes Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Chemicals And Allied Products sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Chemicals And Allied Products Product Sales Report



    Miscellaneous Commodities
    Miscellaneous Commodities Product Sales Report

    Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment
    Plumbing And Hydronic Heating Equipment Product Sales Report

    Hardware
    Hardware Product Sales Report

    Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing
    Iron And Steel Pipes And Tubing Product Sales Report

    Metal Pipe Fittings And Valves, Excluding Pipes And Tubing
    Metal Pipe Fittings And Valves, Excluding Pipes And Tubing Product Sales Report

    Paper And Plastic Products
    Paper And Plastic Products Product Sales Report

    General-Purpose Industrial Machinery
    General-Purpose Industrial Machinery Product Sales Report

    Plywood And Millwork
    Plywood And Millwork Product Sales Report



    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Plasticizers merchant wholesalers, Plastics basic shapes (e.g., film, rod, sheet, sheeting, tubing) merchant wholesalers, Foam, plastics, resins and shapes, merchant wholesalers, Plastics foam merchant wholesalers, Resins, Plastics materials merchant wholesalers, Plastics resins merchant wholesalers, etc.



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