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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing

Overview of the U.S. Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing 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 & Rubber Products Manufacturing: 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

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 & Rubber Products Manufacturing by state

Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

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
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
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 & Rubber Products Manufacturing 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 & Rubber Products Manufacturing 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 & Rubber Products Manufacturing 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 5%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 9%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 5%
Production Occupations 60%
Assemblers and Fabricators 9%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 9%
Team Assemblers 8%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 24%
Forming Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6%
Extruding and Drawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 6%
Molders and Molding Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 9%
Molding, Coremaking, and Casting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic 9%
Other Production Occupations 21%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 10%
Extruding, Forming, Pressing, and Compacting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 10%
Miscellaneous Production Workers 7%
Tire Builders 13%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 10%
Material Moving Workers 9%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

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

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Cambro Manufacturing trademarks "CAM GO BAG" - Insulated food bags and containers to help maintain temperature of foods - 01/08/2018
  • Hasbro trademarks "TACKY TANGLE" - Action skill games and accessories for use therewith; parlor games and accessories for use therewith; party games and accessories for use therewith; balls for games - 01/08/2018
  • Inpro trademarks "LOKTAB" - Interior and exterior architectural signage consisting of non-luminous and non-mechanical metal signs and metal holders for signs; Dimensional shapes, symbols, characters, letters and numbers for use in making signs; whiteboards, framed whiteboards, and whiteboard panels; Interior and exterior architectural signage consisting of non-luminous, non-mechanical signs not of metal - 01/06/2018
  • Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations patents Tire Sidewalls Including Polymeric Organosilicon Compounds - 01/04/2018
  • Acushnet patents Golf Ball Layers Including A Fatty Acid (meth)acrylic Acid Salt - 01/04/2018
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber patents Method Of Forming An Elastomeric Strip - 01/04/2018
  • Home Products International raises $43 million in funding. - 11/06/2017
  • Carbonlite Industries raises $6 million in funding. - 08/31/2017
  • American Aerogel raises $6 million in funding. - 06/13/2017

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Goodyear Tire & Rubber1663

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

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    • PMI® at 59.7%; December Manufacturing ISM® Report On Business® - Plastics & Rubber Products; Miscellaneous Manufacturing; Food, Beverage & Tobacco Products; Furniture & Related Products; Transportation Equipment; Chemical Products; Fabricated Metal Products; and Electrical Equipment, Appliances & Components. Two ... (01/03/2018)
    • Italian Job: Italy's plastics machinery manufacturers have great 2017 - “The success of Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing ... recovery, and recycling of plastic and rubber products within an ‘Industry 4.0’ regime," said Alessandro Grassi, Amaplast President. Demand from overseas was positive for ... (01/02/2018)
    • Global Plastics And Rubber Products Manufacturing Market Briefing 2017 - Research and Markets - DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Plastics And Rubber Products Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2017" report to their offering. The rubber products industry comprise establishments that manufacture tires ... (01/27/2017)
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    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $175,948,037 on Plastics & Rubber Products Manufacturing. It has awarded 9,265 contracts to 1,453 companies, with an average value of $121,093 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

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