Handle with care: Continued improvements in the manufacturing sector will result in overall industry growth

The Packaging and Labelling Services industry in Canada primarily packages and labels materials for manufacturers and retailers on a contract or outsource basis. As a service industry that relies on commercial activity to generate demand for industry services, the industry has benefited from overall growth in the Canadian economy over the five years to 2018, which has encouraged the nation's manufacturers to increase production to satisfy growing consumer demand. Despite recent shocks to the nation's extraction and refining operations, the broader Canadian economy has expanded during the five-year period, with GDP increasing...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite recent shocks to Canada’s extraction and refining operations, the broader economy expanded
  • Upstream input prices affect the purchasing decisions of downstream manufacturers
  • Improvements in the Canadian manufacturing sector will result in overall industry growth
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Packaging and Labelling Services industry in Canada is characterized by a low level of capital intensity, and industry operators are expected to spend just $0.06 on capital investments for every $1.00 spent on labour inputs in 2018. Industry operators invest capital in various machinery and technology to produce industry products and keep up with changing consumer demand. However, many operators are able to hold equipment over a very long useful life, limiting the need for regular capital expenditures. This is particularly true for contract packagers that service stable product lines. In general, small electronics and other personal goods have exhibited little variability in package design, enabling industry players to retain existing infrastructure...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Packaging & Labelling Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Packaging & Labelling Services Industry are

  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Ability to change which market the company operates in
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer spending and Total exports in the Packaging & Labelling Services industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Packaging & Labelling Services Industry?

    Establishments in this industry primarily package client-owned materials on a contract or outsource basis. The industry also provides labelling and imprinting package services. This industry excludes warehouse services, packing and crating incidental to transportation and retail of packaging or labelling products.

    Industry Products
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Individual consumers
  • Governments
  • Telemarketing
  • Printing and copying
  • Industry Activities
  • Packaging product
  • Blister packaging services or skin packaging services
  • Cosmetic kit assembling and packaging services
  • Textile and apparel folding and packaging services
  • Labelling services
  • Mounting merchandise on cards
  • Packaging services (except packing and crating for transportation)
  • Product sterilization and packaging services
  • Shrink-wrapping services
  • Gift-wrapping services
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer spending
  • Total exports
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Total retail sales

  • Current Performance
  • Improving consumer conditions
  • Shifting purchase costs
  • Sustainability and industry participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand and costs
  • Social trends and growth opportunities
  • Table: Packaging & Labelling Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Packaging & Labelling Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Chocolate Production in Canada
  • Brand-Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Auto Parts Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing in Canada
  • Forklift & Conveyor Manufacturing in Canada
  • Glass Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers
  • Other
  • Individual consumers
  • Telemarketing
  • Governments
  • Printing and copying
  • Chart: Packaging & Labelling Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Cosmetics and personal care manufacturers
  • Other
  • Pharmaceutical and medical products manufacturers
  • Electronics manufacturers
  • Apparel and textile manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Packaging & Labelling Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Packaging & Labelling Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Packaging & Labelling Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Packaging & Labelling Services Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Packaging & Labelling Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total retail sales (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • The process of enclosing a product in a carton. This is typically done on an assembly line.
  • Molded Plug
  • A shaped cavity often used to seal and transport liquid and powder-based products.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Point-Of-Purchase Display
  • A display near a checkout line or other point of purchase, usually made of cardboard or another similar material, that exhibits items such as candy and soda.
  • Shrink Wrapping
  • The processes of surrounding a good in a plastic film. This can either be done as a final packaging step, or as a way of bundling prepackaged goods.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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