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Paper Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Paper Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 32212 | Mar 2015

Paper jam: Foreign competition and declining demand for paper will continue to plague industry mills

IBISWorld’s Paper Mills market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$48bn
Annual Growth 10-15
-1.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
60,501
Businesses
139
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, foreign competition has continued its upward trend. Simultaneously, domestic revenue contracted sharply as the recession pulsed through key buying sectors in business and advertising. In the coming years, paper mills will continue to face declining revenue and rising import penetration. Competition from electronic communication will stifle revenue, resulting in few growth opportunities. To survive, paper mills will focus on value-added products, but revenue will continue to fall... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Paper Mills industry has high barriers to entry, given the substantial cost of starting up a mill and the many government regulations that must be carefully followed. Papermaking machinery and equipment can be very costly, particularly among those who utilize the latest machinery. New entrants will need to secure a large plant for operation, which will require large investments in physical and human capital.

Stringent environmental protection guidelines imposed by the EPA as well as state and local governments will create very high costs for new operators, thereby slowing the process of entering the industry. New operators need to comply with numerous emissions requirements before beginning operations, which increase the cost of opening a business... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Paper Mills Industry?

The Paper Mills industry manufactures paper in paper mills from pulp, a fibrous material derived from wood. Mill operators may manufacture their own pulp or purchase it. Industry products include paper rolls and reams, including printing and writing paper, newsprint, packaging material and household papers. These products are wholesaled to individual consumers, businesses and downstream manufacturers who may further convert paper products into specialty paper products.

Industry Products
NewsprintOther papersPrinting, writing, industrial and converting papersHousehold and sanitary paper
 
Industry Activities
Manufacturing paper rolls from pulp, including printing and writing paper, packaging paper and industrial paperManufacturing clay coated paperManufacturing absorbent sanitary and tissue paperManufacturing newsprint


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