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 - Industry Key Buyers Chapter
Market share concentration within the Paper Mills industry is low but increasing, with the top four companies estimated to hold 23.3% of the market. The majority of the 151 operators are medium-sized companies with less than 1.0% market share.
Market share concentration has increased slightly over the past five years. The trend is attributable to buoyant merger and acquisition activity over the period, resulting in considerable shifts in market power. In 2005, major players included International Paper, MeadWestvaco, Weyerhaeuser Company, Stora Enso North America and Domtar. By 2013, MeadWestvaco, Weyerhaeuser and Stora Enso had left the industry or been acquired by other companies... purchase to read more