Paper Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Paper Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 32212 | Aug 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.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Paper Mills industry is in the decline stage of its economic life cycle. IBISWorld forecasts that industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, will decline at an annualized rate of 1.7% over the 10 years to 2020. By contrast, GDP is forecast to grow an average 2.5% annually over the same period. Sharp recessionary declines notwithstanding, industry value added has been falling consistently for over 10 years. In addition, the industry has experienced chronic declines in total revenue, total enterprises, industry employment, exports and wages paid.

Per capita consumption of paper in the United States has fallen due to declining demand across nearly all downstream paper product manufacturing industries... 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
Market pulpCommunication papersPersonal care productsSpecialty and packaging materials
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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