Paper Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Paper Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 32212 | Jan 2016

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

IBISWorld’s Paper Mills market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, the Paper Mills industry continued to battle growing foreign competition and declining domestic demand. Although projected export stability in 2016 is anticipated to slightly boost industry revenue, the trend of gradual revenue decline will likely continue over the next five years. The growing use of electronic communication will further diminish paper consumption in the United States and abroad. As a result, this trend could spell long-term decline across many of the industry's paper product lines... purchase to read more

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The Paper Mills industry is in the decline stage of its 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 2.8% over the 10 years to 2021. By contrast, GDP is forecast to grow an average 2.3% annually over the same period. 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 sold in bulk to individual consumers, businesses and downstream manufacturers who may further convert the industry's products into specialty paper products.

Industry Products
Market pulpCommunication papersPersonal care productsSpecialty and packaging materials
Industry Activities
Manufacturing rolls of printing paper, writing paper, packaging paper and industrial paper from pulpManufacturing clay coated paperManufacturing absorbent sanitary and tissue paperManufacturing newsprint

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