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Paper Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Paper Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 32212 | Jun 2014

Paper jam: Foreign competition and declining demand signal trouble for paper mills

The Paper Mills market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$48bn
Annual Growth 09-14
0.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
64,398
Businesses
147
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 Locations Chapter

The Great Lakes has traditionally been one of the largest paper manufacturing regions of the United States. Over the five years to 2014, the region has grown to 23.3% and holds the largest percentage of the nation's paper mills. Wisconsin alone holds 12.0% of the nation's paper mills and contributes 15.6% of the industry's total revenue. With its close proximity to large Canadian timber stocks, establishments in this region have greater opportunities to expand, which has attracted companies to the area.

The Southeast region is also a major section of the industry, with an estimated 20.9% of paper mills located in the area. Paper mills are dispersed fairly evenly across all states within this region, with Alabama leading the region with 2.8% of industry establishments... 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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