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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

IBISWorld’s Paper Mills market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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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 Investment Chapter

The Paper Mills industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that in 2014, for every $1.00 spent on labor, the industry will invest $0.26 in capital. Capital investments are most typically put toward repairs and modifications of pulp-mashing machinery and paper-making equipment, with wholesale purchases of new machinery occurring infrequently. The industry's moderate level of capital intensity is due to the general mechanization required to produce paper products in mass quantities, but it has also increased over the past five years due to growing competition from foreign countries such as Japan, Finland and Germany... 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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