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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 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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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 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 0.8% over the 10 years to 2019. 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 intermittently for over 10 years. The main driver of this trend is a decline in employment in the industry, which has lowered wage contributions.

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
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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