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