Paper Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Paper Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 32212 | Aug 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Paper Mills market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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The United States' long held the title of world's largest paper manufacturing industry before China claimed the spot at the end of the previous decade. Chinese manufacturers have consistently invested in the latest paper manufacturing infrastructure, creating a highly competitive environment for international trade of paper input products. Over the five years to 2015, the US Paper Mills industry continued to battle growing foreign competition and declining domestic demand. Demand for paper products has undergone consistent decline; as a result, industry revenue has fallen at a 1.6% annualized rate over the five years to 2015 to $48.7 billion... 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
Market pulpCommunication papersPersonal care productsSpecialty and packaging materials
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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