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 Products Chapter
Printing, writing, industrial and converting papers
Diverse products ranging from printing, writing, industrial and converting papers represent the industry's largest product line, contributing 44.6% to total revenue. This is a decline of 5.3% from its 49.9% of revenue in 2009. Within this category, the majority of revenue is derived from the sale of uncoated printing and writing papers, followed by small amounts of coated papers, industrial and converting papers. Other papers accounted for in this product group include bristol papers, which are a heavy-duty alternative to traditional paper and are typically used to make greeting cards and book covers.
Printing and writing papers represent the largest single product for the industry... purchase to read more