Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2016, the Paper Mills industry continued to battle growing foreign competition and declining domestic demand. Although projected export stability in 2016 is anticipated to slightly boost industry revenue, the trend of gradual revenue decline will likely continue over the next five years. The growing use of electronic communication will further diminish paper consumption in the United States and abroad. As a result, this trend could spell long-term decline across many of the industry's paper product lines... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
The Paper Mills industry has high barriers to entry, given the substantial cost of starting up a mill and the many government regulations that must be carefully followed during various manufacturing processes. Papermaking and equipment can be very costly, particularly among those who utilize the latest machinery. New entrants will need to secure a large plant for operation, which will require large investments in physical and human capital.
Stringent environmental protection guidelines imposed by the EPA as well as state and local governments will create very high costs for new operators, thereby slowing the process of entering the industry. New operators need to comply with numerous emissions requirements before beginning operations, which increase the cost of opening a business... purchase to read more