Paper Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Paper Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 32212 | Jul 2016

Paper jam: Foreign competition and declining demand for paper will continue to plague industry 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
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, the Paper Mills industry continued to battle growing foreign competition and declining domestic demand. While overall growing corporate profit is anticipated to slightly boost industry revenue, the trend of gradual revenue decline will likely continue over the next five years. Moreover, 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 - Industry Investment Chapter

The Paper Mills industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that in 2016, for every $1.00 spent on labor, the industry will invest $0.25 in capital. Capital investments are often put toward repairs and modifications of pulp-mashing machinery and papermaking equipment, with wholesale purchases of new machinery occurring infrequently. The industry's moderate level of capital intensity is due to the significant mechanization required to produce paper products in mass quantities. Industry capital intensity has increased over the past five years due to growing competition from foreign countries such as Japan, Finland and Germany, countries in which paper and pulp products are manufactured with new capital and, in some cases, lower wages... 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 sold in bulk to individual consumers, businesses and downstream manufacturers who may further convert the industry’s products into specialty paper products.

Industry Products
Market pulpCommunication papersPersonal care productsSpecialty and packaging materials
Industry Activities
Manufacturing rolls of printing paper, writing paper, packaging paper and industrial paper from pulpManufacturing clay coated paperManufacturing absorbent sanitary and tissue paperManufacturing newsprint

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