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 - 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. Papermaking machinery 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