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Paper Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Paper Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 32212 | Jun 2014

Paper jam: Foreign competition and declining demand signal trouble for paper 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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$48bn
Annual Growth 09-14
0.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Employment
64,398
Businesses
147
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 Analysis Chapter

The United States held the title of world's largest paper manufacturing industry before China surpassed it in 2009. Over the past decade, China has invested heavily in its paper manufacturing sector, creating a highly competitive environment for international trade of paper input products. Over the five years to 2014, the US Paper Mills industry continued to battle growing foreign competition and declining domestic demand. Demand for paper products has recovered from deep recessionary lows; as a result, the industry has grown at an average annual rate of 0.6% over the five years to 2014, to $48.4 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
NewsprintOther papersPrinting, writing, industrial and converting papersHousehold and sanitary paper
 
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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