Art & Office Supply Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33994 | Sep 2014

Writer's block: Electronic communication and low-cost imports will impede industry growth

IBISWorld’s Art & Office Supply Manufacturing 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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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

With the ubiquity of electronic communication, the Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry has experienced declining sales during the past five years. Buying markets that have been strong in the past, such as K-12 students and large businesses, have shrunk significantly as these customers seek out substitute technologies in the form of electronic communication and storage. The future performance of the industry looks bleak, particularly as import substitution and the use of electronic communication continue to decrease demand for industry products. Similarly, widespread adoption of electronic technologies is also expected to continue over the next five years, further decreasing demand from businesses... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labor and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on labor in 2014, $0.25 will be spent on capital. Capital expenditure has slowed as technological developments have slowed, and now primarily consists of investments in manufacturing equipment and manufacturing plants. However, industry operators have also responded to declining demand by reducing industry employment and thus reducing labor costs throughout the industry. This has meant that the industry's capital intensity has increased over the past five years 2014, but sporadically due to a lack of consistent capital expenditure... purchase to read more


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What is the Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry?

This industry purchases ink, wood, plastics and other materials to manufacture a range of art and office supplies. Industry products include pens, pencils, art goods, staplers, marking devices and carbon paper. Customers include businesses, consumers, wholesalers and office-supply retailers.

Industry Products
Pens and mechanical pencilsPencils and art goodsMarking devicesCarbon paper and inked ribbon
Industry Activities
Manufacturing writing utensils including pens, mechanical pencils, lead pencils, colored pencils and markers Manufacturing art supplies including paint, paintbrushes, canvas boards, clay, crayons and watercolorsManufacturing office supplies such as staplers, hole-punchers, label makers, blackboards, whiteboards and stamps Manufacturing carbon paper, stencil paper and inked ribbon

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