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

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Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33994 | Aug 2015

Writer's block: Downsizing and consolidation will continue as demand declines

IBISWorld’s Art & Office Supply Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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If writing by hand has gone out of style, the Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry is feeling the effect. The industry's profit margin is contracting as a result of diminishing domestic demand, intense price competition and external competition from substitute technologies and imports. In the coming years, as operators deal with falling demand and high competition, downsizing and consolidation are expected to continue... purchase to read more

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The Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry has a medium level of market share concentration, with the industry's top four players estimated to make up 54.0% of industry's revenue in 2015. The remainder of revenue is divided among 471 companies, which are mostly small to medium-sized enterprises.

Slowing demand conditions and strong competition have resulted in consolidations, mergers and acquisitions and company exits over the past five years. For example, the industry's largest company, ACCO Brands, acquired MeadWestvaco Corporation's consumer and office products business in 2012. However, another player, Crayola, is estimated to have stagnated in its market share over the five years to 2015, due to falling sales and production... 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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