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 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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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

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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 40.7% of industry's revenue in 2014. The remainder of revenue is divided among 522 firms, 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 lost market share over the five years to 2014, 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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