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

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Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 33994 | Sep 2013

Writer's block: Electronic communication and low-cost imports will inhibit 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 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

This industry is in decline, with firms increasingly competing with lower-cost imports. Furthermore, the rising penetration of electronics and the internet will cut into revenue growth, as fewer individuals use traditional office supplies. The industry will look to boost profitability by focusing on higher-priced products and new technologies, but even these efforts will not reverse the industry's decline... 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 2013, $0.30 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 2013, 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 like staplers, hole-punchers, label makers, blackboards, whiteboards and stamps Manufacturing carbon paper, stencil paper and inked ribbon

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