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 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 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

IBISWorld estimates that the Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry is in the decline stage of its economic life cycle. Major indicators of this characteristic include steady declines in revenue, industry value added, operators and establishments, employment, capital expenditure and domestic demand. During the 10 years to 2018, industry value added (the industry's contribution to the economy) is expected to decrease at an annualized rate of 5.3%. In comparison, GDP is expected to grow 2.1% per year on average during the same period. In addition, employment levels have decreased as a result of downsizing, operators leaving the industry, mergers and other cost-cutting measures... 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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