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 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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Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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

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, $0.21 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 2015, 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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