Over the five years through 2017, revenue for the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry has been growing 7.0% annually to $158.8 billion. With increasing competition and more stringent regulations, many inefficient and outmoded paper mills exited the industry. Meanwhile, rising automation levels, coupled with more efficient internal processes, have led to a decrease in the industry's workforce.In developed countries, paper manufacturing industries are some of the largest in the manufacturing sector. In China, the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry accounts for less than 5.0% of manufacturing output, indicating that there is great further potential for growth. However, China's manufacturing industries are contending with growing pains...purchase to read more.

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising production automation levels and more efficient internal processes have resulted in a smaller work force in 2010
  • Domestic manufactures will continue to enjoy their competitive advantage of lower-priced labor and cheaper raw materials
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Packaging paper and paperboardIn 2017, ACMR-IBISWorld estimates that about 44.0% of industry output is packaging paper and paperboard, which are widely used in a variety of manufacturing and service industries. Among the four most widely used packaging materials – paper, plastics, glass and metal – paper is considered as a very versatile and efficient material. It is less vulnerable than glass, much lighter than metal, easier to be recycled than plastics, and easily accessible due to a wide ranges of source materials.Newsprint, writing paper and other paperNewsprint, writing paper and other paper make up the second-largest product segment, accounting for 23.2% of the industry's total output in 2017. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ready access to investment funding
  • Economies of scale
  • Must comply with government regulations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Ecological Sensitivity - Recycling and Availability of Trees - Plantation Trees - Total in the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry?

    The Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry in China operates paper mills that manufacture paper and paperboard from pulp and recycled materials. Industry products include paper rolls and reams. Sales of converted paper products, sandpaper and handmade paper not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Packaging paper and paperboard
  • Newsprint, writing paper and other printing paper
  • Corrugated paper and paperboard
  • Household paper
  • Other paper and paperboard products
  • Industry Activities
  • Rolls or flat pieces of coated or uncoated paper or paperboard
  • Newsprint paper, other printing paper and writing paper
  • Household paper
  • Corrugated paper and paperboard
  • Packing paper and paperboard
  • Cigarette paper
  • Fibrous soft filler and fibrous meshed material
  • Vegetable parchment, safety paper and other special paper and paperboard
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Ecological Sensitivity - Recycling
  • Availability of Trees - Plantation Trees - Total
  • Price Index - Articles Produced: Paper, Paper Products, Printing and Publishing
  • Policies/Legislation
  • Domestic Goods Prices - Timber - Wood Pulp

  • Current Performance
    International tradeIndustry profitEnterprises, employment and wages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    ExportsImportsEnterprisesIndustry regulations
  • Table: Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Cigarette Manufacturing
  • Paper and Paperboard Container Manufacturing
  • Book, Magazine and Periodical Printing
  • Toy Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Transmission and Distribution
  • Organic Chemical Material Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Packaging paper and paperboard
  • Newsprint, writing paper and other printing paper
  • Corrugated paper and paperboard
  • Household paper
  • Other paper and paperboard products
  • Chart: Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Growth in downstream manufacturing and publishing industries
  • Substitution of printed media
  • Improvements in recycled paper products

  • Major Markets
  • Packaging manufacturers
  • Book, magazine and periodical printers
  • Household paper retailers
  • Other
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and utilities
  • Financial and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Markets
  • Location
  • Equipment
  • Branding
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sinar Mas Group Co., Ltd., Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Co., Ltd., Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd., Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co. Ltd., Shandong Huatai Paper Group Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: Sinar Mas Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Sun Paper Industry Joint Stock Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Anhui Shanying Paper Industry Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shandong Huatai Paper Group Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)
  • Output of Machine Made Paper and Paperboard (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Coated Paper
  • Paper with a clay or other clear coating applied to one or both sides.
  • Corrugated Paper
  • Heavy paper with ridges and grooves used for packing fragile articles.
  • Newsprint Paper
  • Generally inexpensive paper made primarily of mechanically ground wood pulp rather than chemical pulp.
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