Downward stroke: Downsizing and consolidation will continue as demand declines

If writing by hand has gone out of style, the Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry is certainly feeling the effect. Companies in this industry have experienced enormous challenges over the past five years. For example, text messages and e-mail are extremely popular communication tools that do not require pens, pencils or other writing and drawing supplies, greatly hampering industry growth. In addition, younger generations are more comfortable with electronic forms of writing and communicating than their older peers, painting an eerie picture for the industry's future. The industry's profit margin has been stagnant over the past five years due to intense price competition and the availability of less expensive products via imports...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Businesses throughout the country have moved toward conducting operations online, reducing industry demand
  • Small and medium-sized operators have battled for survival amid rising input costs
  • Use of electronics in schools and colleges will threaten domestic producers
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The majority of the Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry's products are writing materials, such as pens, pencils, markets, crayons and chalk. In general, business and consumer demand for writing utensils has weakened over time, due to the growing use of computers, printers and photocopiers. In addition, US production of these products has significantly declined as production has moved overseas...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to niche markets
  • Economies of scale
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from office supply stores and Number of K-12 students in the Art & Office Supply Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry purchase 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 pencils
  • Pencils and art goods
  • Marking devices
  • Carbon 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 watercolors
  • Manufacturing office supplies such as staplers, hole-punchers, label makers, blackboards, whiteboards and stamps
  • Manufacturing carbon paper, stencil paper and inked ribbon
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from office supply stores
  • Number of K-12 students
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of employees
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Electronic competition and weak demand
  • Profitability and downsizing
  • Import competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Decline to continue
  • No help for profit
  • Future growth opportunities
  • Table: Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Office Stationery Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Hobby & Toy Stores
  • Department Stores
  • Warehouse Clubs & Supercenters
  • Office Supply Stores
  • Educational Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Ink Manufacturing
  • Paint Manufacturing
  • Paper Mills
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Wood Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Pencils and art goods
  • Carbon paper and inked ribbon
  • Pens and mechanical pencils
  • Marking devices
  • Chart: Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Economic conditions
  • Student population
  • Electronics and internet penetration
  • Downstream consolidation
  • Trade-weighted index and lower priced imports

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Wholesalers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Art & Office Supply Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Newell Brands Inc., Crayola LLC, ACCO Brands Corporation,
  • Table: Newell Brands Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Crayola LLC - financial performance
  • Table: ACCO Brands Corporation - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Art & Office Supply 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 Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Trade-Weighted Index (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Carbon Paper
  • Paper that is coated on one side with a layer of loosely bound dry ink or pigmented coating, usually bound with wax.
  • Lean Production
  • High-efficiency manufacturing techniques aimed at combining individual craftsmanship with the mass production of a product.
  • Wholesale Bypass
  • A popular trend within retail and manufacturing industries where producers supply goods directly to stores, eliminating the middleman.
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