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The Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry Research Report measures market size, analyses current and future trends, and provides an indication of market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld’s collection of industry market research reports gives you insightful, up-to-date information on the supply chains, economic drivers, and key buyers and markets for hundreds of industries.


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

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    With the ubiquity of electronic communication such as e-mail and text messaging, the Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry has experienced declining sales over the past five years. Buying markets that were strong in the past, such as K-12 students and large businesses, have shrunk significantly as these customers seek out substitute technologies in the form of electronic communication and storage. Additionally, competition from lower-cost imports has reduced sales of domestically produced goods. Decreasing demand, coupled with limited product innovation, has forced many operators to consolidate, diversify or exit the industry...

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    Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry exhibits a medium level of barriers to entry. Major barriers to industry entry are start-up costs and the ability to secure a loan to finance the business. Start-up costs include machinery, equipment, securing a manufacturing facility and similar expenses, all of which depend on the type of product manufactured and the geographical location of a proposed manufacturing plant. The industry is in the decline phase of its economic life cycle and business prospects are constrained by declining demand, strong price competition and a saturated products market. As a result, financial institutions may be reluctant to lend money to businesses in such an environment.


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    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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    Industry Products

    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

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Pens and mechanical pencils
  • Carbon paper and inked ribbon
  • 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
  • Wholesalers
  • Other industries
  • Retailers
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther 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
    Major Companies
    Newell Brands Inc.Crayola LLCACCO Brands Corp.
  • Table: Newell Brands Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Crayola LLC - financial performance
  • Table: ACCO Brands Corp. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Art & Office Supply Manufacturing Industry
  • 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)
  • Trade-Weighted Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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