Paper cuts: Competition from the internet and low-cost imports will lower revenue

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Renewed business activity will spur increased industry demand in the short term
  • Mergers and acquisitions have increased revenue for major players
  • As competition from the internet rises, operators will be forced to create more innovative products

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Office Stationery Manufacturing industry has been hit hard in the five years to 2016. Uncertain business and economic climates contributed to a decrease in business activity and, consequently, declining demand for office equipment and supplies. Likewise, the rising use of electronic communication and storage reduced demand for traditional paper stationery products. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline over the five years to 2016. While the long-term outlook for this industry is less than promising, increases in business activity will partially mitigate the growing use of electronic substitutes. Overall, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to decrease over the five years to 2021...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Office Stationery Manufacturing industry primarily produces finished products that are sold to major distributors, office supply stores and corporations. While demand has decreased in the die-cut office stationery and envelopes segments, office paper use is on the rise as companies recover from volatile business conditions in the five years to 2016.

    Stationery, writing tablets and related products

    The stationery, writing tablets and related products segment of the industry are estimated to account for 50.2% of industry revenue in 2016. This segment includes bond paper, loose-leaf fillers, notebooks, paper pads, writing tablets, office paper for printing and photocopying and similar products. Wit..

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    Additional Insights for the Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Access to niche markets
  • Access to the latest available technology
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from office supply stores and Percentage of services conducted online in the Office Stationery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry process paper and paperboard. Companies produce a variety of stationery products used for writing, printing, filing, mailing and similar applications. Industry products are sold directly to stationery wholesalers, retailers and large enterprises. End users include businesses, students, home offices and households.

    Industry Products
    Die-cut office stationery
    Stationery, tablets and related products
    Industry Activities
    Converting paper and paperboard into office supplies
    Converting paper into stationery, tablets and related products
    Converting paper into register, calculator and other machine tapes
    Manufacturing envelopes of any material, including combinations

    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
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Number of employees
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of paper

  • Current Performance
  • Competition and environmental concern
  • Tight profit margins
  • Entering the global sphere
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Profit and paper prices
  • Going digital
  • The global frontier
  • Table: Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Printing
  • Paper Wholesaling
  • Office Stationery Wholesaling
  • Office Supply Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Paper Mills
  • Paperboard Mills
  • Printing, Paper, Food, Textile & Other Machinery Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Stationery, tablets and related products
  • Envelopes
  • Die-cut office stationery
  • Chart: Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Commercial and educational activity
  • Technology

  • Major Markets
  • Other industries
  • Wholesale trade
  • Retail trade
  • Export
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Office Stationery Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    International Paper Co.Cenveo Inc. RR Donnelley & Sons Co.ACCO Brands Corp.
  • Table: International Paper Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Cenveo Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: RR Donnelley & Sons Co. - financial performance
  • Table: ACCO Brands Corp. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Office Stationery 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 Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Price of paper (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Coated Paper
  • Paper coated to provide certain qualities, such as gloss, weight, printability or smoothness.
  • Die-Cut Office Stationery
  • A type of paper and paperboard that has been converted from roll stock and cut into specific shapes.
  • Direct Mail
  • Mailed advertising in the form of catalogs, fliers, letters and postcards.
  • Forest Stewardship Council (Fsc)
  • An organization that certifies that a company manufactured its paper products in an environmentally responsible manner.
  • Paperboard
  • Thicker paper produced for products requiring higher levels of strength and durability.
  • Wood Pulp
  • Wood fibers mechanically or chemically reduced to pulp and used in the manufacture of paper.
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