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

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...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$6bn
Annual Growth 12-17
-3.0%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
17,547
Businesses
442
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Email and other technologies continue to reduce domestic demand for stationery products
  • The decline in demand for stationery products forced companies to consolidate
  • Industry operators will continue to consolidate and shut-down inefficient facilities
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Office Stationery Manufacturing industry has a medium level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for 31.6% of revenue in 2017. Concentration has remained steady over the five years to 2017, despite many companies exiting the industry or merging with other companies due to declining demand. Recent major player consolidation includes ACCO Brands Corporation's acquisition of Esselte in 2016, Cenveo Inc.'s acquisition of National Envelope in 2013 and the emergence of LSC Communications in 2016 as a result of RR Donnelley and Sons' complete spinoff of its office products segment. Establishments with fewer than 20 employees account for 50.4% of total employing establishments, suggesting a large number of small players. How...purchase to read more.

    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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    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
  • Envelopes
  • Stationery, tablets and related products
  • Paper supplies
  • 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

    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
  • 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

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

  • Demand Determinants
  • Commercial and educational activity
  • Technology

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

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesOther
  • 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
    Cenveo Inc. ACCO Brands Corp.LSC Communications Inc.
  • Table: Cenveo Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: ACCO Brands Corp. - financial performance
  • Table: LSC Communications Inc. - financial performance

  • 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
    Table: Industry Data for the Office Stationery 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)
  • Price of paper (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    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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    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Office Stationery Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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