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Paper Mills in the US: Market Research Report

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Paper Mills Market Research Report | NAICS 32212 | Jul 2016

Paper jam: Foreign competition and declining demand for paper will continue to plague industry mills

IBISWorld’s Paper Mills market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The rising percentage of services conducted online continues to prolong the industry’s gradual decline
  • Demand for paper in the United States is in the midst of a long-term decline
  • Growing preference for electronic communication will continue to hamper revenue
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, the Paper Mills industry continued to battle growing foreign competition and declining domestic demand. While overall growing corporate profit is anticipated to slightly boost industry revenue, the trend of gradual revenue decline will likely continue over the next five years. Moreover, the growing use of electronic communication will further diminish paper consumption in the United States and abroad. As a result, this trend could spell long-term decline across many of the industry's paper product lines... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Paper Mills industry is in the decline stage of its life cycle. IBISWorld forecasts that industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, will decline at an annualized rate of 2.6% over the 10 years to 2021. By contrast, GDP is forecast to grow by an annualized 2.1% over the same period. Industry value added has been falling consistently for over 10 years. In addition, the industry has experienced chronic declines in total revenue, total enterprises, industry employment, exports and wages paid.

Per capita consumption of paper in the United States has fallen due to declining demand across nearly all downstream paper product manufacturing industries. The.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Paper Mills Industry

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

  • Guaranteed supply of key inputs
  • Automation - reduces costs, particularly those associated with labor
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from paper manufacturing and Corporate profit in the Paper Mills industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Paper Mills Industry?

    The Paper Mills industry manufactures paper in paper mills from pulp, a fibrous material derived from wood. Mill operators may manufacture their own pulp or purchase it. Industry products include paper rolls and reams, including printing and writing paper, newsprint, packaging material and household papers. These products are sold in bulk to individual consumers, businesses and downstream manufacturers who may further convert the industry’s products into specialty paper products.

    Industry Products
    Market pulpCommunication papersPersonal care productsSpecialty and packaging materials
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing rolls of printing paper, writing paper, packaging paper and industrial paper from pulpManufacturing clay coated paperManufacturing absorbent sanitary and tissue paperManufacturing newsprint

    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 paper manufacturing
  • Corporate profit
  • Percentage of services conducted online
  • Price of paper
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Industry consolidation
  • Downstream demand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Brief relief
  • Restructuring may help profit
  • Trade
  • Table: Paper Mills Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paper Mills Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Coated & Laminated Paper Manufacturing
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing
  • Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Paper Wholesaling
  • Newspaper Publishing
  • Book Publishing
  • Database & Directory Publishing
  • Greeting Cards & Other Publishing
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Recycling Facilities
  • Wood Pulp Mills
  • Products & Services
  • Market pulp
  • Communication papers
  • Personal care products
  • Specialty and packaging materials
  • Chart: Paper Mills Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
  • Domestic manufacturing activity
  • Foreign manufacturing activity
  • Consumer preferences
  • Major Markets
  • Print publishers
  • Commercial printers
  • Exports
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paper Mills Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent and utilities
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paper Mills
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paper Mills Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Domtar Corporation
    International Paper Co.
    Verso Corporation
  • Table: Domtar Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: International Paper Co. - financial performance
  • Table: Verso Corporation - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paper Mills 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 Paper Mills Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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
    Bristol Paper
  • A heavyweight paper made by layering or laminating papers together to the desired thickness.
  • Coated Paper
  • A paper that has been coated by a compound to impart certain qualities to it.
  • Newsprint
  • A low-cost, nonarchival paper that is most commonly used to print newspapers, other publications and advertising material.
  • Unbleached Kraft Paper
  • A strong and relatively coarse paper produced by the kraft process from wood pulp.
  • Uncoated Freesheet Paper
  • A paper made with chemical pulps and occasional additions of up to 10.0% mechanical fiber.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • 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.
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    • 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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