With the ubiquity of electronic communication, the Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry has experienced declining sales during the past five years. Buying markets that have been 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. The future performance of the industry looks bleak, particularly as import substitution and the use of electronic communication continue to decrease demand for industry products. Similarly, widespread adoption of electronic technologies is also expected to continue over the next five years, further decreasing demand from businesses.
This industry purchases 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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.