The Paper Product Wholesaling industry is in a bad position. It sells an unpopular product that people use less and less, reflected by declining paper consumption per capita in Australia over the past five years. This decline has been influenced by increasing rates of people going online for their news, reading books on e-readers and receiving bills via email. In such conditions, it is unsurprising that the industry is declining at a rapid rate. In addition, the industry's position within the paper products supply chain is under pressure. Wholesalers are often regarded as an unnecessary and costly step between the manufacturing and retailing processes.
Paper wholesalers purchase a range of paper and paper products from domestic and foreign manufacturers and distribute them to retailers, downstream manufacturers, businesses, government departments and other industries. Industry products include paper rolls, cardboard containers, sanitary paper products, paper stationery, paper bags and sacks, and other paper products.
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.