Import competition and weak demand have posed significant challenges for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing industry over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase slightly over the period, at an annualised 1.5%. This includes forecast growth of 1.2% in 2014-15, to total $837.7 million. The move towards online and digital-based forms of communication is hindering the industry as computers, mobile phones and the internet make some paper stationery obsolete. Alternative materials such as plastics and fibres have also replaced the use of paper in several applications.
Operators in this industry purchase paper and paperboard from mills and process it into a range of office, educational and personal paper stationery products. Industry products include writing and filing materials, print paper, paper labels, paperboard games and toys, playing cards and similar 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.