The Paper Wholesaling industry is a member of a dying breed of middlemen, selling a product that people use less and less, and that is unpopular among many consumers. In such conditions, it is unsurprising that the industry is declining at a rapid rate. Wholesalers are seen by many as an unnecessary cost between the manufacturing and retailing processes, and are being bypassed in the supply chain. Paper consumption per capita in Australia has declined significantly 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 e-mail.
Paper wholesalers purchase a wide 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.