After years of fast growth and product development, the market is saturated with a variety of brands and product variations, which makes innovation and product differentiation a real challenge for industry operators not yet established. Coupled with increasing input prices, the Tissues and Other Paper Product Manufacturing industry has been stuck in a downward trend over the last few years. Revenue is estimated to finish 2012-13 at $2.94 billion, after a significant 3.5% decline during the year, rounding out a poor five-year performance. Revenue declined at an annualised 3.0% and industry value added at 1.0% per annum over the five years through 2012-13.
Operators in this industry purchase pulp, paper and paperboard, and convert it into various finished or intermediate products. Industry products include sanitary products, paper insulation, wallpaper, cigarette papers, paper novelties, and goods not classified under other paper converting industries. These products are typically sold to grocery and paper product wholesalers, directly to retailers, or to other manufacturers for further processing.
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.