To shreds: Rising downstream digitisation and strong competition has reduced revenue

The industry has endured tough conditions during the past five years due to the continued proliferation of electronic communication, data transfer and storage at the expense of traditional paper stationery products. Weak economic conditions at the start of the period added to the challenges already threatening the industry, as businesses and households reduced spending on stationery products. Meanwhile, rising import penetration, dwindling exports and pressure on government spending on education also negatively influenced industry performance. Industry revenue is estimated to decline at a compound annual rate of 6.8% over the five years through more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Rising demand for luxury notebooks and planners has slowed the decline in revenue
  • Consolidation activity has taken place within the industry over the past five years
  • The use of tablet computers in the classroom will reduce the paper required for written work
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The industry has high barriers to entry, principally stemming from the industry being in the decline stage of its life cycle and from the difficulty for new entrants to gain a viable foothold in the market. Over the past five years, the industry has exhibited a steady downward trend in revenue, profit and domestic demand, primarily due to the emergence of IT and telecommunications. Competition has remained intense despite the exit of many businesses. New entrants would be entering the industry to capture a share of the shrinking domestic market from existing firms that already hold some market presence, and would be competing against wholesalers of low-cost imported products...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Access to niche markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Business confidence index in the Paper Stationery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture paper stationery products used in commercial, educational and household applications. This includes ready-to-use office paper, envelopes, folders, binders, diaries and manifold business forms.

    Industry Products
  • Envelopes
  • Manifold business forms
  • Binders, folders and file covers
  • Notebooks and letter pads
  • Diaries, registers, account books and exercise books
  • Blotting pads and book covers
  • Carbon paper
  • Other writing, printing and graphics papers
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing envelopes
  • Manufacturing manifold business forms
  • Manufacturing paper notebooks and letter pads
  • Manufacturing diaries, journals and exercise books
  • Manufacturing registers and account books
  • Manufacturing paper binders, folders and file covers
  • Manufacturing blotting paper, pads and book covers
  • Manufacturing carbon paper
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from newsagents and stationery stores
  • Demand from printing
  • Percentage of households with internet access

  • Current Performance
  • Demand crushed
  • A clean sheet
  • Stacks of capacity
  • Margins narrow
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Challenging environment
  • Tear away
  • Moving away
  • Premium products
  • Margins torn
  • Table: Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Printing
  • Department Stores
  • Newsagents & Stationery Stores

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Transmission
  • Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Envelopes
  • Manifold business forms
  • Diaries, registers, account books and exercise books
  • Binders, folders and file covers
  • Notebooks and letter pads
  • Other writing, printing and graphics papers
  • Blotting pads and book covers
  • Carbon paper
  • Chart: Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Paper merchants and wholesalers
  • Retail chains
  • Corporate customers and direct marketing
  • Downstream manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paper Stationery Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Adare SEC Ltd, Encore Envelopes Limited, Hamelin Brands Ltd,
  • Table: Adare SEC Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Encore Envelopes Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hamelin Brands Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Blotting Pad
  • Highly absorbent paper used to absorb an excess of liquid substances.
  • Carbon Paper
  • Paper coated on one side with dry ink, used for making multiple copies of the same document.
  • Direct Mail
  • Mailed advertising in the form of catalogues, fliers, letters and postcards.
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