Written down: New technologies and increased smartphone penetration will pressure demand

Revenue for the Office Stationery Manufacturing industry is expected to decrease over the five years to 2017 as companies and consumers increasingly use electronic substitutes in place of industry products. From electronic bill pay to cloud-based document storage, virtually all forms of paper transactions and documents are transitioning to electronic mediums, reducing demand for industry products. Moreover, rising environmental concerns have spurred many companies to initiate paperless offices, reducing their carbon footprint and demand for stationery supplies. These trends are anticipated to continue in the long-term...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$345m
Annual Growth 12-17
-2.2%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
1,808
Businesses
74

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Despite companies consolidating unprofitable facilities and product lines, revenue is expected to decline
  • Heightened smartphone usage has reduced demand for paper
  • Online retailers and supercentres are expected to comprise a greater share of industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Office Stationery Manufacturing industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the top three major companies capturing just over 40.0% of total market share. Declining demand for industry products is forcing many companies to exit the industry or purchase smaller players to maintain revenue, leading to a rise in market share concentration over the five years to 2017. For example, in 2015, major player Supremex Inc. acquired Premier Envelope Ltd. and Classic Envelope Inc. This trend is anticipated to continue over the next five years as consumers continue to increasingly use electronic mediums in place of stationery products...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Access to niche markets
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Establishment of export markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from office stationery wholesaling and Demand from office supply stores in the Office Stationery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry purchase paper and paperboard to produce a variety of stationery products used for writing, printing, filing, mailing and similar applications. Industry products are sold directly to stationery wholesalers, retailers and large operators. End users include businesses, students, home offices and households.

    Industry Products
  • Die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies
  • Paper supplies for business machines and related products
  • Envelopes
  • Stationery
  • Tablets, pads and related products
  • Industry Activities
  • Converting paper and paperboard into office supplies
  • Converting paper into stationery, tablets and related products
  • Converting paper into register, calculator and other machine tapes
  • Manufacturing envelopes of any material, including combinations
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from office stationery wholesaling
  • Demand from office supply stores
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Canadian-dollar effective exchange rate index

  • Current Performance
  • Counting on consolidation
  • Technology and trade
  • Going green
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Market mix and trade
  • Consolidation and cloud computing
  • Table: Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Printing in Canada
  • Office Stationery Wholesaling in Canada
  • Office Supply Stores in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Paper Mills in Canada
  • Paperboard Mills in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Envelopes
  • Paper supplies for business machines and related products
  • Die-cut paper and paperboard office supplies
  • Tablets, pads and related products
  • Stationery
  • Chart: Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Commercial and educational activity
  • Technology

  • Major Markets
  • Office stores
  • Exports
  • Retail (excluding office stores)
  • Wholesalers
  • Online and direct
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Supremex Inc., R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, ACCO Brands Corp.,
  • Table: Supremex Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company - financial performance
  • Table: ACCO Brands Corp. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Office 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 Office Stationery Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of businesses (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Wood Pulp
  • Wood fibres mechanically or chemically reduced to pulp and used in the manufacture of paper.
  • Die-Cut Office Stationery
  • A type of paper and paperboard that has been converted from roll stock and cut into specific shapes.
  • Paperboard
  • Thicker paper produced for products requiring higher levels of strength and durability.
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