If writing by hand has gone out of style, the Art and Office Supply Manufacturing industry is feeling the effect. The industry's profit margin is contracting as a result of diminishing domestic demand, intense price competition and external competition from substitute technologies and imports. In the coming years, as operators deal with falling demand and high competition, downsizing and consolidation are expected to continue.
This industry purchases ink, wood, plastics and other materials to manufacture a range of art and office supplies. Industry products include pens, pencils, art goods, staplers, marking devices and carbon paper. Customers include businesses, consumers, wholesalers and office-supply retailers.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.