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. Email and other technologies will continue to reduce demand for stationery products, and the percentage of services conducted online is expected to grow staggeringly over the five years to 2022. Consumers and businesses are expected to continue replacing their everyday stationery items with electronic substitutes, while technologies such as cloud-based storage systems and smartphones will further drive down demand for industry products.
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.
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.