The Office Stationery Manufacturing industry has been hit hard in the five years to 2016. Uncertain business and economic climates contributed to a decrease in business activity and, consequently, declining demand for office equipment and supplies. Likewise, the rising use of electronic communication and storage reduced demand for traditional paper stationery products. As a result, industry revenue is expected to decline over the five years to 2016. While the long-term outlook for this industry is less than promising, increases in business activity will partially mitigate the growing use of electronic substitutes. Overall, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to decrease over the five years to 2021.
Operators in this industry process paper and paperboard. Companies 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 enterprises. 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.