Falling consumer income and demand from business hurt stationery wholesalers over the past five years, and limited revenue growth. Despite improving conditions in the five years to 2016, technological advances, such as e-mail, and environmental concerns will continue to challenge the industry.
Industry operastors distribute a range of paper stationery products and other office supplies to retailers, to other wholesalers, to foreign buyers and directly to customers. Industry products include envelopes, computer paper, notebooks, business forms, photo albums, folders, pens, pencils, toner cartridges, inked ribbons, cellophane tape and others. Sales of office equipment and furniture are excluded from this industry.
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.