Over the five years to 2016, the Paper Mills industry continued to battle growing foreign competition and declining domestic demand. While overall growing corporate profit is anticipated to slightly boost industry revenue, the trend of gradual revenue decline will likely continue over the next five years. Moreover, the growing use of electronic communication will further diminish paper consumption in the United States and abroad. As a result, this trend could spell long-term decline across many of the industry's paper product lines.
The Paper Mills industry manufactures paper in paper mills from pulp, a fibrous material derived from wood. Mill operators may manufacture their own pulp or purchase it. Industry products include paper rolls and reams, including printing and writing paper, newsprint, packaging material and household papers. These products are sold in bulk to individual consumers, businesses and downstream manufacturers who may further convert the industry’s products into specialty paper products.
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.