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Paper Product Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report


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Paper Product Manufacturing in the US

Rebounding consumer spending and rising paper product prices have buoyed revenue for the Paper Product Manufacturing industry over the five years to 2016. Demand for paper products used to package food service items limits revenue volatility for the industry, as these are relatively nondiscretionary products. However, the industry's performance has improved over the five years to 2016 relative to these recessionary declines, with revenue expected to rise. Over the five years to 2021, industry revenue is forecast to stagnate. While economic growth is expected to boost discretionary spending during the five-year period, the industry will continue to grapple with rising competition from imports and continued offshoring. Moreover, the industry will also be challenged by heightened environmental awareness, which will decrease demand for disposable paper products.

Operators in this industry convert purchased paper and paperboard into a variety of products, including playing cards, wrapping paper, cigarette papers, paper filters, paper novelties, die-cut paper shapes and recycled paper insulation. Industry manufacturers also mold purchased pulp into egg cartons, food trays, cups and dishes, florists’ pots and other products. The industry generally produces all the products that are not included in the other paper converting industries.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Consumer spending
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2016)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2016)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2016
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Companies by employment size
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table Huhtamaki (US industry-specific operations) - financial performance
    • Table Reynolds (US industry-specific operations) - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs Growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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