Paper Wholesaling in the US
Demand for paper products has declining during the five-year period due to declining purchases of products among individuals, retailers, other wholesalers and corporate clients. Additionally, increasing sales conducted online have reduced demand for wholesalers as customers purchase directly from superstores or manufacturers. Over the five years to 2018, industry revenue has decreased at an annualized rate of 5.1% falling to $20.9 billion, including a 2.8% decrease in 2018 alone. Over the next five years, the Paper Wholesaling industry will continue to experience challenging conditions. Industry revenue is forecast to decline at an annualized rate of 3.1% to $17.8 billion over the five years to 2023. Over the period, traditional downstream markets will continue to disappoint amid increasing demand from high-quality coated and laminated paper, cardboard and other specialty paper manufacturing.
Paper wholesalers purchase bulk and writing paper from manufacturers, generally in rolls for further processing, and distribute them to other manufacturing industries, publishers and commercial printers. Wholesalers provide a service for paper manufacturers and users of paper products and charge a mark-up on all goods distributed.
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.
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