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Paper Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Paper Wholesaling in the US

The Paper Wholesaling industry in the United States has experienced intense competition from digital mediums and declining demand from traditional downstream markets. Operators in this industry distribute paper and paper products. Demand for paper products has fallen over the five years to 2019 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 2024, the Paper Wholesaling industry will continue to experience challenging conditions. During the outlook period, traditional downstream markets will continue to disappoint amid increasing demand from high-quality coated and laminated paper, cardboard and other specialty paper manufacturing. Moreover, rising paper prices will increase per-unit revenue for industry operators, but will adversely affect demand for paper products. Furthermore, the operating landscape will remain tough as heightened competition from internet-based media will continue to hinder demand for industry services.

Paper wholesalers purchase bulk 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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from printing
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Veritiv Corp. (US industry-specific segment) - 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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