Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry is gradually crumpling under the pressure of widespread adoption of computers and other communication technology reducing paper usage. This downward trend has been compounded by businesses controlling spending tightly during the start of the period and strong competition from low-cost imports. Industry revenue has fallen for much of the past decade and is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1.9% over the five years through 2016-17. In the past decade, many leading manufacturers have exited the industry, which has also contributed to its decline. The industry is consolidating, with major players acquiring smaller businesses.
In 2016-17, revenue is forecast to decline by 0.9% to reach £2.8 billion... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Industry operators benefit from proximity to upstream markets, such as areas with a high level of logging activities. They also benefit from proximity to key downstream markets, particularly manufacturers. Given the large amount of trade present in the industry, proximity to key trading ports is also desirable.
The North West
The North West region is home to approximately 17.6% of industry establishments. The North West is a popular region for the manufacturing sector, as it has good supply chain infrastructure (e.g. motorways, rail links and pipelines) and cheaper land than the populous regions of the South East and London. Therefore, industry operators in this region have excellent access to downstream markets. The.. purchase to read more