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 Key Buyers Chapter
The Paper and Paperboard manufacturing industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top four players in the industry expected to have a combined market share of approximately 24.8% in 2016-17. However, the two largest companies in the industry are significantly larger than the other players and are anticipated to generate 17.1% of industry revenue collectively in the current year.
Many of the smaller players produce higher value specialist writing paper, crepe paper or photo-sensitive paper. The level of concentration in this industry has increased over the past five years with the rationalisation of domestic manufacturers. Consolidation activity is also expected to have increased market share concentration.
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