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Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C17.120 | Jan 2017

Paper cuts: Revenue folds due to falling paper consumption and declining demand

IBISWorld’s Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
DS Smith Paper Ltd DS Smith Paper Ltd market share
UPM-Kymmene (UK) Ltd UPM-Kymmene (UK) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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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


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What is the Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing Industry?

Firms in this industry manufacture paper and paperboard products from wood pulp and recycled materials. A large proportion of the industry's output is intended for further processing by downstream manufacturers (e.g. to make cardboard packaging), although the industry also supplies finished products such as newsprint, writing paper and paperboard liner.

Industry Products
Uncoated paper and paperboardNewsprintCoated paper and paperboardOther speciality paper productsSelf-adhesive and gummed paper and paperboardCreped paper, toilet paper and facial tissue stockUncoated testliner
Industry Activities
Manufacturing paper and paperboard for further processingManufacturing newsprint, magazine paper and other writing paperCoating, covering and impregnating paper and paperboardManufacturing creped and crinkled paper Manufacturing laminates and foils Manufacturing handmade paperManufacturing carbon paper or stencil paper in rolls or large sheetsManufacturing cellulose wadding and webs of cellulose fibresManufacturing paper liner for plasterboard

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