Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry has endured tough conditions during the past five years owing to the rise of electronic communication, data transfer and storage at the expense of traditional paper stationery products. Weak economic conditions during the start of the period added to the challenges already threatening the industry, as businesses and households reduced spending on stationery products. Meanwhile, rising import penetration, dwindling exports and pressure on government spending on education also negatively influenced industry performance. Industry revenue is estimated to decline at a compound annual rate of 7.2% over the five years through 2016-17. Industry profitability is projected to decline over the same period on account of falling demand, strong pricing pressure and rising input costs... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The spread of paper stationery manufacturing facilities across the United Kingdom generally matches the distribution of the population and economic activity. Proximity to paper and paperboard mills and transportation links also influence the distribution of industry establishments.
The South East
The South East accounts for an estimated 13.4% if industry establishments. The region has the largest share of the UK population and the second largest proportion of economic activity. The region is also in close proximity to London and therefore, has excellent access to many downstream businesses. Kent, located in the South East, is home to several of the nation’s largest paper and paperboard mills (e.g. DS .. purchase to read more