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Paper Stationery Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Paper Stationery Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C17.230 | Mar 2017

Paper thin: The increasing prevalence of technology is likely to further reduce demand

IBISWorld’s Paper Stationery 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
Adare Group Ltd Adare Group Ltd market share
Encore Envelopes Limited Encore Envelopes Limited market share
Hamelin Paperbrands Ltd Hamelin Paperbrands Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The post-referendum fall in the value of the pound is projected to boost export revenue
  • Some manufactures have moved their operations overseas, which has boosted import penetration
  • The weaker pound is expected to lower import levels and boost exports
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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 Products Chapter


The industry derives almost half of its revenue from the sale of envelopes, which are cut, gummed, folded and often pre-printed for clients or brand packaged for wholesalers. Manufacturers use their proximity to clients and capacity for short production runs to compete against low-cost, high-volume producers in India and China. Envelope sales are declining in line with the overall industry, because the increasing dependence on e-mail has caused demand to deteriorate. However, a need for envelopes will certainly remain, though dependence on them will continue to decline. This segment's share of revenue remained relatively stable during the past five years.

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Additional Insights for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Provision of superior after sales service
  • Access to niche markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as IT and telecommunications adoption and Business confidence index in the Paper Stationery Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry?

    Firms in this industry manufacture paper stationery products used in commercial, educational and household applications. This includes ready-to-use office paper, envelopes, folders, binders, diaries and manifold business forms.

    Industry Products
    EnvelopesManifold business formsBinders, folders and file coversNotebooks and letter padsDiaries, registers, account books and exercise booksBlotting pads and book coversCarbon paperOther writing, printing and graphics papers
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing envelopesManufacturing manifold business formsManufacturing paper notebooks and letter padsManufacturing diaries, journals and exercise booksManufacturing registers and account booksManufacturing paper binders, folders and file coversManufacturing blotting paper, pads and book coversManufacturing carbon paper

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • IT and telecommunications adoption
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from newsagents and stationery stores
  • Demand from printing
  • Percentage of households with internet access
  • Current Performance
  • Demand crushed
  • A clean sheet
  • Capacity folds
  • Margins narrow
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Challenging environment
  • Tear away
  • Revenue decline eases
  • Margins torn
  • Table: Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Printing
  • Department Stores
  • Newsagents & Stationery Stores
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electricity Transmission
  • Paint, Coatings & Printing Ink Manufacturing
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Envelopes
  • Manifold business forms
  • Diaries, registers, account books and exercise books
  • Binders, folders and file covers
  • Notebooks and letter pads
  • Other writing, printing and graphics papers
  • Blotting pads and book covers
  • Carbon paper
  • Chart: Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Paper merchants and wholesalers
  • Retail chains
  • Corporate customers and direct marketing
  • Downstream manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paper Stationery Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Adare SEC Ltd
    Encore Envelopes Limited
    Hamelin Brands Ltd
  • Table: Adare SEC Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Encore Envelopes Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Hamelin Brands Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Paper Stationery Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Blotting Pad
  • Highly absorbent paper used to absorb an excess of liquid substances.
  • Carbon Paper
  • Paper coated on one side with dry ink, used for making multiple copies of the same document.
  • Direct Mail
  • Mailed advertising in the form of catalogues, fliers, letters and postcards.

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