Pulped: Revenue declines as downstream printing and publishing markets consolidate

The Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry has declined over the past five years as downstream printing and publishing markets have consolidated, driving down the domestic demand for paper products. In particular, demand from newspaper and print media publishing has declined sharply over the period. Industry revenue has fluctuated over the past five years and firms have implemented cost-control measures including redundancies and shutting down unsustainable production mills to eliminate unused capacity. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decline at an annualised 1.3% over the five years through 2018-19, to $3.12 billion. This includes an anticipated decline of 1.6% in the current year as demand from newspaper publishers falls further...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The steady decline of downstream printing and publishing industries has undermined the industry
  • Vertical integration has been adopted to streamline operations and improve profitability
  • The industry’s major players are anticipated to upgrade facilities to increase productivity
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Various factors influence where industry firms tend to be located. Many larger industry firms are vertically integrated and have mills located close to forest resources. However, mills that primarily use wastepaper and recycled materials tend to be located closer to major metropolitan areas with easy access to markets and ports. Paper manufacturers also require access to water, energy and effluent disposal facilities.Industry enterprises are heavily concentrated in the populous states of Victoria and New South Wales. Victoria accounts for the largest share of industry enterprises, with over 40% estimated to be located in the state in the current year. This result represents a significantly larger proportion of the industry than the state's share of the population would suggest. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing are:

  • Economies of scale
  • Availability of resources
  • Having contacts in key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as World price of wood pulp and Demand from converted paper product manufacturing in the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry?

    The industry consists of businesses that mainly manufacture pulp, paper or paperboard from a variety of inputs including woodchips, clay, lime, dyes, chemical resins and recycled paper.

    Industry Products
  • Treated paper and paperboard
  • Newsprint
  • Pulp and paper stock
  • Other products
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing various paper grades including coated and uncoated, newsprint, magazine, office and industrial
  • Manufacturing paperboard and packaging papers
  • Manufacturing wood pulp, including mechanical and chemical
  • Manufacturing paper pulp from recycled paper
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • World price of wood pulp
  • Demand from converted paper product manufacturing
  • Demand from printing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Public concern over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Product substitution
  • Profit
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • International trade
  • Mill production volumes
  • Table: Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Meat Processing
  • Paperboard Container Manufacturing
  • Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing
  • Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing
  • Printing
  • Newspaper Publishing
  • Paper Product Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Clay Brick Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
  • Water Supply
  • Wood Chipping

  • Products & Services
  • Treated paper and paperboard
  • Newsprint
  • Pulp and paper stock
  • Other products
  • Chart: Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Other markets
  • Food and beverage manufacturers
  • Paper, paperboard and other converted paper product manufacturers
  • Publishing and printing firms
  • Paper product wholesalers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited, Paper Australia Pty Ltd, Norske Skog Industries Australia Limited,
  • Table: Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Paper Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Norske Skog Industries Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Coated Paper
  • Paper with a thin layer of material applied to one or both sides to create a surface suitable for high-resolution halftone screens.
  • Newsprint
  • Low-cost, non-archival paper most commonly used for print newspapers and other publications.
  • Wood Pulp
  • Dry fibrous material prepared by separating the fibres that constitute wood.
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