Papered over: Mill upgrades have assisted growth, but major markets will decline

IBISWorld’s Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.


Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry has expanded over the past five years, despite this being from significantly low revenue figure in 2011-12. While industry manufacturers have fought hard to maintain market share, the steady decline of the downstream printing and publishing industries have undermined their efforts. The decline of these important downstream markets has driven down total consumption of paper products over the period, particularly for newsprint.

Industry revenue has oscillated over the past five years, largely due to volatility in the domestic price of paper products and uncertainty regarding government regulation. Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 5.6% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $3.0 billion...

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Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The type of material resources used by firms mainly determines the location of pulp, paper and paperboard manufacturing plants. Business locations also depend on access to water, energy, and effluent disposal facilities. Mills using wood tend to be located close to forest resources, while those using wastepaper tend to be situated near major metropolitan areas with easy access to markets and ports.

Industry enterprises are concentrated in Victoria and New South Wales. Victoria accounts for the largest share of employment as the country’s largest pulp and paper mill operates in Maryvale, VIC. This mill is the largest industry employer. Most enterprises in New South Wales and Victoria are based in rural areas, where the mill is often the social and economic centre of the community.


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Industry Products

What is the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry?

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

Industry Products
Packaging and industrial papers
Printing and writing papers
Industry Activities
Manufacturing various paper grades including coated and uncoated, newsprint and industrial
Manufacturing paperboard and packaging papers
Manufacturing wood pulp, including mechanical and chemical
Manufacturing paper pulp from recycled paper

Table of Contents

About this Industry

Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

Industry at a Glance

Industry Performance

Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

Products & Markets

Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

Competitive Landscape

Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
industry Globalisation

Major Companies

Operating Conditions

Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

Key Statistics

Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

Jargon & Glossary

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