Overview

Paper cut: Revenue falls as downstream publishing markets continue to 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.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The steady decline of downstream printing and publishing industries has undermined the industry
  • Vertical integration is being adopted to streamline operations and improve profitability
  • The industry is forecast to contract due to import penetration and declining downstream demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry has declined over the past five years as consolidation of downstream printing and publishing markets has driven down demand for paper products over the period, particularly for newsprint. Industry exports have strengthened as the trade-weighted index has fallen, making high-quality Australian pulp and paper products comparatively cheaper in the international marketplace. This trend has supported revenue in an industry faced with rising utilities expenses and growing competition from indirect digital substitutes.

    Industry revenue has fluctuated over the past five years, largely due to uncertainty regarding government regulation and unpredictable prices for wood pulp...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry exhibits a high level of capital intensity. The industry is expected to spend an estimated $2.06 on wages for every dollar spent on capital in 2017-18. Depreciation expenses have risen over the past five years. Industry operators have increased investment in machinery that automates the production process to improve operational efficiencies. Industry wage costs have also risen as a proportion of revenue over the past five years. Factory workers, engineers, administration officers, designers and managers primarily make up the industry's workforce. Staff layoffs have occurred due to cost reduction strategies by the industry's largest firms. The..

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    Additional Insights for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry 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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    Industry Products

    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
    Newsprint, magazine and other publication-grade paper
    Packaging and industrial papers and paperboard
    Printing and writing papers
    Pulp
    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

    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
  • World price of wood pulp
  • Demand from converted paper product manufacturing
  • Demand from printing
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Public concerns over environmental issues

  • Current Performance
  • Product substitution
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Facility upgrades
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream markets
  • International trade
  • Mill uncertainty
  • Carbon emissions
  • 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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • 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
  • Packaging and industrial papers and paperboard
  • Printing and writing papers
  • Pulp
  • Newsprint, magazine and other publication-grade paper
  • Chart: Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Paperboard container manufacturers
  • Paper product manufacturers
  • Newspaper, book, magazine and directory publishers
  • Paper and paperboard manufacturers
  • Paper product wholesaling
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry

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

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

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Paper Australia Pty LtdPratt Holdings Proprietary LimitedNorske Skog Industries Australia Limited
  • Table: Paper Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Pratt Holdings Proprietary Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Norske Skog Industries Australia Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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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