Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Paper Product Wholesaling industry trends (2014-2019)

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The Paper Product Wholesaling industry has steadily declined over the past five years. People are increasingly consuming media through digital channels and communicating and conducting business online, reducing the need for physical copies of items such as newspapers and letters. In addition, manufacturers and retailers are increasingly bypassing wholesalers and dealing with each other directly. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 1.4% over the five years through 2018-19, to $5.63 billion. This includes an anticipated decline of 1.8% in the current year, attributable to a steep expected decline in business confidence. Demand for staples, such as toilet paper, has remained stable over the past five years. Rising real household dispo...
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Paper Product Wholesaling industry outlook (2019-2024)

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The Paper Product Wholesaling industry will continue to struggle over the next five years, as wholesale bypass and declining downstream demand for paper products continue to take a toll on revenue. Paper product sales are projected to fall as households and businesses increasingly consume media through digital alternatives such as ereaders, computers, tablets and smartphones. Projected rises in the world price of wood pulp are likely to drive up purchase costs and force the exit of industry operators unable to pass on these costs to customers. As a result, industry enterprise and employment numbers are forecast to fall over the period. Overall, industry revenue is anticipated to decline at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $X....
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Paper Product Wholesaling industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $6bn
  • business Number of Businesses: 1,347
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 13,258

Biggest companies in the Paper Product Wholesaling industry

The Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia industry has no companies with major market shares. Get the full report to find out why.

What is Paper Product Wholesaling industry?

Industry Definition

Industry operators purchase a range of paper and paper products from domestic and foreign manufacturers to onsell to retailers, downstream manufacturers, businesses, government departments and other industries. Industry products include paper rolls, cardboard containers, sanitary paper products, paper stationery, paper bags and sacks, and other paper products.

Industry Products and Services

  • Pulp and paper
  • Paperboard containers
  • Sanitary paper products
  • Paper stationery
  • Other paper products

Industry Activities

  • Paper roll and ream wholesaling
  • Paper and paperboard container wholesaling
  • Paper bag and sack wholesaling
  • Sanitary paper product wholesaling
  • Paper stationery wholesaling
  • Pulp wholesaling

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Industry operators purchase a range of paper and paper products from domestic and foreign manufacturers to onsell to retailers, downstream manufacturers, businesses, government departments and other industries. Industry products include paper rolls, cardboard containers, sanitary paper products, paper stationery, paper bags and sacks, and other paper products.

Main Activities

  • Paper roll and ream wholesaling
  • Paper and paperboard container wholesaling
  • Paper bag and sack wholesaling
  • Sanitary paper product wholesaling
  • Paper stationery wholesaling
  • Pulp wholesaling

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

In Australia, most paper is used to print newspapers, magazines, books, catalogues, brochures and signs. Paper wholesalers act as an intermediary between ...
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Demand from printing
Business confidence index
Domestic price of paper products and paperboard
Trade-weighted index

Current Performance

Rising use of paper alternatives
Consumer and business demand
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Wholesale bypass and profitability
Business conditions and international trade
 Table: Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Printing in Australia
Newspaper Publishing in Australia
Newsagents and Book Retailers in Australia
Supermarkets and Grocery Stores in Australia
Fast Food and Takeaway Food Services in Australia
Cafes and Coffee Shops in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing in Australia
Paperboard Container Manufacturing in Australia
Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing in Australia
Paper Bag and Other Paper Product Manufacturing in Australia
Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing in Australia
Paper Stationery Manufacturing in Australia

Products & Services

Operators in the Paper Product Wholesaling industry distribute a range of products from domestic manufacturers to domestic and international buyers, and f...
Printers and publishers
Paper product manufacturers
Food and beverage product manufacturers
Other industries
Businesses

Demand Determinants

Demand for paper wholesaling depends on both downstream demand for industry products by consumers and retailers, and demand for wholesale services. Wholes...
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Major Markets

Printers and publishers
Paper product manufacturers
Food and beverage product manufacturers
Other industries
Businesses


 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The industry is characterised by a low level of market share concentration, with the four largest operators accounting for less than 20% of industry reven...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

The Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia industry has no major companies. Get the full report to find out why.

Capital Intensity

The Paper Product Wholesaling industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on capital investment in 2018-19, industry partic...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Paper Product Wholesaling in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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  • Revenue Forecasts
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  • Historical and Forecast Growth
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  • Industry Market Size
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  • Industry Major Players
    Industry Major Players
  • Profitability Analysis
    Profitability Analysis
  • SWOT Analysis
    SWOT Analysis
  • Industry Trends
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  • Industry Operating Conditions
    Industry Operating Conditions
  • Porter's 5 Forces Analysis
    Porter's 5 Forces Analysis

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