Pulp fiction: Falling domestic demand, particularly from local publishers, has shredded revenue

Operators in the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry have faced challenging trading conditions over the past five years. Industry demand has trended downwards over the period, largely due to changing consumption habits exhibited in downstream markets. Consumers and organisations have increasingly embraced the concept of going paperless, both out of convenience and a desire to reduce waste. Furthermore, more households are using electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets to view content that has traditionally been physically printed. In addition, a rising number of newspaper publishers and producers of written content have opted to distribute their products via more cost-effective means such as digital downloads or online subscriptions...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Many consumers and organisations are opting to go paperless, reducing demand for industry products
  • Increasing pressure to reduce carbon footprints has further weakened industry profitability
  • Export markets are expected to generate an increasing share of industry revenue
  • 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 $1.46 on wages for every dollar spent on capital in 2017-18. Depreciation expenses have risen over the past five years, driven by 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, albeit at a slower rate than depreciation expenses. The industry's workforce primarily comprises factory workers, engineers, administration officers, designers and managers. The...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:

  • Having a diverse range of clients
  • Economies of scale
  • Access to niche markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from printing and World price of wood pulp in the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing in New Zealand Industry?

    Industry firms primarily manufacture wood pulp, paper or paperboard from a variety of inputs including woodchips, clay, lime, dyes, chemical resins and recycled paper.

    Industry Products
  • Newsprint
  • Paper and paperboard
  • Mechanical pulp
  • Chemical pulp
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing wood pulp, including mechanical and chemical pulp
  • Manufacturing paperboard and packaging papers
  • Manufacturing paper pulp from recycled paper
  • Manufacturing various paper grades
  • Table of Contents

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

  • Current Performance
  • Changing consumer trends
  • Overseas markets
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasing digitisation
  • Overseas markets
  • Industry structure
  • 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
  • Printing in New Zealand
  • Newspaper Publishing in New Zealand
  • Paper Product Wholesaling in New Zealand

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Water Supply in New Zealand
  • Wood Chipping in New Zealand

  • Products & Services
  • Chemical pulp
  • Mechanical pulp
  • Paper and paperboard
  • Newsprint
  • Chart: Pulp, Paper and Paperboard Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Export markets
  • Paperboard container manufacturers
  • Paper product manufacturers
  • Paper product wholesalers
  • Newspaper, book, magazine and directory publishers
  • Paper and paperboard manufacturers
  • 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
    Oji Oceania Management (NZ) Limited, Orora NZ Holdings Limited, Norske Skog Tasman Limited,
  • Table: Oji Oceania Management (NZ) Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Orora NZ Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Norske Skog Tasman 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 (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
    Market Pulp
  • Wood pulp produced for sale in competition with pulp from other producers.
  • Newsprint
  • Paper made chiefly from groundwood pulp and used mostly for newspapers.
  • Paperboard
  • A thick, stiff cardboard composed of layers of paper or paper pulp compressed together.
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