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Paper Mills and Products Manufacturers

SIC 2600 | NAICS 322000

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Paper Mills & Manufacturers  (view reports)
Paper Products Manufacturing  (view reports)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

O'Brein Publications, Inc.
Paper Age Magazine
Bimonthly trade publication features news and information for manufacturers, with topics covered including manufacturing process, converting operations, market analysis, technological developments, company profiles, and more. Selected articles and archived issues can be viewed free online, with free subscription to the print edition of the magazine available upon request for qualified parties in the U.S. and Canada.

Pulp & Paper Mills / Paper Products Manufacturing

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Information resources available from this trade association include:

Our Products
Introductory section provides a summary overview of the various types of goods manufactured by paper products manufacturers with links to other trade associations for more information on specific items, and also includes an extensive glossary of commonly-used terms in the industry. All information is available free online.

Statistics Releases / Statistics Reports / reports-for-sale
Monthly statistics press releases provide summary shipment data for various product categories by individual category and can be viewed free online. Statistics reports provide detailed data on production, inventory, shipments, demand, and consumption for the industry in general and for specific categories, with product categories covered including kraft, recovered, and printing-writing paper; containerboard; and paperboard.

RISI, Inc.
Information resources available from this organization include:

PPI Magazine
Monthly trade journal features news, information, and analysis for pulp and paper manufacturers, with topics covered including trends and developments, operations techniques, technological innovations, environmental issues, and more. Selected articles from the magazine and free magazine app are available online, with complimentary print and digital edition subscriptions available upon request for qualified parties.

Pulp and Paper Industry Information
RISI provides an extensive selection of in-depth research and information for manufacturers on a global basis, with categories covered including industry news and developments; historical data series for demand, production, consumption, and trade; analysis and forecasts of supply, demand, trade, and prices; market and price reports; and mill intelligence services (e.g., cost benchmarking, asset database, and capacity reports).

Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
Paper and Forestry Products
Standard & Poor's survey provides in-depth coverage for this manufacturing sector, with topics covered including current business environment; industry profile, trends, and operations; how to analyze a company; key ratios and statistics; references; and comparative company analysis. Sample report is available online.

Freedonia Group
Focus Report: Printing & Writing Papers  Search for "writing"
Research report analyzes the U.S. market for these products, with topics covered including market size and environment; production and consumption segments; environmental issues, product developments; historical and demand forecasts by product segment (uncoated free sheet, coated, uncoated mechanical, and other products); and company profiles. Summary table of contents can be viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Paper Mills and Products Manufacturers  Search for "322"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Pulp and Paper Mills

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

ERI Economic Research Institute
Pulp and Paper Manufacturing Salary Survey
Annual publication provides compensation data from ERI Assessor®, government, and survey participant databases for executive, salaried, and hourly personnel on a national and regional level. Complete listing of job positions included in the survey and sample pages for selected job positions are accessible online.

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