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Paper Mills & Products Manufacturers – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 26  |  NAICS 322

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Paper Mills  (view report)
Paper Manufacturing  (view individual reports)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

O'Brien Publications, Inc.
PaperAge Magazine

Bimonthly trade journal features news and information for industry professionals, with topics covered in each issue of this publication including industry news, market trends, international trade, emerging technologies, public policy and regulatory matters, and events and developments shaping the global industry. Digital editions are available free online, with free subscription available to qualified parties.

Paper360° Magazine

Bimonthly publication provides news and information for industry professionals, with special features including the "Annual Outlook" report (Jan./Feb.) which analyzes current trends and expectations for the year ahead and "The Paper360° Top 100 Manufacturers" report (Sept./Oct.) which ranks the top manufacturers by net sales and also provides statistics on annual production volumes in metric tons.

Resources available from this trade association include:

Our Products
Introductory section provides an overview of the various types of products manufactured by member manufacturers including pulp (e.g., chemical, dissolving, fluff, mechanical, and recycled), paper (e.g., printing and writing), packaging (e.g., containerboard, paperboard, bags and sacks), and tissue (e.g., facial, toilet, towels, and napkins), and also includes an extensive glossary of commonly-used terms.

Statistics and Resources
News releases provide summary shipment data for various product categories and are available free online. Reports provide detailed statistical data on production, capacity, shipments, imports, exports, inventories, demand, and consumption for the industry in general and for specific product categories (e.g., pulp, paperboard, containerboard, boxboard, packaging, printing-writing, and recovered paper).

Freedonia Group
Paper & Paperboard: United States

Freedonia Focus market research report analyzes production and demand at the manufacturer level, with information provided in the report including historical and forecast production by product type for paper (e.g., printing, writing, tissue, newsprint, packaging, and industrial) and paperboard (e.g., solid bleached, unbleached kraft, semichemical, recovered, construction, and other paperboard) products.

The Business Research Company
Converted Paper Product Manufacturing Global Market

Comprehensive market research report provides a detailed analysis of the market for these products in the U.S. and other countries, with data provided in the report including market size and forecast by product segment (e.g., corrugated and solid fiber boxes; folding paperboard containers; bags, sacks, coated, and treated products; sanitary products; stationery products; and all other types of products).

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Paper Mills and Products Manufacturers  Search for "322" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Paper Mills and Products Manufacturers  Search for "322" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Paper Mills and Products Manufacturing
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Pulp and Paper Manufacturing

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as operations manager, chemical engineer, process engineer, production operator, and maintenance technician, with manufacturers for which data is provided including Domtar Corporation, International Paper Company, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and WestRock Company.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Manufacturing

Annual wage surveys provide hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for occupations employed by establishments that manufacture pulp (e.g., mechanical, semichemical, dissolving, bleached/unbleached sulfite/sulfate), paper (e.g., stationery, newsprint, toilet/facial tissue, napkins/towels), and packaging (e.g., paperboard, containerboard, boxboard, bags, sacks) products.

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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 26 - Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills and Products Manufacturing
  NAICS Code 322 - Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills and Products Manufacturing
Types of establishments included in these codes
Pulp mills - establishments that produce pulp from wood or other plant fiber sources for use in paper production. This process involves separating the cellulose fibers from the lignin and other components of the plant material.
Paper mills - establishments that produce paper from pulp, typically by pressing and drying the pulp into thin sheets. These mills may produce a range of products, such as newsprint, writing paper, and packaging materials.
Paperboard mills - establishments that produce thicker and heavier products, such as cardboard and corrugated board, used for packaging and shipping.
Converted paper product manufacturers - establishments that produce a variety of products from previously manufactured paper and paperboard, such as tissue paper, paper bags, envelopes, and cardboard boxes.
Stationery product manufacturers - establishments that produce a variety of products, such as stationery, envelopes, and greeting cards.
Sanitary paper product manufacturers - establishments that produce products such as toilet paper, paper towels, and facial tissue.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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