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Paper & Packaging Distributors – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 5113  |  NAICS 424130

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Paper Wholesaling  (view report)
Paper Products Wholesaling  (view report)
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.

National Paper Trade Association
Paper Merchant Weekly

Weekly e-newsletter provides news and information for distributors, suppliers, and service providers, with topics addressed in each issue including marketing, advocacy, supply chain, sustainability, print media, NPTA-related news and events, and top trending articles from the prior newsletters. Archived issues of the newsletter are available free online, with free email subscription available upon request.

GIA Research
Stationery Products

Comprehensive report provides a detailed analysis of the stationery products market in the U.S. and selected other countries, with information provided including historical and forecast sales by product segment for stationery (e.g., writing/printing/copying paper, notepads, forms), printing supplies (e.g., inks, toners), mailing supplies (e.g., envelopes), filing products, and writing and marking instruments.

Freedonia Group
Packaging: United States

Freedonia Focus market research study analyzes U.S. packaging demand and product shipments at the manufacturers' level, with data provided in the report including historical and forecast demand by market segment (e.g., pharmaceuticals, food, beverage, foodservice disposables, and other markets such as lawn and garden consumable products, personal care products, and automotive chemicals).

TMR Research
Research reports available from this organization include:

Kraft Paper
Market research study provides an in-depth analysis of the global market for this product sector, with data provided including market size and forecast by type, weight, grade, finish, application (e.g., bag, sack, envelope, corrugated sheet, composite can, and carton), end use (e.g., pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, construction, personal care, and electronics), and region (e.g., North America, U.S.).

Rigid Paper Containers
Comprehensive study provides a detailed analysis of the global market for rigid containers, with data provided in the study including market size and forecast by board (e.g., paperboard, containerboard), product (e.g., box, tube, tray, liquid carton, and clamshell), end use (e.g., pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, chemicals, automotive, and electronics), and region (e.g., North America, United States).

AMR Research
Protective Packaging Market

Market research study analyzes protective packaging market on a global basis, with data provided in the report including market size and forecast by material (e.g., rigid/foam plastics, paper/paperboard, other/wood/glass), type (e.g., flexible, foam, rigid), function (e.g., wrapping, cushioning, fill, insulation, blocking, bracing), end use (e.g., food and beverage, electronics, automotive, appliance), and region.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Paper and Packaging Distributors  Search for "4241" 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 and Packaging Distributors  Search for "4241" 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 and Paper Products Wholesaling
(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.
Paper and Packaging Wholesalers

Free online service provides salary, bonus, and hourly wage data for job positions in this sector such as outside sales representative, supply chain manager, warehouse supervisor, scanning coordinator, material handler, warehouse associate, and fork lift operator, with distributors for which wage data is provided including Veritiv Corporation, Bunzl Distribution USA Inc., Sysco Corporation, and Uline Inc.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Nondurable Goods Wholesalers (NAICS 4241, 4247, and 4249)

Annual wage survey provides hourly and annual wage data on a national, state, and local area basis for jobs in this sector which includes wholesalers that distribute bulk rolls or sheets to manufacturers, publishers, and commercial printers and distribute products such as stationery, tissues, napkins, and towels, disposable cups and food containers, and bags, sacks, boxes, and other packaging 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 5113 - Industrial and Personal Service Paper
  NAICS Code 424130 - Industrial and Personal Service Paper Wholesalers
Types of establishments included in these codes
Corrugated fiberboard distributors - establishments primarily engaged in the distribution
of corrugated fiberboard, which is made up of three layers that include an outside liner, an inside liner, and a fluting that is wavy in shape sandwiched between the two liners.
Cardboard boxes and containers distributors - establishments engaged in the wholesale distribution of containers made from corrugated fiberboard which are used for shipping and moving boxes and other applications where strength and protection are required.
Paperboard boxes and containers distributors - establishments involved in the wholesale distribution of boxes and containers constructed from single-layer fiberboard, which are commonly used for product packaging, such as cereal boxes or milk or juice cartons.
Paper towel wholesalers - establishments primarily engaged in wholesaling paper towels and related products, such as kitchen paper towels, hardwound roll towels designed for dispensers in public restrooms, and heavy-duty wiper towels used in industrial settings.
Paper tableware and napkins wholesalers - establishments specializing in the distribution of disposable products used for serving food and drinks or for dining purposes, such as plates, bowls, cups, table covers, and napkins, to retailers and food service providers.
Paper bags wholesalers - establishments that are engaged in the distribution of bags that can range from the brown shopping bags typically used by grocery stores to specialized bags featuring logos, brands, or designs for specific businesses, events, or promotions.
Sanitary paper products distributors - establishments primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of products, such as facial tissues, bathroom tissues, and toilet seat covers, which are used in various settings, including homes, workplaces, and public facilities.
Wrapping papers wholesalers - establishments focused on distributing wrapping papers used mainly for protective or functional purposes, such as brown kraft papers used for wrapping items for shipping and storage and lightweight papers used for filling voids.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

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Related Industries:
Cardboard Container & Box Manufacturers
Newspaper Publishers
Office Equipment and Supplies Stores
Paper Mills and Manufacturers


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