Paper & Packaging Distributors – Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts
- Market size, product segments, and major markets
- Key industry statistics, trends, and financial ratios
- Operating conditions and current performance
- Competitive landscape and environment
- Major company profiles and market shares
- Five-year outlook and growth forecasts
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.
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.
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).
Research reports available from this organization include:
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).
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.
Market analysis report provides 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
Paper and Packaging Distributors
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- Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
- Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
- Profitability and return on investment ratios
- Liquidity and working capital ratios
- Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
- Capital structure and debt service ratios
Paper & Paper Products Wholesalers
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Financial benchmarking section of these reports provides an analysis of industry profit and expenses as a percentage of net revenue for organizations 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.
Compensation and Salary Surveys
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.
Business Valuation Resources
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