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Paper and Packaging Distributors

SIC 5113 | NAICS 424130


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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

IBISWorld
IBISWorld
Paper Wholesaling  (view report)
Paper Products Wholesaling  (view report)

Comprehensive research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year growth 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:

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

National Paper Trade Association
Paper Merchant Weekly
http://www.multibriefs.com/

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
https://www.strategyr.com/

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
https://www.freedoniagroup.com/

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
https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/
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
https://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/
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
https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/

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.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner
Industry Financial Ratios
Paper and Packaging Distributors
https://www.bizminer.com  Search for "4241" to see reports for specific products

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 including:

  • 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

IBISWorld
Paper & Paper Products Wholesalers
(see links for individual reports)

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.


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Compensation and Salary Surveys

PayScale, Inc.
Paper and Packaging Wholesalers
https://www.payscale.com/

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)
https://www.bls.gov/oes/

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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Business Valuation Resources

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data
https://www.bvresources.com/

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.


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Cardboard Container & Box Manufacturers
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