Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Office stationary wholesalers distribute a range of paper stationery products and other office supplies to retailers, other wholesalers, directly to customers and to foreign buyers. Demand for office stationery has been slow to improve in the past five years due to declining purchases of paper products among individuals, retailers and corporate clients. Office stationery wholesalers have also struggled to contend with rising competition from electronic mediums and office supply superstores that increasingly purchase stationery products directly from manufacturers... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter
IBISWorld estimates that the Office Stationery Wholesaling industry has been in the decline stage of its life cycle for much of the 21st century. Indicators of this phase include minimal yearly improvements to industry value added, slow revenue growth, low profit margins and chronic declines in the number of industry establishments. The practice of wholesale bypass on behalf of office supply superstores has intensified competition in the industry, which has put even greater pressure on stationery wholesalers to develop a new mix of products and services to better suit their clients.
Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to GDP, is forecast to decline at an annualized rate of 1.5% from 2010 to 2020... purchase to read more