Office Stationery Wholesaling in Canada: Market Research Report

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Office Stationery Wholesaling in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 41821CA | Jun 2015

Paper trails: Waning demand for paper stationery among business clients has hurt the industry

IBISWorld’s Office Stationery Wholesaling market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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The barriers to entry for this industry are currently moderate and are expected to remain stable during the next five years. The largest barrier to entry is the overall level of competition among wholesaling firms. Existing competition is quite high, given the number of players operating in the industry and its increasing concentration. Prospective entrants will find it difficult to establish a position in the industry due to the size advantages of major wholesalers. Many longstanding wholesalers have established exclusive contracts with large retail and corporate clients, operate a large fleet of trucks and possess the latest distribution technology necessary to coordinate and ship bulk products as quickly as possible... purchase to read more


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What is the Office Stationery Wholesaling Industry?

Office stationary wholesalers distribute a range of paper stationery products and other office supplies to retailers, other industry wholesalers, directly to customers and to foreign buyers. Industry products include envelopes, computer paper, notebooks, business forms, photo albums, folders, pens, pencils, toner cartridge, inked ribbons, cellophane tape and other miscellaneous paper office supplies. Sales of office equipment and furniture are excluded from this industry.

Industry Products
EnvelopesDie-cut paper productsStationery, tablets and related productsPens and mechanical pencilsLead pencils and art goodsMarking devicesCarbon paper and inked ribbonsOther office supplies
Industry Activities
Wholesaling paper stationery products, including envelopes, computer paper, notebooks, folders and formsWholesaling office supplies, including pens, pencils, toner, cartridge, inked ribbons and staplersWholesaling other stationery, including photo albums, gift wrapping paper, greeting cards and postcards

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