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Office Stationery Wholesaling in Canada: Market Research Report

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Office Stationery Wholesaling in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 41821CA | May 2016

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

The Office Stationery Wholesaling market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$4bn
Annual Growth 11-16
0.1%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
7,872
Businesses
609
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The Office Stationery Wholesaling industry has a low level of market share concentration. In 2016, the two largest companies in the industry account for less than 5.0% of industry revenue. The majority of industry wholesalers are small, regional distributors consisting of less than 20 employees. The industry's largest wholesalers often serve the entire Canadian market but hold distinct operations within specific metropolitan areas. Placing distribution centres nearby major cities helps stationery wholesalers have close access to key markets, which greatly limits total transportation costs.

Persistent declines in the number of stationery wholesalers over the past decade have caused the largest players to experience an increasing share of the industry's overall revenue... 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 cartridges, ink ribbons, cellophane tape and other miscellaneous paper office supplies. Sales of office equipment and furniture are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
EnvelopesDie-cut paper productsFile folders, wallets, jackets and other paperboard suppliesStationery paperNotebooks
 
Industry Activities
Wholesaling paper stationery products including envelopes, computer paper, notebooks, folders and formsWholesaling office supplies including pens, pencils, toner cartridges, ink ribbons and staplersWholesaling other stationery including photo albums, gift wrapping paper, greeting cards and postcards


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