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

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.

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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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Wholesalers of stationery and office supply products are predominantly spread throughout the most heavily populated areas of the country. Wholesalers generally place their distribution facilities close to manufacturers and major metropolitan areas in order to minimize the cost of shipping to their most lucrative markets.

Ontario and Quebec naturally represent the highest concentration of industry locations due to their large shares of the Canadian population and major cities. Between the two provinces is 61.9% of the population and 68.8% of all office stationery wholesaling establishments; Ontario and Quebec represent a respective 33.8% and 23.1% of the country's population and a respective 43.8% and 25.0% of industry establishments... 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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