Burning paper: Downstream publishing industries will drive industry decline

The Paper Mills industry in Canada has continued to experience structural decline over the five years to 2019. One of the biggest drivers of industry decline has been the contraction of downstream publishing industries across North America, with the faltering newspaper industry in particular damaging industry performance. The industry is highly globalized, with exports accounting for the majority of industry revenue, and the United States being the primary destination for exports. The domestic Paper Mills industry will likely encounter similar challenges over the five years to 2024. Digital communications and online services will continue to put pressure on demand for paper...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 14-19
-2.2%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
9,150
Businesses
46

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Digital communications and online services will put pressure on demand for paper
  • Many downstream industries have cut costs by turning to imported paper products
  • The industry will slightly benefit from innovations in downstream publishing industries
  • Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Canadian Paper Mills industry establishments are mainly distributed according to the population densities of each province, although Quebec has historically been the industry's lone exception. At 22.6% of the Canadian population, Quebec has long been a distant second to Ontario in terms of population density. However, Quebec's large landscape and abundance of natural timber stocks has made the province a clear leader in the forest products sector and paper production, holding an estimated 45.5% of the industry's total establishments. Ontario, which holds 38.7% of the Canadian population, possesses a smaller share of industry establishments at 28.6%...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Paper Mills Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Paper Mills Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • Degree of automation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Canadian effective exchange rate index and Corporate profit in the Paper Mills industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Paper Mills Industry?

    The Paper Mills industry in Canada manufactures paper from pulp, a fibrous material derived from wood. Mill operators may convert their own pulp into paper or purchase pulp from other mills. Industry products include paper rolls and reams, in addition to printing, writing, newsprint, packaging and household paper. These products are typically sold to downstream manufacturers for further processing, printers and newspaper and magazine publishers.

    Industry Products
  • Newsprint
  • Sanitary tissue products, diapers and similar disposable goods
  • Special industrial papers, uncoated freesheet and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing rolls of printing paper, writing paper, packaging paper and industrial paper from pulp
  • Manufacturing absorbent sanitary and tissue paper
  • Manufacturing clay-coated paper
  • Manufacturing newsprint
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Corporate profit
  • Demand from newspaper, periodical, book and database publishers
  • Demand from paper manufacturing
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • World price of wood pulp

  • Current Performance
  • Trade complications contribute to revenue volatility
  • Decline of newsprint and other publishing industries
  • Growing import penetration
  • Profit and industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Continued decline
  • Profit
  • Trade
  • Table: Paper Mills Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Paper Mills Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Coated & Laminated Paper Manufacturing in Canada
  • Sanitary Paper Product Manufacturing in Canada
  • Printing in Canada
  • Newspaper Publishing in Canada
  • Book Publishing in Canada
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electric Power Transmission in Canada
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Organic Chemical Manufacturing in Canada
  • Recycling Facilities in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Newsprint
  • Sanitary tissue products, diapers and similar disposable goods
  • Special industrial papers, uncoated freesheet and other
  • Chart: Paper Mills Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • US export market
  • Other export markets
  • Domestic market
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Paper Mills Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRent and utilitiesDepreciationOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Paper Mills

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Paper Mills Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Resolute Forest Products Inc., Domtar Corporation, Kruger Products LP,
  • Table: Resolute Forest Products Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Domtar Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Kruger Products LP - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Paper Mills Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Paper Mills Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Exports (2010-2024)
  • Imports (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • World price of wood pulp (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Coated Paper
  • A paper that has been coated by a compound to impart certain qualities to it.
  • Newsprint
  • A low-cost, non-archival paper that is most commonly used to print newspapers, other publications and advertising material.
  • Uncoated Freesheet Paper
  • A paper made with chemical pulps and occasional additions of up to 10.0% mechanical fibre.
  • Uncoated Groundwood Paper
  • A paper that is valued higher than newsprint but is less costly than freesheet grades.
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