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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers


Overview: the U.S. Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers Industry

This report provides answers to key questions about the industry:
What is the total market size (industry revenue)?

This report shows the total market size for the Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers industry, comprised of total revenues of both public and private companies over the last five years (2012-2017), current year (2018) estimates, and outlook to 2022.

What is the industry outlook?

The industry Outlook and Forecasts show how the Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers industry is heading over the next five years (2018-2022). Market forecasts account for historical growth, cyclical changes, and general economic outlook.

Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?

The Market Analysis section shows the five-year growth trends for Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers, year-by-year from 2012-2017.

Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?

Forecasts for 2018-2022 for the industry show the future growth and market opportunity for Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers companies.

"The Company’s principal competitors include national, regional and local distributors, national and regional manufacturers, independent brokers and both catalog-based and online business-to-business suppliers..."
What is the average company size in the industry?

The average number of employees and average revenue for a typical Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers company is charted over time for the last five years to the present.

How many companies are in the industry?

Track how many companies compete in the Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers industry, and how the number of companies has changed over the past five years.


Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers market size 2018
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Statistics 2013        2014        2015        2016        2017        2018*
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)


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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis



Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.



market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2018* 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Office And Business Furniture

Office Equipment, Excluding Computers

Copiers And Copier Parts And Equipment

Mailing, Letter Handling, And Addressing Machines

All Other Office Equipment, Including Shredders

New Computer Equipment

Computer Printers

Other Computer Peripheral Equipment

Restaurant And Hotel Equipment And Supplies

Surgical, Medical, And Hospital Equipment And Supplies

Religious And School Supplies

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing

General-Purpose Industrial Machinery, Equipment, And Parts

Industrial Containers And Supplies

Abrasives, Strapping, Tape, Ink, And Mechanical Rubber Goods

Janitorial Equipment And Supplies

Safety Equipment

Printing And Writing Paper

Newsprint

Fine Roll Paper

Other Printing And Writing Paper, Including Paper Used In Brochures, Catalogs, And Direct Mail

Office Paper, Office Supplies, Greeting Cards, And Labels

Business Forms

Office And Consumer Paper, Including Stationery

Inked Ribbons, Pens, And Pencils

Toner And Toner Cartridges

Greeting Cards

Other Office Supplies, Including Envelopes, Ruled Forms, And Labels

Paper And Plastic Products

Cardboard Boxes

Paper Dishes And Cups

Industrial Paper And Plastic For Packaging, Including Wrapping, Bags, And Cartons

Disposable Plastic Boxes, Containers, Cups, Dishes, And Supplies

Other Paper And Plastic Products

Household Paper And Plastic Products, Including Paper Towels And Napkins

Industrial Paper For Nonpackaging Applications

Personal Sanitary Paper Products, Including Paper Diapers And Feminine Hygiene Products

Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Supplies, Cosmetics, And Toiletries, Including Body And Hand Soaps

Soft Drinks, Bottled Water, Juices, And Nonalcoholic Beverages

Bottled Water

Grocery Specialties

Chemicals And Allied Products, Excluding Agricultural Chemicals, Plastics, Industrial And Natural Gases, Liquefied Petroleum (Lp

Detergents And Soaps, Excluding Body And Hand Soaps

Industrial And Institutional Sanitation Chemical Solutions, Polishes, And Waxes

Service Receipts And Labor Charges, Including Installed Parts

Other Service Receipts And Labor Charges

Receipts For Service Contracts

Advertising Specialties, Including Paper Novelties

Miscellaneous Commodities



U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map by state

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Repairs
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Depletion
Domestic production activities deduction
Advertising
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Depreciation
Amortization
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
 
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics




Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.


Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.


Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.



Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 5%
Sales and Related Occupations 24%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 21%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing 21%
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 20%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 31%
Information and Record Clerks 9%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Customer Service Representatives 7%
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers 11%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 7%
Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 7%
Production Occupations 5%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 22%
Motor Vehicle Operators 9%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 9%
Material Moving Workers 11%
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand 8%
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Innovation News

  • ME & MY Big Ideas trademarks "HAPPY NOTES" - Stationery; blank writing journals; notebooks; loose-leaf binders and inserts therefor - 10/06/2018
  • ME & MY Big Ideas trademarks "RADIATE POSITIVITY" - Magnets; cell phone cases; mobile device accessories; jewelry; bracelets; necklaces; ornamental buttons and pins; stationery; calendars; blank writing journals; agendas; desktop organizers, organizers for stationery use; personal organizers; notebooks; notepads; note cards; daily, monthly, and yearly planners; desktop planners; adhesive backed paper; stickers; gummed paper; document type portfolios in the nature of document portfolios; folders; index dividers; notebook dividers; loose-leaf binders and inserts therefor - 10/06/2018
  • ME & MY Big Ideas trademarks "KIND WOMEN ARE THE FUTURE OF WOMANKIND" - Magnets; cell phone cases; mobile device accessories; jewelry; bracelets; necklaces; ornamental buttons and pins; stationery; calendars; blank writing journals; agendas; desktop organizers, organizers for stationery use; personal organizers; notebooks; notepads; note cards; daily, monthly, and yearly planners; desktop planners; adhesive backed paper; stickers; gummed paper; document type portfolios in the nature of document portfolios; folders; index dividers; notebook dividers; loose-leaf binders and inserts therefor - 10/06/2018
  • Ranpak patents Low Cost Manual Expanding-dunnage Conversion Apparatus - 10/04/2018
  • Youngevity raises $3 million in funding. - 09/13/2018
  • Youngevity raises $3 million in funding. - 08/28/2018
  • Ranpak patents Dunnage Conversion System And Method For Expanding Pre-slit Sheet Stock Material - 08/23/2018
  • Ranpak patents Stock Supply Assembly And Method For Loading A Dunnage Conversion Machine - 05/10/2018
  • Shelter Products raises $1 million in funding. - 03/07/2018


  • Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $30,698,710 on Paper & Paper Product Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 3,105 contracts to 280 companies, with an average value of $109,638 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount





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