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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Stationery & Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers


Overview: the U.S. Stationery & Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?


Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Stationery & Office Supplies 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.

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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
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 2017 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 Stationery & Office Supplies 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

Electric And Gas Household Appliances, Excluding Plumbing

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

Other Industrial Supplies

Janitorial Equipment And Supplies

Safety Equipment

Printing And Writing 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

Other Paper And Plastic Products

Household Paper And Plastic Products, Including Paper Towels And Napkins

Industrial Paper For Nonpackaging Applications

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.

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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 Stationery & Office Supplies 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 Stationery & Office Supplies 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 Stationery & Office Supplies 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


Stationery & Office Supplies 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

  • MPS Solutions trademarks "MX MX TONER CARTRIDGE" - filled toner cartridges; filled inkjet cartridges - 02/16/2018
  • Kaz trademarks "ASK US ABOUT THE MAZE" - Insurance brokerage services - 09/20/2016




  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    MPS Solutions
    Kaz

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Asia's Largest Toys & Games Fair Opens with Innovative and High-tech Products - To facilitate different sourcing requirements, the fairs also feature the hktdc.com Small Orders zone with its online transaction platform (http://smallorders.hktdc.com) and on-site business ... printing goods, office supplies and gift stationery. (01/11/2018)
    • Business Highlights - The preliminary probe was opened last week over alleged “deception and planned obsolescence” of some Apple products, the office said ... LAS VEGAS — Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other ... (01/09/2018)
    • Top 5 Vendors in the Office Stationery and Supplies B2B Market in the US from 2017 to 2021 | Technavio - In developed economies that possess strong IT infrastructure, this multichannel business model is prominent. Competitive vendor landscape The office stationery and supplies B2B market ... and Costco Wholesale Corporation. These players pose immense ... (11/17/2017)
    • Office Rock Announces Huge Discounts On Office Supplies And School Stationery - They get to buy genuine office supplies and stationery from some of the best manufacturers ... This allows us to offer products at wholesale prices. Our wide range of products also includes ergonomic office furniture and safety supplies,” adds the ... (10/17/2017)
    • Mideast, Africa stationery market to hit $12bn - International suppliers of stationery and office supplies are turning to the region for future business growth, with the UAE presenting itself as the ideal gateway to access hard-to-reach markets. While some suppliers are now just testing the waters ... (03/02/2017)
    • Stationery Centre and the Vein Centre share top prize for NCB Quest - THE Stationery Centre and the Vein Centre are now $25 million ... has been supplying stationery and office products to companies, schools and various organisations throughout the island. This established family business is a well-known wholesaler in ... (03/11/2015)
    • Are you an office thief? - But is the stealing of office stationery really stealing ... If managers ruthlessly restrict stationery supplies, they’re effectively saying “we don’t trust you” to their employees. That’s bound to have a negative impact on engagement and ... (06/22/2012)


    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $22,616,718 on Stationery & Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. It has awarded 2,168 contracts to 196 companies, with an average value of $115,391 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount



    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Stationery & Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Office Paper, Office Supplies, Greeting Cards, And Labels
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Stationery & Office Supplies Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Office Equipment Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Office Paper, Office Supplies, Greeting Cards, And Labels are less than those from Stationery & Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Office Paper, Office Supplies, Greeting Cards, And Labels sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Office Paper, Office Supplies, Greeting Cards, And Labels Product Sales Report



    Office And Consumer Paper, Including Stationery
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Stationery & Office Supplies Merchant WholesalersOpportunity/Threat
    Printing & Writing Paper Merchant Wholesalers Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Office And Consumer Paper, Including Stationery are less than those from Stationery & Office Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Office And Consumer Paper, Including Stationery sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Office And Consumer Paper, Including Stationery Product Sales Report



    Paper And Plastic Products
    Paper And Plastic Products Product Sales Report

    Janitorial Equipment And Supplies
    Janitorial Equipment And Supplies Product Sales Report

    Cardboard Boxes
    Cardboard Boxes Product Sales Report

    Office And Business Furniture
    Office And Business Furniture Product Sales Report

    Printing And Writing Paper
    Printing And Writing Paper Product Sales Report

    New Computer Equipment
    New Computer Equipment Product Sales Report

    Industrial Paper And Plastic
    Industrial Paper And Plastic Product Sales Report

    Office Equipment, Excluding Computers
    Office Equipment, Excluding Computers Product Sales Report



    Segments classified within this market research report

    This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
    Computer paper supplies merchant wholesalers, Paper, office (e.g., carbon, computer, copier, typewriter), merchant wholesalers, Albums, photo, Looseleaf binders merchant wholesalers, Binders, looseleaf, Greeting cards merchant wholesalers, Gift wrapping paper merchant wholesalers, Envelopes merchant wholesalers, Toner cartridges merchant wholesalers, Pens, writing, Sales books merchant wholesalers, Forms, paper (e.g., business, office, sales), Scrapbooks merchant wholesalers, Cards, greeting, Gummed tapes, cellophane, Photo albums merchant wholesalers, Folders, file, Blankbooks merchant wholesalers, Books, sales or receipt, Notebooks merchant wholesalers, Social stationery merchant wholesalers, Office supplies (except furniture, machines) merchant wholesalers, Rubber stamps, Printing paper (except bulk) merchant wholesalers, Typewriter paper merchant wholesalers, Commercial stationery supplies merchant wholesalers, Cartridge toner merchant wholesalers, Writing paper (except bulk) merchant wholesalers, Photocopy supplies merchant wholesalers, Ink, Cellophane tape merchant wholesalers, Tapes, Postcards merchant wholesalers, File cards and folders merchant wholesalers, Inked ribbons merchant wholesalers, Stationery supplies merchant wholesalers, Pencils merchant wholesalers, Ribbons, inked, Marking devices merchant wholesalers, Receipt books merchant wholesalers, etc.



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