Paper & Paper Products Manufacturing Industry
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Industry Analysis


Companies in this industry make paper and converted paper products, including paperboard, corrugated and paperboard containers, coated papers, and paper bags. Major companies include Georgia-Pacific, International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, Neenah Paper, and WestRock (all based in the US), as well as Domtar (Canada), Oji Holdings (Japan), and Stora Enso (Finland).

Competitive Landscape

Demand is driven by general commercial activity and population growth. The profitability of individual companies depends on efficient operations, as products are sold mainly based on price. Big companies have advantages in distribution and can supply large customers. There are few economies of scale in manufacturing; large and small producers operate the same kinds of plants -- large producers just have more of them. Small companies can compete successfully by making specialty products or serving a small geographical market.

Products, Operations & Technology

Corrugated and paperboard containers account for about 30% of industry revenue; other major products include paperboard (15%), bags and coated and treated paper (10%), and sanitary paper products (5%). Tens of thousands of different paper products are produced, but most manufacturers concentrate on a limited product line.

Geographic Segmentation

See where the Paper & Paper Products Manufacturing industry is concentrated geographically and research companies by financials and key corporate data.
Paper & Paper Products Manufacturing Companies in this Country/Region:
Top Paper & Paper Products Manufacturing Companies:
$7,070.10M | United States
$6,183.42M | Japan
$3,996.43M | Canada
$2,652.31M | Australia
$2,271.62M | Japan
$2,217.67M | United States
$2,176.89M | Japan
$1,852.47M | Netherlands
$1,526.26M | Japan
$1,219.67M | United States
$1,158.52M | Canada
$1,076.45M | China
$1,012.83M | Poland
$976.79M | Germany
$809.56M | Belgium
$809.20M | Spain
$795.88M | United States
$783.54M | United States
$717.27M | United States
$689.73M | United States
$686.03M | United Kingdom
$653.65M | Japan
$599.32M | United States

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