Paper Manufacturing – 2024 U.S. Market Research Report

Publish Date: February 2024

This 63-page market research report provides a comprehensive analysis on the $211.5 billion paper manufacturing industry in the US. The report has over 100 industry statistical data sets with historicals (2015-2023), trend analysis, and forecasts for 2023 and the next 5 years. The data is sourced from extensive business surveys completed annually by companies in the paper manufacturing industry.

This report has the in-depth industry insights you are looking for as it covers revenue & cost trends, detailed breakdown on 26 expenses, dozens of financial metrics, extensive forecasts, inventory trends & analysis, detailed breakdown of 31 balance sheet items, numerous industry segmentations, industry concentration analysis, material costs analysis, profit margin analysis, state metrics analysis, plant productivity benchmarks, workforce composition, 4 years of inflation analysis, wage analysis, in-depth productivity analysis, and much more.

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The 2024 U.S. Paper Manufacturing Industry Market Research Report is 63 pages of deep insights into the trends, dynamics, and forecasts shaping the industry. Professionals leverage this report to develop a deep factual understanding of the market for business planning, business forecasting, cost reduction initiatives, understanding industry dynamics, opportunity analysis, financial analysis, plant productivity, understanding the market, valuation analysis, organizational streamlining, sales & marketing benchmarking, productivity improvement initiatives, identifying operational efficiencies, profitability analysis, and a ton more.

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Paper Manufacturing Plant Utilization Chart

Paper Manufacturing Workforce Benchmarks


Industry Description


Industries in the Paper Manufacturing subsector make pulp, paper, or converted paper products. The manufacturing of these products is grouped together because they constitute a series of vertically connected processes. More than one is often carried out in a single establishment. There are essentially three activities. The manufacturing of pulp involves separating the cellulose fibers from other impurities in wood or used paper. The manufacturing of paper involves matting these fibers into a sheet. Converted paper products are made from paper and other materials by various cutting and shaping techniques and includes coating and laminating activities. 

NAICS Code: 322

Number of Companies: 2,401

Number of Plants / Facilities: 3,818

Total Employees: 340,217

Market Size: $211.5 billion

Product Lines Covered


Converted paper product manufacturing
Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills

Table of Contents


Review the table of contents of the Paper Manufacturing Market Research Report to understand the comprehensive insights in the report and why thousands of professionals and executives count on Kentley Insights for their industry research.


1-2 – Report Overview & Contents

3 – Industry Overview
– Data Sources & Methodology
– Sector Definition & Examples

4 – Report Synopsis – Revenue & Growth

5 – Report Synopsis – Costs & Profitability

SECTION ONE
REVENUE & GROWTH

7 – Market Size Details
– Industry Revenues, Companies, & Facilities
– Analysis 2015-2023
– 2024 & 2028 Forecasts

8 – Growth Benchmarks
– Sales per Company and Plant
– Analysis 2015-2023
– 2024 & 2028 Forecasts

9 – Product Lines Revenue

10 – BCG Matrix – Income vs. Revenue Growth

11 – Total Industry Sales by Month & Year (2019-2023)

12 – Inventory Value by Month & Year (2019-2023)

13 – Months of Inventory (2019-2023)

14 – Sector Revenue by Segments
– Business Concentration, Size, & Structure

15 – Market Size by State
– Market Size and Rankings

16 – Market Size as a % of State GDP

17 – Industry Sales as a % of State Manufacturing

18 – Industry Segmentation by Business Size

19 – Industry Segmentation by Business Size
– Business Size Segments – 1-4, 5-9, 10-20, 21-50, 51-100, 101-250, & 250+ employees
– Companies, Facilities, Sales, Employees & Payroll

20 – Industry Segmentation by Concentration (Top 50 Companies)
– Concentration Segments – Top 4, 5-8, 9-20, & 21-50 companies
– Companies, Facilities, Sales, Employees & Payroll

21 – Industry Market Share of Top 50 Companies

22 – Subsector Market Share of Top 50 Companies

23 – Industry Segmentation by Business Structure
– Business Structure Segments – C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Partnerships, & Sole Proprietorships
– Companies, Facilities, Sales, Employees & Payroll

24 – Revenue per Company by State

25 – Revenue per Company by Segments

26 – Revenue per Facility by State

27 – Revenue per Facility by Segment

28 – Subsector Market Size & Growth

29 – Subsector Sales per Company & Plant

30 – 5-Year Consolidation Analysis

31 – Employment Consolidation Analysis

32 – Subsector Consolidation Analysis
– Number of Companies & Facilities

33 – Subsector Consolidation Analysis
– Facilities & Employees per Company

SECTION TWO
COST, CAPITAL & FINANCIALS

35 – Profitability & Financial Ratio Analysis

Page 36 – Balance Sheet Metrics
– Assets and Liabilities indexed to industry revenue at 100
– 16 Current & Non-Current Assets Categories
– 15 Short-term, Long-term Liabilities, & Net Worth

37 – OPEX
– Industry OPEX Analysis
– 2015-2023 Trends, 2024 & 2028 Forecasts

38 – OPEX by Company & Plant
– OPEX per Company & Plant
– 2015-2023 Trends, 2024 & 2028 Forecasts

Page 39 – OPEX Detail
– 6 Employee Expense Categories
– 8 Cost of Material Categories
– 6 Buildings and Equipment Categories
– 8 Other Operating Expense Categories
-Inventory Breakdown: finished goods, work-in-progress, materials and supplies

40 – Production Material Costs
– Top Production Material Costs Breakdown
– % of Total Production Material Cost

41 – Producer Pricing Index
– 2015-2023 Trends, 2024 & 2028 Forecasts
– Monthly PPI Figures for the Past 4 Years

42 – Plant Utilization & Hours
– Plant Utilization Rate
– Plant Operational Hours per Week
– 2020-2023 Historical Figures by Quarter

43 – Reasons for Non-Full Production
– 7 Categories Quarterly Survey Results for Past 2 Years

44 – Productivity & Industry Employment
– Revenue per Employee
– Total Industry Employees
– Employees per Company
– 2015-2023 Trends, 2024 & 2028 Forecasts

45 – Employee Productivity by Segments

46 – Employee Productivity by State

47 –Subsector Sales & Payroll per Employee

48 – Industry Payroll
– Payroll per Employee, Company, & Plant
– 2015-2023 Trends, 2024 & 2028 Forecasts

49 – Payroll per Company by Segments

50 – Payroll per Plant by Segments

51 – Payroll per Employee by Segments

52 – Payroll per Employee by State

53 – Employee Composition
– % of Employees for 27 Job Categories

54 – Job Categorization Pay Ranges
– Pay Bands – Bottom 10% & 25%, Mean, Top 25% & 10%

55 – Top 20 Jobs Breakdown

56 – Top 20 Jobs Pay
– Pay Bands

57 – Employees per Company by Segments

58 – Employees per Plant by Segments

59 – Facilities per Company by Segments

60 – Total Employment by State

61 – Population to Every Employee by State

62 – Employees per Facility by State

63 – Overview of Kentley Insights


Data Source & Forecast Methodology


For this report, the core data is sourced from comprehensive business, operational, and economic surveys conducted by government and private institutions and filled out by a statistically significant number of companies in the paper manufacturing industry. Our analysts develop the forecasts utilizing econometric models based on historical statistical analysis, industry trends and dynamics, macroeconomic analysis & forecasts.

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Report Details


Report: Paper Manufacturing Industry Market Research Report

Number of Pages: 63

Format: PDF

Price: $295

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Industry Jobs Analyzed


Miscellaneous Production Workers
Laborers and Material Movers, Hand
Industrial Machinery Installation, Repair, and Maintenance Workers
Printing Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Cutting Workers
Packaging and Filling Machine Operators and Tenders
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers
Customer Service Representatives
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators
General and Operations Managers
Industrial Engineers, Including Health and Safety
Industrial Production Managers
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers
Painting Workers
Crushing, Grinding, Polishing, Mixing, and Blending Workers

Material Cost Categories


Paper and paperboard products
Cost of all other materials and components, parts, containers, and supplies consumed
Materials, ingredients, containers, and supplies, nsk
All basic organic and inorganic chemicals, excluding petrochemicals
Wood chips, ties, siding, shingles, and shakes
Round or hewn wood products, including bolts and logs
Wood pulp
Nonwoven textile fabrics, including knits, felts, etc.
Plastics products (including packaging, foam products, film, sheet, rod, tube, fabricated shapes, bottles, etc.)
Adhesives and glues
Thermoplastic and thermosetting resins and plastics materials
Aluminum and aluminum-base alloy sheet, plate, foil (including packaging products), and welded tubing
Printing inks
Nonmetallic minerals, including stone, sand, refractory minerals, and chemical materials, excluding fertilizer materials
Woven textile fabrics, including broadwoven and narrow fabrics
Wet corn milling products, including corn sweeteners, corn flour, corn meal and feed, and starch
Metal crowns, closures, and other stamped metal products

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