Market research solutions provider, Research and Markets has added a new report on the United States pulp and paper mills industry titled, "Pulp & Paper Mills" to its product offering.
The report commences with an industry overview and goes on to identify business trends and challenges. The report presents the opportunities available in this industry and provides financial information on the leading players operating in the US industry.
The pulp, paper and paperboard mill industry in the United States generated total annual revenue of US $80 billion. There are close to 250 companies operating in this industry. The industry is deemed to be highly concentrated as 90% of the revenue is generated by the top 50 companies. Leading players in the United States pulp, paper and paperboard mill industry are Georgia-Pacific, Wausau Paper, Weyerhaeuser and International Paper Units. The demand for paper products is determined by both business and consumer consumption. Efficiency in production is the key for individual companies to be profitable. Mills operated by large paper corporations leverage the vertical integration by their parent companies to maintain profitability. By locating the mills closer to customers or to source of timber, small entities can thrive in regional markets. The mills of the pulp and paperboard industry are capital intensive and highly automated with average annual revenue generation per employee being pegged at US $ $700,000.
Paper, wood pulp, newsprint and paperboard are the major categories of products in the industry. The contribution of papers to the industry revenue is the highest at 60% while that of paperboard is 30%. Newsprint and pulp account for 5% of the industry revenue each. Some of the other products are straw, nonwood pulp, bagasse, de-inked scrap paper and by-products like tall oil and turpentine.