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Stationery (Personal & Office) Update
UK Market Report 2012

  • Publication Date:January 2012
  • Publisher:Key Note
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:79

Stationery (Personal & Office) Update UK Market Report 2012

For 2011, the apparent UK market for stationery at manufacturers' selling prices (msp) stood at an estimated £1.01bn. This represents a significant drop in value from 2008 when the apparent market was worth £1.48bn. The poor economy has contributed significantly to this decline, with a downturn in spending on stationery apparent across all three sectors (educational, personal and office) as a result of the recession.

Demand has been falling across the product range, especially in terms of the paper and board stationery market (the largest sector), where the value has declined in excess of a third (by 33.8%) since 2008. The sectors which have suffered include business forms, listing papers and envelopes, the value of which is closely tied to the success or failure of the business sector. Given the current economic circumstances, it is unsurprising that demand is falling. Also affecting the market are environmental issues: the drive to be more environmentally friendly is resulting in the use of less paper in order to save on resources. Computerisation has not aided the market, as digital record-keeping and storage of documents have become more the norm.

Stationery is currently undergoing a gradual transition as manufacturers and retailers try to reposition their ranges to face up to the changing environment in which they must sell their products. As the use of stationery falls, it has become more common to see items of stationery, such as notebooks, adapted to include striking or eye-catching designs; the same is true for many other products including writing instruments and binders. This has pushed stationery towards the 'gift' sector and has started a trend away from solely practical use of such products.

Both the global and UK stationery markets have undergone a period of consolidation of late; this is not unusual in the current global financial climate and has become a way of shoring up flagging sales. Corporate mergers have been occurring at both the manufacturer and retail level at home and abroad.

The future of the stationery market remains uncertain. Although some items such as fountain pens and stationery gift sets will remain popular, often as novelty gift items, over the next 5 years, Key Note is predicting only negative growth as computerisation and digitalisation increases and the use of 'traditional' stationery products, such as pens and paper, begins to taper off. This will occur to make way for an electronic revolution in terms of the way UK consumers and businesses think and operate in an increasingly digital-centric world.

  • Foreword
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Definition
  • Report Coverage
  • Market Sectors
    • Paper and Board Stationery
    • Non-Paper and Board Stationery
  • Market Trends
    • UK Producer Prices
    • Digitalisation
    • Environmental Concerns
  • Economic Trends
    • Population
    • Gross Domestic Product
    • Inflation
    • Unemployment
    • Household Disposable Income
  • Market Position
    • The UK
    • Overseas
    • Market Size
  • The Total Market
  • by Market Sector
    • Paper and Board Stationery
    • Non-Paper and Board Stationery
  • Overseas Trade
    • General Overview
    • Imports
    • Exports
    • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats
    • Current Issues
  • Sustainable Paper Products
  • Stationery as Gifts
  • The Decline of Direct Mail
  • International Consolidation
    • Forecasts
  • Introduction
    • The Economy
  • Forecasts to
  • Market Growth
  • Future Trends
    • Environmentalism
    • Stationery in The Developing World
    • Online Retailers
    • Full Computerisation
    • Company Profiles
  • Introduction
  • Definitions
    • Turnover (Sales)
    • Pre-Tax Profit
    • Profit Margin
    • Average Remuneration
    • Sales per Employee
  • Further Information
  • Acco UK Ltd
    • Previous Name(S) and Date(S) of Change
    • Principal Activities
    • Sic Code
  • Financial Profile
    • Sales
    • Profits
    • Employees
    • Balance Sheet/Ratios
  • Flb Group Ltd
    • Previous Name(S) and Date(S) of Change
    • Principal Activities
    • Sic Codes
  • Financial Profile
    • Sales
    • Profits
    • Employees
    • Balance Sheet/Ratios
  • Lyreco UK Ltd
    • Previous Name(S) and Date(S) of Change
    • Principal Activities
    • Sic Code
  • Financial Profile
    • Sales
    • Profits
    • Employees
    • Balance Sheet/Ratios
  • Office Depot UK Ltd
    • Previous Name(S) and Date(S) of Change
    • Principal Activities
    • Sic Codes
  • Financial Profile
    • Sales
    • Profits
    • Employees
    • Balance Sheet/Ratios
  • Ryman Group Ltd
    • Previous Name(S) and Date(S) of Change
    • Principal Activities
    • Sic Codes
  • Financial Profile
    • Sales
    • Profits
    • Employees
    • Balance Sheet/Ratios
  • Spicers Ltd
    • Previous Name(S) and Date(S) of Change
    • Principal Activities
    • Sic Codes
  • Financial Profile
    • Sales
    • Profits
    • Employees
    • Balance Sheet/Ratios
  • Staples UK Retail Ltd
    • Previous Name(S) and Date(S) of Change
    • Principal Activities
    • Sic Codes
  • Financial Profile
    • Sales
    • Profits
    • Employees
    • Balance Sheet/Ratios
    • Further Sources
    • Associations
    • Publications
    • Other Sources
    • Key Note Sources
    • Key Note Ltd
    • Understanding Tgi Data
    • Number, Profile, Penetration
    • Social Grade
    • Standard Region
    • Key Note Research
    • The Key Note Range of Reports
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