Strategic Analysts Publishes An In Depth Analysis Of North American Newsprint Markets
Headquartered in Springboro, Ohio, Strategic Analysts, LLC is a leading consulting firm dedicated to serving companies from start-ups to large, established firms in the forest products, printing, pulp and paper industries.
- (1888PressRelease) December 12, 2010 - Demand for newsprint in North American has declined by 50% over the past decade, and despite recent price increases the future remains bleak for producers. Strategic Analysts has released their latest white paper discussing the decline and analyzing the cost competitiveness and financial viability of AbitibiBowater and the other major producers.
Springboro, OH - Back in 2000, newsprint demand in North America was at an all time high. Daily circulation was at its record levels and the newspapers themselves were reporting record advertising revenue. But since 2000, newsprint markets in North America have been in a perpetual decline. Demand has dropped over 50% as more readers have turned to the internet for their information and revenue from the once lucrative business of newspaper classified ads has fallen by 68% since the advent of sites like Craigslist. In real terms, total US newspaper print advertising revenue in 2009 dropped to a level not seen since the 1950s. Yet over the past few months markets have greatly improved for producers of newsprint. Capacity closures have finally caught up with demand declines and export growth to markets like India and China has exploded.
"The past decade has seen major changes for newsprint producers in North America," says Michael Marziale, PhD, Strategic Analysts Senior Partner. "Dozens of machines have closed and the two largest producers have recently filed for bankruptcy. While prices have been increasing and markets have improved, we remain bearish on the prospects of the sector."
The paper industry consultants at Strategic Analysts have created an in-depth research paper that examines the past trends and looks to the future of the newsprint market in North America and the world. This twelve page report also dives deep into the major players like AbitibiBowater, White Birch, and Catalyst discussing their asset quality, cost competitiveness, and calculates their peak earnings potential.
The twelve page research paper North American Newsprint Dynamics is now available for purchase from Strategic Analysts, with a money back guarantee. To learn more about this white paper or Strategic Analysts, please visit http://www.strategic-analysts.com/White_Papers.html.
About Strategic Analysts
Headquartered in Springboro, Ohio, Strategic Analysts, LLC is a leading consulting firm dedicated to serving companies from start-ups to large, established firms in the forest products, printing, pulp and paper industries. With consultants based throughout the United States, the group provides short and medium term consulting to assist clients with investment analysis, strategic planning, diligence support for investments, acquisitions and mergers, divesting of assets, business plan development and market strategies for new ventures in the forest products, pulp and paper industries. For additional information, please visit www.strategic-analysts.com.