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Pen and Mechanical Pencil Manufacturing in the U.S. and its International Trade Report contains:

  • Executive Summary

  • Relevant financial data including: Revenue, Cost of Materials, Labor Costs, Gross Profit, SG&A, Net Income

  • Capital Expenditure

  • Industry Cost Analysis

  • 54 upstream industries and their cost allocations towards producer, wholesale, retail, and freight

  • Industry Pricing Analysis

  • Pricing Distribution among 285 downstream industries differentiated at producer, wholesale, retail, and freight categories

  • Industry Foreign Trade data

  • Detailed Import/Export Data by commodities and by countries

  • Labor and Compensation Structure: productivity indices, hourly wages, production hours, output index, HR structure

  • Competitive Landscape

  • Industry Concentration, number of companies, size distributions, market share ranges

At 166 pages with over 152 charts and tables, the report topics cover current macroeconomic trends, product data, international trade, channel mix, government driven demand, and labor structure. It forecasts industry trends through 2020 on the domestic market, global market and overseas growth opportunities, leveraging historical data spanning more than a decade. This current research also reports on shipment data, inventory levels, international trade volume, and industry specific price indices available through July 2016. Industry analysts and Fortune 500 leaders rely on this quarterly report to plan and forecast accordingly to the industry's dynamism.

Revenue, Profitability & Foreign Trade Preview

The industry's revenue for the year 2015 was reported at $652.0 million USD, with an estimated gross profit of 25.53%. Import was valued at $1.0 billion USD from 53 countries. The industry also exported $139.1 million USD worth of merchandise to 112 countries. Adding import value to and subtracting export value from the industry's shipment value, the total domestic demand for the industry in 2015 was $1.5 billion USD.

This 2016 publication of Pen and Mechanical Pencil Manufacturing Industry report is the comprehensive source of research for the industry. The reader is informed of the latest industry information such as key financials, competitive landscape, cost and pricing, and important or shifting trends during the current environment, including the changes in output and shipment over the past months.

Definition & Classification

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing pens, ballpoint pen refills and cartridges, mechanical pencils, and felt tipped markers. This 6-digit NAICS industry (339941) is under the hierarchy of Office Supplies (except Paper) Manufacturing Industry (33994), Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing Industry Group (3399), Miscellaneous Manufacturing Subsector (339), and the Manufacturing Sector (31-33). Under 2012 NAICS, this industry will be transitioning into NAICS 339940 - Office Supplies (except Paper) Manufacturing. Its SIC equivalent code is: 3951 - Pens, Mechanical Pencils, and Parts .



  • Definition

  • Related Industries

  • Comparison to U.S. Manufacturing Sector

  • Scope

  • History

Executive Summary

  • Quick Statistics

  • Supply, Demand & Capacity Utilization

  • 2016 Preview

  • 2005-15 11-Year Historical Shipment & Revenue

  • 2016-20 5-Year Forecast

    • Shipments

Industry Income Statement

  • Revenue (Value of Shipments, Net Sales)

  • Compensation (Payroll & Fringe Benefits)

    • Salaries

    • Wages

    • Fringe Benefits

    • Compensation Distribution

  • Cost of Materials

    • Materials Cost Excluding Fuel & Energy

    • Electricity Cost

    • Fuel Costs

    • Materials Consumption Breakdown

  • Gross Profit

  • Other Costs

    • Administrative, Sales and Marketing Expenses

    • Current and Deferred Taxes

  • Net Income

    • Income (or Loss) From Operations (EBIT)

    • Other Non-Operating Income

    • Income (or Loss) Before Income Taxes (NIBT)

    • Income (or Loss) After Income Taxes

    • Earnings before Interest, Depreciation & Taxes (EBIDT)

Industry Balance Sheet

  • Assets

    • Cash and Government Securities

    • Accounts Receivable

    • Inventories

    • Inventories Stage of Fabrication Ratios

    • Total Current Assets

    • Current Assets Distribution Chart

    • Property and Other Non-Current Assets

  • Liabilities

    • Current Liabilities

    • Total Liabilities

  • Equity

    • Stockholders' Equity

    • Profit on Stockholders' Equity before Income Tax

    • Profit on Total Assets before Income Tax

    • Total Current Assets to Total Current Liabilities

    • Total Cash & Government Securities to Total Current Liabilities

Capital Expenditures

  • Building & Structure

  • Machine and Equipment Expenditures (including Automobile & Computers)

  • Computers

  • Automobile & Highway

  • Other Machine & Equipment

Product Market Sizes

Cost Analysis

  • Upstream Industries

Pricing Analysis

  • Producer Price Indices

    • Industry-Level Producer Price Indices

    • Manufacturing Sector PPI

    • Producer Price Index - Wholesale Sector

    • Producer Price Index - Retail Sector

    • Consumer Price Index - All Items

    • Consumer Price Index - Durable Goods

    • Consumer Price Index - Non-Durable Goods

    • Consumer Price Index - Electricity

    • Consumer Price Index - Gasoline

  • Pricing Distribution

  • Downstream Industries

Industry Foreign Trade

  • Import

    • Import Process

    • Harmonized Tariff Schedule

    • Top Import Commodities Analysis

    • Ranking - Countries US Imported From

    • Top 5 Countries US Imported From

    • Top 25 Countries US Imported From

    • Importing Insurance and Freight Cost Index by Country

    • Import Total Value from 2006 to 2018

    • Import Total Quantity from 2006 to 2018

    • Import Export Total Value Comparison from 2006 to 2018

    • Import Export Total Quantity Comparison from 2006 to 2018

    • Import Price Indices from 2006 to 2018

    • Comparison of Import & Export Price Indices from 2006 to 2018

  • Export

    • Domestic Exports

    • Foreign Exports (Re-exports)

    • Export Statistics Summary

    • Top Export Commodities Analysis

    • Ranking - Countries US Exported To

    • Top 5 Countries US Exported To

    • Top 25 Countries US Exported To

    • Export Total Value from 2006 to 2018

    • Export Total Quantity from 2006 to 2018

    • Export Price Indices from 2006 to 2018

Industry Structure

  • Labor and Compensation

    • Trend

    • Production Workers

    • Production Workers to Total Employees Ratio

    • Hourly Wages

    • Production Hours Trend

    • Contribution (Revenue) per Production Worker

    • Annual Wage per Production Worker

    • Production Worker Contribution (Revenue) Ratio

    • Revenue to Number of Workers

    • Labor Productivity (output per hour)

    • Labor Input Index (total labor hours)

    • Output Index

    • Unit Labor Cost Index

    • Labor Compensation Index

    • Output per Worker Index

    • All Worker Index

    • Human Resources - Occupations

  • Establishments

    • Trend

    • Average Number of Employees per Establishment

    • Contribution (Revenue) per Establishment

    • Establishment Sizes by Number of Employees

    • Establishments by U.S. States

  • Value-Added

Competitive Landscape

  • Industry Concentration

  • Industry Aggregate

  • Major Players

Appendix A - Additional Foreign Trade Statistics

  • Trading Countries' Rank

  • Top 5 US Trading Countries and Other

  • Top 25 US Trading Countries

Appendix B - Industry U.S. States' Statistics

  • Production Workers Ratio

  • Average Hourly Wage

  • Average Annual Salary

  • Cost of Materials Ratio

  • Capital Expenditure Ratio

  • Industry Shipment Ratios

  • Electricity Consumption and Environmental Impact

  • Fuel Consumption and Environmental Impact

Appendix C - Additional Links

  • Trade Associations

  • Trade Publications

  • Trade Shows

  • Industry Standards

  • Legislation, Regulation, Tax and Environmental Related Issues

  • Industry Specific Regulatory Agencies

  • Non-Industry Specific Regulatory Agencies

Appendix D - Industry's 4-Year Financial Statement

Appendix E - Report Methodology

  • Data Sourcing

  • Data Collection & Integration

  • Data Analysis

  • Data Presentation

  • Human Factors