According to the report on 'India Non-Paper Stationary Market Outlook, 2023' published by Bonafide Research, India overall non-paper stationary market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 8% over reviewing period from year 2017-18 to 2022-23. The total market of stationary is made from paper stationary and non-paper stationary products. Paper stationary market is further segmented into products for office use and non-office use. Non-paper stationary segment covers products such as writing instruments, office products, colours and other adhesive & technical instruments. Writing instrument contains Pens, Pencils and other. In Writing instrument Market, Pen Segment Market is dominating followed by Pencil. Leading companies in Writing Instrument has major market share includes BIC Cello, Linc, Flair etc.
In short, stationary market includes products like, notebooks, paper for office, pens, non paper for office, pencils, colours and much more types. Among this entire category, apart from dominating paper stationary, non paper stationary category has contributed less than 40 percent market share. Further, writing instrument has chunked the largest pie of the non-paper stationary market with segment likewise, pen, pencil and others. All these lead to one conclusion that evolving digitalisation is not yet proving a threat to the stationary products, considering the potential growth of the market.
In India, though stationery is largely retailed through local or small players, the industry is gradually moving towards the organised mould. The non-paper stationary market has witnessed phenomenal growth over the past couple of years. Growth beyond its set boundaries of writing instruments, stationary today includes a huge gamut of products across various ranges. Additionally pushing the business on a development direction is the inundation of enormous and famous players. Indeed, even the top of the line extravagance brands, which were prior constrained to the openings of select showrooms, have advanced into bigger retail outlets, in this way discovering more takers." The buyers dealt with, like a ruler today. Likewise, the governments focus on expanding education wherever has helped the development of the non-paper stationery market in India.
Furthermore, Developing economy, rising disposable income of individuals, growing awareness of importance of education and much more reasons are there to spend more on stationary products. Further, increasing number of schools, colleges and offices also indicate the more consumption of non-Paper stationary products. In addition, increase in population of country show the huge potential for market growth of non-Paper stationary market.
Major companies that operate into the stationary market in India are ITC Limited, Doms Industries Private Limited, BIC Cello (India) Private Limited, Kokuyo Camlin Limited, Hindustan Pencils Private Limited, The West Coast Paper Mills Limited, Navneet Education Limited, Flair (India) Private Limited, Sundaram Multi Pap Limited, J K Paper Limited, Linc Pens & Plastic Limited.