GVR Report cover Office Supplies Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Office Supplies Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Printing Papers, Notebooks & Notepads), By Distribution Channel (Offline, Online), By End-use (Corporates, Hospitals), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-156-2
  • Number of Pages: 100
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Office Supplies Market Size & Trends

The global office supplies market size was estimated at USD 151.46 billion in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.1% from 2023 to 2030. The market growth is being driven by the booming worldwide services industry, coupled with the rising product consumption in the education sector. Growing awareness regarding environmental issues is compelling consumers to buy products that are sourced, produced, and packaged sustainably to reduce their carbon footprint. The COVID-19 crisis had a negative impact on market growth. Lockdowns and social distancing measures imposed globally due to the outbreak caused a notable decrease in demand for conventional office supplies such as printing paper, paper, and desk & filing supplies in corporate offices worldwide.

U.S. office supplies market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

The global pandemic caused a disruption in supply chains, resulting in production and distribution delays for office supplies. Factory closures, transportation restrictions, and a reduced workforce all contributed to the limited availability of raw materials required for office supplies production. Office supply products manufacturers embraced e-commerce platforms and started offering their products online, which provided convenience for both suppliers and customers during the pandemic. Advances in product manufacturing practices have been supporting the market's growth. Companies increasingly invest in technologies that reduce their carbon footprint, minimize waste generation, and use renewable energy sources in their production processes.

For instance, in February 2019, Acco Brands partnered with TerraCycle, Inc. to launch a new recycling program for their office supplies, including binders, folders, and notebooks. Digitalization has emerged as one of the major factors affecting the consumption of traditional office supplies. Companies redirected their attention toward technology and cloud-based solutions to facilitate remote work arrangements during the COVID-19 pandemic. This shift resulted in a significant rise in demand for cloud-based productivity and collaboration tools like Google Workspace and Microsoft 365, as well as project management software, such as Trello and Asana. Furthermore, the consumption patterns also transformed as employees began working from home, leading to an increased demand for personalized office supplies.

Product Insights

The paper supplies segment dominated the market with a revenue share of 25.9% in 2022. Paper supplies, including notebooks, carbon paper, notepads, and business cards, are extensively utilized in corporate and government offices, as well as educational institutes. As per the Indian Paper Manufacturers Association (IPMA), a paper industry body, paper consumption in India is anticipated to reach 30 million tons by the financial year 2026-27. This growth is expected to be mainly driven by the strong emphasis on education, along with growth in the organized retail sector.

The writing supplies segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 2.9% from 2023 to 2030. Despite advancements in digital technology and the widespread adoption of digital alternatives, such as digital notepads and laptops, the usage of writing supplies is high. This is mainly due to the widespread usage of writing supplies in educational institutes, especially in countries, such as China, India, and Bangladesh.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline distribution channel segment held the largest share of 66.0% in 2022. Specialty stationery stores offer a one-stop solution for customers to physically browse and select the items they need, something that online modes of purchase cannot replicate. Other modes of purchase, such as convenience stores, are known for their extended operating hours and accessibility. These stores cater to customers who require immediate access to office supplies in their local neighborhood or outside regular business hours. In August 2022, Uber Eats announced a new partnership with Office Depot, LLC, and its associate company, OfficeMax.

This partnership will enable customers to buy office supplies from around 900 Office Depot and OfficeMax stores located around the U.S. through the Uber Eats Platform. The online distribution mode is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR of 3.4% from 2023 to 2030. Over the past few years, online office supply sales have gained substantial popularity, with several companies providing a diverse range of products and services via online platforms. The widespread Internet adoption, along with increased accessibility to affordable Internet and mobile phones, especially in low-income countries, has driven the shift from traditional brick-and-mortar stores to online platforms.

End-use Insights

By end-use, the corporate segment holds the largest share of 33.3% in 2022. In corporate settings, office supplies perform various tasks, including drafting & printing documents, record keeping, filing documents, and research. In 2022, products experienced a surge in demand due to the opening of offices and the resumption of offline work. The growth of co-working spaces has also boosted product usage by the corporate sector. As per an article by Deccan Chronicle published in January 2022, the co-working space in India has increased from 1.5 million sq. feet in 2018 to as high as 10 million sq. feet by 2020.

Global office supplies market share and size, 2022

The educational sector is anticipated to grow at the highest CAGR of 2.5% from 2023 to 2030. Private schools have started capturing the market in South Asia, enrolling over a quarter of students in Nepal, a third in Pakistan, and almost half in India, according to a report published in November 2022 by UNESCO. According to Startup Talky, private education institutions contributed USD 3.5 billion to the USD 117 billion education sector in India and have shown no signs of slowing down despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Regional Insights

North America led the market and accounted for the largest share of 32.2% in 2022. The region is home to flourishing industries, such as media, information technology, and financial services, which serve as significant customers for office supply products. Notably, the region has prominent office space clusters like Silicon Valley in the U.S., housing offices of renowned companies like Apple, Alphabet, Oracle, Intel, Cisco, Nvidia, Netflix, and others. Moreover, a strong presence of prominent industry players, such as Staples, Inc., 3M, BIC, and Office Depot, LLC, supports the region’s growth. On the other hand, Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR of 2.6% from 2023 to 2030.

Office Supplies Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

As per the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR), China, India, Vietnam, Philippines, and Thailand are the leading bamboo-producing countries in the world. It supplements the paper industry in the region. As per a published article by People's Daily Online in August 2022, China is the leading global producer of bamboo, accounting for a yearly production of 40 million tons in 2021. Furthermore, the education sector in economies such as China and India is driving the demand for these products in Asia Pacific. China itself had 45 million students enrolled in its education system in 2018, as per World Education News & Reviews, while India's 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan' has been launched in over 0.36 million schools.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The worldwide market is very competitive on account of the presence of several competitors globally. Many companies are launching a range of products, such as Internet of Things (IoT)-powered stationery and eco-friendly supplies. This approach enables them to increase their customer base and enhance their overall product offerings. For instance, in April 2021, BIC introduced BIC ReVolution, the company’s first complete range of eco-friendly stationery. The ReVolution range offers everyday writing essentials, such as long-lasting, high-quality ball pens, mechanical pencils, correction tape, and permanent markers.

Key Office Supplies Companies:

  • 3M
  • BIC
  • Hamelin
  • Lyreco
  • Newell Brands
  • Crayola
  • Pentel Co., Ltd.
  • Faber-Castell
  • ACCO Brands
  • Staples, Inc.
  • Kokuyo Co., Ltd.
  • Office Depot, LLC.
  • Shoplet
  • Winc Australia Pty. Ltd.
  • ZumaOffice.com

Office Supplies Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 155.85 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 179.74 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 2.1% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD billion/million, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, distribution channel, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; U.K.; Germany; France; Spain; China; India; Japan; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; South Africa

Key companies profiled

3M; BIC; Hamelin; Lyreco; Newell Brands; Crayola; Pentel Co., Ltd.; Faber-Castell; ACCO Brands; Staples, Inc.; Kokuyo Co., Ltd.; Office Depot, LLC; Shoplet; Winc Australia Pty. Ltd.; ZumaOffice.com

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Global Office Supplies Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global office supplies market report on the basis of product, distribution channel, end-use, and region:

Global Office Supplies Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Paper Supplies

      • Notebooks & Notepads

      • Printing Paper

      • Others

    • Writing Supplies

      • Pens & Pencils

      • Highlighters & Markers

      • Others

    • Filing Supplies

      • File Folders

      • Envelopes

      • Others

    • Desk Supplies

      • Desk & Drawer Organizer

      • Paperweights & Stamp Pads

      • Others

    • Binding Supplies

    • Others

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Offline

    • Online

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Corporates

    • Educational Institutes

    • Hospitals

    • Hotels

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • U.K.

      • Germany

      • France

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • South Africa

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