Writing Instruments

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Writing Instruments in South Korea

Jul 2018

The back-to-school season in South Korea is quite long, lasting from December to the end of March, with the items sold each month differing. In December, gift sets/kits are popular, with sales peaking in February. Most back-to-school purchases take ...

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Writing Instruments in Sweden

Jul 2018

As a result of digitalisation, the need for writing instruments has declined substantially, with advancing technology expected to continue negatively impacting stationery sales, albeit it at a gradual rate. Increased digitalisation will lead ...

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Writing Instruments in China

Jul 2018

School-age children is the key consumer group for writing instruments in China – they use writing instruments daily and make regular purchases. More schools embraced paperless digital drawing/writing tools as learning tools, and experimented with ...

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Writing Instruments in the Netherlands

Jul 2018

In 2018, Dutch consumers continued to show growing concern over the environmental impact of the products they use. In response, writing instruments manufacturers will look to introduce more products that incorporate plant-based materials and ...

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Writing Instruments in the United Kingdom

Jul 2018

Despite the rising adoption of digital devices, writing instruments is set to witness steady growth over the years. Adult colouring books remain popular stress relievers among UK consumers. The fountain pen regained ground in 2017 and 2018 as a ...

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Writing Instruments in Mexico

Jul 2018

The back-to-school period continued to drive sales of writing instruments in 2018 and this is set to remain the case over the forecast period. Trade sources indicate that demand generated in the season can represent up to 60-70% of annual sales ...

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Writing Instruments in Malaysia

Jul 2018

Strong technological advancement in Malaysia affected sales in several categories within writing instruments. With consumers being highly tech-savvy, retail current value growth remained steady. Consumers’ heavy usage of electronic gadgets reduced ...

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Writing Instruments in Singapore

Jul 2018

Within pens, roller ball pens continued to account for the highest retail current value sales in 2018. In response, manufacturers have expanded their range of roller ball pens. Pentel, for example, introduced Energel Kawaii+ roller ball pens, which ...

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Writing Instruments in Canada

Jul 2018

The adult colouring book trend that boosted colouring category growth in 2015 came to a halt in 2016 (with booksellers reporting sharp drops in adult colouring books) and returning the colouring category value growth rate to pre-adult colouring trend...

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Writing Instruments in the Philippines

Jul 2018

The popularity and boom of low-cost variety stores like Miniso, Mumuso and Yoyoso is helping to boost writing instruments sales. Consumers who visit these stores are attracted by cute Korean style designs. However, demand is usually higher for ...

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Writing Instruments in Taiwan

Jul 2018

Despite the threat from digital devices writing instruments has continued to grow in current value terms in 2018. This is partly due to the leading players looking to add value to their products in order to tackle falling demand, while luxury brands ...

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Writing Instruments in Ukraine

Jul 2018

Writing instruments are deemed important by many Ukrainians, especially those with schoolchildren in their families. As a result, the category declined less sharply than other personal accessories during the crisis of 2014 and 2015, posting positive ...

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Writing Instruments in Germany

Jul 2018

Recent years showed that the growing use of electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and portable computers in the workplace, education and for communication generally, reduced the need for writing instruments. Yet, writing instruments have ...

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Writing Instruments in Hong Kong, China

Jul 2018

While the local retail economy is reviving with the return of mainland Chinese tourists, local consumers’ spending on writing instruments remains slow. Increasingly paperless lifestyles due to the prevalence of electronic devices like smartphones and...

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Writing Instruments in India

Jul 2018

The increasing sales of writing instruments were complimented by the growing number of schoolchildren coupled with rising dual incomes of households. With an increasing number of children attending school, there is growing demand for writing ...

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Writing Instruments in Indonesia

Jul 2018

While writing instruments continued to develop positively in Indonesia in 2018, illegally imported and counterfeit products remained a major challenge for players in the category. Many illegal imports come from mainland China, and offer similar ...

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Writing Instruments in South Africa

Jul 2018

Over the forecast period, volume and value sales of writing instruments are set to continue decreasing at constant 2018 prices. Demand for writing instruments is already mature and with the use of digital communication technologies gaining traction ...

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Writing Instruments in Poland

Jul 2018

Despite the growth of digital media for recording information, writing instruments still recorded a slight increase in 2018. This was because although young people tend not to use writing instruments on a daily basis, there is a group of people who ...

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Writing Instruments in Japan

Jul 2018

In the review period, writing instruments became a form of self-expression, with consumers choosing products that fit their personality. This trend has been more frequently seen in work environments, where people would prefer purchasing and using ...

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Writing Instruments in Switzerland

Jul 2018

In 2018, retail current value sales of writing instruments continued to fall in Switzerland, largely due to the competition from modern technologies. Computers and tablets, for example, have increasingly penetrated the lifestyles of Swiss consumers, ...

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