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Procurement Market Intelligence Report

Newsprint & Offset Papers
Sourcing Guide & Market Trends

Comprehensive intelligence for making smart purchasing decisions

Learn about actual and potential costs

How much should I pay for Newsprint & Offset Papers?

What is the average price of Newsprint & Offset Papers?

This procurement report includes pricing information to help you purchase Newsprint & Offset Papers. Our analysts provide a benchmark price and a price range based on key pricing factors to help you understand what you should be paying for this specific product or service. To see the average price for this and hundreds of other products and services, subscribe to ProcurementIQ.

Has the price of Newsprint & Offset Papers been rising or falling?

Analysts look at market data from the previous three years to determine an overall price trend. You can use the recent price trends to help you understand price volatility and plan your budget.

I’m not ready to purchase Newsprint & Offset Papers yet. Will I pay more if I wait too long?

We forecast the next three years of price movements by looking at factors likely to affect the market's supply chain, such as inputs, demand and competition. You can then use the price forecast to figure out the best time to purchase.

What other costs are associated with purchasing Newsprint & Offset Papers?

Our analysts calculate the total cost of ownership and assign a level of low, moderate or high, depending on things like customization, integration and installation. Use this information to budget for Newsprint & Offset Papers with a reduced risk of unexpected costs.

See how we display average pricing information, trends and market data.

Find the vendor to meet your needs

Where can I purchase ?

The top four vendors in the newsprint and offset papers market account for roughly 40.0% to 50.0% of total market revenue. This moderate level of market share concentration is due to the presence of several major paper vendors in the market combined with some less profitable vendors exiting the market.... Subscribe to learn more.

Questions to ask potential suppliers

How can I gain leverage during negotiations?

Experience and Expertise

How long have you provided these products to your longest-tenured client?

What qualifications does your staff have and what measures do you take to keep those qualifications up to date?

What industry do you most commonly supply this product for?

To what extent will ordering multiple products from your firm allow me to save on costs?

What is your repeat business rate for businesses in my industry and how does that compare to your overall rates?

Supply Chain Risk

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to raw input materials? How has that changed?

Has the availability of raw materials tightened due to the coronavirus outbreak?

Over the past three years, what percentage of your revenue has been dedicated to labor?

How have fluctuations in input prices affected the prices of your products during the past three years?

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto buyers?

How, if at all, has your supply chain been affected by import tariffs levied in 2018?


How do you manage regulatory change? Do you have regulation advisers or methods to track regulation?

How have changing regulations influenced your pricing now and how will the changes affect prices over the life our proposed agreement?

What ongoing training procedures do you provide for your staff?

Have you ever been found to be noncompliant with regulatory frameworks?

Amid widespread health concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?


What types of paper do you supply, and what are your most commonly sold products?

What are your production capacity and utilization rates?

How quickly can you supply my desired volume of paper?

What is your busiest season for newsprint and offset papers demand?

How would seasonal spikes in demand affect your ability to supply my orders during that time?


Do you source materials with high exposure to market disruptions resulting from the coronavirus? How are you coping with these disruptions?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? Do you source from multiple suppliers in different global regions?

Amidst widespread health concerns, what contingency plans are in place to mitigate risk to your clients and employees? Do you offer clients any flexible exceptions, such as contract suspensions?

Are you experiencing fluctuations in demand as a result of the coronavirus outbreak? What measures are you taking to handle increased/reduced demand?


What is your delivery schedule?

Can buyers in supply agreements develop custom delivery schedules?

Who bears the cost of delivery?

How do you calculate delivery costs and fuel charges?

How many production and distribution locations do you have around the United States?


What is your experience working with companies similar to mine?

How do you track customer satisfaction?

What is the rate of contract renewal among your customers?

Can you provide a list of references of both current customers and past customers that chose not to renew their contract?

Has there been any litigation against your company in the past, or is there presently? If so, what was it regarding and what was the outcome?

Supply Chain Risk

How do you mitigate sudden price increases in wood pulp and other raw materials?

When input prices rise, how much of the cost is absorbed by you and how much is passed onto customers?

How diversified is your supplier base for inputs? When input costs rise, are you able to source the product from a different supplier to get lower prices?

Have you encountered difficulty obtaining necessary inputs at a reasonable price in the past?

Financial Risk

How are you mitigating bankruptcy risk in the face of market-wide declines in revenue?

How has declining demand affected your operations?

Are mergers and acquisitions something your company is looking into? If so, how would they affect operations?

How would bankruptcy affect existing supply contracts?

Additional Products

What additional products and services beyond newsprint and offset paper do you provide?

Are there discounts for bundling products or services?

What percentage of your revenue comes from newsprint and offset paper specifically?

What product or service generates the most revenue for your company?

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Key elements for every RFP

What should my RFP include?

Project Budget

Buyers should propose a total maximum budget for the project.

Buyers should include a breakdown of their budget by price per unit, using industry-standard units wherever possible.

Buyers should be sure to include total ownership costs in their budget such as delivery costs.

Buyers should protect their purchase by requesting a warranty on purchased newsprint or offset papers.

For help creating a total budget, buyers can reference the Benchmark Price and Total Cost of Ownership sections of this report.

Selection Criteria

Buyers should select a vendor who meets the proposed quality standards while remaining under the project budget.

Buyers should select a vendor who has the appropriate qualifications and market experience to complete the project on time.

Buyers should select a financially stable vendor who is at low risk to experience interruptions in their operations.

Buyers can maintain a list of key pricing and quality factors that they will use to select a vendor.

For help creating selection criteria, buyers can reference the Buying-Decision Scorecard section of this report.

Project Schedule

Buyers should list key relevant dates in the RFP process including deadlines for inquiries and submissions.

Buyers should include a notice of when final bid awards will be announced.

Buyers should specify the frequency of any recurring newsprint or offset paper deliveries.

Buyers should clearly mark the beginning and end dates of the contract.

Evaluate major factors to mitigate risk

How risky is the supply chain?

There is a moderate level of supply chain risk in the newsprint and offset paper market. Examples of goods and services purchased by market suppliers include wood pulp, chemicals, industrial equipment and transportation services. These goods and services are supplied by sawmills as well as chemical, truck and industrial equipment... Subscribe to learn more.