“Office supplies industry dollar sales in the U.S. are forecasted to remain stable through 2022, with hand cleaners and other janitorial and breakroom supplies being the main source of growth as attitudes and behaviors related to COVID-19 continue to reshape the industry,” according to The NPD Group’s Future of Office Supplies report.
NPD estimates that sales of janitorial supplies will increase substantially to over $16 billion by 2022. The product categories that are projected to see the biggest sales jump are hand sanitizer and wipes, tissues and dispensers and disposable plates and bowls.
With more Americans continuing to work from home, NPD also estimates that there will be a spike in office supplies sales. Supplies such as filing and file storage, office paper, and general office essentials, along with binders and paper notebooks, are expected to see sales growth over the next few years.