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Luxury Pen Market

Luxury Pen Market: Information by Type (Ball Point Pens, Converter Pens), Application (Calligraphy, Screen Writing), Distribution Channel (Online Retail), and Region — Forecast till 2030

Published On : 01 Mar, 2022
Updated On : 03 Aug, 2022
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Market Snapshot

Base Year:
2021
Study Period:
2020-2030
CAGR:
5 %
Fastest Growing Market:
North America
Largest Market:
Europe

The global luxury pen market size was valued at USD 2,290 million in 2021. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 3,800 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period (2022–2030). A luxury pen is a high-end item with distinctive qualities that can be customized to meet the customer's needs. A luxury pen is manufactured using the best quality materials to provide ease of writing. This product has many features such as colorful, sturdy, and durable. Luxury pens make the writing process more comfortable and enjoyable. Different types of luxury pens include rollerball, fountain, Converter Pens, Fine Liner Pens, and others. In recent years, the demand for luxury pens has increased. The need for a luxury pen has surpassed the market for a regular pen due to higher per capita income. Furthermore, growing consumer interest in luxury writing products has also contributed to the luxury pen market growth.

Luxury Pen Market Share

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Market Dynamics

Market Drivers

Rising Disposable Income and Changing Trends to Boost Market Opportunities

The growing global luxury pen market share can be attributed to the increasing disposable income of individuals across the globe, particularly in developing countries. Disposable income is the amount of income left over after the deduction of taxes and other essential expenses. This allows individuals to spend or save accordingly, which has caused the rising demand for luxury pens. As disposable income around the world is increasing due to a decrease in taxes, a reduction in essential expenses, and more, this lets individuals spare a more significant proportion of their income for dispensable goods and services as the rising incomes in developing economies are enabling consumers to indulge in luxury goods. The increasing demand for luxury goods will drive the growth of luxury pens in the future in developing economies.

Growing Consumer Interest in Luxury Writing Products

Luxury pens provide better quality and comfort and add a designer flair to aesthetic writing. These are used by people looking to make their business more attractive or increase their value in today's competitive scene of growing lifestyle patterns. Exclusivity is also associated with owning luxury pens, which makes them desirable because an exclusive pen is considered a testament to the high class. Companies focusing on pens with a high-end design and luxury quality have turned to promote the authenticity of their pieces paired with an artisanal finish. Luxury pens are more focused as more people look for ways to connect with the emotion of owning an artisan-crafted product. As more individuals find ways to express themselves through purchasing luxury pens, operating players can attract these potential customers by appealing to their emotions surrounding owning these products.

Market Restraint

High Operational Costs Coupled with High Price Elasticity for Luxury Pens 

The major restrain for the luxury pens market is the high operation cost, especially the labor cost. The labor cost increases as the operating time and the number of workers increase. In addition, a lack of a skilled workforce in the manufacturing centers leads to high operation costs, declining the profit margin. As discussed above, these pens use materials like wood, metal, and rubber, which are comparatively more expensive than plastic; also, the cost of premium inks and packaging materials further increases the cost of production. 

The luxury pen market is a niche market, and there are not many retailers available, which can hamper the luxury pen market growth. Similarly, the import duty of such luxury pens is high enough to impact its market. Due to its high range, the inventory cost of the dealer's increases; hence it requires more working capital management which can hamper the luxury pen market. Moreover, the market has a relatively elastic demand, which means the need for the products in this market is price sensitive. A smaller proportion of price change can affect a more significant balance of demand. Therefore, a business has minimal opportunity to set up high-profit margins. Any changes in consumers' income or substitute prices can further hamper product demand.

Future Market Opportunities

Extensive R&D and New Product Development to Impede the Market Growth

Launching a new product with updated features can create an opportunity for the growth of the global luxury pen market. Innovations in designs and the adoption of technology can provide further opportunities for growth in the market. For instance, The manufacturers can strategically invest in product development by modifying the luxury pen nibs with platinum and other expensive metals or integrating the pens with new technological advancements that include tracking systems or data transmitting systems (where one can transmit anything they write or draw to anywhere in the world). It is expected to pave the way for market growth.

Also, people's interest in the branded product to improve their esteem can contribute to the development of the global market. With great demand comes great competition. To survive in the competition, domestic and international luxury pen players must put extra effort into increasing their output and perfecting their production processes, innovation, and prices. Instead of flooding the market with products, more focus should go into the refinement of existing products, as well as expansion of the customer base, which can be achieved by encouraging people to buy luxury pens with a smaller price tag, which will expand the market. Simultaneously, they must continuously develop on research & development, strategic acquisitions, and collaborations, lest competitors take them over with a revolutionary new product.

Segmental Analysis

The global luxury pen market has been categorized into three segments: type, application, and distribution channel. 

By Type:

Type-wise, the global market is segmented into Ball Point Pens, Converter Pens, Fountain Pens, Roller Ball Pens, Fine Liner Pens, Stylus Pens, Multifunctional Pens, Brush Pens, and Die Pens.

Ball Point Pens is known to have the highest market share primarily as it is a go-to pen type for general and official work. It is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period. A ballpoint pen, also known as biro, ballpoint, or even a dot pen, is a pen that dispenses ink over a metal ball at its point, that is, over a ballpoint. Most ballpoint pens have replaceable refills and twist or click-top action, which makes them easy to use. Moreover, these pens are significantly used for notetaking and creative writing. 

The Stylus Pen is expected to be the fastest-growing segment, owing to increased demand for tablets and touchscreen laptops. Stylus pens are a two-in-one tool. One end is a traditional pen that writes on paper, and the other end includes a stylus. The end that goes against your touchscreen device (like a tablet, phone, or smartwatch) is rubber and has a round tip at one end. This makes it super easy to navigate, choose, highlight and erase things on your device's screen with less friction, lag, dust, or markups than if you had been using your finger. Some stylus pens come with a stylus at the top of the pen, and others come with it at the pen tip end (depending on the brand).

By Application

Application-wise, the global market is segmented into Calligraphy, Screenwriting, and Document Marking.

Document Marking accounts for the highest market share and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 3.6% during the forecast period. Document marking is a process of highlighting, underlining, or giving a visual cue to sections or words within a piece of writing. Doing this can create a "map" that can be used to remember specific information. A document marked with a pen is easily noticeable, even when photocopied or faxed.

The Screenwriting segment is the fastest growing due to technological advancements replacing physical documents with digital documents. Screenwriting is the art of writing scripts for films, television, and theatre. The use of luxury pens in screenwriting is to write down ideas. Luxury pens provide writers with a better experience and are tools of the trade. These pens allow writers to write faster, smoother, and more accurately, boosting the market growth. 

By Distribution Channel

Distribution channel-wise, the global market is segmented into Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Specialty Stores, Online Retail, and Others.

Specialty Stores hold the highest market share as they provide better product expertise than other channels. It is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period. A shop or store is a specialty store if it carries a wide variety of brands, models, or styles within a relatively constrained product category. They only want to market one kind of product. The knowledgeable personnel in these businesses assists customers in learning about the features and benefits of the products before they make a purchase, which again draws a specific group of customers who subsequently become devoted patrons.

Online Retail is expected to witness significant growth due to the changing consumer buying preference worldwide. Online retail markets are platforms where online merchants post product(s) for sale. The platforms then charge a fee for the merchants to list the product(s) on the site. The product(s) appear in search results on the platform's website when a search is conducted for the product. By using online retail markets, online merchants can expand their reach, increase their sales and receive customer feedback, which drives segment growth.

 

Regional Analysis

Region-wise, the global luxury pen market is segmented into North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and South America.

Europe Surpasses the Rest of the World

Luxury Pen Market Regional Analysis

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Europe is the world's largest market for luxury pens and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period. Europe has maintained its dominance over the luxury pen market, accounting for most of the total market share. With the rise in the number of luxury goods purchased worldwide, the demand for luxury pens is also rising. The demand for luxury pens from the European market is expected to increase significantly as the people in the country are more concerned about their image. The increasing affluence of consumers coupled with the rising disposable incomes of the population has created lucrative opportunities for market players that offer their products across the region.

Luxury pen manufacturers in Europe provide a wide range of pens to their customers, from the fancy to the traditional. This is attributed to the high quality and price of the pens and the high-frequency distribution of pens. With the increase in customers and new luxury pen companies entering the market, the demand for luxury pens is expected to continue growing. 

North America is the second-largest region. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 325 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 7.4%. Luxury Pens are gaining popularity across North America mainly due to an increase in the number of consumers who aspire to own luxury pens as collectibles, as well as promotions on luxury pen brands by companies. The luxury pen market in the United States is expected to grow as vintage pen collectors push themselves further into rare and antique pens, creating a larger market for these types of high-end pens.

Furthermore, more and more festivals are showcasing pens, increasing demand for higher quality luxury pens amongst collectors. The sales of notebooks in the Canadian market have seen a spike, which has led to the development of new notebooks similar to those produced initially but with higher quality. This new trend has encouraged the luxury pen industry to take action and produce pens with high-quality nibs that are different from those produced by standard pen makers.

Asia-Pacific is expected to be the fastest-growing region due to the presence of esteemed pen manufacturers in Japan, China, Hong Kong, and India. They produce the world's best luxury pens. For example, Japan has established factories and machinery for producing, polishing, and assembling luxury pens. They also have numerous experts who are engaged in the design of luxury pens. The rise in middle-class incomes in these countries has created new opportunities for established luxury brands.

Furthermore, luxury pens signify success and intelligence in the business sector. This is because of the high prestige placed on the pens and the time it takes to craft them. They are made with exact movements, and the materials are of the highest quality. The luxury pen or high-end pen market in India is growing at an encouraging pace. The rising literacy rate and technological development have led customers to adopt luxury pens. The demand for branding through promotional products has also boosted the luxury pen market in India.

 

Competitive Landscape

List of Top Key Companies Profiled

  • A.T Cross Co.
  • Caran D'ache
  • Faber-Castell
  • Grayson Tighe
  • Hugo Boss
  • Jack Row
  • Montblanc
  • Conklin Pens
  • Fisher Space Pen
  • Bentley Motors
  • Bespoke British Pens Ltd

 

Recent Development by Key Players

  • July 2022 - At Greater Kailash 1, Delhi, Makoba Pens opened its Exclusive Boutique for Limited Edition Pens. In India's branded premium pen market, Mayakoba, with its headquarters in Chennai, has been a household name for ten years.
  • May 2022 - Writing and drawing instruments manufacturer Caran d'Ache has anchored its presence on its home turf in Switzerland with a new pop-up boutique at Basel SBB railway station.

 

Global Luxury Pen Market: Segmentation

By Type

  • Ball Point Pens
  • Converter Pens
  • Fountain Pens
  • Roller Ball Pens
  • Fine Liner Pens
  • Stylus Pens
  • Multifunctional Pens
  • Brush Pens
  • Die Pens

By Application

  • Calligraphy
  • Screenwriting
  • Document Marking

By Distribution Channel

  • Hypermarket & Supermarket
  • Specialty Stores
  • Online Retail
  • Others

By Regions

  • North America
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • The Middle East and Africa
  • South America

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Ballpoint pens type segment is expected to be the leading segment in the market during the forecast period.
The global market size was valued at USD 2,290 million in 2021. It is estimated to reach an expected value of USD 3,800 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period (2022–2030).
A.T Cross Co., Caran D'ache, Faber-Castell, Grayson Tighe, Hugo Boss, Jack Row, Montblanc, Conklin Pens, Fisher Space Pen, Bentley Motors are the top players in the market.
Europe is expected to hold the highest market share in the market.
Rising disposable income and changing trends are the key factors expected to drive the market during the forecast period.
The global luxury pen market will be estimated to grow from the years 2021 to 2030.
Report Metric Details
Market Size USD 3,800 million by 2030
CAGR CAGR 5%
Historical Data 2019-2020
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022-2030
Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Segments Covered by Product Type (Ball Point, Fountain), Application (Calligraphy), Distribution Channel (Specialty Stores, Online Retail)
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAME and Rest of the World
Key Companies Profiled/Vendors freeze-drying market are A.T Cross Co., Caran D'ache, Faber-Castell, Grayson Tighe, Hugo Boss, Jack Row, Montblanc, Conklin Pens, Fisher Space Pen, Bentley Motors, Bespoke British Pens Ltd. among others.
Key Market Opportunities The Consumer Products Industry'S Substantial Growth Fuels The Luxury Pen Market
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