The standard size for a pack of pencils these days is a box of 12. You can get some as singles but that is a surprisingly small section of the market.
At the time of writing I have over 50 pencils I haven’t started using yet. Most likely closer to 60. I’ll guess this is like 2-3 years of pencils at my current pace.
In the same way I’d love to see smaller bottles of ink, I’d also love to see smaller boxes of pencils, like 4 or 6 instead of 12 as a industry standard. Would be great for everyone that love to try things out but don’t want to build up a huge collection of pencils.