The Paper Industry

The Indian Paper Industry has evolved to a great extent. It is now a vast industry comprising more than 750 pulp and paper mills, providing employment to more than 2 million people directly & indirectly. The estimated turnover of the industry is around USD 8 billion. Due to growth in literacy, change in lifestyle and increasing consciousness for personal hygiene, per capita consumption of paper and tissue in India is increasing day by day. The growth in GDP of India has led to the increase in manufacturing activities, increasing the demand for paper products especial the paper boards for carrying out wide range of activities ranging from packaging to storage, transportation and lot more. The per capita paper consumption in India at a little over 13 kg, is way behind the global average of 57 kg.

  • Projected Demand of Paper is 20 million tonnes by 2020.
  • The tissue paper industry is emerging as a new sub segment within the specialty paper market. It is at a very nascent stage but is expected to grow quickly with the population's increasing affluence, education, and higher and more disposable income levels in India. The tissue paper industry high growth potential has propelled its migration from small scale Industry to a fully grown organised industry sector in India. Some of the big companies in the paper industry are moving into the tissue paper production in India.

    Revenue in the Global Tissue & Hygiene Paper market will amount to US$1287m in 2019. The market is expected to grow by 11.9% (CAGR 2019- 2021)annually. The market's largest segment is the Toilet Paper segment with a market volume of US$414m in 2019. At present in India, the per capita consumption of tissue paper is low at 123 grams compared to other countries.

    Asia Pacific region is projected to retain its dominance over the forecast period (2018–2025), owing to increasing demand for tissue products from economies such as China and India. This is attributed to increasing manufacturing capacity of tissue products by various market players in this region. .
    The global corrugated packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% during the forecast period, to reach $195.9 billion by 2020. The increase in demand for corrugated packaging is anticipated due to rapid industrialization in developing economies, environmental sustainability and cost benefit associated with corrugated packaging.

    Asia-Pacific was the largest regional market of corrugated packaging, with market share of 47.5% in 2014. Asia-Pacific and developing countries of Latin America are among the fastest growing markets for corrugated packaging, owing to the increasing industrial production in these regions. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to increase its share by more than half of the total corrugated packaging market, by the end of 2020.

    The growth of E-commerce in China, India, and Brazil has boosted the demand of corrugated packaging materials in the recent years. With various new international e-commerce players entering the developing markets, the demand from e-commerce sector is expected to increase further. The developing economies, mainly BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), are witnessing rapid industrialization in the current scenario, where China is a global leader with largest industrial output.
    Paperex - 14th International Exhibition & Conference on Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries

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    Tissueex - International Exhibition On Tissue Products, Machinery & Technologies

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    Paperex South India - 6th International Exhibition & Conference on Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries