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Paper Packaging Materials Market Value to Reach $344.43 Billion by 2019

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The research report titled "Paper Packaging Materials Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", published by Transparency Market Research, Albany, N.Y., USA, provides a comprehensive analysis of the global paper packaging materials market. According to TMR analysts, the global market for paper packaging stood at $254.80 billion in 2012 and is growing at a 4.4% CAGR from 2013 to 2019. The value is estimated to reach $344.43 billion by 2019. In 2012, the overall demand for paper packaging stood at 181.48 billion tons (in terms of volume).
More information about this report is available online.
Paper is the largest material type in the packaging market. Bans on the usage of lightweight plastic bags and rising awareness of ecological issues around the world are expected to boost the demand for paper packaging and paper packaging materials. Critical factors such as volatility in raw material prices, energy costs, and global economic slowdown have had an enormous impact on the global packaging market in the past few years. To overcome this, more companies have been aiming to develop sustainable and eco-friendly packaging materials, which can be recycled and reused as against plastic or metal.
The market for paper packaging materials is among the most economic and eco-friendly industry segments, which is growing due to consumer awareness and demand for paper-based flexible packaging materials. Paper packaging materials are used for cushioning, bracing, and blocking in applications such as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, foods, beverages, and pet food. The report provides information on a range of product segments, which include liquid packaging cartons, corrugated cases, cartons, and folding boxes. While liquid packaging cartons held more than 40% of the market share in 2012, corrugated cases are the upcoming product segment expected to catch up by 2019. Rise in the cartons and folding boxes product segments is also expected to grow significantly due to its rising demand in decorative bulk and packaging.

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