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Pulp and Paper Market to Grow at a CAGR of 0.72% During 2022-2029; Increasing Implementation of Retail E-Commerce Activities to Bolster Market Growth

July 13, 2022 | Chemicals & Materials

The global pulp and paper market size was USD 351.53 billion in 2021. The market is projected to grow from USD 354.39 billion in 2022 to USD 372.70 billion by 2029 at a CAGR of 0.72% during the 2022-2029 period.

Fortune Business Insights™ publishes this information in its report titled, " Pulp and Paper Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Category (Wrapping & Packaging, Printing & Writing, Sanitary, News Print, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2022-2029."

Rising Demand for Hygiene Products Amid Pandemic to Propel Growth

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic hampered various industries during the initial lockdown phase. However, the increasing demand for tissue papers along with various hygiene products has bolstered the pulp and paper market growth during the pandemic. These factors increased the demand for pulp and paper to manufacture tissue papers. Tissue papers were highly utilized by healthcare providers, pharmacists, and the general population to maintain hygiene in workplaces and houses.

Westrock Invested USD 47 Million to Develop the Packaging Facility in Claremont

Westrock planned to expand its production facilities in Claremont, for which the company invested USD 47 million. This strategy was planned to increase the production of sustainable paper for packaging solutions and was intended to meet customer demand from North America. Also, these packaging papers were made globally available to improve their business performance and gain a competitive advantage in the emerging market. 

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Rapid Penetration of Online Retail to Augment Growth   

The rising demand for pulp and paper in the retail sector is expected to surge in the coming years owing to the increasing penetration of online retail in developing economies. Also, the growing demand for eco-friendly packaging material is anticipated to fuel the market growth during the projected period. This is anticipated to bolster the rising demand for paper packaging from numerous sectors.

Key Players to Enhance their Business Performance by Signing Business Contracts

The companies focus on strategic acquisitions to propel growth by expanding their business reach and improving their overall performance. The company's investment strategies to enhance their R&D activities in improving organizational production rate bolster the business growth. Also, enhancing and developing a strong supply chain allow companies to increase their productivity and profitability.

Notable Industry Development:

  • March 2022: WestRock planned an investment of USD 47 million to develop a packaging facility in Claremont. The investment was made to expand the sustainable paper as well as packaging solutions in North America and overseas markets.

List of Key Players Covered in the Report:

  • International Paper (U.S.)

  • Georgia-Pacific Corporation (U.S.)

  • Nine Dragon Paper (Holdings) Ltd. (Hong Kong)

  • Stora Enso Oyj (Finland)

  • Sappi Limited (South Africa)

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation (U.S.)

  • UPM-Kymmene Oyj (Finland)

  • Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA) (Sweden)

  • Oji Holding Corporation (Japan)

  • Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (Japan)

  • The Smurfit Kappa Group (Ireland)

  • WestRock (U.S.)

Further Report Findings:

Asia Pacific dominates the global pulp and paper market share, and the regional market was valued at USD 175.00 billion in 2021. The region's rapidly growing producer and consumer population is expected to drive the regional market growth. The increasing consumption of consumer goods and rising development in the e-commerce business are anticipated to fuel the regional market growth during the forecast period. 

Based on category, the market is segregated into wrapping & packaging, printing & writing, sanitary, news print, and others. The wrapping & packaging segment is expected to lead the global market share in the coming years owing to the rising demand for paper bags as an economical substitute for plastic bags. Also, the increasing penetration of the e-commerce and retail sector is expected to fuel the segmental growth during the forecast period.

Table of Segmentation:



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period



Value (USD Billion), Volume (Million Tons)


By Category and Geography

By Category


  • Wrapping & Packaging

  • Printing & Writing

  • Sanitary

  • News Print

  • Others

By Geography


  • North America (By Category, By Country)

    • U.S. (By Category)

    • Canada (By Category)

  • Europe (By Category, By Country)

    • Germany (By Category)

    • U.K. (By Category)

    • France (By Category)

    • Russia (By Category)

    • Rest of Europe (By Category)

  • Asia Pacific (By Category, By Country)

    • China (By Category)

    • India (By Category)

    • Japan (By Category)

    • South Korea (By Category)

    • ASEAN (By Category)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Category)

  • Latin America (By Category, By Country)

    • Brazil (By Category)

    • Mexico (By Category)

    • Rest of Latin America (By Category)

  • Middle East & Africa (By Category, By Country)

    • GCC (By Category)

    • Rest of Middle East (By Category)

    • Africa (By Category)

Global Pulp and Paper Market
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