Copier Paper Market

Copier Paper Market: Advent of Digitalization to Hamper Revenue Growth: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Opportunity Assessment 2018 - 2027

  • 2018-12-17
  • REP-GB-6556
  • 180 pages
  • PDF PPT EXCEL
 Copier Paper Market

An Incisive, In-depth Analysis on the Copier Paper Market

This study offers a comprehensive, 360 degree analysis on the Copier Paper market, bringing to fore insights that can help stakeholders identify the opportunities as well as challenges. It tracks the global Copier Paper market across key regions, and offers in-depth commentary and accurate quantitative insights. The study also includes incisive competitive landscape analysis, and provides key recommendations to market players on winning imperatives and successful strategies.

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Copier Paper Market Analysis: A/4 Size Copier Paper to Dominate the Market in Terms of Value during the Forecast Period

The global market for copier paper is expected to be valued more than US$ 14,278.9 Mn by 2018. The copier paper market is projected to expand at a CAGR of 1.2% during the forecast period, 2018-2027.

Copier paper is an uncoated fine paper used for everyday printing and copying needs. In contrast to printing papers, copier paper is lighter in weight and more economical. Hence, both papers are often used interchangeably.

The global copier paper market has been segmented on the basis of thickness, paper size, material type, and end use. A/4 size copier paper holds the maximum market share in the global copier paper market, which can be attributed to its usage in most commercial as well as consumer printing. Copier paper can be manufactured using either virgin or recycled pulp. 50-80 GSM copier paper is the most preferred thickness as it provides appropriate brightness level as well as ensures proper print.

Steady Demand for Copier Paper in Emerging Markets

Developing economies are exhibiting growth opportunities for the copier paper market. In these countries, the per capita consumption of paper stands significantly less when compared to the global average. The contribution of copier paper is considerably high in the overall paper consumption. Application of copier paper in educational applications is one of the key drivers, as the number of students is increasing, the demand for copying and writing paper is accelerating. Apart from this, government offices make use of copier papers to archive most of their data; this is anticipated to fuel the demand for copier paper. Consumption of copier paper is relatively lower in African countries, which is expected to rise during the forecast period, owing to the increasing literacy rates. Latin American and Middle Eastern countries are also expected to represent attractive opportunities for the growth of copier paper market.

Impact of Digitalization on the Copier Paper Market

Conventionally, the demand for reprographic paper including copier paper has mapped fairly close to the growth of real GDP. However, this trend changed, and a bustling economy no longer guarantees an equally sturdy demand for graphic paper. Instead, this demand is driven by the extent of penetration of various digital substitutions for the same. As the digital media is gaining popularity, the demand for copier paper is shrinking. There are multiple reasons for this substitution. Firstly, the behavioral changes among consumers are driven by environmental concerns and secondly, companies are implementing cost-cutting moves. Behavioral changes driven by environmental concerns are expected to shrink the demand for office paper by around 20%. This reduction will be centered towards copier paper, followed by printing paper and writing paper.

However, there is a dedicated class of readers who prefer printed copies over digital reading material, which is expected to aid in sustaining the demand for copier paper.

Recent Developments in the Global Copier Paper Market

  • In January 2018, paper manufacturers in the Asia Pacific region have hiked the price of plain copier paper to compensate higher pulp costs. Manufacturers including Asia Symbol and Asia Pulp & Paper have increased the paper price by 20%. The same trend is expected to be followed by other manufacturers operating in the Asian copier paper market.

  • One of the leading Indian copier paper market players JK Paper Ltd, which has a share of more than 20% in the Indian market, has invested INR 1775 Crores in expanding its production capacity and to reduce water and energy usage. The company is taking these initiatives to meet the rising demand for copier paper in the market.

  • As the demand for copier paper is shrinking in the developed markets, leading players such as International Paper, Domtar Corporation, Neenah Paper, and Boise Paper are reducing their production capacities to cope with the reduced demand.

  • JL Darling LLC, a U.S.-based manufacturer of paper products, has created “Rite in Rain” copier paper, a coated paper which can be used for outdoor writing applications. It is produced using a patented substrate and recyclable fiber.

By material type, the virgin pulp segment of the copier paper market was valued at more than US$ 9 Bn in the year 2017. The 50-80 GSM segment is anticipated to be the most lucrative segment in the global copier paper market and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 1.2% during the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

Detailed profiles of companies are also included in the copier paper market report to evaluate their strategies, key product offerings, and SWOT analysis along with the recent developments. The key players in the global copier paper market are International Paper Company, North Pacific Paper Company, South Coast Paper LLC, UPM-Kymmene Oyj, Domtar Corporation, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Mondi Group plc, Stora Enso Oyj, Smurfit Kappa Group Plc., Oji Holdings Corporation, Lisgop Sikar L'td., Georgia-Pacific LLC, Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, Sappi Limited, Metsa Board Corporation, Daio Paper Corporation, Pratt Industries, Inc., Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), Packaging Corporation of America (Boise Paper), and Rolland Enterprises Inc. Many local and unorganized players are anticipated to contribute to the global copier paper market during the forecast period.

In this report, FMI offers a 9-year forecast of the global copier paper market between 2018 and 2027. In terms of value, the copier paper market is forecast to expand at a CAGR of 1.2%. The study reveals the market dynamics in six geographic segments along with a market analysis for the current copier paper market environment and future scenario over the forecast period.

Report Description

This FMI report studies the global copier paper market for the period 2018–2027. The prime objective of this report is to offer insights and key market trends pertaining to the global copier paper market that gradually help transform global businesses.

The copier paper market numbers have been assessed by carefully scrutinizing the production of copier paper, in all the six key regions for the current year, as well as the historical performance of the copier paper market. Market size and forecast for each segment in the copier paper market have been provided in the context of regional markets. The segmentation of copier paper has been done after appropriate secondary research and revalidation of the data obtained through interviews with key thought leaders in the industry. The copier paper market has been forecast based on constant currency rates.

A number of primary and secondary sources were consulted during the course of the study on the copier paper market. Secondary sources for data on copier paper trade include Factiva, various paper associations, as well as company annual reports & publications. Detailed trade data has been provided to assess the global copier paper market supply/demand scenario.

The global copier paper market report begins with an executive summary intended to give a clear perspective about the market to the reader. It is then followed by a thorough definition of copier paper and the market segmentation describing the scope of the study. This is to outline the significance of copier paper as a product, and the impact of its market growth on the industry.

A porter’s analysis section ensures a thorough understanding of the level of competition in the copier paper market. Porter’s analysis for the global copier paper market has been covered for bargaining power of suppliers and buyers, threat of substitutes and new entrants, and the intensity of competition. This is followed by market dynamics and an overview of the global copier paper market, which includes FMI analysis of market drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities that are affecting the growth of the copier paper market.

The thickness considered in the copier paper market study includes up to 50 GSM, 50-80 GSM, 80-110 GSM, and 11-130 GSM. Of these, the 50-80 GSM copier paper segment accounts for the major share of the global copier paper market.

On the basis of paper size, the copier paper market has been segmented into A/4, A/3, A/5, and other sizes. Of these, the A/4 paper segment is anticipated to grow at a healthy CAGR in the global copier paper market.

The material type considered in the copier paper market study includes virgin and recycled. Of these, the virgin copier paper segment accounts for the major share of the global copier paper market.

On the basis of end use, the global copier paper market has been segmented into commercial and consumer. The commercial segment in the global copier paper market is expected to heavily dominate the market during the forecast period.

The next section of the report highlights the copier paper market by region and provides the market outlook for 2018–2027. The report evaluates the present scenario and growth prospects of the regional copier paper market for 2018–2027. The next section of the report highlights the copier paper market by region and provides the market outlook for 2018–2027. The study investigates the regional year-on-year (Y-o-Y) growth of the copier paper market. Key regions assessed in this report include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific excluding Japan, the Middle East & Africa (MEA) region, and Japan. The report evaluates the present scenario and growth prospects of the regional copier paper market for 2018–2027.

To ascertain the market size in terms of value and volume, revenue generated by the key manufacturers of copier paper and their respective production capacity is taken into consideration. The forecast presented here assesses the total revenue generated by value across the copier paper market. In order to provide an accurate forecast, we started by sizing up the current market, which formed the basis on how the copier paper market is expected to develop in the future. Given the characteristics of the market, we have triangulated the outcome on the basis of three different types of analysis: based on supply side, downstream industry demand for copier paper, and the economic envelope. In addition, it is imperative to note that in an ever-fluctuating global economy, we not only conduct forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also analyse the market based on key parameters, such as Y-o-Y growth rates, to understand the predictability of the copier paper market, and identify the right opportunities for players.

To understand the key growth segments in terms of growth and adoption of copier paper globally, in the final section of the report, a ‘dashboard view’ of the companies is provided to compare the current industrial scenario and their contribution to the total copier paper market. Moreover, it is primarily designed to provide clients an objective and exhaustive list of manufacturers in the copier paper market. Detailed comparative assessment of key providers specific to a segment in the copier paper market. Report audiences can gain segment-specific manufacturer insights to identify and evaluate key competitors in the copier paper market.

The key manufacturers in the copier paper market profiled in this report include– International Paper Company, North Pacific Paper Company, South Coast Paper LLC, UPM-Kymmene Oyj, Domtar Corporation, NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES CO., LTD., Mondi Group plc, Stora Enso Oyj, Smurfit Kappa Group Plc., Oji Holdings Corporation, Lisgop Sikar L'td., Georgia-Pacific LLC, Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, Sappi Limited, Metsa Board Corporation, Daio Paper Corporation, Pratt Industries, Inc., Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), Packging Corporation of America (Boise Paper), and Rolland Enterprises Inc. Many local and unrecognized players are expected to contribute to the global copier paper market during 2018-27.

Key Segments Covered in the Copier Paper Market

  • By Thickness

    • Up to 50 GSM

    • 50 GSM to 80 GSM

    • 80 GSM to 110 GSM

    • 110 GSM to 130 GSM

  • By Paper Size

    • A/4 Copier Paper

    • A/3 Copier Paper

    • A/5 Copier Paper

    • Other Sizes (A/0, A/1, A/2, etc.)

  • By Material Type

    • Virgin

    • Recycled

  • By End Use

    • Commercial

    • Consumer

Key Regions Covered in the Copier Paper Market

  • North America

    • U.S.

    • Canada

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Mexico

    • Rest of Latin America

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • U.K.

    • Spain

    • France

    • Italy

    • Rest Of Europe

  • Japan

  • Asia Pacific Excluding Japan (APEJ)

    • China

    • India

    • ASEAN Countries

    • AUS & NZ

    • Rest of APEJ

  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

    • GCC Countries

    • South Africa

    • Northern Africa

    • Rest of MEA

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