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Kraft Paper Bags Market

Kraft Paper Bags Market Material type, Thickness, Sales channel, End use industry & Region | Forecast 2023 to 2033

Market Insights on Kraft Paper Bags covering sales outlook, demand forecast and up-to-date key trends

Kraft Paper Bags Market Snapshot (2023 to 2033)

The global kraft paper bags market was estimated to reach a valuation of US$ 4.02 billion in the year 2022. With a steady CAGR of 6.7% from 2023 to 2033, this market is expected to reach US$ 4.29 billion by 2023 and US$ 8.2 billion by 2033. Due to its low cost, abundant supply of raw materials, and simple production method, the kraft paper bag sector has experienced fast expansion over the past several years.

Normal plastic bags decompose throughout 450 to 500 years, causing severe damage and contamination to both water and land. Major corporations have started using compostable kraft paper bags because they are stylish, environmentally beneficial, and long-lasting. Biodegradable Kraft paper bags are easy to create and are environmentally friendly. Major firms in the retail sector are increasingly using these paper carry bags since they are simple to recycle and reuse.

Better branding is another important factor in the uptake of paper carry bags; brand names can be easily printed on these bags, and they also have a stylish appearance. Kraft paper shopping bags support business development. The increased use of biodegradable kraft paper bags is one of the key reasons driving the growth of the packaging market for kraft paper bags.

The increasing use of paper bags in the supermarket and department shops, a highly functioning retail business, and a shift in environmental protection attitudes are driving the global market for kraft paper bags. The demand for these paper bags among end users is increasing, and this is projected to lead to considerable growth in the global market. Fashion merchandise is packaged in Kraft paper bags. They offer the goods a fashionable appearance and protect them from dampness, dust, as well as other environmental elements like sunshine. These bags may be altered to fit the various box or carton sizes that they are going to be packaged. By offering high-quality printing of the names of the organization or company and logos on them, these kraft paper bags assist businesses in maintaining their brand image. Such factors are expected to boost their usage among various end-use verticals globally from 2023 to 2033.

Throughout the projection period, the North American region is anticipated to have the biggest economy for Kraft paper bags. Large-scale businesses like Cargill, Bunge Ltd., PepsiCo Inc., and Maple Leaf Foods Inc. utilizes it as a packaging material throughout this region's food and beverage industry, where there is a rising need for it. The need may also be attributable to rising sales in sectors like the production of medicines and automotive parts, among others. The expansion of these sectors in turn increases the region's total kraft paper bag usage.

Various manufacturers are developing new kinds of products to enhance the overall quality of these kraft paper bags. For instance, the Billerud Axello line of robust, pure kraft paper is specifically designed for bags constructed using rigorous procedures. Paper bags used to package dry food must be durable, hygienic, and environmentally friendly. Because Billerud Axello paper is made entirely of fibers, rather than plastic, it is much purer and hence a better match for current conversion as well as filling processes. Paper packaging for sugar, flour, pasta, and grains must be acceptable for food contact, light in weight, and able to be filled quickly. Axello performs admirably and is composed entirely of primary fibers. Such innovations for the material of the kraft paper bags are expected to propel the growth of these products during the forecast period.

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Key Statistics

Expected Market Value in 2023

US$ 4.29 billion

Projected Market Value in 2033

US$ 8.2 billion

Growth Rate (2023 to 2033)

CAGR of 6.7%

This Kraft Paper Bags market study offers a comprehensive analysis of the business models, key strategies, and respective market shares of some of the most prominent players in this landscape.

Along with an in-depth commentary on the key influencing factors, market statistics in terms of revenues, segment-wise data, region-wise data, and country-wise data are offered in the full study. This study is one of the most comprehensive documentation that captures all the facets of the evolving Kraft Paper Bags market.

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Kraft Paper Bags Market: An Overview

Kraft paper bags are becoming more predominant for carrying and packaging the goods, owing to its attractive design, superior strength and sustainable nature. In the recent few years, end-use consumers have shifted their preferences towards eco-friendly and high sustainable packaging solutions up to a great extent.

Kraft paper bags are frequently used in foodservice restaurants, retail outlets, shopping malls, groceries, and other venues. Prominent packaging manufacturers are preferring kraft paper as a material for manufacturing the variety of paper bags owing to high tear resistance and a high degree of stiffness.

These kraft paper bags can be considered as a suitable alternative for conventional plastics bags as it offers fewer benefits such as cost-effective, enhance food-grade quality and easy dispose. Furthermore, a variety of printing patterns can be print on kraft paper bags, which creates brand awareness among the consumers.

The rising demand for these kraft paper bags across the globe due to its ease of applicability and durability is propelling the market growth astonishingly. Overall, the global outlook for kraft paper bags market is expected to remain positive throughout the forecast period.

Kraft Paper Bags Market: Dynamics

The penetration of the food & beverage and retail industry supports the green movement and welcomes the packaging products which are highly sustainable and easy to use. Kraft paper bags are extensively used in shopping malls, hypermarkets and supermarkets for shopping purpose owing to its aesthetic looks and long durability.

In addition to this, a highly organized retail sector across the globe is generating considerable demand for kraft paper bags. Furthermore, the increasing number of foodservice outlets and the rising popularity of home delivery & online foodservice platforms are creating an ample amount of opportunities for kraft paper bags manufacturers.

Prominent packaging manufacturers across the continents are putting constantly putting extra efforts to reduce the carbon footprints, by manufacturing environmental friendly packaging solutions. This factor is likely to push kraft paper bags market growth upwards during the forecast period.

On the other hand, serious concerns associated with deforestation are creating an obstacle for paper production, which can hinder the market growth of kraft paper bags considerably. Overall, the global kraft paper bags market is anticipated to expand with a notable CAGR during the forecast period.

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Kraft Paper Bags Market: Regional Outlook

Based on the geography, the kraft paper bags market is categorized into North America, Latin America, Europe, South Asia, East Asia, and Middle East & Africa regions. In terms of market growth and share, The East Asia and South Asia regions are anticipated to hold a significant portion of kraft paper bags market share during the upcoming years.

Larger urban population, growing disposable income of middle-class group led to the high adoption of kraft paper bags, especially in India and China which in turn projected to propels the demand for kraft paper bags. European Countries are expected to follow the East Asia region in terms of market growth.

The rapid expansion of food and beverage industries in countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy are creating an astonishing demand for kraft paper bags in this region. Furthermore, shifting inclination towards sustainable packaging solutions and improvisation in the retail industry in North America and Latin America region is also contributing substantially to the kraft paper bags market growth.

On the other hand, rising foodservice outlets and growing demand for packaged food in the Middle East & Africa region is reinforcing the kraft paper bags market growth to a certain extent.

Kraft Paper Bags Market: Key Players

Some of the leading manufacturers of kraft paper bags are International Paper, WestRock Company, Druk Exporting Company, Aeroplast Ltd., Novolex, Dharmanandan Offset, Jagisa Packaging Industries, and other local kraft paper manufacturers.

The report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain.

The report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macroeconomic indicators and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies.

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The report covers exhaustive analysis on

  • Market Segments
  • Market Dynamics
  • Historical Actual Market Size, 2014 to 2018
  • Market Size & Forecast 2019 to 2029
  • Market Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies involved
  • Market Drivers and Restraints

Regional Analysis Includes

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania

Kraft Paper Bags Market: Segmentation

On the basis of material type, kraft paper bags market is segmented into:

  • Solid Unbleached Board
  • Solid Bleached Board
  • Virgin Bleached Board
  • Others

On the basis of thickness, kraft paper bags market is segmented into:

  • 2 ply
  • 2 & 3 ply
  • Above 3 ply

On the basis of sales channel, kraft paper bags market is segmented into:

  • Manufacturers
  • Distributors
  • Retailers
  • Hypermarkets
  • Specialty Stores
  • Convenience Stores
  • Warehouse/Wholesale Clubs
  • E-retail

On the basis of end use industry, kraft paper bags market is segmented into:

  • Food & Beverage Industry
  • Retail
  • Homecare & Personal Care
  • Healthcare & Pharmaceutical
  • Agriculture
  • Others

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