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Statistics, news & updates: everything you need to know about the Paper and & Print Industry in India

Growth Drivers​

  • Increase in literacy rates​

  • Growth in press publication: 130,000 printing presses in India with a readership base of over 250 million people in India. ​

  • Investments in technology using better quality control systems (QCS) and distributed control systems (DCS) for better quality of paper. ​

  • Changes in the corporate lifestyle will lead to an increase in demand for the upstream market of paper products, such as tissue papers, filter papers, tea bags etc.​


Sub industries​

  • Labelling & Printing Industry​

  • Labelling & Printing Industry​

  • Newsprint​

  • Specialty Paper​




  • India is the export market leader in packaging materials sub-segments such as Biaxially-oriented Polyethylene Terephthalate (BOPET) and Flexible Intermediate Bulk Container (FIBC) film.​

  • The printing and writing segment demand is expected to grow annually at 4.5 per cent and reach 5.8 million tonne in FY21.​

  • The India Packaging Market was valued at $50.5 bn in 2019, and it is expected to reach $204.81 bn by 2025, registering a CAGR of 26.7% during the period of 2020-2025.​


  • Lack of availability of quality raw material and better technology.​

  • The paucity of skilled manpower and heavy capital investments.​

  • Partnering with existing Indian players or acquiring them to reduce initial capital investment. This could lead to other issues such as management inefficiencies of the acquired Indian entity due to older machinery and technology.​

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  • India’s share in the world production of paper is 3.7%. Growing at a rate of 7% p.a, the paper industry has a market size of more than 17 million tonnes of paper.​

  • The paper and paper products market is projected to grow from $8.6 billion in 2018 to $13.4 billion in 2024 exhibiting a CAGR of 7.8%. ​

  • By 2024, domestic consumption is projected at 23.5 million tonnes per annum (tpa) and production to 22 million tpa.​

  • The value of the print industry is estimated to be over 190 billion Indian rupees in 2020.​

  • This is expected to go up to over US $ 3.5 billion by 2023, indicating a compound annual growth of just around 11 per cent.​

  • Provides employment to 2 million people in India. ​

Key Investment Opportunities​

  • Production of Paper & Paper Board​

  • Paper & Allied Products​

  • Paper Bags, Cups, Cone, Tube​

  • Paper Conversion​

  • Disposable Paper Products​

  • Kraft Paper​

  • Newsprint​

  • Wastepaper Recycling​

  • Pulp​

  • Corrugated Board & Boxes​

  • Hand Made Paper​

  • Cardboard​

COVID Impact​

How has COVID affected the industry?

  • The paper and printing industry is going through a steep decline in volume because of its reliance on the education sector, commercial and promotional printing that got affected by the Covid Pandemic.​

  • With Schools and colleges focus on virtual learning, every institution and organization’s focus on cost cutting, a lot of many colleges have opted for e-books instead of printed books. ​

  • The demand for diaries, brochures, catalogs has been impacted because a lot of companies have gone digital.​

Key Players in India


  • Ballarpur Industries

  • Sirpur Paper Mills

  • West Coast Paper Mills

  • Pragati ​

  • Khanna Papers ​

  • JK Paper Ltd.​

  • Orient Paper & Industries Ltd.​

  • International Paper APPM Ltd.​

  • Anderson Printing House​



  • Trident Group​

  • Brother ​

  • Thomson Press​


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