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Book Paper Market By Product Type (Uncoated Wood Free, Coated Wood Free, Coated Mechanical, Uncoated Mechanical), By Application (Educational, Academic/Professional, Trade/Consumer Books) - Growth, Future Prospects, And Competitive Analysis, 2017 -2025

Book paper are also known as publishing paper which is designed for the publication of printed books. Paper manufacturing is a highly capital, energy and water intensive industry. It is also one of the highly regulated industry in every region due to its resource intensive nature and its negative impact on the atmosphere. The book paper market is expected to show the moderate growth due to increasing competition from the electronic media.

Rapid economic growth coupled with increasing urbanization and educational levels, is fuelling the demand papers consumption in emerging economies. Economies such as India, China, Indonesia, Brazil, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and so on, are characterized by rapid population growth, rising disposable incomes and the concomitant expansion of a consumer class; deregulation of media; rapid technological change; which makes them favorable for books paper market to show robust growth.

The coated wood free segment dominated the global book paper market with 29.01% market share by value in 2016. Followed by uncoated wood free segment. Uncoated mechanical is projected to be the fastest growing product type, in terms of value during the forecast period. The uncoated wood free type of paper offers excellent opacity, rigidity and runnability and thus suitable for variety of print processes. Among all the applications, the trade/consumer books segment dominated the global market in 2016 in terms of value.

In Asia Pacific, the books market is expanding owing to the fact that disposable income of middle class population is on rise. In India, the wood availability compared to North America and European countries is quite low and also the forest land is majorly owned by the government. But it has some positive trends such as government initiative to focus on providing education for all such as Sarva Siksha Abhiyan is expected to drive the book paper market especially for educational and academic books production. Furthermore, increased corporate activity and globalization has increased the per-capita consumption of paper in the country coupled with growth in the press publications. These trends influences the book paper market in the country.

Book Paper Market

The report titled “Global Book Paper Market - Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2017– 2025” offers strategic insights into the global book paper industry along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2015 to 2025. The said research study covers in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on book paper market size, product type, application and cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2016 & 2025. The report also provides a prolific view on market dynamics such as market drivers, trends, restraints and opportunities. The report incorporates a separate section highlighting key trends analysis of the overall book paper market.

In order to help the strategic decision makers, the report also includes profiles of the leading book paper manufacturers, their business strategies and key developments. Some of the major players profiled in the report are Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd, Holmen AB, International Paper Co., Khanna Paper Mills Limited, Nine Dragons Paper Holdings Limited, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Norske Skogindustrier ASA, Oji Holdings Corporation, Stora Enso AB, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA, UPM-Kymmene Corporation, PT Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Corp Tbk, PT Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia Tbk, and Sundaram Multi Pap Ltd. The section further includes a brief on key strategies adopted by the major players operating in the market. Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the book paper market
  • Market driver, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2015 – 2016)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides a holistic view of the global book paper market, offering market size and estimates for the period from 2017 to 2025, keeping in mind the above mentioned factors.

Based on the application, the book paper market is segmented as follows:

  • Educational
  • Academic/Professional
  • Trade/Consumer Books
  • Others

Book Paper Market

The consumer books segment was dominant with the share of 42.52% in 2016 in terms of revenue and the trend in expected to be continued during the forecast period. The increasing demand for novels (fictional/nonfictional) and literature is expected to drive the global book paper market. The education holds prime importance in every country’s regime, as it empowers the citizens to develop enormously and hold creative power. The demand for educational books is vast and it serves as a huge revenue generator for book paper market. Although, the digitalization of educational books is on rise, the demand for print books equally stands, as emerging countries are still on the traditional learning curves with books as their preferred choice over a tablet. The others segment in terms of value is expected to grow at 2.9% CAGR, with increased consumption of children’s and adults books. In children’s books, puzzles, story & coloring books and painting holds majority whereas in adult books, coloring books are growing at a faster pace.

For the purpose of this study, the global book paper market is categorized into the following geographies and sub-geographies:

  • North America (U.S, and Canada)
  • Europe (E.U. 7, CIS, and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, and Rest of Middle East and Africa)

Book Paper Market

The Asia Pacific region continues to be dominant market for book paper, and expected to expand at a highest growth rate from 2017 to 2025. Positive trends such as government initiatives by various countries to focus on providing education for all is expected to drive the book paper market especially for educational and academic books production. Furthermore, increased corporate activity and globalization has increased the per-capita consumption of paper in the region coupled with growth in the press publications. However, the young population in the region is majorly inclined for digitalized reading such as e-books and audio books. 

North America is another lucrative market for book paper market. Majority of the readers in the region prefer a print book rather than an e-book and thus propels the demand for book paper market. Furthermore, the book manufacturers strategically pay attention in promoting their products to end-users when compared to converters, printers or retailers.

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Published Date:  Aug 2017
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   58629
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
Rating:    4.3 (55)
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