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

Rapid economic growth, coupled with increasing urbanization and educational levels, is fueling the demand for paper 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; and rapid technological change, which makes them favorable for the book and paper market to show robust growth.

In 2016, the coated wood-free segment held 29.01% of the global book paper market by value. Followed by an 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 is thus suitable for a variety of print processes. Among all the applications, the trade and consumer books segment dominated the global market in 2016 in terms of value.

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

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 of 2015–2025. The said research study covers an in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on market size, product type, and application and a cross-sectional study across different geographies. The study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2016 and 2025. The report also provides a prolific view of market dynamics, such as market drivers, trends, restraints, and opportunities. The report incorporates a separate section highlighting key trends in the overall book paper market.

The report also includes profiles of the leading book paper manufacturers, their business strategies, and key developments to assist strategic decision-makers. 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, P.T. Indah Kiat Pulp & Paper Corp. Tbk, PT Pabrik Kertas Tjiwi Kimia Tbk, Tbk, and 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 and paper market
  • Market driver, market impediments, and their impact on 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 product type, the book paper market is segmented as follows:

  • Free of Uncoated Wood
  • Free Coated Wood
  • Coated Mechanical
  • Uncoated Mechanical

Wood-free papers are made from chemical pulps and contain less than 10% mechanical pulp; they have a high ink-holding capacity and print quality. The raw material prices majorly influence the supply and demand of pulps, thus greatly affecting the manufacturing costs of these paper types. Uncoated wood-free papers are mostly porous in nature, with higher absorption of ink than coated wood-free types. They are used for printing educational and academic books, magazines, technical papers, etc. The uncoated, wood-free type of paper offers excellent opacity, rigidity, and runnability and is thus suitable for a variety of print processes. The growing demand for children's books is an important force in driving the market for uncoated, wood-free types of papers.

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

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

The consumer books segment was dominant, with a share of 42.52% in 2016 in terms of revenue, and the trend is expected to continue during the forecast period. The increasing demand for novels (fictional and nonfictional) and literature is expected to drive the global book paper market. 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 the book paper market. Although the digitalization of educational books is on the rise, the demand for print books equally stands, as emerging countries are still on the traditional learning curve with books as their preferred choice over a tablet. The other segment, in terms of value, is expected to grow at a 2.9% CAGR, with increased consumption of children's and adult books. In children's books, puzzles, stories, and coloring books hold the 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 the Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, and the Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East and Africa (including the Gulf Cooperation Council and the rest of the Middle East and Africa)

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

North America is another lucrative market for book paper. The majority of readers in the region prefer print books over e-books, which drives the demand for the book paper market. Furthermore, book manufacturers strategically pay attention to promoting their products to end-users when compared to converters, printers, or retailers.

Frequently Asked Questions:

The market for Book Paper is expected to reach US$ 10,483.93 Mn in 2025.

The Book Paper market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years,at 2.5%.

The report is forecasted from 2017-2025.

The base year of this report is 2016.

Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Ltd.,Holmen AB,International Paper Co.,Khanna Paper Mills Limited,Nine Dragons Paper Holdings Limited are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Aug 2017
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   58629
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Pages:   120
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