Envelope Market By Material Type (Paper Envelope, Plastic Envelope) By Thickness (Less than 75 GSM, 75 to 100 GSM, 101 to 150 GSM, Above 150 GSM) By End Use(Postal Services, Logistics & Shipping, E-commerce, Institutional) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2028

About this report

The global Envelope Market report explores the critical analysis of the Envelope industry using key parameters. The report consists of investment strategies, the need for investments in the Envelope industry, and the multiple benefits for the investors. Importantly, this report sets out major changes in the global technical regulations for the Envelope industry, as well as how economic and non-economic barriers are helping the Envelope market grow. Moreover, the report analyzes the global, regional, and country-level historic and forecasted market size. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis of key investment propositions, demand and supply gap, competitors positioning, STAR analysis, SRC analysis, and Tornado analysis. Key technological developments and other analyses such as porter's five forces analysis, PESTEL analysis, value chain analysis, etc.


Key Highlights of the report

How are the major segments performing in the Envelope Market?

In 2021, paper emerged as the preferred material for envelope manufacturing based on material type. With a focus on sustainability, more businesses will switch from using plastic to paper as their primary material. As demand for eco-friendly eCommerce packaging increases globally, the demand for paper envelopes will also increase during the forecast period.

In 2021, envelope sales were mostly accounted for by postal services. The total amount of envelopes consumed in 2018 was 46 billion units, according to the Federation for Envelope and For Light and E-Commerce Packaging in Europe (FEPE). Direct mail accounted for 30% of the main market in Europe and is outpacing other segments like business mail, social & other mail, and public sector mail.

Which region dominated the Envelope Market?

Throughout the projection period, Asia Pacific is anticipated to maintain its position as the market's dominant region. Asia Pacific envelope market will expand quickly during the forecast period. By the end of 2022, developing nations like China and India are anticipated to account for about 57% of the envelope paper market in the Asia Pacific. Because small-scale enterprises cannot afford to import paper from other regions, this expansion can be attributed to the increase in domestic production and demand for paper in the envelope market. Most envelope paper makers are drawn to Asia and the Pacific because of the region's easy access to paper.

What is the competitive environment of the Envelope Market?

The competitive environment for the envelope market provides data on the overall economic profit generated by suppliers and businesses, the sales and revenues generated in this industry, the envelope market share globally, a business organization overview, the launch of new products, and market opportunities. Major competitors are concentrating on sustainability and envelope innovation to obtain an advantage.

Executive Summary

What are the technological developments being developed in the Envelope Market?

To lessen the negative environmental effects, manufacturers in the envelope paper market focus on employing recyclable and renewable paper. Customers are choosing environmentally friendly packaging options. The increase in demand for envelope paper can be attributed to appearance, safety, and design advancements. For instance, the European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers staged an expo to showcase improvements in paper products. These initiatives have expanded the use of paper products in packaging, which has boosted the demand for envelope paper.

Which are the key investments by the players in the Envelope Market?

Various investments are made throughout the market by a key player. For instance, Amazon stopped using single-use plastic bags to pack and deliver its products in the UK in March 2022. Consumers will now receive packaging in cardboard envelopes and flexible paper bags, which are more readily available, contain more recycled material and take up less volume than deliveries in corrugated cardboard boxes. The European Federation of Envelope Manufacturers, the Confederation of European Paper Industries, and other groups organized "Paper Presents," an interactive exhibition in September 2019 to display new paper products. The German consumer goods company Henkel said in July 2019 that their ground-breaking EPIXTM technology, which allowed them to produce eco-friendly mailers, will be utilized to integrate e-Commerce packaging with food service items. As a result, innovative mailers are replacing classic bubble envelopes in e-Commerce applications.

Some of the major players in the market are

Royal Envelope Ltd, Cenveo Worldwide Limited, BETA(ShenZhen) Package Products Co.Ltd, Mehta Envelope Manufacturing Company, French Paper Company, Quality Park Products, Heinrich Envelope, Sheppard Envelope MFG CO., Northeastern Envelope Company, Ohio Envelope Manufacturing Co., Neenah, Inc., Capital Envelope LLC, The Encore Group, Heritage Envelope Ltd., and Mayer-Kuvert-network GmbH.

What are the Major Driving Factors for the Envelope Market?

Demand from various end-user sectors, customer desire for eco-friendly packaging, manufacturer innovations, and advantageous governmental policies are the main drivers of the worldwide envelope paper market. Another significant element driving up the market for envelope paper is the introduction of eye-catching, trackable envelopes. The market is expected to be affected positively by the advantages of envelopes, including lightweight packaging, secure packaging solution for tiny products, and transparency. Additionally, brand owners that use paper packagings, such as paper mailers and envelopes, augment the sales of envelope paper.

What are the Major Risks for the Envelope Market?

The market growth is being restrained by several factors, including an increase in the use of digital payment systems like net banking and e-wallets for money transfers and a modern trend where people are abandoning customs and traditions like exchanging money envelopes at weddings and other special occasions.

Which is the key End-user in the Envelope Market?

The largest consumers of envelope papers are predicted to continue to be postal services and e-commerce. Letters, documents, and small products are sent in envelopes via postal services and online commerce. Additionally, greeting cards and invitations are sent in envelopes. They move using mail services. Additionally, the e-commerce industry's expansion is one of the main drivers of the envelope paper market. The ideal packaging choice for anything sent through the letterbox is an envelope.

Additionally, little presents and goods, tickets, etc., are sent in envelopes. Manufacturers are increasingly offering envelopes that are environmentally friendly and guarantee secure delivery. This has opened up new revenue potential for millions of small sellers in the e-commerce sector. Envelope sheets are lightweight, creative, eye-catching, and straightforward to track. The e-commerce sector has taken notice of these envelopes.

How is the Envelope Market performing in regions?

The Asia Pacific is predicted to remain the market's prominent region for the projection period. The regional market is predicted to grow fast throughout the forecast period. It is predicted that by the end of 2022, developing countries like China and India will hold roughly 57% of the market for envelope paper in the Asia Pacific region. This expansion can be ascribed to the rise in domestic production and demand for paper in the envelope market because small businesses cannot afford to import paper from other regions. Due to the region's simple access to paper, most envelope paper manufacturers are lured to Asia and the Pacific.

The envelope paper market is anticipated to develop moderately in North America and Europe. The United States Postal Service (USPS) estimates that the nation's postal service processes and delivers about 425.3 million pieces of mail every day. This shows that North America's market for envelope paper has room to develop.

What is the regulatory landscape for the Envelope Market?

Governments frame regulations regarding the envelope manufacturing process and use of raw materials.

What is the Market Size of the Envelope regarding value?

The global Envelope Market is anticipated to grow at a substantial CAGR of 3.3% in the upcoming years. The global Envelope industry was estimated to be worth USD 1.8 billion in 2021 and was expected to be worth USD 2.2 billion by 2028.

What are major players planning for the future of the Envelope Market?

Companies in the envelope paper sector are creating new revenue streams by investigating personalized packaging and envelope opportunities. Merchandising displays and other cutting-edge branding strategies are giving manufacturers more chances. Packaging is one of the main marketing tactics that assist participants in the value chain generate explosive sales. As a result, suppliers are expanding their selection of customized envelopes to meet the growing demand from numerous industries.

Segmentation of Global Envelope Market-

Global Envelope Market – By Material Type

  • Paper Envelope
  • Plastic Envelope

 Global Envelope Market – By Thickness

  • Less than 75 GSM
  • 75 to 100 GSM
  • 101 to 150 GSM
  • Above 150 GSM

Global Envelope Market – By End Use

  • Postal Services
  • Logistics & Shipping
  • E-commerce
  • Institutional

Global Envelope Market – By Region

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • South-east Asia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Frequently asked questions about the global envelope market.

Due to the enactment of restrictions and constraints, the global market for envelope paper also had to experience a decline. The demand for envelope paper reduced during COVID-19 as shoppers concentrated on buying necessities.

Asia Pacific accounted for the highest share in the global envelope market.

The demand for mailer and packaging services is the major factor driving the market's growth.

Paper envelopes had a major share in 2021.

The postal services segment had a major global market share in 2021.

Envelope Market Scope

Report Attribute Details
Market Value in 2021 USD 1.8 billion
Market Value in 2028 USD 2.2 billion
CAGR 3.3%
Benchmarking Year 2021
Past data 2016 – 2021
Forecast period 2022 – 2028
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Published Date:  Oct 2022
Category:  Consumer Goods
Report ID:   60740
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Pages:   120
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