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Paper Cups Market By Cup Size (Less Than 150 ml, 150ml to 400ml, Greater Than 400), By End-User (Educational Institutions, Restaurants, Coffee/Tea Shops, Quick-Service Restaurants, Food Canteens, Others), By Industry Vertical (Retail Stores, Online Channels) – Growth, Future Prospects, And Competitive Analysis, 2019 – 2027

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Increasing Adoption of Paper Cups Globally to Ensure Rapid Growth for the Paper Cups Market

Globally, the paper cup market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period from 2019 to 2027, starting from US$ 8.50 billion in 2018. Paper cups are extensively being used to serve various food and beverage products in railways, malls, and others.

These are disposable cups that have a thin layer of wax or compostable plastic that is used to prevent the substance from leaking through the cup. The growing demand for compostable products is the key factor that drives the growth of the paper cup market worldwide. Additionally, the emergence of quick-service restaurants across several developed and underdeveloped countries has augmented the growth of the paper cup market.

Moreover, the introduction of various graphics and messages printed on paper cups is escalating the growth of the paper cup market. On the other hand, the paper cups required a special recycling process to separate the LDPE coating, which is expected to hamper the growth of the paper cup market. Furthermore, the introduction of several materials in the manufacturing of paper cups to provide insulating and waterproof characteristics to the cups is projected to create several opportunities in the paper cup market in the near future.

Market Synopsis

High adoption of paper cups in the coffee and tea shop end-user segment continues to dominate the market.

In 2018, the coffee and tea shop end-user segment dominated the paper cup market, holding more than 26% of the total market share.

The rapidly growing takeaway coffee or tea culture in developing countries is boosting the demand for paper cups at tea and coffee shops. Additionally, quick-service restaurants are growing at the fastest rate, which will have a positive impact on the paper cup market. The attractive designs and cost-effectiveness offered by the paper cups are driving their demand among the various end-users, including educational institutions, restaurants, coffee and tea shops, quick-service restaurants (QSRs), food canteens, and others.

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North America Dominates the Market by Region

North America dominates the growth of the paper cup market, followed by Europe. The growing demand for eco-friendly and cost-effective products is the key factor that drives the growth of the North American paper cup market. The U.S. holds the largest share of the paper cup market. The rapidly growing Quick-Service Restaurant (QSR) culture in the North American region is promoting the growth of the paper cup market. Additionally, Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region in the paper cup market.

The high consumption of paper cups at railway stations and malls is contributing to the growth of paper cups in the Asia Pacific region. The growing use of paper cups for advertising and the presence of several local manufacturers are anticipated to boost the growth of the paper cup market in the Asia Pacific region.

Some of the prominent players operating in the paper cup market include Dart Container Corporation, Huhtamaki Oyj, Georgia-Pacific LLC, International Paper Company, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Westrock Company, Coveris Holdings S.A., Lollicup USA, Inc., Genpak, LLC, Be Green Packaging, and others.

Historical and Forecast Period

This research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2017 to 2027, considering 2018 as the base year for the research. The compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for each respective segment is calculated for the forecast period from 2019 to 2027.

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Report Scope by Segments

The paper cup market report provides market size and estimates based on market dynamics and key trends observed in the industry. The report provides a holistic view of the global paper cup market based on technology, application, end-user, and geography. Key segments covered in the report are as follows:

Key questions are answered in this report.

  • What was the market size of paper cups in 2018, and what is the forecast up to 2027?
  • Which is the largest regional market for automotive industry applications?
  • What are the major trends followed in the paper cup market across different regions?
  • Who are the key paper cup companies leading the market?
  • What are the key strategies adopted by the leading paper cup companies in the market?

Unique data points of this report

  • Statistics on paper cup penetration and spending worldwide
  • Recent trends across different regions in terms of the adoption of paper cups for various vehicles
  • Notable developments are going on in the magnetic sensor market.
  • Attractive investment propositions for segments as well as geography
  • Comparative scenario for all the segments for years 2018 (actual) and 2027 (forecast)

Chapter 1 Preface
1.1 Report Description
1.1.1 Purpose of the Report
1.1.2 Target Audience
1.1.3 USP and Key Offerings
1.2 Research Scope
1.3 Market Segmentation
1.4 Research Methodology
1.4.1 Phase I – Secondary Research
1.4.2 Phase II – Primary Research
1.4.3 Phase III – Expert Panel Review
1.4.4 Assumptions
1.4.5 Approach Adopted

Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Market Snapshot: Global PC Market
2.2 Global PC Market, By Cup Size, 2018 (US$ Bn)
2.3 Global PC Market, By End-User, 2018 (US$ Bn)
2.4 Global PC Market, By Industry Vertical, 2018 (US$ Bn)
2.5 Global PC Market, By Geography, 2018 (US$ Bn)

Chapter 3 Market Dynamics
3.1 Introduction
3.1.1 Global PC Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
3.2 Market Drivers
3.3 Market Growth Inhibitors
3.3.1 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
3.4 Key Market Trends
3.5 Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2018
3.6 Competitive Analysis
3.6.1 Market Positioning of Key PC Vendors, 2018
3.6.2 Key Strategies Adopted by the Leading Players

Chapter 4 Global Paper Cups (PC) Market Analysis, by Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
4.1 Overview
4.2 Less Than 150 ml
4.3 150ml to 400ml
4.4 Greater Than 400

Chapter 5 Global Paper Cups (PC) Market Analysis, by End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
5.1 Overview
5.2 Educational Institutions
5.3 Restaurants
5.4 Coffee/Tea Shops
5.5 Quick-Service Restaurants (QSRS)
5.6 Food Canteens
5.7 Others

Chapter 6 Global Paper Cups (PC) Market Analysis, by Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
6.1 Overview
6.2 Retail Stores
6.3 Online Channels

Chapter 7 North America Paper Cups (PC) Market Analysis, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
7.1 Overview
7.2 North America PC Market Analysis, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027
7.2.1 Market Analysis
7.3 North America PC Market Analysis, By End-User, 2017 – 2027
7.3.1 Market Analysis
7.4 North America PC Market Analysis, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027
7.4.1 Market Analysis
7.5 North America PC Market Analysis, By Region/Country, 2017 – 2027
7.5.1 U.S.
7.5.1.1 U.S. PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
7.5.1.2 U.S. PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
7.5.1.3 U.S. PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
7.5.2 Rest of North America
7.5.2.1 Rest of North America PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
7.5.2.2 Rest of North America PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
7.5.2.3 Rest of North America PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)

Chapter 8 Europe Paper Cups (PC) Market Analysis, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.1 Overview
8.2 Europe PC Market Analysis, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027
8.2.1 Market Analysis
8.3 Europe PC Market Analysis, By End-User, 2017 – 2027
8.3.1 Market Analysis
8.4 Europe PC Market Analysis, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027
8.4.1 Market Analysis
8.5 Europe PC Market Analysis, By Region/Country, 2017 – 2027
8.5.1 U.K.
8.5.1.1 U.K. PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.1.2 U.K. PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.1.3 U.K. PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.2 Germany
8.5.2.1 Germany PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.2.2 Germany PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.2.3 Germany PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.3 France
8.5.3.1 France PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.3.2 France PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.3.3 France PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.4 Rest of Europe
8.5.4.1 Rest of Europe PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.4.2 Rest of Europe PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
8.5.4.3 Rest of Europe PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)

Chapter 9 Asia Pacific Paper Cups (PC) Market Analysis, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.1 Overview
9.2 Asia Pacific PC Market Analysis, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027
9.2.1 Market Analysis
9.3 Asia Pacific PC Market Analysis, By End-User, 2017 – 2027
9.3.1 Market Analysis
9.4 Asia Pacific PC Market Analysis, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027
9.4.1 Market Analysis
9.5 Asia Pacific PC Market Analysis, By Region/Country, 2017 – 2027
9.5.1 China
9.5.1.1 China PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.1.2 China PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.1.3 China PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.2 Japan
9.5.2.1 Japan PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.2.2 Japan PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.2.3 Japan PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.3 India
9.5.3.1 India PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.3.2 India PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.3.3 India PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.4 Rest of Asia Pacific
9.5.4.1 Rest of Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.4.2 Rest of Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
9.5.4.3 Rest of Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)

Chapter 10 Rest of the World (RoW) Paper Cups (PC) Market Analysis, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
10.1 Overview
10.2 RoW PC Market Analysis, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027
10.2.1 Market Analysis
10.3 RoW PC Market Analysis, By End-User, 2017 – 2027
10.3.1 Market Analysis
10.4 RoW PC Market Analysis, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027
10.4.1 Market Analysis
10.5 RoW PC Market Analysis, By Region/Country, 2017 – 2027
10.5.1 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
10.5.1.1 MEA PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
10.5.1.2 MEA PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
10.5.1.3 MEA PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
10.5.2 Latin America
10.5.2.1 Latin America PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
10.5.2.2 Latin America PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
10.5.2.3 Latin America PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)

Chapter 11 Company Profiles
11.1 Dart Container Corporation
11.2 Huhtamaki Oyj
11.3 Georgia-Pacific LLC
11.4 International Paper Company
11.5 Nippon Paper Industries Co.
11.6 Westrock Company
11.7 Coveris Holdings S.A.
11.8 Lollicup USA, Inc.
11.9 Genpak, LLC
11.10 Be Green Packaging

List of Figures

FIG. 1 Global Paper Cups (PC): Market Segmentation
FIG. 2 Global PC Market: Research Methodology
FIG. 3 Top-Down and Bottom Up Approach
FIG. 4 Global PC Market, By Cup Size, 2018 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 5 Global PC Market, By End-User, 2018 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 6 Global PC Market, By Industry Vertical, 2018 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 7 Global PC Market, By Geography, 2018 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 8 Global PC Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 9 Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2018
FIG. 10 Market Positioning of Key PC Vendors, 2018
FIG. 11 Global PC Market Value Contribution, By Cup Size, 2018 & 2027 (%)
FIG. 12 Global Less Than 150 ml Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 13 Global 150ml to 400ml Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 14 Global Greater Than 400 Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 15 Global PC Market Value Contribution, By End-User, 2018 & 2027 (%)
FIG. 16 Global Educational Institutions Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 17 Global Restaurants Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 18 Global Coffee/Tea Shops Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 19 Global Quick-Service Restaurants (QSRS) Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 20 Global Food Canteens Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 21 Global Others Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 22 Global PC Market Value Contribution, By Industry Vertical, 2018 & 2027 (%)
FIG. 23 Global PC Market Value from Retail Stores, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 24 Global PC Market Value from Online Channels, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
FIG. 25 North America PC Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 26 Europe PC Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 27 Asia Pacific PC Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)
FIG. 28 RoW PC Market Value, 2017 – 2027, (US$ Bn)

List of Tables

TABLE 1 Market Snapshot: Global Paper Cups (PC) Market
TABLE 2 Impact Indicators
TABLE 3 Impact Analysis of Drivers and Restraints
TABLE 4 North America PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 5 North America PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 6 North America PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 7 North America PC Market Value, By Region/Country, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 8 U.S. PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 9 U.S. PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 10 U.S. PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 11 Rest of North America PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 12 Rest of North America PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 13 Rest of North America PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 14 Europe PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 15 Europe PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 16 Europe PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 17 Europe PC Market Value, By Region/Country, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 18 U.K. PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 19 U.K. PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 20 U.K. PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 21 Germany PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 22 Germany PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 23 Germany PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 24 France PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 25 France PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 26 France PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 27 Rest of Europe PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 28 Rest of Europe PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 29 Rest of Europe PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 30 Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 31 Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 32 Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 33 Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By Region/Country, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 34 China PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 35 China PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 36 China PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 37 Japan PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 38 Japan PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 39 Japan PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 40 India PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 41 India PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 42 India PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 43 Rest of Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 44 Rest of Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 45 Rest of Asia Pacific PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 46 RoW PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 47 RoW PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 48 RoW PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 49 RoW PC Market Value, By Region/Country, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 50 MEA PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 51 MEA PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 52 MEA PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 53 Latin America PC Market Value, By Cup Size, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 54 Latin America PC Market Value, By End-User, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 55 Latin America PC Market Value, By Industry Vertical, 2017 – 2027 (US$ Bn)
TABLE 56 Dart Container Corporation: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 57 Huhtamaki Oyj: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 58 Georgia-Pacific LLC: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 59 International Paper Company: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 60 Nippon Paper Industries Co.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 61 Westrock Company: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 62 Coveris Holdings S.A.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 63 Lollicup USA, Inc.: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 64 Genpak, LLC: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)
TABLE 65 Be Green Packaging: Company Snapshot (Company Details, Geographical Presence, Product Portfolio, Recent Developments)

Frequently Asked Question:

What is the size of Paper Cups Market?

The market for Paper Cups Market is expected to reach USD$ 8.50 Bn in 2027.

What is the Paper Cups Market CAGR?

The Paper Cups Market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 3.5%.

What is the Forecast period considered for Paper Cups Market?

The report is forecasted from 2019 -2027.

What is the base year considered for Paper Cups Market?

The base year of this report is 2018.

Who are the major players in this market?

Georgia-Pacific LLC, International Paper Company, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Westrock Company, Coveris Holdings S.A. are some of the major players in the global market.

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