Paper Cups Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022


A paper cup is a cup made out of paper and often coated or lined with plastic or wax to prevent liquid from leaking out or soaking through the paper. Paper cups are widely used around the world for consuming food and beverages such as tea, coffee, soft drinks etc.  During 2017-2022, the global paper cup market is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 2%. The market is currently being driven by growing environmental concerns, rising living standards, growing food service industry and increasing awareness about hygiene across the globe. This report by Expert Market Research entitled “Paper Cups Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022” provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone who plans to foray into the paper cups market.

Historical market trends for the global paper cups industry have been provided from 2009-2016 and forecasts have been presented till 2022. On a regional level, the report has segmented the global paper cups market into the following major regions – North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and Africa. North America currently represents the largest market. On the basis of the product type, the global paper cups market has been segmented as cold paper cups, polystyrene foam based paper cups, plastic cups and hot paper cups. For each of the paper cup types, the report has provided both historical and future market trends. Additionally, the report has segmented the market by end-use industries which include tea & coffee, chilled foods and beverages industry and other foods and beverages industry.

The value chain analysis of the paper cups industry has also been covered in this report encompassing all the activities in the value chain such as procurement, manufacturing, sales and distribution. Furthermore, the study assesses the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which evaluates the level of competition in the market by analysing factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, threat from substitutes and new entrants. A thorough evaluation of the competitive landscape of the paper cups industry has also been provided. Some of the key players in this market include Benders Paper Cups, Huhtamaki, International Paper, Dart Container, Dixie and Go-Pak.

This report provides an exhaustive insight for setting-up and running a paper cups manufacturing plant. Factors such as land requirement, construction requirement, raw material requirement, labour requirement, machinery requirement, manufacturing process, utility requirement, total capital investment, total operating costs, prices, income projections, expenditure projections, profit margins, net present value, return on investment, payback period, etc. have been comprehensively covered in this report.

The following are the key questions answered by this report:

  • What are the market trends for the global paper cups market?
  • Which are the biggest markets (regions) for paper cups?
  • What are the major types of paper cups? Which are the most popular?
  • What are the key application areas for paper cups?
  • Who are the key manufacturers in the paper cups market?
  • What are the land and construction requirements to start a paper cup manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements to start a paper cup manufacturing plant?
  • How is paper cup priced? What are the profit margins at various stages of the supply chain?
  • What is the total capital investment required to start a paper cup manufacturing plant?
  • What are the running costs of a paper cup manufacturing plant?
  • How much revenue can a paper cup manufacturing plant generate?

In order to prepare this research report, Expert Market Research conducted face to face and telephonic interviews with numerous industry participants in the paper cups industry. They included manufacturers, distributors, end users, consultants, marketing professionals, researchers, etc. Primary research accounted for the bulk of the research efforts, complemented by an extensive secondary research. Secondary sources included annual reports, press releases, books, journals, white papers, newspapers, magazines, government sources and various proprietary databases.

Expert Market Research uses its comprehensive database of macroeconomic and industry specific data to produce its market forecasts. The initial baseline forecast is produced with the most recent market data. After an initial baseline forecast, all future macroeconomic and sector-specific events and assumptions are taken into account to generate the final forecast.

Chapter 1 Preface
    1.1 Research Methodology
    1.2 Introduction
    1.3 Report Summary
Chapter 2 Global Paper Cups Market: Industry Overview
    2.1 Key Factors Driving the Paper Cups Industry
    2.2 Market Trends
    2.3 Market Breakup by Region
        2.3.1 North America
        2.3.2 South America
        2.3.3 Asia Pacific
        2.3.4 Europe
        2.3.5 Middle East and Africa
    2.4 Market Breakup by Cup Type
        2.4.1 Cold Paper Cup
        2.4.2 Polystyrene Foam
        2.4.3 Plastic Cup
        2.4.4 Hot Paper Cup
    2.5 Market Breakup by End-Use
        2.5.1 Tea and Coffee
        2.5.2 Chilled Foods and Beverages
        2.5.3 Other Foods and Beverages
    2.6 SWOT Analysis
        2.6.1 Strengths
        2.6.2 Weaknesses
        2.6.3 Opportunities
        2.6.4 Threats
    2.7 Value Chain Analysis
    2.8 Market Outlook
Chapter 3 Porters Five Forces Analysis
    3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
    3.3 Threat of New Entrants
    3.4 Threat of Substitutes
    3.5 Degree of Competition
Chapter 4 Competitive Landscape
    4.1 Competitive Structure
    4.2 Key Player Profiles
        4.2.1 Benders Paper Cups
        4.2.2 Huhtamaki
        4.2.3 International Paper
        4.2.4 Dart Container
        4.2.6 Go-Pak
Chapter 5 Setting Up a Paper Cup Manufacturing Plant
    5.1 Key Success and Risk Factors for Manufacturing Paper Cups
    5.2 Products Manufactured
    5.3 Manufacturing Process Involved
    5.4 Process Involved
    5.5 Raw Material Requirements and Mass Balance
Chapter 6 Capital Investment
    6.1 Land Requirements and Investment
    6.2 Construction Requirements and Investment
    6.3 Machinery Requirements and Investment
    6.4 Other Capital Requirements and Investment
Chapter 7 Operating Expenditures
    7.1 Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    7.2 Packaging Requirements and Costs
    7.3 Labour Requirements and Costs
    7.4 Transportation Requirements and Costs
    7.5 Utility Requirements and Costs
    7.6 Financial Support
    7.7 Other Operating Expenditures
Chapter 8 Project Economics
    8.1 Techno-Economic Parameters
    8.2 Product Pricing and Margins
    8.3 Income Projections
    8.4 Expenditure Projections
    8.5 Taxation
    8.6 Depreciation
    8.7 Financial Analysis

List of Figures

Figure 2 1: Global Paper Cups Market: Consumption Volume Trend (in Billion Units), 2009-2016
Figure 2 2: Global Paper Cups Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2016
Figure 2 3: Global Paper Cups Market: Breakup by Paper Cup Type (in %), 2016
Figure 2 4: Global Paper Cups Market: Breakup by Paper Cup End-Use (in %), 2016
Figure 2 5: Global Paper Cups Market: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 2 6: Global Paper Cups Market Forecast: Consumption Volume Trend (in Billion Units), 2017-2022
Figure 4 1: Global Paper Cups Market: Breakup of Key Players (in %), 2016
Figure 5 1: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 5 2: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Various type of Unit Operations Involved
Figure 5 3: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 6 1: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 7 1: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Paper Cups Packaging
Figure 8 1: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Operating Costs (in %)

List of Tables

Table 6 1: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 6 2: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Land Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 6 3: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Construction Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 6 4: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Machinery Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 6 5: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Other Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 7 1: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements and Costs (in Tons /Day)
Table 7 2: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Costs Related to Salaries and Wages (in USD)
Table 7 3: Overview of Financial Support
Table 8 1: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Various Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 8 2: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Income Projections (in USD)
Table 8 3: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in USD)
Table 8 4: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (Without Considering Taxes)
Table 8 5: Paper Cups Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (On Considering Taxes)

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