Paper Cups Market in Europe: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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Paper cups are extensively used for consuming food and beverages such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, soups, instant noodles, sweet corn, etc. Their popularity can be attributed to their high durability and liquid-resistant. Moreover, paper cups serve the convenience of consuming drinks on-the-go, without the hassle of cleaning, thereby saving water and time. Some of the other advantages offered by them include bio-degradable, user-friendly, light-weight, hygienic, recyclable and non-toxic. Currently, Europe represents the third largest market for paper cups after Asia pacific and North America. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled “Paper Cups Market in Europe: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the European paper cups market reached a volume of around 57 Billion Units in 2017.

One of the key trends that has been observed in Europe is on-the-go-coffee culture on account of busy lifestyles and hectic schedules. This coupled with established food service sector in the region has facilitated a rise in the demand for paper cups. Another factor that is fostering the growth of the Europe paper cups market is increasing concerns about sanitation and hygiene. The hazard of using a reusable paper cup can led to bacterial infection and other diseases. Some of the other forces that have been proactive in maintaining the market growth include the ban on plastic cups, promotion of sustainable paper cups packaging, rising paper and board production and development of recyclable paper cups. Looking forward, the market volume is projected to reach nearly 61 Billion Units by 2023, registering a CAGR of 1.2% during 2018-2023.

Europe Paper Cups Market Research Report

Market Summary:

  • On the basis of cup type, the market has been segmented as hot paper cups and cold paper cups. Currently, hot paper cups exhibits a clear dominance in the European paper cups market.
  • Based on the wall type, single wall paper cups enjoy a leading position in the market, followed by double wall paper cups.
  • On the basis of application, tea and coffee represents the largest segment.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into Western Europe, Southern Europe, Northern Europe and Eastern Europe. Amongst these, Western Europe is the biggest market, accounting for the majority of the total market.


This report provides a deep insight into the Europe paper cups market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the paper cups market in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the European paper cups market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regions in the European paper cups market?
  • Which are the popular cup types in the European paper cups market?
  • What is the share of various paper cups based on the wall type in Europe?
  • What are the key application segments in the European paper cups market?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the European paper cups market?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.1    Key Industry Trends
5    European Disposable Cups Industry
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Market Breakup by Region
    5.4    Market Breakup by Cup Type
        5.4.1    Paper Cups
        5.4.2    Polystyrene Cups
        5.4.3    Plastic Cups
    5.5    Market Forecast
6    Europe Paper Cups Industry
    6.1    Market Overview
    6.2    Market Performance
    6.3    Price Analysis
        6.3.1    Price Indicator
        6.3.2    Price Structure
        6.3.3    Price Trends
    6.4    Market Breakup by Region
    6.5    Market Breakup by Cup Type
    6.6    Market Breakup by Wall Type
    6.7    Market Breakup by Application
    6.8    Market Forecast
    6.9    SWOT Analysis
        6.9.1    Strengths
        6.9.2    Weaknesses
        6.9.3    Opportunities
        6.9.4    Threats
    6.10    Value Chain Analysis
        6.10.1    Forest Growers
        6.10.2    Pulp Mills
        6.10.3    Paper Manufacturers
        6.10.4    Paper Cup Manufacturers
        6.10.5    Distributors
        6.10.6    End-Users
    6.11    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        6.11.1    Overview
        6.11.2    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        6.11.3    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        6.11.4    Degree of Rivalry
        6.11.5    Threat of New Entrants
        6.11.6    Threat of Substitutes
7    Market Breakup by Key Regions
    7.1    Western Europe
    7.2    Southern Europe
    7.3    Northern Europe
    7.4    Central & Eastern Europe
8    Market Breakup by Cup Type
    8.1    Hot Paper Cups
    8.2    Cold Paper Cups
9    Market Breakup by Wall Type
    9.1    Single Wall
    9.2    Double Wall
10    Market Breakup by Application
    10.1    Tea and Coffee
    10.2    Chilled Food and Beverage 
    10.3    Other Food and Beverage
11    Competitive Landscape
    11.1    Competitive Structure
    11.2    List of Major Paper Cup Manufacturers

List of Figures

Figure 1: Europe: Paper Cups Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Europe: Disposable Cups Market: Consumption Volume (in Billion Units), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Europe: Disposable Cups Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 4: Europe: Disposable Cups Market: Breakup by Cup Type (in %), 2017
Figure 5: Europe: Paper Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 6: Europe: Polystyrene Foam Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 7: Europe: Plastic Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 8: Europe: Disposable Cups Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Billion Units), 2018-2023
Figure 9: Europe: Paper Cups Market: Consumption Volume (in Billion Units), 2010-2017
Figure 10: Europe: Paper Cups Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 11: Europe: Cups Market: Breakup by Cup Type (in %), 2017
Figure 12: Europe: Cups Market: Breakup by Wall Type (in %), 2017
Figure 13: Europe: Paper Cups Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 14: Europe: Paper Cups Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Billion Units), 2018-2023
Figure 15: Europe: Paper Cups Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 16: Europe: Paper Cups Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 17: Europe: Paper Cups Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 18: Western Europe: Paper Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: Southern Europe: Paper Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 20: Northern Europe: Paper Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 21: Central & Eastern Europe: Paper Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 22: Europe: Hot Paper Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 23: Europe: Cold Paper Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: Europe: Single Wall Paper Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: Europe: Double Wall Paper Cups Market (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 26: Europe: Paper Cups Market: Tea and Coffee Applications (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 27: Europe: Paper Cups Market: Other Food and Beverage Applications (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 28: Europe: Paper Cups Market: Chilled Food and Beverage Applications (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023

List of Tables

Table 1: Europe Disposable Cups Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Europe Paper Cups Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 3: Europe: Paper Cups Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Billion Units), 2018-2023
Table 4: Europe: Paper Cups Market Forecast: Breakup by Cub Type (in Billion Units), 2018-2023
Table 5: Europe: Paper Cups Market Forecast: Breakup by Wall Type (in Billion Units), 2018-2023
Table 6: Europe: Paper Cups Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Billion Units), 2018-2023
Table 7: Europe: Paper Cup Market: Competitive Landscape
Table 8: Europe: Paper Cups Manufacturers list


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