Global Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market Catalysed by Government Initiatives

November 01, 2017

Paper cups and paper plates refer to disposable cutlery which is lined with plastic or wax in order to prevent liquid from leaking out or soaking through the paper. They have been a significant part of the food and beverage industry for decades. As paper cups and paper plates are effective in preventing germination and transferring of germs, they are highly preferred in public sphere like schools, colleges, work places, eating joints, etc. A new research report titled “Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027” by IMARC Group estimates that the global paper cups and paper plates market size reached US$ 112.8 Billion in 2021. The report further anticipates the market to reach 128.5 Billion by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 2.3% during 2022-2027.

We are regularly tracking the direct effect of COVID-19 on the market, along with the indirect influence of associated industries. These observations will be integrated into the report.

Global Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market Drivers/Constraints:

  • One of the major factors influencing the market growth of paper cups and paper plates is the rising awareness about hygiene and sanitation amongst consumers. Disposable paper cups and plates are exposed to high heat during the process of manufacturing which leaves the product safe and sterile.
  • For controlling the environmental damage caused by plastics, the government of several countries have prohibited the use of plastic cups while promoting the use of eco-friendly products.
  • A strong growth in travel and tourism sector which extensively utilises paper cups and paper plates represent another factor that have been proactive in maintaining the growth of the market.
  • Some of the other factors fostering the growth of the global paper cups and paper plates market include easy handling, convenience, biodegradability, recyclability, rising global population and a consistent demand from emerging nations.
  • However, there are a variety of substitutes available for paper cups and paper plates in the market which acts a primary factor impeding the market growth.

Product Type Insights:

On the basis of type, the paper cups market is segmented as hot paper cups and cold paper cups. Currently, hot paper cups are exhibiting a clear dominance in the market. Whereas, the paper plates market is segregated into heavy-duty paper plates and medium-duty paper plates. Amongst these, heavy duty paper plates represent the biggest segment.

Wall Type Insights:

Based on wall type, the paper cups market is classified as single wall and double wall. At present, double wall paper cups represent the leading segment with the majority of the market share.

Regional Insights:

On a geographical front, Asia-Pacific enjoys a leading position in the global paper cups and paper plates market, accounting for the largest market share. Asia-Pacific is followed by North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is highly fragmented with the presence of different small as well as large manufacturers who are competing against each other in terms of prices and quality. There is a high competition in the market which makes it difficult for small players to survive. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Huhtamäki Oyj
  • Benders Paper Cup Company
  • The International Paper Company
  • Dart Container Corporation
  • Go-Pak UK Ltd.

About Us

IMARC Group is a leading market research company that offers management strategy and market research worldwide. We partner with clients in all sectors and regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their businesses.

IMARC’s information products include major market, scientific, economic and technological developments for business leaders in pharmaceutical, industrial, and high technology organizations. Market forecasts and industry analysis for biotechnology, advanced materials, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, travel and tourism, nanotechnology and novel processing methods are at the top of the company’s expertise.

Contact Us


USA: +1-631-791-1145
Follow us on twitter: @imarcglobal

Need more help?

  • Speak to our experienced analysts for insights on the current market scenarios.
  • Include additional segments and countries to customize the report as per your requirement.
  • Gain an unparalleled competitive advantage in your domain by understanding how to utilize the report and positively impacting your operations and revenue.
  • For further assistance, please connect with our analysts.
Global Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market Catalysed by Government Initiatives
Benefits of Customization

Personalize this research

Triangulate with your data

Get data as per your format and definition

Gain a deeper dive into a specific application, geography, customer, or competitor

Any level of personalization

Get in Touch With Us

Phone: +1-631-791-1145


Phone: +91-120-433-0800


Phone: +44-753-714-6104


Client Testimonials

Aktive Services

IMARC made the whole process easy. Everyone I spoke with via email was polite, easy to deal with, kept their promises regarding delivery timelines and were solutions focused. From my first contact, I was grateful for the professionalism shown by the whole IMARC team. I recommend IMARC to all that need timely, affordable information and advice. My experience with IMARC was excellent and I can not fault it.

Read More
Greenfish S.A.

The IMARC team was very reactive and flexible with regard to our requests. A very good overall experience. We are happy with the work that IMARC has provided, very complete and detailed. It has contributed to our business needs and provided the market visibility that we required

Read More
Colruyt Group

We were very happy with the collaboration between IMARC and Colruyt. Not only were your prices competitive, IMARC was also pretty fast in understanding the scope and our needs for this project. Even though it was not an easy task, performing a market research during the COVID-19 pandemic, you were able to get us the necessary information we needed. The IMARC team was very easy to work with and they showed us that it would go the extra mile if we needed anything extra

Read More

Last project executed by your team was as per our expectations. We also would like to associate for more assignments this year. Kudos to your team.

Read More
Zee Media Corp. Ltd.

We would be happy to reach out to IMARC again, if we need Market Research/Consulting/Consumer Research or any associated service. Overall experience was good, and the data points were quite helpful.

Read More
Arabian Plastic Manufacturing Company Ltd.

The figures of market study were very close to our assumed figures. The presentation of the study was neat and easy to analyse. The requested details of the study were fulfilled. My overall experience with the IMARC Team was satisfactory.

Read More
Sumitomo Corporation

The overall cost of the services were within our expectations. I was happy to have good communications in a timely manner. It was a great and quick way to have the information I needed.

Read More
Hameln Rds

My questions and concerns were answered in a satisfied way. The costs of the services were within our expectations. My overall experience with the IMARC Team was very good.

Read More
Quality Consultants BV

I agree the report was timely delivered, meeting the key objectives of the engagement. We had some discussion on the contents, adjustments were made fast and accurate. The response time was minimum in each case. Very good. You have a satisfied customer.

Read More
TATA Advanced Systems Limited

We would be happy to reach out to IMARC for more market reports in the future. The response from the account sales manager was very good. I appreciate the timely follow ups and post purchase support from the team. My overall experience with IMARC was good.

Read More

IMARC was a good solution for the data points that we really needed and couldn't find elsewhere. The team was easy to work, quick to respond, and flexible to our customization requests.

Read More