Paper Bags Packaging Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Paper Bags Packaging Market Research Report Information By Material Type (Brown Kraft and White Kraft), By Product Type (Multiwall Bags and Flat Bottom Bags) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030

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Global Paper Bags Packaging market Overview


Paper Bags Packaging market Size was valued at USD 3468.9 million in 2021. The Paper Bags Packaging market industry is projected to grow from USD 3630.2 million in 2022 to USD 4990.05 million by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.65% during the forecast period (2022 – 2030). Growing demand for packaged food and growing desire for clean packaging is the key market driver enhancing the paper bags packaging market growth.
Paper Bags Packaging market Overview
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Paper Bags Packaging Market Trends



  • Increase in popularity of utilising biodegradable and organic paper bags will drive paper bags packaging market growth


Normal plastic bags take around 450 to 500 years to degrade, which results in significant devastation and pollution of both land and water. The production of biodegradable paper bags has begun among major companies; these bags are eco-friendly, elegant, and long-lasting. Paper bags made of biodegradable material are simple to make and safe for the environment. As paper carry bags are easy to reuse and recycle, they are now being used by major players in the retailing industry. Better branding is a major driver of paper carry bag adoption; company names can be readily printed on the bags, and they also look chic. Paper carry bags help establish companies. One of the main factors fueling the growth of the  paper bags packaging market is the widespread adoption of biodegradable paper bags. In 2021, it was predicted that the  market for biodegradable plastic will be worth USD 4.1 billion. During the projection period, it is anticipated to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.7%. With a sales share of more than 40.0%, starch-based was the leading product category for biodegradable plastics in 2021. With a revenue share of more than 43.0%, Europe was the largest regional market for biodegradable plastics in 2021. The European Union's prohibition on single-use plastics and the general high awareness of plastic waste are expected to drive the regional market for paper bags packaging throughout the projected period.


Online meal delivery services are becoming more popular with consumers since they provide hot dishes that are on the move at their doorstep. Customers also have the choice to select their preferred cuisine from a hotel's menu. Online meal delivery services are heavily used by students and bachelors who relocate to other places for employment and educational opportunities. They contribute to people's lives being simple and effortless. Online food delivery services are a significant commercial user of paper bags since they utilise them to transport large dishes like pizza, cakes, and heavy dinners to customers' doors. Paper bags are strong and inexpensive; these unbleached paper bags are 100% safe for delivering food and heat resistant. The usage of paper bags in online food delivery services is increasing, which is propelling the expansion of the worldwide paper bags plastic market revenue. Many hotels and restaurants are putting their names on biodegradable paper bags to improve brand exposure among consumers.


Figure 1: Projected waste generation, by region (millions of tonnes/year)
Projected waste generation, by region
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


The United States does not yet have a nationwide tax or ban on plastic bags. However, the territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, the United States Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico as well as the states of California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii (de facto), Maine, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington have all banned the use of disposable bags. A bill prohibiting throwaway bags in Colorado was also enacted by the Colorado General Assembly; it will come into effect in 2024. All of the counties in Hawaii are among the almost 200 counties and municipalities that have passed regulations charging for plastic bags or outright prohibiting them. Although 152 Massachusetts cities and towns have already banned plastic shopping bags as of May 2022, some initiatives to do so nationwide. These factors enhance the plastic bags packaging market CAGR across the globe.


Paper Bags Packaging Material Insights


The  paper bags packaging segmentation, based on material type, includes brown kraft and white kraft. The white kraft segment held the majority share in 2021 in respect to the paper bags packaging market revenue. Since white kraft paper offers a suitable printing surface for brand advertising, demand for these bags has been steadily rising over the past few years. The  market for kraft paper is anticipated to grow from its estimated value of US$ 15.9 billion in 2022 to US$ 19.8 billion between 2022 and 2030 at a CAGR of 2.2%.


Figure 2: Paper Bags PackagingMarket, by material type, 2021 & 2030 (USD Million)
Paper Bags Packaging Market, by material type, 2021 & 2030
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Paper Bags Packaging Product Insights


The  paper bags packaging segmentation, based on product type, includes multiwall bags and flat bottom bags. The multiwall bags segment held the majority share in 2021 in the paper bags packaging market growth. Paper bags with numerous walls or paper layers are referred to as multi-wall paper bags. This kind of bag is better suited for bigger and bulkier things since it is more robust and long-lasting than a single-wall paper sack. Multi-wall bags are adaptable for a wide range of applications since they may be produced in a number of forms and sizes.


Paper Bags Packaging Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. Asia Pacific, paper bags packaging market accounted for USD 1495.09 million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a significant CAGR growth during the study period. China, India, and Japan are the top exporters of different commercial items to different regions of the world, and they are all part of the Asia-Pacific region. The expansion of paper bags packaging is due to FDI in retail has drawn international businesses to establish bases in the area.


Further, the major countries studied in the paper bags packaging market report are: The U.S., Canada, Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.
Paper Bags Packaging Regional Insights
Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


North America paper bags packaging market accounts for the second-largest market share. Major paper bags packaging market including the US, Canada, and Mexico are found in North America. Due to the high rate of multiple brand penetration, rising demand for packaged foods and ready-to-eat goods, expansion in the number of working women, and strong spending power, North America is one of the major regions in the  food & beverage and retailing paper bag packaging industry. During the anticipated timeframe, this is anticipated to fuel, market for paper bags packaging expansion in the area. The retail and food services industry in the United States reached $549.3 billion in September 2019, according to the Census Government Organization. It made flat paper bags used in retail stores more necessary. Further, the US paper bags packaging market held the largest market share, and the Canada paper bags packaging market was the fastest growing market in this region.


In the meantime, the European paper bag packaging market was third worldwide. The primary contributors to this, paper bags packaging market expansion are Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, and the rest of Europe. The presence of various high-end cosmetic firms in the area contributes to the expansion of the Germany paper bag packaging market. Food and beverage goods are typically packaged in paper bags. Additionally, the demand for eco-friendly storage and paper bag packaging solutions is rising as a result of the food and beverage industry's increased interest in sustainable packaging goods, this will result in growth of UK paper bag packaging market.


Paper Bags Packaging Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market companies are spending a lot of money on R&D in order to diversify their product lines, which will propel the paper bags packaging industry's expansion even further. Market participants for paper bags packaging are engaging in a variety of strategic activities to increase their  presence in conjunction with significant industry changes, including key market developments, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organisations. Businesses in the paper bags packaging industry area must offer inexpensive items if they want to expand and prosper in a market for paper bags packaging that is developing and where competition is intense.


Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics used by manufacturers in the worldwide paper bags packaging industry to benefit customers and increase the market for paper bags packaging. Some of the most important advantages for medicine recently have come from the paper bags packaging industry. The paper bags packaging market major players such as   WestRock Company, Smurfit Kappa, Mondi, Oji Holdings Corporation, Welton Bibby & Baron Ltd, NOVOLEX,  B&H Bag Company, Ecobags NZ, Primepac Industrial Limited, Huhtamaki Group, Bee Dee Bags, Langston Companies Inc.


An American manufacturer of corrugated packaging is WestRock. Following the merger of MeadWestvaco and RockTenn, it was established in July 2015. The second-largest packaging company in America is called WestRock. The organisation bought Plymouth Packaging, Inc. in January 2018. Later that month, rival pulp and paper manufacturer Kapstone will be acquired by WestRock. By the end of the third quarter of 2018, the acquisition is anticipated to be finalised.


Also, for quick service restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, caterers, and vending operators, Huhtamäki Oyj (also known as Huhtamaki) manufactures food packaging, disposable containers, as well as egg cartons and fruit packaging. In 2021, Huhtamaki purchased Hihio-Art Packaging, a Chinese maker of paper bags, wrapping paper, and folding boxboard packaging, as well as Elif, a flexible packaging manufacturer with locations in Turkey and Egypt.


Key Companies in the Paper Bags Packaging market include



  • WestRock Company

  • Smurfit Kappi

  • Mondi

  • Huhtamaki Group

  • Oji Holdings Corporation

  • Welton Bibby & Baron Ltd

  • NOVOLEX

  • B&H Bag Company

  • Ecobags NZ

  • Primepac Industrial Limited

  • Bee Dee Bags

  • Langston Companies Inc.


Paper Bags Packaging Industry Developments


January 2022: The joint venture that Huhtamaki had created in 2018 with the Polish Smith Anderson Group was bought. In Czelad, Huhtamäki Smith Anderson had produced paper bags. [34] Héaulmé, the CEO of Huhtamaki, took a sick day. Up until April 19th, CFO Thomas Geust[32] served as his replacement. The corporation stopped making investments in Russia when the conflict in Ukraine broke out and postponed the opening of its fourth facility there. The business made the decision to begin selling its Russian businesses in mid-April.


Novemeber 2020: WestRock Company unveiled their cutting-edge FibreGreen paper Sack and bag packaging solutions, which are recyclable, renewable, and SFi-certified. For grocery shopping, they are ideal. Wine bags, lunch bags, and other goods of a similar kind can all benefit from lightweight grades.


Paper Bags Packaging Market Segmentation


Paper Bags Packaging Product Type Outlook



  • Water

  • Carbonated Water

  • Flavored Water

  • Functional Water


Paper Bags Packaging Packaging Outlook



  • Plastic Bottle


Paper Bags Packaging Application Outlook



  • Filter Bottle Washers

  • Filler & Capper

  • Blow Molder

  • Shrink Wrapper


Paper Bags Packaging Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America





Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2021 USD 3.45 billion
Market Size 2022 USD 3.63 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 4.99 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.65% (2022-2030)
Base Year 2021
Market Forecast Period 2022-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product Type, Operating Platforms, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled WestRock Company, Smurfit Kappa, Oji Holdings Corporation, Welton Bibby & Baron Ltd, and NOVOLEX.  
Key Market Opportunities Urbanization and industrial development are growing quickly.
Key Market Dynamics Rising demand for packaged foods


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The  paper bags packaging market size was valued at USD 3.46 billion in 2021.

The  paper bags packaging market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.65% during the forecast period 2022-2030.

Asia Pacific had the largest share of the  paper bags packaging market.

The key players in the paper bags packaging market are WestRock Company, Smurfit Kappa,Mondi, Huhtamaki Group, and Welton Bibby & Baron Ltd, NOVOLEX.

The white kraft category dominated the market in 2021.

Multiwall bags had the largest share of the  paper bags packaging market.