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Paper Bottles Market

Paper Bottles Market

Paper Bottles Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Paper Water Bottles, Paper Packaging Bottles), By Compostability (Fully Compostable Paper Bottles, Partially Compostable Paper Bottles), By Volume, By Region - Global Market Insights 2021 To 2031

Paper Bottles Market
  • Jun-2021
  • List of Tables : 114
  • List of Figures : 232
  • 170 Pages
  • Consumer Goods

Paper Bottles Market Outlook

The global demand for Paper Bottles Market significant growth  5.2% in 2021, to total 31.8 Mn units. Packaging paper bottles displayed growth of 5.4% to total 24.3 Mn units, while demand for paper water bottles was up 4.7% to 7.5 Mn units.

Revenue Analysis of Paper Bottles from 2016 to 2020 Compared to Market Outlook for 2021 to 2031

According to Fact.MR - a market research and competitive intelligence provider, historically, from 2016 to 2020, the market value of paper bottles increased at around 4.6% CAGR, wherein, countries such as the U.S., Germany, Russia, UK, China, Japan, India, and Brazil held significant share in the global market.

With increasing paper bottle in food and supplements, wine and spirits, personal care products, home care products, etc., use cases, the market is forecast to expand at a steady CAGR of more than 6% over the coming 10 years.

  • The paper bottles market saw soaring growth in 2020, with worldwide revenue up 2.8% year-over-year. Fact.MR estimates that paper bottles revenue to grow 1.8X from 2021 to 2031, reaching nearly US$ 48 Mn in 2031.
  • As per Fact.MR’s insights, global market revenue totaled US$ 25 Mn for 2020 due to varied benefits of paper bottles across end uses.
  • Demand for paper packaging bottles will accelerate at the highest pace over the assessment period.
  • Top 4 manufacturers of paper bottles held 55% market share in 2020.
  • Global shipment of paper bottles are expected to increase 5.2% in 2021 to over 31.8 Mn units.
  • While demand for non-alcoholic paper bottles is surging, demand for alcoholic paper bottles will witness gradual rise over coming years.
  • While demand was impacted by COVID-19, over the decade, long-term forecasts look good, especially for paper packaging bottles.

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How is Need for Sustainability Triggering Demand for Paper Bottles?

Sustainability remained a major bed rock for swelling of paper bottles demand globally. Almost all the government bodies are faming sustainable and holistic models in their country which shall cater the consumption of paper bottle and replace plastic bottles.

Swelling economies of prominent regions including North America, Europe etc. are portraying major demand demography based on high disposable income bars of consumers. These regions witness hike in sustainability adoption and thus reflect similar trend over paper bottles adoption, the business for paper bottles is forecast to expand at a healthy CAGR of more than 6% over the coming 10 years.

Leading paper bottle manufacturers are increasingly taking efforts for developing effective holistic business frame work keeping in mind the progressive ESG business factors to foster incremental growth curve for their respective businesses. Government regulation for reducing plastic usage and increased dependency over single use plastic gave a sense of opportunity for key manufactures in paper bottles business.

On a global scale, it has been seen that the usage of paper bottles is gradually surging with end users holding demand for beverages, personal care products and are adopting paper bottles for their product storage and delivery. These paper bottles in the view of green environment are prominently acknowledged by people and reflect prominence during assessment year.

Swelling demands of paper bottle is stimulated by the key innovation been revoked during the historic years and similar trend is expected to be followed over the forecast period. These paper bottles are coming from wide supply chain networks of online and offline sales which are supporting the consumption curve and demand.

Market players in the business of paper bottles, must take application segment as the key opportunity for flourishing the swelling demand of paper bottles from end use industries including beverage units, personal care industry and others. Also surging GVA and index of production for bottle manufacturers are propelling the demand from different end uses.

paper bottles market volume by FactMR

Will Sales of Paper Bottles Gain Traction Due to Constructive Collaboration between Manufacturers and End-use Industries?

Collaborations and partnerships have been identified as the key strategy being adopted by various FMCG, spirit manufacturers, and paper bottle companies.

Market giants such as L’Oreal, Coca-Cola, Carlsberg, PepsiCo, and many others have collaborated with some of the best paper bottle manufacturers to provide them with innovative solutions in order to cut down on plastic consumption for bottle manufacturing. Such constructive collaborations have led to a surge in production and supply of paper bottles, driving global demand for paper bottles.

Companies in collaboration with paper bottle manufacturers are also investing heavily in R&D to produce much more efficient materials that are ideal for their products. Thus, collaborations and partnerships to manufacture paper bottle for eco-friendly packaging goals are projected to aid market growth over the forecast period.

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What are the Roadblocks Faced by Paper Bottle Suppliers?

Existence of economical plastic bottles might degrade the potential of paper bottles during short to medium term assessment period. Even though the adoption rate of paper bottles is high, plastic bottles are still produced and consumed in high numbers. This is attributed to varied product line-ups being offered at economic rates.

Additionally, sourcing of raw materials for the production of plastic bottles is relatively easy, thanks to well-established supply chain offering materials at lower rates compared to paper bottles.

Another notable cause is plastic bottles having relatively greater lifespans than paper bottles. For instance, the shelf life of a paper bottle is approximately 12 months, after which its durability decreases. Less durability has been identified as a major reason for unpopularity among consumers.

Which Region Offers the Largest Opportunity for Sales of Paper Bottles?

North America is expected to account for over 34% of paper bottle demand by the end of the analysis period. In 2020, U.S. paper bottle demand grew 2.1% year-on-year, bucking initial scepticism about how the market would perform during a global pandemic. Across the U.S., total demand for paper bottles reached 10 Mn units in 2020.

The U.S. is leading the market from the front due to the occupancy of maximum market players positioned here. The U.S. is the most suited production site with ease of raw material availability. Top players carrying maximum market share have restricted their production units in US in order to aid the global consumption.

Surged economy and spiking investment over paper pulp industry with high disposable incomes of key consumers are consistently portraying prominence. Apart from robust production bases, production utilization rate also plays a crucial role in driving overall sustainability goals and even market leaders are contributing heightened greenfield investments to foster market stability in the U.S.

paper bottles market region by FactMR

Country-wise Analysis

Why is China a Global Heavyweight for Paper Bottle Demand?

In 2020, China accounted for over 51% of the East Asia market for paper bottles. China holds significant consumption potential for paper, thus stimulates paper bottle demand. The country will experience a spiking CAGR value during the assessment timeframe for its notable share in biodegradable products.

China holds notable paper production output share and accounts for more than 20% of total paper consumption per capita. Also, the country is consistently fuelling demand for paper-based bottles for a wide range of end uses.

How Has Demand for Paper Bottles Been Shaping across Established & Emerging Markets?

  • Sweden: Similar to the U.S., Sweden has been portraying development trends for paper bottles across different end uses. Prominent manufacturers have clustered their production bases in Sweden to be able to witness lucrative opportunities.
  • India:  Paper bottles have seen a notable development curve in India, with significant paper consumption per capita outlook. India is rich in paper production, fuelled by ease of raw material and high biodegradable production outputs. Constantly swelling sustainability goals in India reflect potential for the paper bottle business.
  • Switzerland: Switzerland is relatively an emerging market for paper bottles; however, demand is picking significant pace. Many manufacturers in Europe are now clustering their production bases here to witness high capacity utilisation rates. Players in Switzerland are following constructive collaboration approaches.
  • U.K.: The U.K. has a strong outlook for paper bottles owing to its established beauty care and cosmetics industry. These end users are constantly resonating strong sustainable goals to facilitate global prominence. Personal care and beauty care product manufacturers are collaborating with paper bottle manufactures in order to aim sustainable development. It is estimated that the U.K. accounts for more than 5% of the global share, and will reach US$ 1.7 Mn by 2031.

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Category-wise Insights

Why are Packaging Paper Bottles Most Demanded?

With 117 BPS, blowing agents under paper bottles are expected to reach a market valuation of US$ 38 Mn by 2031. 

Packaging bottles are the most used paper bottles driving the wheel of fortune for the paper bottles industry. Also, when it comes to packaging bottles, they open wide avenues of constructive growth in the dynamic business of bottle manufacturing.

Paper bottle manufacturers have been constantly collaborating with end users such as beverage manufacturers, beauty care product manufacturers, and others to gain prominence. Swelling demand and escalated research and innovation edge for packaging type paper bottles is harnessing incremental opportunity for paper bottle suppliers.

Which End Use Holds Lucrative Avenues for Paper Bottle Manufacturers?

Commercial packaging is most prominent end use of paper bottles, expanding at CAGR of over 6%. Manufacturers of beverages, personal care products, pet care products, home care products, etc., drive global business potential. Sales of personal care paper bottles are expected to rise significantly.

Commercial packaging accounted for 81% revenue share in 2020 and is expected to expand at an ascending CAGR of more than 6% during forecast period. Commercial packaging is expected to surpass a valuation of US$ 21.7 Mn by 2021-end.

How Has COVID-19 Impacted Revenue Generation from Paper Bottles?

COVID-19 has significantly degraded demand for paper bottles, as globally, all manufacturing sites and production houses across key countries were shut down due to lockdowns imposed by governments.

The paper bottles industry, which was growing at around 5.3% annually, witnessed a year-on-year reduction of nearly 2.4% in 2020 with the onset of COVID-19. Most hit in demand was observed in the 2nd quarter of the year, when end-use industries, including petrochemical and plastic manufacturing, which are top end users of paper bottles, observed to be muted.

After the second wave of COVID-19 in many countries, including the U.S., China, India, Italy, etc., business has been more deeply affected as these are notable countries for the consumption of paper bottles based on their petrochemical industry index and annual plastic consumption.

The global market is now into a recovery phase where market leaders are strategizing their robust supply chains and production units to cater to swelling demand. Key players are focusing on improving capacity utilization rates to tap the high demand potential globally.

Paper Bottles Market Report Scope



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

Million Units for Volume and US$ Mn for Value

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • MEA

Key Countries Covered

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Turkey
  • South Africa
  • GCC Countries

Key Market Segments Covered

  • Type
  • Compostability
  • Volume
  • End Use
  • Sales Channel
  • Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Paper Water Bottle
  • Choose Packaging
  • Frugalpac
  • ELOPAK Group
  • Stora Enso
  • SIG Combibloc Group Ltd.
  • 3EPack Group
  • BioPak
  • Tetra Pak
  • Ecological Brands Inc.
  • Billerudkorsnas
  • Paboco


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Market Segments Covered in Paper Bottles Industry Analysis

  • By Type

    • Paper Water Bottles
    • Paper Packaging Bottles
  • By Compostability

    • Fully Compostable Paper Bottles
    • Partially Compostable Paper Bottles
  • By Volume

    • Less than 1 Litre Paper Bottles
    • 1-2 Litre Paper Bottles
    • More than 2 Litre Paper Bottles
  • By End Use

    • Paper Bottles for Household
    • Paper Bottles for Commercial Packaging
      • Wine and spirits
      • Food and supplements
      • Personal care products
      • Home care products
      • Pet Care Products
      • Others
  • By Sales Channel

    • Offline Sales of Paper Bottles
      • Direct Procurement
      • Retail Sales
      • Supermarkets & Hypermarkets
      • Specialty Stores
    • Online Sales of Paper Bottles
      • Company Websites
      • Third-party Online

- FAQs -

The global paper bottles market is worth more than US$ 25 Mn at present.

Sales of paper bottles are projected to increase at a CAGR of over 6% during 2021 – 2031.

Value sales of paper bottles increased at a CAGR of 4.6% during 2016 – 2020.

Usage of tethered caps made with bio-composite and digital printing using laser are some key trends being observed in the market.

Growing demand for paper bottles for commercial packaging stands as the core driver for the market.

Top 4 manufacturers of paper bottles account for around 55% share in the market.

Top 5 countries driving demand for paper bottles are the U.S., Germany, China, India, and the U.K.

North America accounted for over 33% of global paper bottle sales 2020, and will continue its dominance through 2031.

The European market for paper bottles is projected to expand at a CAGR of more than 6% during 2021 – 2031.

The United States, Sweden, Switzerland, and U.K. are key producers of paper bottles.

The market in South Korea and Japan will expand at over 6% CAGR, with both countries together accounting for 48% share in the East Asian market.

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