Paper Cups Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Paper Cups in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Paper Cups Price Trend for H2 of 2022

The worldwide commerce of goods related to forests has been negatively impacted by the current economic and political dynamics. The price of pulp and consequently, products related to paper, reached previously unheard-of heights as a result of double-digit inflation, rising operating costs, and the approaching prospect of a recession.

Paper cups' costs increased along with a rise in demand as a result of India's impending ban on single-use plastics. Paper cups are 50% more expensive than single-use plastic cups. At the beginning of the third quarter, the prices saw an exponential rise. As a result, throughout the aforementioned time, the price trends for paper cups remained on the stronger side of the scale.

Analyst Insight

Given the current market dynamics the prices of paper cups are expected to increase in the coming months. The rise in demand for paper cups in the market is the major driver of the prices.

For the First Half of 2022

With the current economic and political dynamics, the international trade of forest-related products has been affected adversely. The double-digit inflation amid the surging operating costs and the looming threat of recession caused the pulp prices and thus, paper-related products to reach unprecedented highs. The prices of hardwood pulp averaged 6986 RMB/MT (April) in the Chinese domestic market.

With the upcoming single-use plastic ban in India, the prices of paper cups shot up with an increase in demand. The price of paper cups is 50% costlier than single-use plastic cups. One pack of 50 paper cups which cost 120 INR at the beginning of June surged to 150 INR at the end of the month. Hence, the price trends of paper cups remained on the stronger side of the scale throughout the said period.

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Paper cups are disposable cups made of paper, often coated with wax to prevent the water from leaking. Paper cups are primarily designed for single use and disposal as very little recycled paper is used to make paper cups because of strict health guidelines and contamination concerns. Since most paper cups are coated with polyethene, separating the coating is difficult during the recycling process. Only a few dedicated facilities can do so; hence, a major portion of paper cups are taken to landfills or incinerated.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Paper Cups
HS CODE 48236900
Industrial Uses Food and Beverages
Synonyms Dixie Cups
Supplier Database Dart Container Corporation, Pactiv LLC, Letica Corporation, Georgia-Pacific LLC
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Process

  • Production of Paper Cups from Pulping, Bleaching, and Heating

The food-grade paperboard is turned into reels, printed, and cut into cup sidewall blanks, also called cup boards. These blanks or boards are inserted into the cup-forming machines, and the seams are heated to make the cups liquid-proof.


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