Investment Opportunities in A4 Size Paper Industry


Investment Opportunities in A4 Size Paper Industry. Start A Copier Paper, Photo Copy Paper Manufacturing Business.

 A4 is a paper size that is used for a wide range of documents, including magazines, catalogs, letters and forms. A4 paper is the size most used in the world. It is used as the classic paper sheet in all industrialized countries. Today, it is used for all printing documents, letters, magazines, forms, bit notice, posters, catalogues, magazines, In Engineering A4 size paper is the mostly used as hard copy of drawing or document  in a handy way. It can be found in everyday life.

In the light of the internet revolution, massive inroads of digital printing and print on demand, the growth in demand for cut A4 size paper has been phenomenal. In India, the segment growth of cut size has been around 18-20% per year. Beyond that the economy value for money segment is growing 25%plus.

A4 measures 210 × 297 millimeters or 8.27 × 11.69 inches. Its dimensions are rounded off to 595 × 842 points. Folded twice, an A4 sheet fits in a C6 size envelope (114 × 162 mm).

Paper is a thin material produced by pressing together moist fibers of cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets. It is a versatile material with many uses, including writing, printing, packaging, cleaning, decorating, and a number of industrial and construction processes. Papers are essential in legal or non-legal documentation.


  • Catalogs
  • Small Posters
  • Magazines
  • Letters
  • Big Flyers
  • Forms
  • Printing
  • Documents
  • Schools
  • Offices
  • Colleges
  • Hospitals


Market Outlook

The global cut size uncoated A4 size paper market was valued at $16,122.3 million in 2017 and reach $18,483.6 million by 2023, witnessing a CAGR of 2.4%. The growth of the paper industry in emerging economies and advantages associated with the use of uncoated sheet paper are driving the market growth. Cut size uncoated freesheet paper is a type of graphic paper manufactured using about 90.0% chemical pulp and 10.0% mechanical pulp. The product is available in the form of rectangular sheets in three sizes: 210 mm x 297 mm (A4), 297 mm x 420 mm (A3), and 215 mm x 345 mm (legal).

The cut size uncoated free sheet paper market has been categorized into A4, A3, and others, where the category of others includes legal-sized paper. In terms of value, A4-sized paper held the largest share, of more than 80.0%, in the market in 2017. A4-sized uncoated freesheet paper is more preferred than other paper grades because of its lower cost and higher compatibility with a variety of printers, such as inkjet and laser printers.

The expected to continue holding the largest share in the global market in the coming years, on account of the increasing number of offices and educational institutes and the growth of the paper industry.

The paper industry in India has become more promising as the domestic demand is on the rise. Increasing population and literacy rate, growth in GDP, improvement in manufacturing sector and lifestyle of individuals are expected to account for the growth in the paper industry of India. Paper Industry plays a vital role in the economic growth of a country through revenue generation, foreign exchange earnings, and employment generation. Paper finds its usage in recording, storage and dissemination of information.

The domestic demand for paper is set to far surpass supply, with the growing emphasis on education and alternative uses of paper. The demand for upstream market of paper products, like, tissue paper, tea bags, filter paper, light weight online coated paper, medical grade coated paper etc. is growing up. These developments are expected to give fillip to the industry. Improvement of key ports, roads and railways and communication facilities will help the entire industrial sector including pulp & paper.

The global copier paper market is classified as per the paper size, thickness, end use, and material type. On the basis of paper size, A4 size paper accounts for the highest market share in global copier paper market. This is credited to the high utilization in consumer printing and commercial sectors, both. A/4 size copier paper holds the most market share in the global copier paper market, owing to high usage in consumer printing and in commercial sectors. The copier paper are created by either recycled pulp or virgin pulp. As per the paper thickness, 50-80 GSM copier paper segment is leading the market because it gives appropriate level of brightness in addition to ensures proper print.

Low per capita use of copier paper in emerging economies along with massive application of the product in the education sector is expected to trigger the growth trends for copier paper market in the near future. In addition to this, government offices make use of copier papers to archive most of their data and this is anticipated to fuel the demand for copier paper. With rise in the rates of literacy in African nations, it is more likely to generate massive demand for the product in the years to come.

Key Players

International Paper Company, South Coast Paper LLC, Domtar Corporation, UPM-Kymmene Oyj, Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd., Stora Enso Oyj, Mondi Group plc, Smurfit Kappa Group Plc., Lisgop Sikar L’td., Oji Holdings Corporation, Georgia-Pacific LLC, Sappi Limited, Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, Metsa Board Corporation, Pratt Industries, Inc., Daio Paper Corporation, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA), Rolland Enterprises Inc., and Packaging Corporation of America (Boise Paper). TNPL, Trident, JK, Bilt, Westcoast(B2B), IPAPPM are well known

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