Middle East and Africa Paper Bags Market, By Product (Flat Paper Bags, Multi-Wall Paper Sacks, Open Mouth, Pasted Valve, Lock Paper Bag, Self-Opening-Style (SOS) Bags, Stand Up Pouch, and Others), Usage (Single-Use, and Re-Usable), Capacity (Less Than 1 Kg, 1kg-5 Kg, 5kg-10 Kg, More Than 10 Kg), Size (Small Size, Medium Size, Large Size, and Extra Large Size, Others), Sealing & Handling (Heat Seal, Hand Length Handle, Ziplock, Twisted Handle, Flat Handle, and Others), Shape (Rectangle, Square, Circular, and Others), Distribution Channel (Convenience Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, E-Commerce, and Others), End-User (Food & Beverages, Animal Feed, Cosmetic Products, Agriculture, Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, and Others) Industry Trends and Forecast to 2029.
Market Analysis and Size
Paper bags are manufactured from wood pulp that easily decomposes, does not release any toxic gasses in the soil, and has no impact on animal and groundwater levels, maintaining nature's stability. Paper bags are high in demand due to some considerable properties of paper bags, as paper bags are re-usable, recyclable, biodegradable, and, most importantly, help reduce plastic waste. The manufacturing of paper bags is cost-efficient, and the process is easy compared to other packaging solutions. Paper bags are in more demand in retail than shopping bags as multi-wall paper bags with the twisted handle on the upper side provide strength to carry consumer goods.
Increasing preference for eco-friendly, biodegradable, and sustainable packaging and increasing initiatives taken by governmental bodies to ban single-use plastic and promote other alternatives such as paper bags will propel the market's growth. However, the low availability of raw materials (wood pulp) may hamper the market's growth.
Increasing awareness of the social issues and rising usage of bio-degradable products may create immense opportunities for the growth of the market, but maintaining the standard quality of paper bags can create a big challenge for the paper bags manufacturer in the near future,
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the Middle East and Africa paper bags market is expected to reach the value of USD 362.70 million by the year 2029, at a CAGR of 3.7% during the forecast period. "Food & Beverages" accounts for the most prominent end-user segment in the respective market owing to the rise in the demand for paper bags for homecare settings. The market report curated by the Data Bridge Market Research team includes in-depth expert analysis, import/export analysis, pricing analysis, production consumption analysis, and climate chain scenario.
2022 to 2029
2020 (Customizable to 2019 - 2014)
Revenue in USD Million, Pricing in USD, Volume in Million Units
By Product (Flat Paper Bags, Multi-Wall Paper Sacks, Open Mouth, Pasted Valve, Lock Paper Bag, Self-Opening-Style (SOS) Bags, Stand Up Pouch, and Others), Usage (Single-Use, and Re-Usable), Capacity (Less Than 1 Kg, 1kg-5 Kg, 5kg-10 Kg, More Than 10 Kg), Size (Small Size, Medium Size, Large Size, and Extra Large Size, Others), Sealing & Handling (Heat Seal, Hand Length Handle, Ziplock, Twisted Handle, Flat Handle, and Others), Shape (Rectangle, Square, Circular and Others), Distribution Channel (Convenience Stores, Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores, E-Commerce, and Others), End-User (Food & Beverages, Animal Feed, Cosmetic Products, Agriculture, Construction, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals and Others)
South Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Iran, Ethiopia, Kuwait, and the rest of the Middle East and Africa
Market Players Covered
Mondi, International Paper, Shuaiba Industrial Company (K.P.S.C), Papyrus Paper Products LTD, middleeastdisposable, Lanpack, Gulf East Paper And Plastic Industries LLC, Hotpack Packaging Industries LLC, CLASSYPAC MIDDLE EAST, Packteck, RETQA PAPER BAGS, Kiki Bags, Golden Pack for Packaging Industries, Green Age Partners and Huhtamaki, among others
Paper bags are made from wood pulp from trees, renewable, recyclable, and biodegradable. Kraft paper and initiation kraft paper are the most common papers used in manufacturing paper bags. Paper bags are commonly used as shopping bags, packaging, and sacks. Paper bags have also come in the multi-walls, which provide strength to store and transport food and beverage, animal feed products, and other products. The load paper bags also have twisted or flat handles for handling goods. Paper bags are highly used in the retail sector for carrying shopping items.
According to packaging law for regulation of food contact materials in the Middle East and Africa Member States.
The regulation of food contact materials in the Member States of the Cooperation Council for the Arab states of the gulf – also known as the Gulf Cooperation Council and hereafter referred to as the GCC – is characterized by consensus-based standards established by the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO). The GSO standards set forth conditions and specific compositional requirements for various food contact materials. In large part, the requirements of these standards mirror the European Union's (EU) regulations on food contact materials. Following a global trend, several GCC member states have recently imposed new restrictions on plastic bags and other single-use plastic articles, impacting plastic food contact materials.
Market Dynamics of the Middle East and Africa Paper Bags Market Include:
- Increasing preference for eco-friendly and biodegradable packaging
Eco-friendly products are not harmful to the environment, are made from all-natural ingredients, and are easily recyclable, compostable, or biodegradable. A rising number of environment-conscious consumers opt for sustainable products such as paper bags which are eco-friendly and easily degradable. The demand for lightweight and easily transportable paper bags is expected to increase in cosmetics, food & beverages, pharmaceutical, construction, and other industries. The awareness regarding the harmful impact of plastic on the environment urges customers to opt for eco-friendly and biodegradable options such as paper bags. Paper bags are widely used in packaging several products such as food & beverages, textiles, cement, electronics, personal belongings, and others. Thus, the high demand for paper bags in the packaging industry will fuel the market's growth. The rising awareness of using sustainable packaging options encourages customers in the Middle East and African countries to use paper bags.
- Rise in awareness of the benefits of paper bags through the campaign
The increase of environmental-conscious people in the Middle East and African countries opt for sustainable packaging options and spread awareness. Plastic poses a serious threat to human health as well as the environment. Hence, the adoption of paper products in various industries such as food & beverages, construction, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and others in the Middle East and African countries is increasing. The growing demand for sustainable, recyclable, re-usable, compostable, bio-degradable packaging products such as paper bags, coupled with rising awareness through various campaigns promoting paper bags and spreading awareness regarding the harmful effect of plastics, may propel the growth of the market.
- Surging demand for sustainable paper bag packaging in the E-commerce sector
Several companies opt for paper bag packaging for delivering goods as paper bags are sustainable and lightweight, making them easy for transportation. The demand for paper bag packaging is increasing in the e-commerce sector as more buyers purchase online and existing retailers continue to grow in size. The number of packages they purchase increases as well. Online retail has opened the doors for home-based businesses, artisans, and entrepreneurs to have the ability to sell their goods globally from their home, studio, or small workspace.
- Increasing awareness of social issues and rising usage of bio-degradable products
Several types of packaging are used in different applications, resulting in waste that is very harmful to the environment. Plastic packaging is used for food and beverage, cosmetics, and consumer goods that produce non-biodegradable as decomposing of the plastic packaging waste releases toxic gases in the soil, which is dangerous for animals and groundwater. So steps have been taken to ban plastic bag packaging as it is harmful to the environment.
- Low availability of raw material
Availability of the proper quality and quantity is a concern for the production of paper bags in all the regions. Paper bags are made from the paper used in several applications and have more demand due to the low-cost product. The raw material used in the production of paper bags is wood pulp taken from the tree woods and goes through several processes. Paper is made of different qualities and is further used to make shopping bags of different sizes.
- Landfills due to used paper bags
Paper bags are used in several applications, such as food, cosmetics, and healthcare, among others. Thus, demand for paper bags has increased in the Middle East and Africa region. Paper bags are of two types such as single-use and re-usable. As the demand for single-use rises, the paper waste results in landfills leading to increased paper wasteland fill. This negatively impacts the surroundings as paper takes time to decompose. Recycling paper bags also includes the cost that manufacturers do not want to spend, resulting in the elevation quantity of landfills of the used paper bags.
COVID-19 had a Minimal Impact on Paper Bags Market
COVID-19 impacted various manufacturing and service-providing industries in the year 2020-2021 as it led to the closure of workplaces, disruption of supply chains, and restrictions on transportation. The imbalance between demand and supply and its impact on pricing is considered short-term and is expected to recover as this pandemic comes to an end. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 throughout the globe, the demand for paper bags has increased owing to increased demand for packaging products. In addition, paper bag companies introduced new and advanced paper bag products. Thus, even though the other industries suffered a lot during the COVID-19 outbreak, the paper bags industry grew considerably.
- In March 2021, Mondi partnered with Tesco to create recycled paper bags for the retailers. The vision of this partnership is to purchase the retailer's warehouse corrugated waste to create recycled paper shopping bags
- In June 2021, Hotpack Packaging Industries LLC opened Eco Store, an online retail destination for eco-friendly food packaging products in the UAE
Middle East and Africa Paper Bags Market Scope
Middle East and Africa paper bags market is segmented based on product, usage, capacity, size, sealing & handling, shape, distribution channel, and end-user. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meager growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- Flat Paper Bags
- Multi-Wall Paper Sacks
- Open Mouth
- Pasted Valve
- Lock Paper Bags
- Self-Opening-Style (SOS) Bags
- Stand Up Pouch
Based on product, the Middle East and Africa paper bags market is segmented into flat paper bags, multi-wall paper sacks, open mouth, pasted valve, lock paper bags, self-opening-style (SOS) bags, stand up pouch, and others.
Based on usage, the Middle East and Africa paper bags market is segmented into single-use and re-usable.
- Less Than 1 KG
- 1 KG-5 KG
- 5 KG-10 KG
- More Than 10 KG
Based on capacity, the Middle East and Africa paper bags market is segmented into less than 1 kg, 1kg-5 kg, 5kg-10 kg, and more than 10 kg.
- Small Size
- Medium Size
- Large Size
- Extra Large Size
Based on size, the Middle East and Africa paper bags market is segmented into small size, medium size, large size, and extra-large size.
Sealing & Handling
- Heat Seal
- Hand Length Handle
- Twisted Handle
- Flat Handle
Based on sealing & handling, the Middle East and Africa paper bags market is segmented into heat seal, hand length handle, ziplock, twisted handle, flat handle, and others.
Based on shape, the Middle East and Africa paper bags market is segmented into rectangle, square, circular, and others.
- Convenience Stores
- Specialty Stores
Based on distribution channel, the Middle East and Africa paper bags market is segmented into convenience stores, supermarkets/hypermarkets, specialty stores, e-commerce, and others.
- Food & Beverages
- Animal Feed
- Cosmetic Products
Based on end-user, the Middle East and Africa paper bags market is segmented into food & beverages, animal feed, cosmetic products, agriculture, construction, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and others.
Middle East and Africa Paper Bags Market Country Analysis/Insights
Middle East and Africa paper bags market is analyzed, and market size insights and trends are provided by country, product, usage, capacity, size, sealing & handling, shape, distribution channel, and end-user as referenced above.
Some of the countries covered in the Middle East and Africa paper bags market report are South Africa, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Iran, Ethiopia, Kuwait and Rest of the Middle East and Africa.
United Arab Emirates is expected to dominate the Middle East and Africa paper bags market because of the increasing preference for eco-friendly, biodegradable, and sustainable packaging. The United Arab Emirates is followed by Saudi Arabia and is expected to witness significant growth during the forecast period of 2022 to 2029 due to increasing initiatives taken by governmental bodies to ban single-use plastic. Saudi Arabia is followed by South Africa and is expected to grow significantly owing to increasing awareness of the social issues and rising usage of bio-degradable products.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in market regulation that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points such as downstream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends, porter's five forces analysis, and case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of the Middle East and African brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Middle East and Africa Paper Bags Market Share Analysis
Middle East and Africa paper bags market competitive landscape provide details by the competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, Middle-East & Africa presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the Middle East and Africa paper bags market.
Some of the major market players engaged in the Middle East and Africa paper bags market are Mondi, International Paper, Shuaiba Industrial Company (K.P.S.C), Papyrus Paper Products LTD, middleeastdisposable, Lanpack, Gulf East Paper And Plastic Industries LLC, Hotpack Packaging Industries LLC, CLASSYPAC MIDDLE EAST, Packteck, RETQA PAPER BAGS, Kiki Bags, Golden Pack for Packaging Industries, Green Age Partners and Huhtamaki, among others.