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International Exhibition on Paper, Printing, Packaging Publishing and Allied Industries
6 - 9 December 2021, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, INDIA

Market Facts

Indian Paper Industry
The Indian Paper Industry has evolved to a great extent. It is now a vast industry comprising more than 750 pulp and paper mills, providing employment to more than 2 million people directly & indirectly. The estimated turnover of the industry is around USD 8 billion.
Paper printing is now one of the fastest growing sectors in India. It is said that since 1989 the growth of the Printing
coupled with Packaging Printing industry is over 14%. India has 49,000 publications, but annual revenues total just $ 1.1 billion.
The Indian Printing Industry, growing at a rate of 12%  per annum, comprises more than 250,000 printing companies. The current annual turnover of Indian Printing Industry is more than USD 11 Billion. India is the country with largest number of printing presses in the world.
In recent years, the printing industry in India has seen record levels of growth, owing to liberalised regimes, globalisation and progress in automation. The industry has grown leaps and bounds due to the latest technology and machinery, quality standards and production capacities. Also, when Indian government is encouraging foreign direct investment into this sector. Lot of global companies expected to invest in this sector due to favourable working conditions.
According to the Packaging Industry Association of India (PIAI), packaging in India is one of the fastest growing sectors, partly because it spans almost every industry segment. Right from Packaging of food and beverages, fruits and vegetables, drugs and medicines, to highly dangerous products, packaging has led to greater specialization and sophistication over a period of years.
The global paper packaging market was USD 213.8  billion in 2014 and is estimated to reach USD 306.73 billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 6.2%. Of the paper packaging market, paperboard is estimated to be the fastest growing market with a forecasted growth rate of 7.5% during the period 2014-2020. Moreover, it also leads the market having a share of 35% making it the point of focus for the Suppliers.
With a turnover of USD 24.6 billion and a growth rate of 13% to 15% annually, the Indian packaging industry is expected to reach USD 32 billion by 2020 Packaging has an annual global turnover of about USD 550 billion, and India's share is about USD 16.5 billion per annum.
Today Indian publishing is one of the greatest in the world and the country is counted among the top seven publishing nations. Increasing number of printers are now adopting newer and modern technologies adapting to the changing trend of new style  of working. It ensures that consumer get the optimum quality products at bare minimum price. Going forward the booming Indian economy will be backed by literate population on the rise, increasing consumerism, entry of global brands in the country and opening of the sector to foreign investors would drive the growth in print requirement.
While the international publishing industry has almost peaked, book publishing in India is booming at a compound annual growth rate of 30 per cent, there are over 16,000 publishers in India publishing in 22 official languages. This robust growth in printing and publishing sector leaves a great opportunity for the Indian paper industry to grow at a pace which should be more than the GDP. Besides this the paper industry has also to match the needs of printing industry especially in terms of world class quality at competitive price and availability.