Paper Cups Market (By type: Hot Paper Cups and Cold Paper Cups; By Wall Type: Single Walled and Double Walled; By End-User: Commercial, Industrial, and household) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022 - 2030

The global paper cups market size was valued at US$ 6.9 billion in 2021 and expected to reach US$ 10.2 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a noteworthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2022 to 2030..

Growth Factors:

Increasing adoption of disposable cups to serve hot and cold beverages in quick service restaurants is likely to drive their demand in the coming years. In addition, the rising usage of such cups for drinking water in several commercial and residential parties is expected to drive their demand. The use of disposable cups has become quite popular over the past decade. The sense of convenience among consumers is anticipated to drive the product demand. Increasing demand for quick-service restaurants (QSRs) from the urban and semi-urban markets and water shortage to clean utensils are anticipated to drive the market. Rising disposable income, coupled with the changing food trends that favor convenience, is anticipated to further drive the product demand.

Disposable cups are a great alternative to glasses, mugs, and steins, especially if consumers are worried about breaking them or carrying them around. Increasing usage of disposable cups at social gatherings and celebrations is likely to propel their demand in the coming years. Single-serving cups have a multitude of uses in the household. They are perfect for serving beverage samples, dishing out child-friendly portions to kids, and even for serving adult refreshments, such as espresso and cappuccino. Thus, several households across the globe are keeping a supply of small disposable cups in the cabinet to prevent the spread of germs when it’s time to rinse with mouthwash or chase back pill and gel-cap medications. Small cups are also handy when mixing paints, stains, or adhesives for home-improvement or craft projects. These factors are foreseen to fuel the market growth in the coming years.

Report Scope of the Paper Cups Market

Report Coverage


Market Size

US$ 10.2 Billion by 2030

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.4% from 2022 to 2030

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Fastest Growing Market

North America

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 to 2030

Segments Covered

Type, Wall Type, End User and Region,

Companies Mentioned

Kap Cones Pvt. Ltd., International Paper Company, Huhtamaki Oyj, Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC., Dart Container Corporation, Benders Paper Cups, Shanghai Xinyu Paper Cup Co. Ltd., Konie Cups International, Eco-Products Inc., DongyangKangbao Paper Cups Co. Ltd.

Type Insights

By type, the hot paper cups segment led the global paper cups market with remarkable revenue share in 2020 and is anticipated to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is attributed to the higher consumption of hot beverages among the global population. Further, the quick service restaurants and smaller beverage serving shops extensively use paper cups to serve hot tea and coffee, owing to its cheaper price and convenience associated with the use of paper cups.

On the other hand, the cold paper cups is estimated to be the most opportunistic market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the rising popularity of on-the-go consumption of soft drinks, juices, and cold coffee among the busy consumers.

Wall Type Insights

By type, the double walled segment led the global paper cups market with remarkable revenue share in 2020 and is anticipated to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. The double walled cup has two walls of paper with air pocket in between that facilitates comfortable holding when serving hot beverages like tea and coffee. Therefore, double walled is extensively used for serving hot beverages and the increased consumption of hot beverages is driving the demand for the double walled paper cups.

On the other hand, the single walled segment is expected to grow at a sustainable rate. Single walled paper cups are commonly used for serving and storing both hot and cold beverages across the globe.

End-User Insights

By end-user, the commercial segment led the global paper cups market with remarkable revenue share in 2020 and is anticipated to retain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is significantly attributed to the increased penetration of quick service restaurants and popular coffee chains across the globe. These two commercial spaces are the highest consumer of paper cups.

On the other hand, the industrial segment is growing at a considerable pace owing to the increasing adoption of disposable paper cups in schools, colleges, and other institutions for serving water and other beverages is a major driver of this segment.

Region Insights

Based on the region, Asia Pacific dominated the global paper cups market in 2020, in terms of revenue and is estimated to sustain its dominance during the forecast period.This is attributable to the factors such as changing food habits of the consumers, rising urban population, and rising penetration of commercial spaces like quick service restaurants, coffee chains, fast casual restaurants, and rapidly growing food and beverages industry in the region. Asia Pacific is characterized by huge population, rising disposable income, and increased demand for various food and beverages products. This is the primary driver of the paper cups market in the region.

On the other hand, North America is estimated to grow at a sustainable rate over the forecast period. The growing awareness regarding hygienic food habits, increased awareness regarding environmental problems, and increased on-the-go consumption of beverage such as cold coffee, juices, and carbonated drinks are the major factors that are accountable for the growth of the paper cups market in North America.

Some of the prominent players in the Paper Cups Market include:

  • International Paper Company
  • Huhtamaki Oyj
  • Dart Container Corporation
  • Benders Paper Cups
  • Konie Cups International
  • Eco-Products Inc.
  • Kap Cones Pvt. Ltd.
  • DongyangKangbao Paper Cups Co. Ltd.
  • Phoenix Packaging Operations, LLC.
  • Shanghai Xinyu Paper Cup Co. Ltd.

Segments Covered in the Report

This research report offers market revenue, sales volume, production assessment and prognoses by classifying it on the basis of various aspects. Further, this research study investigates market size, production, consumption and its development trends at global, regional, and country level for the period of 2017 to 2030 and covers subsequent region in its scope:

By Type

  • Hot Paper Cups
  • Cold Paper Cups

By Wall Type

  • Single Walled
  • Double Walled

By End User

  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Household

By Geography

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa (MEA)

  • GCC
  • North Africa
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Points Covered in Paper Cups Market Study:

  • Growth of Paper Cups in 2022
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2030)
  •  Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  •  Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  •  Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  •  Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  •  Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies
  •  COVID-19 Impact on Demand for Paper Cups and How to Navigate
  •  Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  •  Paper Cups Consumption Analysis
  •  Paper Cups Production Analysis
  •  Paper Cups and Management

Report Detail

  • Report Code:6348
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel

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