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US Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

US Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

Paper cups and plates are temperature resistant, odourless, easy to use and are presently available in different sizes and shapes. Since they are disposable, paper cups and plates are widely used across the globe for consuming foods and beverages on the go, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, noodles, sweet corn, etc. The well-established food service sector has led the United States to represent one of the largest market for paper cups and paper plates worldwide. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, “US Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the US paper cups and paper plates market reached a value of US$ 104 Billion in 2017.

Paper cups are often covered with plastic resin to increase their durability, make them liquid resistant and prevent them from soaking the moisture and becoming soggy. Owing to this, they are extensively used to dispense beverages such as tea, coffee, soup, etc. Moreover, paper disposables such as cups and plates do not require cleaning, and therefore can be discarded easily after use. As a result of growing urbanization, hectic lifestyle and surging income levels, consumer prefer to use disposables instead of reusable utensils to save time and effort, thereby encouraging the growth of the paper cups and paper plates market. Further, plastic and foam disposables cause environmental damage, thus governments across the world are supporting the use of paper cups and plates. According to the report, the market is expected to reach a value of US$ 115 Billion by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more than 1.7% during 2018-2023.

The report has segregated the market on the basis of product type covering paper cups and plates. Among these, paper cups account for the majority of the total share. The paper cup segment has further been segmented into hot paper cups and cold paper cups, and single wall paper cups and double wall paper cups. Whereas, the paper plate segment has been divided into heavy-duty paper plates and medium-duty paper plates. An analysis of the competitive landscape provides the details of the key players operative in the market. Some of the major players are International Paper, Dart, Dixie, Hefty and Huhtamaki.

This report provides a deep insight into the US paper cups and paper plates industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. The report also provides a comprehensive analysis for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant. The study analyses the processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the paper cups and paper plates industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

How has the US paper cups and paper plates market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
What are the major product types in the paper cups and paper plates industry?
What are the various stages in the value chain of the paper cups and paper plates industry?
What are the key driving factors and challenges in the US paper cups and paper plates industry?
What is the structure of the US paper cups and paper plates industry and who are the key players?
What is the degree of competition in the US paper cups and paper plates industry?
What are the profit margins in the US paper cups industry?
What are the key requirements for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant?
How are paper cups manufactured?
What are the various unit operations involved in a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What is the total size of land required for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What are the machinery requirements for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What are the raw material requirements for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What are the packaging requirements for paper cups?
What are the transportation requirements for paper cups?
What are the utility requirements for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What are the manpower requirements for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What are the capital costs for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What are the operating costs for setting up a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What will be the income and expenditures for a paper cups manufacturing plant?
What is the time required to break-even?


1 Preface
2 Scope & Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends
5 Global Paper Cups and Paper Plates Industry
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.3 Market Breakup by Region
5.4 Market Breakup by Type
5.5 Market Forecast
6 US Paper Cups and Paper Plates Industry
6.1 Market Overview
6.2 Market Performance
6.3 Market Breakup by Type
6.4 Market Forecast
6.5 SWOT Analysis
6.5.1 Strengths
6.5.2 Weaknesses
6.5.3 Opportunities
6.5.4 Threats
6.6 Value Chain Analysis
6.7 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
6.7.1 Overview
6.7.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
6.7.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
6.7.4 Degree of Competition
6.7.5 Threat of New Entrants
6.7.6 Threat of Substitutes
6.8 Key Market Drivers and Success Factors
7 US Paper Cups Market
7.1 Market Performance
7.2 Market by Product Type
7.2.1 Hot Paper Cups
7.2.2 Cold Paper Cups
7.3 Market by Wall Type
7.3.1 Single Wall
7.3.2 Double Wall
8 US Paper Plates Market
8.1 Market Performance
8.2 Market by Product Type
8.2.1 Heavy-Duty Paper Plates
8.2.2 Medium-Duty Paper Plates
9 Paper Cups and Plates: Manufacturing Process
9.1 Product Overview
9.2 Raw Material Requirements
9.3 Manufacturing Process
9.4 Key Success and Risk Factors
10 Competitive Landscape
10.1 Market Structure
10.2 Key Players
10.3 Profiles of Key Players
List of Figures
Figure 1: US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Industry Overview
Figure 2: Global: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010 – 2017
Figure 3: Global: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 4: Global: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2017
Figure 5: Global: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market Forecast: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2018 – 2023
Figure 6: Global: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010 – 2017
Figure 7: US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 8:US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2017
Figure 9: US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market Forecast: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2018 – 2023
Figure 10: US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 11: US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 12: US: Paper Cups Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010-2017
Figure 13: US: Paper Cups Market Forecast: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2018-2023
Figure 14: US: Paper Cups Market: Breakup by Product (in %), 2017
Figure 15: US: Hot Paper Cups Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 16: US: Cold Paper Cups Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 17: US: Paper Cups Market: Breakup by Wall Type (in %), 2017
Figure 18: US: Single Wall Paper Cups Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: US: Double Wall Paper Cups Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 20: US: Paper Plates Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010 - 2017
Figure 21: US: Paper Plates Market Forecast: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2018 – 2023
Figure 22: US: Paper Cups Market: Breakup by Product (in %), 2017
Figure 23: US: Heavy-Duty Paper Plates Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 24: US: Medium-Duty Paper Plates Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Billion Units), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 25: Paper Cups and Plates: Manufacturing Process
List of Tables
Table 1: US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market Forecast: Breakup by Type, 2018-2023
Table 3: US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Industry Structure
Table 4: US: Paper Cups and Paper Plates Market: Key Players

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