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Global Uncoated Paper Market by Type (Uncoated Groundwood Paper, Uncoated Woodfree Paper, Other), By Application (Advertising, Commercial, Directories, Security And Brand Protection, Transactional, Packaging) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Uncoated Paper Market by Type (Uncoated Groundwood Paper, Uncoated Woodfree Paper, Other), By Application (Advertising, Commercial, Directories, Security And Brand Protection, Transactional, Packaging) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 130407 3300 Chemical & Material 377 249 Pages 4.6 (38)

Market Overview:

The global uncoated paper market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for uncoated papers from various applications such as advertising, commercial, directories, security and brand protection, transactional and packaging. In terms of type, the uncoated groundwood paper segment is expected to hold a major share of the global uncoated paper market during the forecast period. However, in terms of CAGR, the other type segment is projected to grow at a higher rate than other segments during the forecast period.

Global Uncoated Paper Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Uncoated paper is a type of paper that does not have a coating of clay and other minerals. This type of paper is typically used for printing because it absorbs ink better than coated papers.

Uncoated Groundwood Paper:

Uncoated groundwood paper is a specialty paper made from wood pulp and has been used traditionally for printing currency, stock certificates, and other legal-size papers. The process of making uncoated groundwood paper involves the use of chemicals to remove the outer coating or skin from the wood pulp so that it can be printed with an ink formulation.

Uncoated Woodfree Paper:

Uncoated woodfree paper is a special category of paper, which is produced without the use of any chemicals or preservatives. It has high strength and durability as compared to coated woodfree papers. Uncoated wood-free papers are manufactured by using raw materials such as cotton & synthetic fibers, recycled cellulose fiber, natural fibers like straw and kenaf along with water.

Application Insights:

The global uncoated paper market is segmented by application into advertising, commercial, directories, security and brand protection, transactional and packaging. The advertising application segment led the market in 2017 owing to growing awareness regarding product benefits coupled with an increase in spending on advertisements.

Directories are expected to be the fastest-growing application over the forecast period owing to increasing use of directories as a medium for providing information related to products and services offered by businesses. Growing demand for online directory services is also anticipated to have a positive impact on industry growth over the forecast period.

Transactional papers are widely used for banking documents such as cheque books, ATM cards etc., which provide details of banks across various regions worldwide.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The region accounted for a share of more than 60% in terms of volume owing to high demand from packaging, transactional, and direct marketing applications. China is one of the largest producers as well as consumers of paper products globally. It has been witnessing strong growth in commercial printing since 2010s on account rising number of corporate offices, hotels, restaurants, shops along with government agencies such as municipal corporations and district boards across major cities including Shanghai, Beijing (Peking), Guangzhou (Canton), Shenzhen & Hong Kong.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from the packaging industry for uncoated paper as it is strong and does not easily tear.
  • The growth of the e-commerce sector, which is increasing demand for lightweight and durable packaging materials.
  • Rising disposable income in developing countries, which is resulting in an increase in demand for premium quality uncoated paper products.
  • Rapid urbanization, which is leading to an increase in the number of households that require printing and writing materials such as newspapers, magazines, books etcetera .

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Uncoated Paper Market Research Report

By Type

Uncoated Groundwood Paper, Uncoated Woodfree Paper, Other

By Application

Advertising, Commercial, Directories, Security And Brand Protection, Transactional, Packaging

By Companies

Glatfelter, Asia Pulp & Paper, Domtar, International Paper, Mondi, The Navigator, Lecta, Finch Paper, International Paper, Sonoco, Appleton Coated, Case Paper, UPM Paper, Verso Corporation

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Uncoated Paper Market Report Segments:

The global Uncoated Paper market is segmented on the basis of:


Uncoated Groundwood Paper, Uncoated Woodfree Paper, Other

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Advertising, Commercial, Directories, Security And Brand Protection, Transactional, Packaging

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. Glatfelter
  2. Asia Pulp & Paper
  3. Domtar
  4. International Paper
  5. Mondi
  6. The Navigator
  7. Lecta
  8. Finch Paper
  9. International Paper
  10. Sonoco
  11. Appleton Coated
  12. Case Paper
  13. UPM Paper
  14. Verso Corporation

Global Uncoated Paper Market Overview

Highlights of The Uncoated Paper Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of Alpha Hydroxy Acid for Cosmetic Market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. Uncoated Groundwood Paper
    2. Uncoated Woodfree Paper
    3. Other
  1. By Application:

    1. Advertising
    2. Commercial
    3. Directories
    4. Security And Brand Protection
    5. Transactional
    6. Packaging
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Uncoated Paper Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Uncoated Paper Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
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  8. Customization of the Report Available
1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Uncoated Paper Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Uncoated Paper Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Uncoated Paper Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Uncoated Paper Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Uncoated Paper Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Uncoated Paper Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Uncoated Paper Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Uncoated Paper Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Uncoated Groundwood Paper
      5.3.2. Uncoated Woodfree Paper
      5.3.3. Other
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Uncoated Paper Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Advertising
      6.3.2. Commercial
      6.3.3. Directories
      6.3.4. Security And Brand Protection
      6.3.5. Transactional
      6.3.6. Packaging
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Uncoated Paper Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Uncoated Paper Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Uncoated Paper Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Uncoated Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Advertising
      9.4.2. Commercial
      9.4.3. Directories
      9.4.4. Security And Brand Protection
      9.4.5. Transactional
      9.4.6. Packaging
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Uncoated Groundwood Paper
      9.7.2. Uncoated Woodfree Paper
      9.7.3. Other
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Uncoated Paper Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Uncoated Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Advertising
      10.4.2. Commercial
      10.4.3. Directories
      10.4.4. Security And Brand Protection
      10.4.5. Transactional
      10.4.6. Packaging
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Uncoated Groundwood Paper
      10.7.2. Uncoated Woodfree Paper
      10.7.3. Other
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Uncoated Paper Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Uncoated Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Advertising
      11.4.2. Commercial
      11.4.3. Directories
      11.4.4. Security And Brand Protection
      11.4.5. Transactional
      11.4.6. Packaging
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Uncoated Groundwood Paper
      11.7.2. Uncoated Woodfree Paper
      11.7.3. Other
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Uncoated Paper Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Uncoated Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Advertising
      12.4.2. Commercial
      12.4.3. Directories
      12.4.4. Security And Brand Protection
      12.4.5. Transactional
      12.4.6. Packaging
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Uncoated Groundwood Paper
      12.7.2. Uncoated Woodfree Paper
      12.7.3. Other
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Uncoated Paper Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Uncoated Paper Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Advertising
      13.4.2. Commercial
      13.4.3. Directories
      13.4.4. Security And Brand Protection
      13.4.5. Transactional
      13.4.6. Packaging
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Uncoated Paper Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Uncoated Groundwood Paper
      13.7.2. Uncoated Woodfree Paper
      13.7.3. Other
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Uncoated Paper Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Uncoated Paper Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Uncoated Paper Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Uncoated Paper Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. Glatfelter Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Asia Pulp & Paper Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Domtar Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. International Paper Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Mondi Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. The Navigator Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Lecta Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Finch Paper Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. International Paper Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. Sonoco Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. Appleton Coated Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. Case Paper Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. UPM Paper Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. Verso Corporation Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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