Billing Paper Market : Worldwide Analysis & New Market Opportunities Explored By 2031

Press Release from Future Market Insights

According to Future Market Insights (FMI), the global sales of  billing paper market  is expected to surpass  US$ 1489.8 Mn  by 2031. Billing-cum-invoice paper allows for multiple copies to be made of a document.

Increasing application of billing papers as invoice and transaction receipts in the businesses and e-commerce sector is driving the demand. On the back of this, the market is poised to expand at  6% CAGR  between 2021 and 2031.

As companies in the industrial sector are increasingly becoming conscious towards the hazardous effect of carbon paper on environment, demand for sustainable and carbon-less billing paper have burgeoned. Also, expansion of e-commerce and retail sectors across India, China, and the U.S. is expected to increase the sales of billing paper.

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Sales of billing paper witnessed moderate growth during the FQ-20 owing to the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19. While disruption of supply-chains due to global lockdown hampered the sales, adoption of eco-friendly billing papers increased in the healthcare sector due to the transportation and supply of COVID-19 vaccines.

As per FMI, sales of billing paper grew by  4.4%  year-on-year in 2021, and is projected to surpass  US$ 831.2 Mn .

Key Takeaways from Billing Paper Market

  • 2 Parts NCR Paper is the most preferred paper type, with a  36.5%  market share by 2031..
  • In terms of basis weight, 40-100 GSM is expected to be highly sought-after, accounting for highest market share of  58.8%  during the forecast period.
  • In terms of application, institutional segment will dominate the segment, holding  35.1%  market share by 2031.
  • Asia Pacific is estimated to grow the highest  8%  CAGR during the forecast period.
  • Sales of billing paper in Thailand are expected to surge at an exceptional  10% CAGR  between 2021 and 2031
  • China is expected to spearhead the growth of East Asia market, contributing over  66.2%  sales by 2031.

“End users institution, education, commercial and household sectors are switching to a customized range of invoice and receipts of billing papers due to their multifaceted attributes, which covers safety, accuracy, and durability. Also, manufacturers are increasing the production of eco-friendly and user-friendly customized billing papers to capitalize on the existing trend,” says FMI analyst.

Availability across Shopping Malls and Supermarkets Will Augment the Sales

Billing papers are ideal for invoices, purchase orders, receipts, and other essential documents because they transfer the data from the top sheet to multiple sheets beneath. They are extensively used in supermarkets and retail stores for invoice and receipts printing to mark the product details.

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Billing papers as a billing-cum-delivery challan book are placed at every cash and delivery counter to provide the consumer with exact product details and payment proof. It is considered the most economical printing technology due to low maintenance costs and less energy consumption.

Less administrative time is required to fill up the details, and accuracy increases the customer’s satisfaction and loyalty. When signed on the billing paper invoice book, it is considered a valid and authentic proof document.

Availability of different color coded billing papers creates organizational efficiency, easy filing, and distribution. Hence, rising consumer preference for shopping in supermarkets and shopping malls due to convenience and the fast, easy, and accurate billing will bolster the demand for the billing papers.

Electronic Invoicing and Digital Payment as Alternatives to Paper Might Limit the Sales

Growing penetration of digital technology and internet banking have allowed smartphones to receive bills, receipts, and statements. Digital invoices, reports, and receipts alleviate the printing and handling costs for businesses.

Consumers store digital bills and receipts on mobile phones, computers, or laptops to quickly access the documents when required. Due to the growing need for safe and secure digital technology, companies share important documents, invoices, and credit card bills through emails and other digital technology.

Paper invoicing, printing, and dispatching wastes valuable staff time, energy, and costs. Time spent resolving invoicing data entry and processing due to human errors on paper billing is very high. Hence, rising trend of digital and online trading through internet banking, mobile banking, ATM centers, and card payments are limiting the sales of billing papers.

Additionally, fewer people are required to process electronic invoicing. The invoicing accuracy and better efficiency due to digital technology will reduce the demand for billing paper.

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Billing Paper Market Landscape

Koehler Paper Group, Pixelle Specialty Solutions, Mitsubishi HiTec Paper Europe GmbH, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas., and Jinyi Paper Co., Ltd. among others are the prominent players in the global billing paper market. The Tier 1 players in the market hold 25-30% in the global billing paper market.

What is the Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Billing Paper Market?

Every industry across the globe has been impacted by COVID-19, paper industry is among the worst hit due to supply disruptions and non-availability of raw materials. The pandemic created numerous challenges to the paper and pulp industry across the globe and provided unprecedented possibilities for medical specialty papers, etc.

Due to the travel restrictions and lockdowns, consumers initiated and favored e-commerce and online shopping.  Hence, due to the sudden rise in the billing and receipts transactions, the distributors and dealers switched to the billing papers as the most convenient, speedy, and accurate way of billing.

It ensured the safety and security of the consumers and offered valid evidence of proof for sale transactions. Due to the closing of educational institutions, offices, and commercial establishments, the billing papers market had an adverse impact due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Billing Paper Market by Category

By Paper Type:

  • 2 Parts NCR Paper
  • 3 Parts NCR Paper
  • 4 Parts NCR Paper
  • 5 Parts NCR Paper

By Basis Weight:

  • Up to 40 GSM
  • 40-100 GSM
  • Above 100 GSM

By Application:

  • Institutional
  • Educational
  • Business
  • Households

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania

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