$318.46 Million Butcher Paper Market Expected Reached by 2032, 4.5% CAGR

Butcher Paper Market Size Worth $318.46 Million By 2032 | CAGR: 4.5%

The global butcher paper market size is expected to reach USD 318.46 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report “Butcher Paper Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Material (Bleached, Unbleached); By Weight; By End Users; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2023 - 2032” gives a detailed insight into current market dynamics and provides analysis on future market growth.

Butcher paper is a heavy kraft paper used to wrap meat. To help minimize leaks, kraft pulp is treated with caustic soda, sulfuric acid, and sizing agents before being used to make butcher paper. Butcher paper has FDA approval for direct contact with food products and is moisture-resistant. It is a type of paper used to wrap meat and fish to preserve their taste and protect them from air pollutants.

According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), by 2032, global consumption of poultry will grow by 15%, pork by 11%, beef by 10%, & lamb by 15%. This will further boost the demand for butcher paper in the food industry. As meat consumption rises, there will be a greater demand for packaging and wrapping materials to preserve meat products' freshness, cleanliness, and aesthetic appeal. Butcher paper is one of the packaging choices for wrapping meats in the retail industry. This is likely to further boost the demand for butcher paper. 

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The demand for packaging materials that protect the quality, freshness, and presentation of food throughout transit has increased with the popularity of food delivery and takeaway services. Butcher paper is a good choice for this job because it helps preserve food's flavors and prevent moisture loss. According to the study by restaurantindia.in & Francorp, the market for quick service restaurants (QSRs) in the nation is anticipated to be worth US$ 690.21 million in 2022 and US$ 1069.3 million in 2027, growing at a CAGR of 9.15%. The rise in customer orders is driving the employees to use butcher paper in their operations, as it is simple to use and wraps around food items in less time, which is essential in driving customer satisfaction.

Butcher Paper Market Report Highlights

  • Unbleached segment is anticipated to witness faster growth in the coming years due to rising concerns about chemical products effects among consumers.
  • 66 to 95 segment accounted for the largest market share owing to the convenience of handling and packing food items.
  • Quick service restaurant segment is projected to experience a larger revenue share due to the ease of packing foods like sandwiches, burgers, and more.
  • North America held the largest share, owing to the increasing consumption of non-vegetarian products
  • The global players include Nordic Paper, Oji Holdings, Canfor, Segezha, Gascogne, Natron-Hayat, Mondi, Canadian Kraft Paper, Smurfit Kappa & Georgia-Pacific.


Polaris Market Research has segmented the butcher paper market report based on material, weight, end users and region:

Butcher Paper, Material Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Bleached
  • Unbleached

Butcher Paper, Weight Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • 35 to 65 GSM
  • 66 to 95 GSM
  • 96 to 105 GSM
  • 105 to 120 GSM

Butcher Paper, End Users Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • Hotels & Restaurants
  • Cafes & Kiosks
  • Canteens
  • QSR

Butcher Paper, Regional Outlook (Revenue - USD Million, 2019 - 2032)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Israel
    • South Africa

Butcher Paper Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2023

USD 214.11 million

Revenue forecast in 2032

USD 318.46 million


4.5% from 2023 - 2032

Base year


Historical data

2019 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2032

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2032

Segments covered

By Material, By Weight, By End Users, By Region

Regional scope

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


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