The Indian Paper Industry is among the top 15 global players today and accounts for about 1.6% of the worlds production of paper and paperboard according to IPMA. The estimated turnover of the industry is Rs 25,000 crore (USD 5.95 billion) approximately. The operating capacity of the industry currently stands at 9.3 million tons and per capita consumption is pegged at 8.3 kg. India is the fastest growing market for paper globally and it presents an exciting scenario; paper consumption is poised for a big leap forward in sync with the economic growth and is estimated to touch 13.95 million tons by 2015-16. As per industry estimates, paper production is likely to grow at a CAGR of 8.4% while paper consumption will grow at a CAGR of 9% till 2012-13.
A large number of expansion programmes & expansion of capacities with an outlay of Rs. 10,000 crores have been announced covering the various sectors like paper, paperboard, newsprint etc. FDI in the Indian paper sector is also growing. The Indian Economy is progressing well and targeting 8%+ growth. The economic reforms coupled with the liberalized Government Policies, India today offers excellent business opportunity for investments.
Paper Today is a premier event for the paper industry that offers key professionals in the paper, pulp and board industries as well as to the printing, converting and office supplies business, an unrivalled platform to source for machinery, equipment, services, supplies, to seek new technology, to network and make contacts.
Paper Today 2013 will present the latest technologies in paper manufacturing equipments, machines, material and services covering the needs of suppliers and consumers in the paper industry. Paper Today is being held concurrent to N Printech Today which is an Exhibition for the Next generation printing technology encompassing all the innovations & latest technology available in the contemporary printing and paper print related industries on a single platform.