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Global Drinking Straw Market - 2020-2027

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Global Drinking Straw Market - 2020-2027
Published: September 30, 2020 Content info: 214 Pages

Market Overview

The Global Drinking Straw Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR during the forecasting period (2020-2027).

Drinking straw is a small cylindrical hollow tube used for consuming a beverage by placing its one end in the mouth and other in the beverage. It can be made up of paper, bamboo, stainless steel, plastics or others. Drinking straws are widely used in cars, cafes, quick service restaurants, lounges, roadside eateries, and in residential houses and apartments.

Market Dynamics:

The market growth is driven by the blooming food and beverage industries globally with the changing consumers preferences and tastes which has led to the customization of the food and beverage. Market is witnessing the high increase in the number of the international and local restaurants, hotels, and cafe chains which is increasing the demand of drinking straws.

Growing concerns regarding the usage of the environment friendly products are increasing the demand for eco-friendly, natural & organic and reusable straws. Several companies are developing environment friendly biodegradable and renewable products with innovation. For instance, in September 2019, Ahlstrom-Munksjo had launched a new innovative U-shaped drinking straw i.e. celluStraw which is a fiber-based solution made of renewable materials. It is an industry's emerging initiatives to phase out single-use plastic straws. It comprises of the specialty paper grades developed for the inner and outer plies of paper straws. It has high wet-strength and mechanical resistance which ensures that the paper straws remain in excellent condition and withstand in liquids for a sufficient time.

However, the availability of alternative material such as metal, glass, bamboo, and silicone for producing the drinking straw is hindering the market growth. Use of the plastic straw is impacting the environment, birds, and animals. Around 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws are lying on the world's coastlines.

Segment Analysis

The global drinking straw market is segmented based on type as plastic drinking straw, and paper drinking straw. Paper drinking straw is expected to have the high market growth due to rising demand of the paper drinking straw as the packaging industry is witnessing shift towards non-plastic sustainable materials from plastic products. Consumers are widely using the paper drinking straws at home, parties, on-the-go drinks, concession stands, food service, schools, institutional and others.

Plastic drinking straw segment is expected to have the negative market growth over the forecasted period due to the banning of the plastic straws. Corporations, municipalities, and governments are imposing bans on the plastic straws. For instance, in July 2018, McDonald's has planned to ban plastic straws at its United Kingdom and Ireland restaurants. These plastic straws are cheaper in comparison to the paper straws. Few of the market players have taken the initiatives of manufacturing the paper straws to replace the plastic straws.

Further, the market is also classified on the basis of application into foodservice, institutional, and households. Foodservice accounts for high market size due to the rising use of drinking straws in bars, lounges, restaurants, motels and hotels. High sales of drinking straws are observed in bars, lounges, and hotels in comparison to the restaurants and motels. Majority sales of drinking straws are observed in the Cafes.

Institutional sectors comprised of schools, colleges, research centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and others. Institutional sectors account for the positive market share due to the rising demand for drinking straws in the institutional sector, especially in corporates. Moreover, there is rising consumption of the drinking straws in the healthcare sectors is expected to accelerate the market over the forecasted period.

Geographical Presentation

By region, the global drinking straw market is segmented into North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa. Among all of the regions, North America dominates the market due to growing food services by commercial foodservice such as full-service restaurants, fast food outlets, caterers, some cafeterias, and other places and institutional food service facilities such as schools, colleges, and healthcare institutes. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, food services and food retailing supplied about USD 1.46 trillion of food in 2014. Full-service and fast-food restaurants account for 79 percent of all food-away-from-home sales.

There is a high demand for straws in the United States and Canada. Around 500 million straws are used every single day in the United States. Every year, around 8 million tons of plastics flowed in the oceans and plastic straws account for 0.025% of those plastics. The market is witnessing the ban on the use of plastic straws especially in the United States due to rising environmental concerns. Single-use plastic and plastic packaging have a negative impact on the quality of food chains and water supplies and kill a large number of animals, fish and birds each year. Starbucks has planned to phase out plastic straws by 2020. Alaska Airlines has also planned to phase out plastic straws.

The Asia Pacific is expected to have the fastest market growth due to the rising demand for straws due to the rising number of manufacturers and retailers for manufacturing and selling plastic straws. Several companies are looking for opportunities in this region. The rapid growth of the beverage industry shall stimulate market growth. The beverage industry accounts for around USD 230 million out of USD 65 billion food processing industry. Rising awareness and attractiveness towards organic beverages especially in India and China are expected to boost the market growth over the forecasted period. Growing digital transformation has led to the high adoption of E-commerce due to increasing internet and smartphone penetration. According to the Indian Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian e-commerce market is expected to grow from USD 38.5 billion in 2017 to USD 200 billion by 2026. India's internet economy is expected to increase from USD 125 billion in 2017 to USD 250 billion by 2020.

Competitive Analysis

The global drinking straw market is highly competitive with the presence of local and international players with competitive prices. Companies are focusing on strategic developments such as new product launch, market expansion, technology advancement, product differentiation for holding the major share in the market. R&M Plastic Products, Aardvark, B&B Straw Pack, Nippon Straw, The Paper Straw, Stone Straw and Tawfikiya Plastic

Several companies are replacing the plastic straws with the paper straws due to the changing preferences of customers and requirements for an eco-friendly product. For instance, in August 2018, Footprint, LLC, had launched the paper straw manufacturing site based in the United States to eliminate plastic straws. The company comprises of the 100% bio-based paper straws available in a wide range of colors, sizes, and lengths. The manufacturing site has a production capacity of 27 million paper straws daily. This company has replaced more than 8 million pounds of plastic from its packaging. In December 2018, Fuling Global Inc. had set up the new manufacturing plant in Monterrey, Mexico for producing paper straws and paper cups with 10,000 tons capacity.

The companies are entering into the collaborations, mergers, strategic partnerships and acquisitions to increase the demand for drinking Straw and their expansion across the globe. For instance, In December 2019, Ahlstrom-Munksjo had acquired converting operations in China and the United States from Shunde Lucas and Altior Industries. Through this acquisition, Ahlstrom-Munksjo would have local filter converting capacity in China and a foothold for expanding sales of other products within the Advanced Liquid Technologies business.

Companies are also raising the investments for increasing their expansion, customer reach, and market penetration. For instance, in December 2019, Ahlstrom-Munksjo had issued EUR 100 million capital securities that would be used for the general corporate purposes and refinancing, to increase financial flexibility and support the company's ongoing strategic initiatives

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Drinking Straw Market Methodology and Scope

  • 1.1. Research Methodology
  • 1.2. Research Objective and Scope of the Report

2. Drinking Straw Market - Market Definition and Overview

3. Drinking Straw Market- Executive Summary

  • 3.1. Market Snippet by Product Type
  • 3.2. Market Snippet by Application
  • 3.3. Market Snippet by Region

4. Drinking Straw Market Dynamics

  • 4.1. Market Impacting Factors
    • 4.1.1. Drivers
    • 4.1.2. Restraints
    • 4.1.3. Impact Analysis
  • 4.2. Opportunity

5. Drinking Straw Market - Industry Analysis

  • 5.1. Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • 5.2. Supply Chain Analysis
  • 5.3. Regulatory Analysis
  • 5.4. Pricing Analysis

6. Drinking Straw Market- By Product Type

  • 6.1. Introduction
    • 6.1.1. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product Type
    • 6.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Product Type
  • 6.2. Plastic Drinking Straw*
    • 6.2.1. Introduction
    • 6.2.2. Market Size Analysis, US$ Mn, 2016-2025 and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), 2018-2026
  • 6.3. Paper Drinking Straw

7. Drinking Straw Market- By Application

  • 7.1. Introduction
    • 7.1.1. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 7.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Application
  • 7.2. Foodservice*
    • 7.2.1. Introduction
    • 7.2.2. Market Size Analysis, USD Mn, 2016-2025 and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), 2018-2026
  • 7.3. Institutional
  • 7.4. Households

8. Drinking Straw Market - By Region

  • 8.1. Introduction
    • 8.1.1. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Region
    • 8.1.2. Market Attractiveness Index, By Region
  • 8.2. North America
    • 8.2.1. Introduction
    • 8.2.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 8.2.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product Type
    • 8.2.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 8.2.5. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • The U.S.
      • Canada
      • Mexico
  • 8.3. Europe
    • 8.3.1. Introduction
    • 8.3.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 8.3.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product Type
    • 8.3.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 8.3.5. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • Germany
      • The U.K.
      • France
      • Rest of Europe
  • 8.4. South America
    • 8.4.1. Introduction
    • 8.4.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 8.4.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product Type
    • 8.4.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 8.4.5. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Rest of South America
  • 8.5. Asia Pacific
    • 8.5.1. Introduction
    • 8.5.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 8.5.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product Type
    • 8.5.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application
    • 8.5.5. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Country
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • 8.6. The Middle East and Africa
    • 8.6.1. Introduction
    • 8.6.2. Key Region-Specific Dynamics
    • 8.6.3. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Product Type
    • 8.6.4. Market Size Analysis, and Y-o-Y Growth Analysis (%), By Application

9. Drinking Straw Market Competitive Landscape

  • 9.1. Competitive Scenario
  • 9.2. Market Positioning/Share Analysis
  • 9.3. Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis

10. Drinking Straw Market Company Profile

  • 10.1. R&M Plastic Products*
    • 10.1.1. Company Overview
    • 10.1.2. Portfolio and Description
    • 10.1.3. Key Highlights
    • 10.1.4. Financial Overview
  • 10.2. Aardvark
  • 10.3. Absolute Custom Extrusions
  • 10.4. B&B Straw Pack
  • 10.5. Nippon Straw
  • 10.6. The Paper Straw
  • 10.7. Profile International
  • 10.8. Tawfikiya Plastic Manufacturing S.A.E
  • 10.9. Southeastern Liquid Analyzers
  • 10.10. Stone Straw (*List is not exhaustive)

11. Drinking Straw Market - Premium Insights

12. Drinking Straw Market - DataM

  • 12.1. Appendix
  • 12.2. About Us and Services
  • 12.3. Contact Us
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