The market Tissue and Hygiene Paper is divided into seven segments: Toilet Paper, Paper Tissues, Household Paper, Feminine Hygiene, Baby diapers, Face masks and Incontinence. The market includes retail sales. The high capital intensity of the industry and the relative saturation of its markets has led to the consolidation of the field into just a few dominant companies. The most important manufacturers to name are SCA, Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark, Unicharm, Hengan, Sofidel, and Metsä.
Tissue paper (toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, kitchen rolls and napkins)
Hygiene paper (feminine hygiene products, baby diapers and incontinence products)
Packaging paper made from tissue paper and other paper products
Tissue and hygiene paper consumption is highly linked to a country’s human development and health standards. 73% of the world population have access to improved sanitation facilities. The better the access to improved sanitation facilities and the better the drinking water supply, the higher the consumption of tissue and hygiene paper. Accordingly, high-income countries rank at the top of the list and countries with low income and low health standards have the lowest share. The worldwide increase in access to and improvement of sanitation facilities, human development, and healthcare directly affect tissue and hygiene paper sales and corresponding forecasts. Particularly strong growth is expected in middle-income countries as the infrastructure is being further expanded.
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