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4th INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PAPER INDUSTRY IN THE MENA REGION
Paper Sector in the MENA Region

Paper Sector in the MENA Region

The UAE is a key player in the paper industry in the region, which is reflected in the high number of publications and publishing houses across the UAE.

Local manufacturers and suppliers of paper are adopting modern solutions and taking the right steps to protect the environment and keeping costs to the minimum. The UAE is the biggest importer of paper and tissue in the Mena region. The UAE paper industry is witnessing dramatic growth due to the increasing number of manufacturers and significant development of paperwork conversion industry in recent years.

Paper conversion sector includes producing all major paper products such envelopes, paper bags, cardboard and others,” The UAE has certainly emerged as a leader in the distribution of quality paper and it is making great strides in producing paper. It is an emerging market where there is also a great expenditure on paper where statistics show that for every dollar spent on newsprint, there are three dollars spent on general commodity paper in the UAE.”

The domestic paper industry has also expanded its footprint in the past few years to meet the different requirements of the market as well as competition, by focusing on high quality many specialised companies in the paper industry have chosen Dubai as their headquarters for various reasons, including the excellent infrastructure, ease of doing business and convenient access to markets. Dubai is committed to support businesses and investors in the paper industry and promote sector performance. Paper conversion sector includes producing all major paper products such envelopes, paper bags, cardboard and others,” “The paper industry market is growing tremendously, year on year, and new products are being launched on a regular basis. New companies are launching business in this field. Soft packaging is seeing high demand. Corrugated paper is being used for new patterns. Tissue paper is being recycled. Green campaigns are running in most of the countries.

The UAE has certainly emerged as a leader in the distribution of quality paper and it is making great strides in producing paper. The Middle East paper industry, one of the fastest growing in the world, today meets half of the requirements of local consumption. The region is thus less dependent on import of tissues from outside the Arab region, as mills increase their production.