The revenues of paper industry of India is expected to reach up to USD 11.83 Billion by 2017. About 70% of the total installed capacity of paper production in India is accounted by the states of Gujarat, West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Maharashtra. Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Kerala, Bihar and Assam together account for about 25% of the total paper production in India.
India's paper consumption has grown at a steady rate of 8% in the last five years. The Indian paper industry has an annual turnover of about Rs. 40,000 crores. India has 17% of the world's population, but it consumes just about 3% of paper globally.
The per capita consumption of paper in India is at around 10 kg, which is well below the global average of 55 kg. With the growth in GDP and increase in literacy, paper consumption in India is forecasted to go up. Consumption of paper and related products in India is set to double by 2020, from the current level of 12 million tonne.