The Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) Sector in the Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, has issued a report on the paper products industry, which includes statistics on the number of companies operating in Dubai, and the historical presence of paper product companies from 1963 till 2018. This will assist in determining the expected volume of demand, production capacity, and size of future expansion.

The report showed that the number of companies in the paper industry reached 208, which has increased significantly from 1963 until September 2018. During 2008-2012, the number of companies was 29, which reached 65 from 2013-2018, an increase of 124%.

The Business Registration and Licensing sector, in cooperation with several government and semi-government entities, constantly update industrial activities according to the needs of the business community in the local and international market, and also develop laws governing their work. Businessmen can engage in many industrial activities, including the paper industry which includes 453 activities.