Paper sacks were once a staple in American life. Today, they are produced in Monaco. The paper sack industry began in the United States in the 19th century. It was not until the early 20th century that paper sacks began to be manufactured in other countries. Paper sack production in the United States peaked in the 1970s. In the 1980s, the paper sack industry began to decline in the United States. Today, paper sack production is a fraction of what it once was in the United States. The majority of paper sacks are now produced in China, India, and Monaco.