Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market (By Type: Phenols and derivatives, Quaternary ammonium compounds, Alcohol and aldehydes, Biguanides and amides , iodine compounds, Others; By Product: Enzymatic Cleaners, Medical Device Disinfectants, Surface Disinfectants; By Sales Channel: B2B, FMCG; By End User: Institutional user, Domestic user) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2030


The global antiseptic and disinfectant market size was estimated at USD 48 billion in 2021 and is expected to surpass around USD 69 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.11% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market Size 2022 To 2030

Key Takeaways:

  • Based on type, the quaternary ammonium compounds segment exhibited revenue share of around 31.6% in 2021.
  • By product, the medical device disinfectants segment accounted revenue share of around 45.8% in 2021. However, the enzymatic cleaners segment is growing at a CAGR of 10.6% from 2022 to 2030.
  • By sales channel, the B2B segment accounted 65.5% revenue share in 2021.
  • By end user, the hospital segment hit revenue share of around 46.4% in 2021 and growing at a CAGR of 10.5% in the forecast period.
  • North America accounted 34.5% revenue share in 2021.
  • Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 10.8% between 2022 to 2030.

Disinfectants and antiseptics or used on a large scale in the healthcare sector and the households. The main function of the antiseptic and disinfectants is to sanitize the surface so that infection doesn't spread from one person to another. Increasing demand for good quality products in the market has boosted the size of antiseptic and disinfectants market to a great extent. The pleasant fragrance which is spread with the help of meaning good quality disinfectants also plays a major role in attracting the potential consumers.

Disinfectants and antiseptics are also utilized on a large scale in the hotel industry where the importance of sanitation is of a very different level as it plays a primary role in attracting potential consumers. The huge demand of disinfectants all over the world has emerged as a major growth factor for the market. The outbreak of the pandemic had considerable impact on the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectants market as people took greater care for sanitation. This was done with a view to control the spread of infection through contact. 

Growth factors

The increasing prevalence of infectious diseases which are life threatening has emerged as a major growth factor for the market. The geographic population residing all over the world are prone to infectious diseases and hence special care needs to be taken with a view to protect them from diseases. Extensive research and development programs which are carried out by the key market players with a view to introduce new and effective products in the market has helped to boost the size of this sector to a great extent. The huge investments which are made by the key market players for boosting the level of products has also proved to be a major reason for the growth of the market.

The outbreak of the pandemic proved to be a major growth factor for the disinfectants and antiseptic market is it created havoc among the people due to the huge mortality rate. The increasing need for disinfection to prevent spread of diseases through contact add help to boost the size of the market to a great extent. higher disposable income which is available with the people encourage the use of modern products.

Report Scope of the Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022

USD 49.98 Billion

Market Size by 2030

USD 69 Billion

Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 4.11%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Type, Product, Sales Channel, End User and Geography
Companies Mentioned

Steris Plc, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 3M, eckitt Benckiser, Bio-Cide International, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Cardinal Health, BD

 

  • Increasing prevalence of life-threatening diseases
  • Huge geriatric population vulnerable to diseases
  • Huge investments made by the key market players
  • Increasing research and development programs carried out by the key market players
  • Outbreak of the pandemic increase the need for sanitization
  • Higher disposable income available with the people

Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing prevalence of infectious diseases - As a result of the poor immunity of the people due to the faulty food habits and unhealthy lifestyle practices the number of cases suffering with infectious diseases has increased tremendously and emerges as a major driving force for the growth of the market during the forecast period. The huge number of people belonging to the geriatric population and the pediatric age group have emerged as the potential consumers for this market. The huge number of people who are getting infected by infectious diseases has given rise to a further more number of patients due to lack of awareness regarding the modes through which the disease is spread.
  • Increasing prevalence of HAI cases - The increasing prevalence of HAI cases which is a result of poor prevention and sanitation has emerged as a huge driving force for the growth of the antiseptic and disinfectants market. A tremendous effort has been made with a view to spread awareness regarding the risk factors which give rise to HAI cases. increasing awareness regarding personal hygiene and home care emerges as a major opportunity for the growth of the market during the forecast period. The developing countries all over the world have proved to be the major driving forces for the growth of the market. Processing and recycling of the medical devices and equipment is very essential to prevent the spread of infection among the patients and the medical practitioners.

Key Market Challenges

Lack of skilled professionals - The presence of skilled professionals in the medical sector is a very essential factor for the successful functioning of the health care system. Absence of skilled professionals hampers the health care system and the desired results are not obtained at the end of the treatment procedure. Various products have been introduced into the market as antiseptic and disinfectants for preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Absence of knowledge regarding the usage of these products available in the market does not help to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The increasing number of cases suffering with infectious diseases due to this reason has become a major challenge for the growth of the market.

Strict government guidelines - Numerous rules and regulations have been introduced by the government regarding the introduction of antiseptic and disinfectant products into the market. The new products that are produced with a view to introduce in the current market have a direct impact on the health of the individuals and hence need to be reviewed thoroughly to ensure their efficacy. It becomes very important on the part of the government to ensure that the products that are introduced into the market perform suitably and prevent the spread of diseases. Products that might be harmful for the environment or the people cannot be sanctioned and hence the market faces a major challenge during its growth phase.

Key Market Opportunities

Increasing number of people belonging to geriatric population - The huge number of people who belong to the geriatric population have emerged as the potential market who suffered with infectious diseases. The use of antiseptic sand disinfectants has hence seen a tremendous growth over the period of time with a view to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. How's the geriatric population is prone to infectious diseases and other ill effects of harmful chemicals, high quality disinfectants and antiseptics need to be used for their safety. This has emerged as a major opportunity for the market.

Attractive reimbursement policies - The insurance companies are attracting the potential consumers by providing them with attractive reimbursement policies which will enable them to opt for advanced treatment facilities. Lack of disposable income available with the people it's supported by way of reimbursement policies which make the treatment options affordable for these people. Increasing number of cases suffering with infectious diseases has boosted the number of reimbursements that have been sanctioned over the period of time.

Increasing number of hospitals - The huge number of hospitals that have emerged all over the world has boosted the economy for antiseptics and disinfectants which proved to be an essential factor for maintaining hygiene in these places. The use of antiseptic and disinfectants has been observed on a large scale in the hospital sector.

Segmental Insights

Type Insights

On the basis of type, in this segment of alcohol and aldehydes has emerged as the largest market due to the huge demand experienced from the market. The outbreak of the pandemic had a considerable impact on the growth of the alcohol and aldehyde segment due to the increasing need for disinfectants and antiseptics that could provide maximum sanitization. The requirement for sanitation was at its peak during the course of the pandemic with a view to avoid the spread of infection and control the rate of mortality caused due to it.

The huge number of people who are infected during the course of the pandemic had boosted the size of the antiseptics and disinfectant market and specially the segment of alcohol and aldehydes. A significant growth was presented by the segment of phenols and derivatives after this segment. The rapid use of sanitizers and antiseptics in the households and offices led to the increase utilization of phenols which mainly provided and aromatic fragrance to the sanitizers and disinfectants to maintain the ambience of the commercial spaces. 

End User Insights

On the basis of end user, a segment of institutional user has emerged as the largest market due to its dominant position in the global economy as a result of its increasing demand in the market. Rapid research and development programs have been carried out by the key market players to introduce new products in the society that have a higher level of disinfecting capacity. The heavy usage of antiseptic in the healthcare sector which included clinics and hospitals led to the rapid demand of antiseptic and disinfectants.

Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market Share, By End User, 2021 (%)

The domestic sector also experienced rapid growth as a result of the increasing need of antiseptics and disinfectants with a view to keep their vicinities safe. 

Antiseptic and Disinfectants Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

Regions Revenue Share in 2021 (%)
North America 34.50%
Asia Pacific 29%
Europe 24.50%
Latin America 7.40%
MEA 4.60%

 

Geography Insights

On the basis of geography, the region of North America has emerged as the fastest growing market due to the huge demand of disinfectants and antiseptic owing to the presence of a highly developed healthcare sector which is supported by the government actively. The huge number of people who suffer with diseases in this region has also demanded the increasing use of disinfectants and antiseptics with a view to prevent you know spread of diseases and infection. The demand for disinfectants has increased during the recent years due to the outbreak of the pandemic which had shown a global impact on the society. Existence of the leading market failures in this region also emerges as a major factor for the tremendous growth of the market. The huge investments made by the key market players with a view to introduce new products into the market has emerged as a major growth factor for this market.

The European region has also emerged as a major growth factor for the market due to the extensive use of disinfectants in this region resulting from the advanced technologies that are used in the healthcare facilities. The Asia Pacific region has also emerged as a huge market for the growth of the and the septic and disinfectants market.

Recent Developments

  • In June 2018 - The Fortive company offered its Advanced sterilization products segment to Johnson and Johnson with a view to broaden the range of sterilization products and boost the client base.

Key market players

  • Steris Plc
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • 3M
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Bio-Cide International, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Cardinal Health
  • BD

Segments covered in the report

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By Type

  • Phenols and derivatives
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • Alcohol and aldehydes
  • Biguanides and amides 
  • iodine compounds
  • Others

By Product

  • Enzymatic Cleaners
  • Medical Device Disinfectants
  • Surface Disinfectants

By Sales Channel

  • B2B
  • FMCG 

By End User

  • Institutional user
  • Domestic user

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of antiseptic and disinfectants market?
The global antiseptic and disinfectants market size was accounted at USD 48 billion in 2021 and it is expected to reach around USD 69billion by 2030.
The global antiseptic and disinfectants market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 4.11% from 2022 to 2030.
The major players operating in the antiseptic and disinfectants market are Steris Plc, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 3M, eckitt Benckiser, Bio-Cide International, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Cardinal Health and BD
The increasing prevalence of infectious diseases among the people has emerged as a major driving force for the growth of the market.
North America region will lead the global antiseptic and disinfectants market during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:2053
  • Category:Healthcare
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel
  • Status:Published

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