Detergent Chemicals Market (By Product: Surfactants, Builders, Enzymes, Bleaching Agents, Fragrances, Others; By Application: Laundry Cleaning Products, Household & Commercial Cleaning Products, Personal Cleaning Products, Dishwashing Products, Fuel Additives, Biological Reagents, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2021 - 2030


According to Precedence Research, the global detergent chemicals market was valued at US$ 51.3 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach US$ 97.2 billion by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% over the forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Detergent Chemicals Market Size 2021 to 2030

Growth Factors

The surge in the demand for the detergents from various end use industries such as personal care, cosmetics, institutional, household and many others are expected to drive the growth of the detergent chemical market. Furthermore, rapid urbanization with rising consumer’s disposable income enabled consumers to spend more on their personal hygiene and that has augmented the demand for laundry detergents. This factor is expected to drive the growth of the detergent chemical market.

With the development of technology, the major market players are focusing on developing green cleaning products that uses environment friendly materials in the production of detergents and this attribute is expected to drive the growth of the detergent chemical market. Moreover, the detergent chemicals find their utility in diverse applications such as metalworking fluids, household detergents, industrial and institutional cleaners, personal care products and others and this factor is expected to drive the growth of the detergent chemical market.

The development of laundry detergent liquids, which is remarkably been efficient cleaning the stubborn strains has generated huge demand for the liquid detergents in the market. This attribute is expected to drive the growth of the detergent chemical market. Additionally, the increasing demand for detergents from the automobile and textile industry will contribute significantly in the growth of the detergent chemical market.

Product Insights

On the basis of product, the detergent chemicals market is divided into surfactants, builders, enzymes, bleaching agents, fragrances and others. In the product segment, surfactants are estimated to lead the market with a share of more than 32% in 2021. Surfactants are the compounds that reduce the surface tensions between two connecting surfaces and owing to this property they are extensively used in detergents, dispersants, wetting agents, foaming agents, and emulsifiers. Moreover, as the surfactants are used in home care and personal care products that come in direct physical contact with the consumers therefore the manufacturers have to abide with the safety regulations set by the Governing bodies.

Detergent Chemicals Market Share, By Product, 2020 (%)

Enzymes are also estimated to dominate the detergent market during the forecast period. Some of the enzymes include Amylases, lipases, and proteases. Proteases is the widely used enzymes in the laundry detergent that helps in removing the protein stains such as human sweat, blood and others. Amylases enzymes is commonly used to remove the deposits of starchy food items such as oatmeal porridge, chocolate,spaghetti, mashed potatoes, custards and others used specifically in chlorine-free dishwashing detergents. Lipases is generally used in removing fatty stains such as butter,frying fats, salad oil, lipstick, sauces and others.

Application Insights

On the basis of application, the detergent chemicals market is categorized into laundry cleaning products, household & commercial cleaning products, personal cleaning products, dishwashing products, fuel additives, biological reagents and others. In terms of market share, laundry cleaning products is leading the market with a share of more than 26% in 2021. In the Asia Pacific region, countries such as India and China are developing significantly and this has created awareness about the personal and health hygiene. This attribute will increase the demand for laundry detergents in the market.

Detergent Chemicals Market Share, By Application, 2020 (%)

Also, the increased awareness for health and hygiene has amplified the demand for the cleaning products such as floor cleaners, toilet cleaners and others. Additionally, the detergents findtheir utility in dish wash products, shampoo, face wash, and others andthis factorsis estimated to fuel the growth of the detergent chemical market.

During the COVID-19 outbreak maintaining cleanliness and the personal hygiene was very crucial and suggested by the doctors across the world. This has created the awareness among the people the importance of personal health hygiene. This factor has generated huge demand for the personal care products such as hand wash, sanitizers and others and contributed significantly towards the growth of the detergent chemical market.

Geographical Coverage

North America is estimated to lead the detergent chemical market in 2021 contributing more than 27.42% of the market share. The rising detergent chemical consumption in the end use applications such personal care, industrial cleaners, and food processing is anticipated to drive the growth of detergent market in this region. Furthermore, the presence of major market players in the region continuously researching and developing innovative products will foster the growth of detergent chemical market in the North American region.

Detergent Chemicals Market Share, By Region, 2020 (%)

Europe is also estimated to contribute significantly towards the markets growth of detergent chemical market owing to the increasing demand for personal care and cosmetics products. Also, the presence of strict Government policies that favors the consumption of the detergent chemicals is expected to boost the growth of the chemical detergent market.

Asia Pacific region is estimated to be the fastest growing detergent chemicalmarket during the forecast period owing to the rapid industrialization and urbanization in the developing economies such as India and China. Additionally, the growing demand for liquid detergents in the region will foster the growth of the detergent chemical market in the Asia Pacific region.

Key Companies Profiled

 The global Detergent Chemicals Market is characterized by the presence of various small and big players. The major market player includes AkzoNobel, Huntsman Corporation, Solvay S.A., BASF SE, Dow Chemicals, Tata Chemicals, Procter & Gamble, Dial Corp, Clariant AG, Unilever, Shell Chemicals, Airedale Chemicals, Colgate, International Detergent Chemicals Ltd., CondeaServo LLC and many others. As the market is competitive in nature, the players are indulged in raising their competitive share by means of continuous innovation and improving the efficiency of operations by the drones.

Report Scope of the Detergent Chemicals Market

Report Highlights Details
Market Size USD 97.2 Billion by 2030
Growth Rate CAGR of 8.8% from 2021 to 2030
Base Year 2020
Forecast Period 2021 to 2030
Segments Covered Product, Application, Region
By Product
  • Surfactants
  • Builders
  • Enzymes
  • Fragrances
  • Bleaching Agents
  • Others
By Application
  • Laundry Cleaning Products
  • Household & Commercial Cleaning Products
  • Personal Cleaning Products
  • Dishwashing Products
  • Fuel Additives
  • Others
By Region
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
Companies Mentioned Unilever, AkzoNobel, Colgate, Huntsman Corporation, CondeaServo LLC, Solvay S.A., BASF SE, Dow Chemicals, Tata Chemicals, Shell Chemicals, Procter & Gamble, Dial Corp, Clariant AG, Airedale Chemicals, International Detergent Chemicals Ltd.

Segments Covered in the Report

By Product

  • Surfactants
  • Builders
  • Enzymes
  • Bleaching Agents
  • Fragrances
  • Others

By Application

  • Laundry Cleaning Products
  • Household & Commercial Cleaning Products
  • Personal Cleaning Products
  • Dishwashing Products
  • Fuel Additives
  • Biological Reagents
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Russia
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • LAMEA
    • Latin America
    • Middle East
    • Africa
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the detergent chemicals market size?
The global detergent chemicals market size was hit at US$ 51.3 billion in 2021 and is projected to surpass US$ 97.2 billion by 2030.
The global detergent chemicals market is expected to grow at a noteworthy CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period 2021 to 2030.
The major market player includes Huntsman Corporation, Tata Chemicals, Solvay S.A., AkzoNobel, BASF SE, Dow Chemicals, Procter & Gamble, Dial Corp, Clariant AG, Unilever, Shell Chemicals, Airedale Chemicals, Colgate, International Detergent Chemicals Ltd., CondeaServo LLC and many others.
The detergent chemicals market is driven by increasing demand for detergents chemicals across various industry verticals such as personal care, cosmetics, institutional, household and many others.
The North America is expected to lead the detergent chemical market in 2021 contributing more than 27.42% of the market share.
The products included in the detergent chemical market are surfactants, builders, enzymes, bleaching agents, fragrances, and others.

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