GVR Report cover Automotive Air Filters Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Automotive Air Filters Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Intake Air Filters, Cabin Air Filters), By Application (Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-255-6
  • Number of Pages: 93
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global automotive air filters market size was estimated at USD 4.40 billion in 2022 and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% from 2023 to 2030. The growing demand for high energy conservation and lower emissions is expected to remain an important factor driving market growth. In addition, favorable regulatory norms and guidelines for both water and air filtration are contributing to the market development. Growing health concerns among consumers coupled with an increase in global environmental pollution awareness is expected to drive the overall market in the forecast period. Innovative technologies and the shift towards newer fiber materials are incorporated to improve the value chain of the industry by major market participants. The presence of associations such athe s Car Care Council and Environmental Protection Agency are highly responsible for spreading awareness about automotive air filters among automotive manufacturers across the globe.

U.S. Automotive Air Filter Market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Million)

The U.S. is one of the prime markets in the North America automotive industry owing to the high consumption of automotive components by established players such as Ford, Toyota, GM, Nissan, and Chevrolet. Increased passenger transportation is expected to drive the demand for automotive filter products in the U.S. Rising demand for improving the intake of air quality ie automobile engines and cabins to enhance the comfort level is projected to propel the demand for automotive filters in the country.

The market value chain consists of raw material suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors & suppliers, and end users. K&N Engineering, Inc., Cummins, Inc., and Parker-Hannifin Corporation are among the major companies operating in the market. The value chain displays a high degree of forward integration while raw material suppliers form the first stage of the value chain. These suppliers offer various materials required for the manufacturing of automotive air filters to the product manufacturers. The product manufacturers usually try to maintain a strategic relationship with raw material suppliers to avoid supply disruptions.

Several players are engaged in the manufacture and distribution of a variety of products including intake and cabin filters. Technological advancement in the products has resulted in the development of filters with advanced properties, which cater to various vehicles. Toyota Boshoku Corporation produces specialty air filters that can be used for a wide variety of automotive applications. The company offers varied products such as air induction systems, air cleaners, intake manifolds, hydrocarbon absorption, pollen removal, and anti-bacterial & mold-resistant cabin air filters.

Product Insights

The intake air filter segment led the market and accounted for more than 49.1% share of the global revenue in 2022. These products clean the air before it is passed through to the cylinders to prevent dirt, dust, grit, and other debris from causing damage. Vehicles operating in dusty areas require a  high frequency of intake air filter replacements. The intake products form a key component of an automotive engine as it maintains better performance and efficiency, and extends engine life. The air filter is a mandatory component for all automotive internal combustion engines to maintain a constant inflow of clean air in the cylinder compartments. These products clean the air before it passes to the cylinders to prevent dirt, dust, grit, and other debris from accumulating and causing damage. The aforementioned product benefit is projected to propel the market in the forecast period. The cabin air filter product segment is projected to register a CAGR of 6.2% in terms of value in the forecast period. The growth of this segment of the market can be attributed to its ability to keep dirt, dust, pollen, exhaust gases, and bacteria from entering the HVAC system of the automotive. Additionally, these products prevent the clogging up of systems owing to leaves, bugs, and other debris. The filters are vital in maintaining the inlet of fresh air in the vehicle cabin, thereby maintaining the comfort levels in the cabin.

The efficiency of air filters ensures the inflow of fresh air, thereby enhancing passenger comfort. High-quality intake and cabin filters are gaining significant traction in the luxury cars segment as these products ensure cleaner air by trapping dust, pollen, and smog among other harmful particles. This is estimated to boost product demand in the automotive industry in the forecast period.

Application Insights

The passenger cars segment led the market and accounted for more than 53.4% share of the global revenue in 2022 owing to the rising demand for luxury cars segments, which includes a  premium quality filter for HVAC systems and also the intake manifolds for high-level comfort and also for the better performance of the vehicles. Also, these luxury segment cars require a high frequency of filter replacements to maintain vehicle performance.

The demand for air filters in passenger cars is expected to expand in the wake of production primarily in China and India. In addition, recovering automotive production in economies such as Brazil and Mexico is expected to provide an impetus to market growth during the forecast period. Rising demand for passenger cars in developing economies in the  Asia Pacific is expected to drive market growth.

 The market in the U.S. accounted for a high consumption volume for automotive filters driven by the high production levels of the economy. The rising frequency of filter replacement in LCVs to maintain the performance efficiency of the vehicles is expected to drive market growth. In addition, rising investments by companies primarily in Mexico and the U.S. is expected to drive market growth during the projected period.

The sale of air filters for two-wheeler application is expected to be driven by strong production in China and India followed by South East Asian countries. The industry exhibits majorly two different types of filters which include standard filters for normal two-wheelers while the high-performance filters for racing two-wheelers. These high performance filters are made of materials such as carbon fiber. The companies are developing advanced products that feature wider filtering area, greater retention and screening thereby allowing better flow to engine.

End-use Insights

OEMs segment led the market and accounted for USD 1,022.5 million of the global revenue in 2022. The sales of automotive air filters to OEMs is directly proportional to the production of passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles across the globe. Global players are engaged in the procurement of better quality vehicle products to improve comfort levels and fuel efficiency of vehicles.

OEMs generally opt for a dedicated distribution channel on account of getting a premium quality product for vehicles. These contracts include the supply of a specific quantity of filters depending on the number of vehicles planned for production. The aforementioned factors are expected to boost the demand for OEMs segment.

Global Automotive Air Filters market share, by end-use, 2022 (%)

Aftermarket segment is projected to register a CAGR of 6.2% in terms of value over the forecast period owing to the need for replacement as well as repair & maintenance of a vehicle’s interiors. Passenger cars and LCVs accounted for a majority of the product demand in the aftermarket owing to changing consumer preferences toward more comfort and fuel efficiency of the vehicles. Furthermore, consumers are focusing more on luxury at a low cost; thus, producers in the aftermarket are engaged in new technical innovations in filter systems.

The cabin filters segment accounts for a higher share in the aftermarket owing to the need for replacement as well as repair and maintenance of vehicle components. The producers in the aftermarket are engaged in technical innovations for air filter systems in order to develop highly efficient products for the automotive industry. Growing consumer demand for cost-efficient high-quality products is further anticipated to boost the need for research and development of filters, which is projected to drive the overall market over the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for a 54.0% share of global revenue in 2022 owing to high automotive production witnessed by the region. In addition, the robust manufacturing base coupled with the rising implication of favorable government policies to ramp up production in economies such as China and India is expected to drive the growth of the automotive sector in the region. This in turn is projected to positively influence the demand for automotive filters in the region.

North American economy is extremely favorable for automotive manufacturing owing to an increasing number of companies in the region. An increase in per capita income is expected to boost the number of automobile customers, thereby boosting the market demand. North America is considered a mature automotive market that produces a large number of passenger cars, heavy commercial vehicles, and passenger cars. It is also projected to continue production for LCVs along with passenger cars over the forecast period.

Automotive Air Filters Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Process innovation, improving R&D, and expansion of automobile production in countries such as Germany, the U.K., and France are expected to fuel the automotive market growth in the forecast period. Furthermore, the region hosts the presence of global automobile manufacturers including Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes, etc., which are involved in producing high-end cars. The high-end cars used premium quality HVAC filters for superior comfort levels and also exhibit high filter replacement frequency during maintenance services. Thus, the aforementioned factors are expected to positively influence the demand in the region.

The demand for automotive filters in MEA is driven by the increasing automobile production due to the growing demand for passenger cars primarily in emerging economies of Africa such as Egypt. However, the slow growth faced by the automotive industry in African countries on account of the economic slowdown in countries such as South Africa, and Nigeria might hamper the rate of growth over the next few years. Furthermore, the stringent regulation regarding expected to drive market growth over the next seven years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key global players in the global market are raw material suppliers, manufacturers, distributors & channel partners, and end users dealing with a variety of air filters. Market players are engaged in the procurement and distribution of quality raw materials such as woven, non-woven, and composites, which are essential elements for air filter production. Market players majorly focus on the production of quality products that cater to various automobiles including passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles.

Rising concerns regarding vehicle maintenance coupled with increasing demand for vehicles have created a scope for the utilization of air filers in automotive. However, the decline in the global automotive industry in recent times has hindered the demand. Further, increasing sales of electric vehicles across the globe on account of rising pollution and increasing environmental concerns are expected to slow down the market growth. Some prominent players in the global automotive air filters market include:

  • Mann+Hummel GmbH

  • Clarcor, Inc.

  • K&N Engineering, Inc.

  • Donaldson Company, Inc

  • Cummins Inc.

  • Parker Hannifin Corporation

  • SOGEFI Group

  • Hengst SE

  • Mahle GmbH

  • Robert Bosch GmbH

  • Ahlstrom Corporation

  • Freudenberg & Co.KG

  • ACDelco Inc.

  • Denso Corporation

  • Hollingsworth & Vose Co. Inc.

  • Lydall Inc.

  • Neenah Paper Inc.

  • Toyota Boshoku Corporation

  • Valeo SA

  • Roki Co., Ltd.

Automotive Air Filters Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 4,623.2 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 6,743.0 million

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.5% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Regional Scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Germany; U.K.; China; India; Japan

Segments covered

Product, application, end-use, region

Key companies profiled

Mann+Hummel GmbH; Clarcor, Inc.; K&N Engineering, Inc.; Donaldson Company, Inc; Cummins Inc.; Parker Hannifin Corporation; SOGEFI Group; Hengst SE; Mahle GmbH; Robert Bosch GmbH; Ahlstrom Corporation; Freudenberg & Co.KG; ACDelco Inc.; Denso Corporation; Hollingsworth & Vose Co. Inc.; Lydall Inc.; Neenah Paper Inc.; Toyota Boshoku Corporation; Valeo SA; Roki Co.; Ltd.

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Global Automotive Air Filters Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global automotive air filters market report based on product, application, end-use, and region:

Global Automotive Air Filters Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Intake Air Filters

    • Cabin Air Filters

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Passenger Cars

    • Commercial Vehicles

    • Two Wheelers

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

    • Aftermarket

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa

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