GVR Report cover Baby Car Seat Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Baby Car Seat Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Infant, Booster, Combination, Convertible), By Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets & Supermarkets, Online), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-182-5
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global baby car seat market size was valued at USD 7.0 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.4% from 2019 to 2025. Increasing stringent regulations regarding the installation of these products, coupled with the rising importance of car seats to avoid fatal accidents, are driving the market across the globe. Also, the convenience offered by the manufacturers over the easy carrying capacity of the product has increased the buyer’s visibility.

An increasing number of car accidents due to the less and improper use of seat belts and car seats is propelling the market growth. Road traffic crashes are a leading reason for death among children ages one to 14 years in the U.S. According to Injury Facts, 675 children under age 13 were killed in motor vehicle crashes in 2017. Also, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the proper use of the product can avert the risk of death in infants by 71% and toddlers by 54%.

U.S. baby car seat market

Increasing efforts by the market players to educate the consumers regarding the proper usage and product installation are expected to enhance product acceptance in the upcoming years. Furthermore, organizations including the National Child Passenger Safety Board, SAFE KIDS WORLDWIDE, and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has been spreading awareness about child safety across the world. For instance, the NHTSA Parents Central website provides information on selecting the right car seat to prevent injuries from motor vehicle accidents. These initiatives are expected to accelerate the baby car seat market growth soon.

Besides, child safety regulations in European countries have been boosting industry growth over the past few years. For example, according to U.K. regulation, all children having a height less than 135 cm must be in a suitably sized car seat. In some countries including France and Germany, kids heightened less than 150 cm must be in a car seat. 

Distribution Channel Insights

The hypermarkets and supermarkets held the largest share of 55.6% in 2018. The availability of a wide range of products in these distribution channels has been attracting a large number of consumers. Furthermore, consumers prefer purchasing from hypermarkets and supermarkets owing to the provision of detailed instructions about installation and after-sale services by specialists. Besides, there are several compatible features available for different types of car seats, along with their installation and maintenance services in hypermarkets and supermarkets.

The online distribution channel is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 7.1% from 2019 to 2025. Enhanced digitalization and the increasing popularity of e-commerce, especially among millennials, are driving the online market. Additionally, the rising inclination of the customers towards online purchases due to busy lifestyles, coupled with ease of transactions, will drive the online sales of the products over the forecast period. Amazon, Walmart, and Target are the leading players in e-commerce.

Product Insights

As of 2018, the infant product held the largest share of 32.2%. This category is more suitable for babies under 2 years of age as the usage of forward-facing seats for this age group can result in head, neck, or spinal cord injuries in a crash or sudden stop situation. Hence, these products render safety features to withstand the crash forces and avert major injuries. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends rear-facing car safety seats for children aged under two. Furthermore, these products limit head motion, thereby averting the possibility of a severe neck injury.

Global baby car seat market

The convertible product segment is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 7.1% from 2019 to 2025. Convertible products offer both rear and front-facing positions in a single preposition. These products provide the required protection for newborns in a rear-facing position. On the other hand, it can be converted into front-facing after one or two years. Furthermore, these products are more economical as compared to the other products as they can be used for a longer period. Hence, this product segment is anticipated to gain remarkable popularity among parents across the globe.

Regional Insights

As of 2018, Europe dominated the market and accounted for more than 30.0% share of the global revenue. Over the past few years, regulatory bodies in Europe have framed numerous stringent laws and regulations regarding child safety. Some countries including Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, and Ireland have made the use of the product mandatory for children having a height of less than 150 cm. As a result, this region is expected to witness the highest product penetration soon.

Asia Pacific is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 10.4% from 2019 to 2025. Increasing safety awareness influenced by the government and media in developing countries including China and India has been fueling the demand for the product. For instance, in October 2014, the government of India mandated that every carmaker in India should equip its cars with provisions for installing child seats. Road traffic injury is a leading cause of disability and death in the Asia Pacific. Japan, India, Australia, Iran, and New Zealand have witnessed the highest number of deaths in road traffic crashes.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key manufacturers of this industry include Dorel Industries Inc.; Goodbaby International Holdings; UPPAbaby; RENOLUX FRANCE INDUSTRY; RECARO Holding GmbH; Newell Brands; Mothercare plc; InfaSecure; Kiwi Baby; and Artsana Group. The leading international players are acquiring the regional players to strengthen their presence in the market. For instance, in June 2016, Dorel Industries Inc. acquired the juvenile segment of Lerado Group, which is based in Hong Kong to strengthen its presence in the country.

Furthermore, the introduction of revised regulations in developing countries will enhance the presence of more local and regional players over the forecast period. The companies are focusing on new product developments, market expansion, and technological advancements, to sustain the market competition and increase the sales of the product. For instance, in September 2017, Axkid announced to launch Axkid Minkid Infant, a new baby car seat with side protections, a ventilation system, and pushchair adapters.

Recent Developments

  • In November 2021, CYBEX owned by Goodbaby International Holdings Ltd launched the Anoris T i-size, an integrated airbag technology seats for child safety. The product offers approximately 50% more protection than conventional forward-facing seats.

  • In February 2021, Recaro Holding GmbH and Artsana Group signed a global license agreement for the distribution, production, and development of premium child seats and strollers under the Recaro brand. This agreement will enhance innovation capability and strengthen Artsana’s share in the premium market segment.

Baby Car Seat Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 7.93 billion

Revenue forecast in 2025

USD 10.87 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.4% from 2019 to 2025

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2014 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, distribution channel, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Germany; U.K.; China; India; Brazil; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Dorel Industries Inc.; Goodbaby International Holdings; UPPAbaby; RENOLUX FRANCE INDUSTRY; RECARO Holding GmbH; Newell Brands; Mothercare plc; InfaSecure; Kiwi Baby; Artsana Group

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels, and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global baby car seat market report based on the product, distribution channel, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Infant

    • Booster

    • Combination

    • Convertible

  • Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Hypermarkets & Supermarkets

    • Specialty Stores

    • Online

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

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