GVR Report cover Humidifier Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Humidifier Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Heated Humidifiers, Built-in Humidifiers), By End-use (Hospitals, Outpatient Facilities), By Region (Europe, North America), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68040-150-9
  • Number of Pages: 129
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Range: 2018 - 2021
  • Industry: Healthcare

Humidifier Market Size & Trends

The global humidifier market size was estimated at USD 690.0 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% from 2023 to 2030. A rise in the prevalence of allergies, and respiratory disease, and increased concerns about harmful health effects from dry air are expected to boost the market growth. As per the Global Impact of Respiratory Disease Report, an estimated 200 million people are struggling with COPD, of which about 3.2 million die each year, ranking it as the third most common cause of death on a global scale. Humidifiers help prevent dry air, which can lead to discomfort, airway irritation, and difficulty breathing, particularly in patients with respiratory conditions. As the healthcare industry continues to focus on improving patient care, the need for humidifiers to support respiratory health remains high.

U.S. Humidifier market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Furthermore, the humidity level in the air can affect the survival and transmission of pathogens, including viruses and bacteria. When the air is too dry, some pathogens can remain viable for longer periods, making it easier for them to spread. Maintaining humidity within the recommended range, typically between 40% and 60%, reduces the viability and transmission of infectious agents. This is because, in air with relative humidity (RH) above 40%, airborne viruses within droplets become less stable and are more likely to deactivate quickly, making them less infectious. Thus, the ability of humidifiers to play a vital role in infection control in hospitals by helping to maintain the appropriate levels of humidity in healthcare environments drives the overall market growth.

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the market on both the demand and supply sides. As the virus spread, the importance of maintaining indoor air quality and optimal humidity levels for respiratory health became increasingly evident, driving up the demand for humidifiers in various settings, including homes, healthcare facilities, and offices. This surge in demand accelerated the adoption of humidification systems, elevating the market’s growth trajectory as people locked for devices to enhance indoor air quality and create healthier environments. While the pandemic initially disrupted the market due to supply chain disruptions and increased manufacturing costs, manufacturers adapted by focusing on innovation and efficiency in response to the heightened demand, ultimately contributing to the market's recovery and growth.

In addition, advances in humidification technology have led to more efficient and user-friendly humidifiers. Healthcare facilities are adopting modern, easy-to-maintain humidification systems that contribute to improved patient care. The focus of innovations in the market is to enhance the product portfolio, with key market players aiming to gain a competitive edge by tailoring their products to meet evolving consumer demands. Further, companies are investing in developing new humidifiers with advanced technology to meet the market demand. For instance, in March 2023, Levoit Company announced the launch of the Levoit OasisMist 1000S Humidifier, which is the first-ever smart tower humidifier. This product provides a 60% increase in mist output and can effectively cover an area of approximately 600 square feet.

End-use Insights

Based on end-use, the hospitals segment dominated the market with a revenue share of 54.7% in 2022. Maintaining the right humidity levels in healthcare facilities is crucial for patient comfort and recovery. Humidifiers provide optimal indoor air quality, ensuring patient comfort and recovery while playing a critical role in infection control. Thus, these specialized devices are indispensable in respiratory therapy, surgical environments, and critical care units, solidifying hospitals as key adopters of humidification systems. For instance, in 2023, CAREL implemented adiabatic humidification systems at the newly established Paideia International Hospital, a private hospital in Italy.

Global Humidifier market share and size, 2022

These systems are certified for hospital use and boast exceptionally low energy consumption. On the other hand, the outpatient facilities segment is expected to register a lucrative growth rate of 5.4% over the forecast period. As more outpatient clinics emerge, there is an increased need for humidity control to ensure patient comfort and well-being. Furthermore, outpatient facilities often specialize in managing chronic diseases and prioritizing patient experience, making proper humidity control an essential component of their healthcare services, contributing to the overall market growth.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market in 2022 with a revenue share of 45.2%. The growth of the market in the region is due to several factors, including increased public awareness and concerns about skin issues, along with the prevalence of cold and low-humidity environments and the presence of major manufacturers. In addition, enforcing strict policies by regulatory bodies, including the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), contributes to market expansion. Furthermore, the rising prevalence of respiratory conditions, including Tuberculosis (TB), Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma, and sleep apnea, has significantly increased the demand for humidifiers.

Humidifier Market Trends, by Region, 2023 - 2030

For instance, according to a February 2023 article by the American Lung Association, more than 34 million individuals in the U.S. suffer from chronic lung diseases. This health factor is a major driver for the market, contributing substantially to its overall regional growth. On the other hand, Europe is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 5.7% over the forecast period. A robust healthcare sector, encompassing hospitals, clinics, and research facilities, as well as favorable government initiatives for respiratory care, are anticipated to propel market growth in this region. Furthermore, many parts of Europe experience cold and dry winters, which can lead to discomfort and health issues related to dry indoor air. Thus, humidifiers are essential in combating dryness and improving respiratory health, which contributes to the overall market growth in the region.

Product Insights

Based on product, the heated humidifiers segment dominated the market with a revenue share of 31.6% in 2022. Heated humidifiers are sophisticated humidification systems widely employed in respiratory therapy to provide patients with warm and moist air. These humidifiers feature a heating component that raises the temperature of the water before releasing it as moisture. The ability to deliver optimal humidity levels and enhanced comfort during respiratory therapy contributes to the demand for heated humidifiers in the market. Furthermore, most heated humidifiers offer adjustable settings, allowing healthcare providers to tailor the humidity level to patient's needs. This versatility makes them suitable for many individuals requiring respiratory therapy.

On the other hand, the built-in humidifiers segment is expected to show lucrative growth at a CAGR of 6.5% over the forecast period. Built-in humidifiers play a vital role in respiratory therapy by adding moisture to the inhaled air, which helps prevent dryness and irritation of the airways. This is important for individuals using CPAP machines, nebulizers, or ventilators, as these devices often deliver pressurized air that can cause dryness in the respiratory system. Built-in humidifiers in respiratory devices are especially beneficial for individuals with respiratory conditions, such as asthma, COPD, or allergies. Thus, the rising prevalence of these respiratory conditions is driving the demand for built-in humidifiers.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Various strategies, such as new product development, collaborations, and partnerships, are adopted by the key players to strengthen their market presence. For instance, in September 2022, Munters inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in Virginia, USA, specializing in the production of energy-efficient, cutting-edge equipment for climate control in data centers, focusing on cooling and humidity management. In August 2022, the OasisMist Smart Humidifier, a dual mist humidifier that offers wellness and beauty benefits, was launched by Levoit. This humidifier comes with voice assistance, an auto mode, and a quiet mode, boasting a 4.5-liter water storage capacity and a mist duration of up to 45 hours. In January 2021, Vadi Medical Technology expanded its range of humidifiers by introducing the VH3000-220 model.

Key Humidifier Companies:

  • Medtronic
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • ResMed
  • DeVilbiss Healthcare
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V
  • Acare Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • Vapotherm
  • Precision Medical, Inc.
  • GE Healthcare

Humidifiers Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 730.9 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 1.0 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 5.0% 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

Segments covered

Product, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; UK; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Sweden; Norway; Denmark; China; Japan; India; Australia; South Korea; Thailand; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE; Kuwait

Key companies profiled

Medtronic; Fisher & Paykel Healthcare; ResMed; DeVilbiss Healthcare; Koninklijke Philips N.V.; Acare Technology Co., Ltd.; Teleflex Inc.; Vapotherm; Precision Medical, Inc.; GE Healthcare

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Global Humidifier Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the humidifiers market report on the basis of product, end-use, and region:

Global Humidifier Market Report Segmentation

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

    • Heated Humidifiers

    • Passover Humidifiers

    • Integrated Humidifiers

    • Built-In Humidifiers

    • Stand-alone Humidifiers

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

    • Hospitals

    • Outpatient Facilities

    • Home Care

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

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • UK

      • Germany

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

      • Sweden

      • Norway

      • Denmark

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • Australia

      • South Korea

      • Thailand

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

      • Argentina

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • Kuwait

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