The global laundry sanitizer market size was estimated at USD 38.00 million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7% from 2023 to 2030. The market growth can be attributed to increased awareness about the importance of hygiene, especially during disease outbreaks and pandemics. Moreover, the increased demand for laundry sanitizers and disinfectants within the healthcare sector has benefitted market growth. The COVID-19 pandemic showcased the importance of hygiene practices to prevent the spread of the virus. People began to realize that pathogens could potentially linger on surfaces, including clothing, which resulted in the increased demand for laundry sanitizers. Moreover, individuals started incorporating laundry sanitizers into their routines to ensure their clothes were thoroughly disinfected.
This awareness was fueled by the understanding that contaminated clothing could contribute to the transmission of diseases. Consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of proper hygiene, especially in developing countries. For daily cleaning routines, laundry sanitizer is an essential and efficient product that promotes personal hygiene practically and affordably. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most likely way for the virus to spread is through close contact with someone who is infected. However, early laboratory evidence also suggested that coronavirus could survive on plastic and stainless-steel surfaces anywhere from hours to a few days. Thus, it remained a possibility that coronavirus could live on clothes for several hours.
This bolstered the product demand. People with compromised immune systems, allergies, or respiratory conditions are more susceptible to infections. The awareness about this vulnerability has led to a growing product demand. Moreover, families with young children prone to allergies or individuals undergoing medical treatments that weaken their immune systems seek laundry sanitizers to create a safer environment. Regulatory trends in the industry play a crucial role in ensuring product safety, efficacy, and consumer protection. Governments and regulatory bodies around the world are increasingly focusing on standards, labeling, and guidelines for products due to rising health and environmental concerns.
Moreover, the rising demand for eco-friendly products with more sustainable paper/board packs and regulatory trends are encouraging manufacturers to develop laundry sanitizers with reduced environmental impact. Furthermore, companies operating across developing nations are promoting their products on diverse platforms, utilizing advertising strategies, and garnering endorsements from government bodies or associations. Dettol, a well-known brand of Reckitt Benckiser, offers laundry sanitizer for everyday use in different sizes, such as 960ml, 480ml, and 180ml. The product is available in two fragrances-Spring Blossom and Fresh Linen. The laundry liquid sanitizer is recommended by the Indian Medical Association. Dettol rolled out advertisements in May 2021 showcasing its laundry sanitizer as an integral component of daily laundry practices.
The scented laundry sanitizer segment accounted for above 63% of the global revenue share in 2022. Manufacturers take into account the preferences and requirements of their intended consumer base while considering fragrances for their laundry products, like laundry sanitizer. For example, products designed for babies will feature a distinct scent compared to those formulated for commercial purposes, such as hotels, fitness centers, sports academies, and more, where bulk laundry is a common practice.
The plain laundry sanitizer segment is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 3.4% from 2023 to 2030. The rising instances of allergies caused by laundry products, combined with the growing interest in environmentally friendly cleaning solutions, are driving the demand for fragrance-free laundry sanitizers. Increased consumer awareness regarding the ingredients used in such products is anticipated to further stimulate the demand for plain laundry sanitizers.
The Asia Pacific regional market dominated the global market in 2022 and accounted for the largest share of over 37% of the overall revenue. As people in this region prioritize cleanliness to prevent the spread of illnesses, the demand for products that enhance laundry disinfection and freshness has increased. This trend reflects the region's proactive response to health challenges and the need for effective measures to maintain hygiene standards in daily life.
The North America region is expected to witness the fastest CAGR of 2.8% during the forecast period. The innovative marketing strategies employed by key companies in the U.S. to effectively tap into consumer demand for convenient and effective laundry solutions are expected to drive market growth. Key brands, such as Lysol, have likely contributed to a notable increase in the demand for such products in the U.S. by addressing concerns about hygiene & cleanliness and showcasing the potential of laundry sanitizers.
The global market is characterized by the presence of large, prominent players and small-scale local players. The majority of the market share is occupied by Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Procter & Gamble, Church & Dwight Co., Inc., Cosmo First Ltd., and others. Expansions involving the establishment of new manufacturing facilities can contribute to the growth of the market. These efforts amplify production capacities, enabling companies to meet escalating consumer demands promptly.By strategically enhancing their operational footprint, companies can ensure a consistent supply of products, capitalize on emerging market opportunities, and strengthen their competitive stance in the market.
For instance, in December 2022, Procter & Gamble revealed plans to allocate approximately USD 501 million for the enlargement of its fabric care product manufacturing facility in Ohio, U.S. This strategic investment was geared at augmenting manufacturing and warehousing capacities to effectively address the rising consumer demand for laundry-related products. The project is expected to be completed by 2026. Some of the prominent players in the global laundry sanitizer market include:
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
The Clorox Company
Church & Dwight Co., Inc.
Procter & Gamble
Dabur India Limited
Micro Balance Health Products
Cosmo First Ltd.
Market size value in 2023
USD 38.97 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 47.15 million
CAGR of 2.7% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2017 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; UK; Germany; China; India; Brazil; South Africa
Key companies profiled
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC; Unilever; The Clorox Company; Church & Dwight Co., Inc.; Procter & Gamble; ITC Ltd.; Dabur India Ltd.; Marico; Micro Balance Health Products; Cosmo First Ltd.
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the laundry sanitizer market report on the basis of type and region:
Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
b. The global laundry sanitizer market size was estimated at USD 38.00 million in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 38.97 million in 2023.
b. The global laundry sanitizer market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 2.7% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 47.15 million by 2028.
b. Asia Pacific region dominated the laundry sanitizer market with a share of 37.8% in 2022. This is attributable to the rising household incomes and increasing awareness regarding hygiene.
b. Some key players operating in the laundry sanitizer market include Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC; Unilever; The Clorox Company; Church & Dwight Co., Inc.; Procter & Gamble; ITC LIMITED; Dabur India Limited; Marico; Micro Balance Health Products; Cosmo First Limited
b. Key factors that are driving the laundry sanitizer market growth include increasing awareness about the importance of hygiene, especially during disease outbreaks and pandemics. Moreover, the heightened demand for laundry sanitizers and disinfectants within the healthcare sector has benefitted market growth.
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