The North America dehumidifier market size was estimated at USD 1,100.9 million in 2022 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.0% from 2023 to 2030. Rising awareness among consumers regarding the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle at home and the workplace is anticipated to increase the demand for dehumidifiers. Increasing food manufacturing sales are expected to positively impact the market, as dehumidifiers help maintain ideal moisture levels, thereby preventing the degradation of food quality. In addition, dehumidifiers keep the air dry and crisp, which makes the entire process smooth and efficient. These factors are expected to positively influence market growth.
According to Lodging Magazine Q3 2022 report, over 5,300 hotels are in the construction phase in the U.S., totaling 629,489 rooms. This number has increased by 6% in terms of rooms and by 10% in terms of projects compared to 2021. The lodging sector is expected to grow at a healthy rate owing to the significant changes in lending rates and increasing investment in new hotel constructions or renovations. In 2022, conversion and renovation combined account for 239,914 rooms across the U.S. This is expected to further drive the demand for the North American dehumidifiers industry.
The growth of the refrigerative dehumidifier technology segment is also anticipated to be driven by the increasing health consciousness and awareness among the masses about maintaining the quality of indoor air at homes, offices, and other commercial places. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, indoor air quality is a crucial factor that triggers indoor asthma among occupants. Moreover, the presence of high humidity in the air is ideal for the growth of mold and dust mites.
Desiccant dehumidifiers are widely used and accepted systems in industrial and commercial applications in North America that require specific humid conditions to carry out food processing, storage and warehousing industry, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. They are also installed in waterworks facilities and supermarkets. The expansion of manufacturing units, warehouses, water treatment facilities, and lithium-ion battery production plants in North America is anticipated to drive the demand for desiccant dehumidifiers in these regions.
The fixed dehumidifier product segment held the largest revenue share of 56.8% in 2022. The growth is attributed to the growing number of manufacturing facilities, storage and warehousing, semiconductor fabrication facilities, restaurants, and hotels across North America. Growth in electronic devices and smart gadgets is resulting in the need for semiconductor fabrication facilities.
For the operation of these facilities, humidity control plays a very crucial role; this is expected to drive the adoption of dehumidification systems. Thus, rising demand for fixed dehumidifiers for such manufacturing facilities is anticipated to drive the segment’s growth over the forecast period.
The portable dehumidifiers segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2023 to 2030. Portable dehumidifiers can be easily moved from one location to another without any specific attachment to the duct, although an optional duct can be provided. Portable dehumidifiers are commonly used in residential as well as some commercial applications, such as hotels, restaurants, and healthcare facilities.
Countries with colder climates such as Canada and the U.S. need a heating system to maintain warm temperatures. Heating increases humidity, which often results in the growth of mold and dust mites. The high moisture content also corrodes metal parts. This can be avoided with the use of a portable dehumidifier, which is easy to place in a room that requires dehumidification. This is one of the main factors driving the demand for portable dehumidifiers.
The desiccant dehumidifier technology segment dominated the market in 2022 with a revenue share of 56.2%. Desiccant dehumidifiers are systems that draw moist air through compartments made of desiccant materials such as silica gel, glycols, and halide salt solutions. Desiccant dehumidifiers are widely used and accepted systems in industrial and commercial applications. The expansion of manufacturing units, warehouses, water treatment facilities, and lithium-ion battery production plants in North America is anticipated to drive the demand for desiccant dehumidifiers in these regions. For instance, companies in North America announced 172 new capital projects for supply chain operations and distribution, including new building and facility development. This is expected to surge the demand for desiccant dehumidifiers used in industrial facilities in North America in the coming years.
The industrial segment dominated the market in 2022 with a revenue share of 42.4%. The segment growth is significantly attributed to the expansion of industrial manufacturing over the forecast period. The growing population is creating an increased need for processed food, clothes, medicines, and other consumer goods. The rising demand for dehumidifiers is expected to boost the demand for new manufacturing facilities. The market is also driven by the strategic initiative introduced by the U.S. government, which focuses on funding and strengthening domestic manufacturing.
The commercial segment witnessed a steady revenue share of 33.9 % in 2022. The growth of the commercial segment is significantly attributed to the growing HoReCa (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) industry, facilitated by the cafe culture and rising preference for eating out among the population. This is expected to drive the commercial sector and boost the demand for dehumidifiers in commercial spaces.
Moreover, the rising number of supermarket chains across North America is likely to drive the demand for commercial dehumidifiers. The need for processed food products in city populations is likely to navigate the expansion of big offline food retailers in Canada. According to Retail Insider in July 2021, small-format grocery stores were gaining traction in Canada. This is likely to positively impact the demand for dehumidifiers, driving the market growth over the forecast period.
The residential segment is likely to expand at a CAGR of 7.1% over the forecast period. Dehumidifiers are used for residential applications in bathrooms, basements, kitchens, bedrooms, and storage rooms. In North America, winter temperatures go very low and heating leads to high humidity in the air; therefore, effective dehumidification systems are important.
The U.S. held an 88.1% share of the North America dehumidifier market in 2022, owing to increasing population and rising disposable incomes, along with improving urbanization, which is expected to augment the growth of the food & beverage industry in the country. In addition, rising construction spending due to economic & industrial development and rapid population growth is expected to boost the demand for dehumidifiers over the forecast period.
Dehumidifiers are essential in food and beverage applications. Excess humidity in the product causes condensation and a variety of hygiene issues. Spices, snack foods, processed meat, breweries, and confectionery products all require consistent and controlled moisture conditions. Using dry air from a dehumidifier can aid in moisture control, resulting in perfect coating and longer shelf life of food products. Growing demand for industrial dehumidifiers is expected to drive the demand for dehumidifiers over the forecast period.
Canada is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 7.4% over the forecast period, owing to the rising consumption of domestically manufactured food in the country. According to Statistics Canada, restaurant and fast-food retail sales of food increased by 23.6 % and 15.6% respectively in 2021, when compared to 2020. Diverse municipal infrastructure investments, certified site programs, and streamlined regulations fuel private sector industrial investments and expansions across Canada.
Mexico is expected to advance significantly in the market, which is attributed to rising consumer awareness regarding air quality, rising prevalence of airborne diseases, and increasing death rates. These factors have forced manufacturers to invest in technologies to restrict pollution levels in Mexico. In addition, easy installation, low maintenance, and lower operating costs are anticipated to drive market growth.
The key players adopt various strategies such as novel product launches, product development, and capacity utilization to maintain a competitive edge in the international market. Furthermore, companies are also engaged in market expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and product diversification strategies to ensure dominance.
For instance, in November 2022, Munters acquired Hygromedia and Rotor Source. With this acquisition, the former strengthened its position as a supplier of dehumidification technology systems for numerous industrial processes and will have an additional channel to serve its different clients.
Manufacturers are also undertaking other strategies, such as investments in new manufacturing facilities or plant expansions, to strengthen their foothold in the market. In November 2021, Munters established a new manufacturing site in Hodonin, Czech Republic. The new facility is 10 km from the current site in Hrusky. This facility aims to primarily manufacture its DSS Pro dehumidification equipment for the battery, pharmaceutical, and food industries. Some prominent players in the North America dehumidifier market include:
Honeywell International, Inc
General Filters, Inc.
GE Appliances, a Haier company
LG Electronics, Inc.
Sunpentown International Inc.
STULZ Air Technology Systems, Inc.
Dehumidifier Corporation of America
Market size value in 2023
USD 1,158.3 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 1,856.9 million
CAGR of 7.0% from 2023 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2021
2023 - 2030
Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Units, and CAGR from 2023 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Technology, product, application, region
U.S.; Canada; Mexico
Key companies profiled
Honeywell International, Inc; Therma-Stor LLC; AprilAire; General Filters, Inc.; GE Appliances, a Haier company; LG Electronics, Inc.; Sunpentown International Inc.; Munters; STULZ Air Technology Systems, Inc.; Dehumidifier Corporation of America
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This report forecasts revenue growth at regional & country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the North America dehumidifier market report based on technology, product, application, and region:
Technology Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Electronic/Heat Pump Dehumidifier
Product Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Application Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Regional Outlook (Volume, Units; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
b. The North America dehumidifier market size was estimated at USD 1,100.9 million in 2022 and is expected to be USD 1,100.9 million in 2023
b. The North America dehumidifier market, in terms of revenue, is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.0% from 2023 to 2030 to reach USD 1,856.9 million by 2030
b. U.S. dominated the dehumidifier market with a revenue share of 88.1% in 2022. The extensive industrial manufacturing, the strong establishment of commercial businesses, and growing awareness among the homeowners attributed to the large share.
b. Some of the key players operating in the North America dehumidifier market include: Honeywell International, Inc; Therma-Stor LLC; AprilAire; General Filters, Inc. ; GE Appliances, a Haier company; LG Electronics, Inc. ; Sunpentown International Inc. ; Munters; STULZ Air Technology Systems, Inc. ; Dehumidifier Corporation of America
b. Key factors that are driving the North America dehumidifier is rising restaurant & café industry, immerging application for indoor air treatment, and technological developments.
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