In 2018, the global insect repellents market was valued at USD 9.2 billion and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 2.5% between 2019 and 2025. The prevalence of disease transmitting insects mostly due to mosquito causing dengue, west Nile fever, zika virus and others has accounted for millions of deaths around the world. These insects also account for spreading fatal diseases such as lymphatic filariasis and Japanese encephalitis. Rise in the occurrences of such insect borne diseases has anticipated the demand for the insect repellents in the market especially among the children of around 5 years of age. According to World Health Organization, in 2017, Malaria accounted for around 4 million deaths every year mostly among the children of not more than 5 years of age.
The outbreak of such vector borne diseases has been prevalent in the developed and developing countries of North America, Europe and Asia. In 2016, North America and the Caribbean regions witnessed an increase in number of patients affected by zika virus which was caused due to a bite of Aedes species of mosquitoes. The incidents anticipated the demand for non-toxic and convenient insect repellents in the market.
Insect Repellents Market Scope
|Forecast Unit||Value (USD)|
|Revenue forecast in 2025||USD 9.2 billion|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 2.5% during 2021-2028|
|Segment Covered||Type, Regions|
|Regions Covered||North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa|
|Key Players Profiled||Dabur International, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., Coghlan’s Ltd., Repel, SC Johnson, Spectrum Brands, Enesis Group, Quantum Health, Reckitt Benckiser Group, Avon, and others.|
Key Segments of the global insect repellents market,
Type Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)
- Body worn insect repellent
- Oils and Creams
- Stickers and patches
- Non-body worn insect repellent
- Coils, Mats and Sheets
- Liquid Vaporizer
Regional Overview, 2015-2025 (USD Billion)
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of APAC
- Central & South America
- Rest of Central & South America
- Middle East and Africa
Reasons for the study
- The study assesses the dynamics and movement of the global insect repellents market across various geographies
- While studying the insect repellent market, we observed that the demand for its products was tremendous in both developed as well as developing countries
- The market is fragmented and major players have their presence across the globe. The companies, as a strategic step are opening new manufacturing facilities to meet the domestic demand.
What does the report include?
- The report focuses on insect repellent market and its application industries
- The study on the global insect repellent market includes qualitative factors such as value chain analysis, drivers, and restraints
- The study covers qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market segmented on the basis of applications. Moreover, the study provides similar information for the key geographies
- Actual market sizes and forecasts have been provided for all the above-mentioned segments
- The study includes the profiles of key players in the market with a significant global and/or regional presence.
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Increase in the demand for herbal and natural insect repellents due to the rise in number of health conscious consumers in the market is a prime movement in the global insect repellants industry. Conventional insect repellents contain a number of synthetic and toxic chemicals such as diethyl carbonate, DEET, diethyl phthalate and ethyl hexane diol causing a number of health risks such as skin rashes, breathing ailments and others. Moreover, smoke caused by insect repellent coil has been proved to be poisonous for children and pregnant women. The rising incidences and concerns towards the health hazards has driven the growth for the non-toxic products in the market.
The demand for the natural insect repellents has increased in developed regions and the consumers are using the products of neem, soya bean oil, thyme oil, birch tree bark, citronella oil and other ingredients. Moreover, non-toxic ingredients are cheaper than the conventional product and is preferred by the consumers, thereby increasing the demand for the products in the market over the forecast period. The rise in the number of regulations towards the use of chemical based ingredients in the insect repellents has anticipated the demand for the natural products in the market. Also skin rashes due to the gels and lotions has been witnessing a rising incidence.
In 2018, aerosol product in the non-body worn insect repellent has a largest market share having a revenue of USD 3.49 billion. Aerosol products are more convenient to the consumers as they are being recognized as a safe product being tightly sealed with prevention from leakage. The product also provides contactless function with a sanitary and a clean use for the consumers in the global industry. Moreover, the cost effectiveness of the aerosol repellents with its design to deliver an accurate amount of spray increases its efficiency against other products in the market.
Apparel products in the body worn insect repellents is estimated to grow at a significant rate of around 6.1% over the forecast period of 2019 to 2025. The apparel products are considered a safe insect repellent to prevent bug borne diseases. The product is more likely to be used among children, underage kids and pregnant women as a chemical free, non-toxic repellent in the industry. The product is also used by consumers during trekking, camping, and fishing. The rise in the adventure tourism along with the growing number of travelers to developing countries has outgrown the demand for apparels.
Asia Pacific accounted for the major share in the insect repellents market with a share of around 51.2% in 2018. Increasing awareness related to the insect borne diseases in the rural and urban area of the countries such as China, India and Japan has propelled the demand in the regional market. Moreover, initiatives from the local governments and NGOs related to the prevention and management of air and water borne diseases is likely to drive the demand for the products. Augmenting awareness also has impact on the uptake of toxic ingredient repellents and the consumer demand is gradually shifting to natural ingredient products.
Europe also holds a significant share in the insect repellents market. Rise in the number of concerns arising from insect borne diseases in the region along with the extensive network of distribution for the insect repellent products has outgrown the demand in the market. The sudden change in climatic conditions is a major concern giving rise to the breeding of mosquitoes is anticipated facilitate market growth in the coming years. Excessive rise in the tourism sector in the countries such as Italy and France has contributed towards the growth of the insect repellents market.