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Global Diaper Market (2021 to 2026) - Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecasts

Research and Markets
·7-min read

Dublin, April 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Diaper Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to's offering.

The global diaper market reached a value of US$ 69.5 Billion in 2020. A diaper is a form of underwear that enables the wearer to urinate or defecate without utilizing a toilet. It is made up of synthetic disposable materials or cloth. Cloth diapers consist of several layers of fabrics such as hemp, cotton and bamboo and are washable and reusable. Disposable diapers, on the other hand, are thrown away after use and are made up of absorbent chemicals. The inner lining of these diapers is produced using polypropylene, which prevents the outer cloth from being soiled by absorbing or containing the waste. In recent years, the advancement in manufacturing technologies has improved the design, biodegradability and safety of diapers, owing to which they have gained immense traction across the globe.

With the rising adult population, the prevalence of urinary incontinence has increased across the globe. Along with this, the high birth rates in emerging economies, delayed toilet training of children and the increasing trends of online purchase of baby diapers have boosted the market growth. Besides this, there has been a significant rise in the demand for biodegradable diapers that are made of eco-friendly materials. This trend, in confluence with the increasing environmental concerns regarding the harmful effects of diaper disposal, has prompted the leading diaper manufacturers to develop products using raw materials that decompose much faster than traditional diapers.

Moreover, the integration of new technologies in the manufacturing of diapers, along with the continuous research and development (R&D) activities to improve the product quality, will further provide a push to the market growth. For instance, the development of absorbent core technology, which removes the fluff pulp, has enabled the production of thinner diapers. On account of the aforementioned factors, the publisher expects the global diaper market to exhibit moderate growth during the forecast period (2021-2026).

Breakup by Product Type (Baby Diaper):

  • Disposable Diapers

  • Training Diapers

  • Cloth Diapers

  • Swim Pants

  • Biodegradable Diapers

Disposable diapers represent the most popular type, as they offer convenience and ease of use to the users.

Breakup by Product Type (Adult Diaper):

  • Pad

  • Flat

  • Pant

Pad type diaper is the leading segment, holding the largest market share. It is useful in retaining moisture and absorbing leaks without irritating the skin.

Breakup by Distribution Channel:

  • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets

  • Pharmacies

  • Convenience Stores

  • Online Stores

  • Others

The majority of the diapers are distributed through pharmacies as they are located in and around residential areas, which form a convenient point of purchase for consumers.

Regional Insights:

  • North America

  • United States

  • Canada

  • Asia Pacific

  • China

  • Japan

  • India

  • South Korea

  • Australia

  • Indonesia

  • Others

  • Europe

  • Germany

  • France

  • United Kingdom

  • Italy

  • Spain

  • Russia

  • Others

  • Latin America

  • Brazil

  • Mexico

  • Others

  • Middle East and Africa

North America exhibits a clear dominance in the market due to the widespread awareness regarding proper hygiene in the region.

Competitive Landscape:
Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Kao Corporation

  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation

  • Procter & Gamble Company

  • Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (SCA)

  • Unicharm Corporation

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global diaper market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?

  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global diaper market?

  • What are the key regional markets?

  • Which are the popular product types?

  • What are the major distribution channels?

  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the market?

  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the market?

  • What is the structure of the market and who are the key players?

  • What is the degree of competition in the market?

  • How are diapers manufactured?

Key Topics Covered:

1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology
2.1 Objectives of the Study
2.2 Stakeholders
2.3 Data Sources
2.3.1 Primary Sources
2.3.2 Secondary Sources
2.4 Market Estimation
2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction
4.1 Overview
4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Diaper Market
5.1 Market Overview
5.2 Market Performance
5.2.1 Volume Trends
5.2.2 Value Trends
5.3 Impact of COVID-19
5.4 Market Breakup by Product
5.5 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
5.6 Market Breakup by Region
5.7 Market Forecast
5.8 SWOT Analysis
5.8.1 Overview
5.8.2 Strengths
5.8.3 Weaknesses
5.8.4 Opportunities
5.8.5 Threats
5.9 Value Chain Analysis
5.9.1 Overview
5.9.2 Raw Material Suppliers
5.9.3 Diaper Manufacturers
5.9.4 Distributors
5.9.5 Hospitals
5.9.6 Retailers
5.9.7 Exporters
5.9.8 End-Users
5.10 Porters Five Forces Analysis
5.10.1 Overview
5.10.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.10.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.10.4 Degree of Competition
5.10.5 Threat of New Entrants
5.10.6 Threat of Substitutes

6 Market Breakup by Product Type (Baby Diaper)
6.1 Disposable Diapers
6.1.1 Market Trends
6.1.2 Market Forecast
6.2 Training Diapers
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Forecast
6.3 Cloth Diapers
6.3.1 Market Trends
6.3.2 Market Forecast
6.4 Swim Pants
6.4.1 Market Trends
6.4.2 Market Forecast
6.5 Biodegradable Diapers
6.5.1 Market Trends
6.5.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by Product Type (Adult Diaper)
7.1 Pad Type
7.1.1 Market Trends
7.1.2 Market Forecast
7.2 Flat Type
7.2.1 Market Trends
7.2.2 Market Forecast
7.3 Pant Type
7.3.1 Market Trends
7.3.2 Market Forecast

8 Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
8.1 Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
8.1.1 Market Trends
8.1.2 Market Forecast
8.2 Pharmacies
8.2.1 Market Trends
8.2.2 Market Forecast
8.3 Convenience Stores
8.3.1 Market Trends
8.3.2 Market Forecast
8.4 Online Stores
8.4.1 Market Trends
8.4.2 Market Forecast
8.5 Others
8.5.1 Market Trends
8.5.2 Market Forecast

9 Market Breakup by Region
9.1 North America
9.2 Asia Pacific
9.3 Europe
9.4 Latin America
9.5 Middle East and Africa

10 Diaper Manufacturing Process
10.1 Product Overview
10.2 Raw Material Requirements
10.3 Manufacturing Process
10.4 Key Success and Risk Factors

11 Competitive Landscape
11.1 Market Structure
11.2 Key Players
11.3 Profiles of Key Players
11.3.1 Kao Corporation Company Overview Description Product Portfolio Financials SWOT Analysis
11.3.2 Kimberly-Clark Corporation Company Overview Description Product Portfolio Financials SWOT Analysis
11.3.3 Procter & Gamble Company Company Overview Description Product Portfolio Financials SWOT Analysis
11.3.4 SCA Company Overview Description Product Portfolio Financials
11.3.5 Unicharm Corporation Company Overview Description Product Portfolio Financials SWOT Analysis

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