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Global Hand Sanitizer Market to 2029 - Featuring 3M, Chattem and Unilever Among Others

Research and Markets
·9-min read

Dublin, March 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Hand Sanitizer Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2021 to 2029" report has been added to's offering.

The hand sanitizer market is evidencing a phenomenal transition post the covid 19 spread. WHO and FDA launched various awareness programs on public health hygiene and infection control in public and private locations. The increasing incidence of disease outbreaks, particularly viral outbreaks, hospital-acquired infections, and a large workforce in unsanitary conditions in developing countries is expected to drive global demand for hand sanitizers. However, the shorter shelf life of hand sanitizers, lesser market availability of hand sanitizers in rural areas, high level of alcoholic and chemical content in the hand sanitizers causing allergies are key restraints that are expected to restrain the market growth for hand sanitizers.

Market Dynamics Evidenced Drastic Changes Post Covid 19

Hand sanitizer is a disinfectant solution that is used as a substitute for washing hands with soap and water. Personal health and hygiene are some of the most promising areas of growth in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The Covid 19 was a single factor that led to the sudden and exponential growth of the hand sanitizer market. The hand sanitizer market was evidencing a healthy growth rate prior to the pandemic due to awareness levels of H1N1, SARS, Avian Flu, Ebola, and other outbreaks.

Hand sanitizer which was largely used in North America that accounted for almost 45% of market revenues precovid, has become a household product in Asia Pacific post the pandemic. Though the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 17% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2029, however, the market evidenced an exponential growth of about 600% YOY from 2019 to 2020. The same trend is expected till the end of 2021. The use of hand sanitizers has become unavoidable across houses, corporate, public places such as bus stops and ATMs, commercial and corporate entities, and so on. Sudden uptake of hand sanitizers due to a pandemic is the single reason for the exponential growth of the market.

However, with vaccinations being launched across the globe, the market for hand sanitizers is expected to settle down to its normal growth. Nevertheless, the market is slightly expected to grow higher than the pre covid estimates for the year 2021 to 2029. The key reason is the increased awareness levels especially in the Asia Pacific, and also a fear that is instilled during the pandemic is expected to continue. Even if the vaccination is going to be started widely, the fear for any new or mutated viruses is expected to raise the growth rate. The report details such market trends across geographies and product ranges.

Household Segment Promises Potential & Gels Remain As the Most Used Form of Sanitizers

The hospital segment had the largest share of sales in the global market for hand sanitizer in 2019 and is expected to maintain its dominance in the forecast period 2021-2029. The increase in hospital-acquired infections and increased incidence and admission of patients with disease outbreaks is expected to significantly drive the growth of the hand sanitizer market. Alcohol-based disinfectants represent the largest market share in the world market for hand disinfectants due to their efficiency in dealing with a wide variety of viruses and bacteria. Stringent regulations and requirements to strictly adhered to quality processes and standards are the key reasons for the significance of hand sanitizers in hospitals. Household hand sanitizers are expected to increase significantly during the forecast period of 2021 to 2029 due to higher standards of living and increasing health awareness of consumers around the world and specifically in Asia Pacific.

The ease of cleaning hands without using water is combined with the availability of products in various convenient forms such as gel, foam, spray, liquid, and others raised the demand for hand sanitizer. The gel segment had the largest share of sales in the global market for hand sanitizers by product type in 2019 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period on 2021 to 2029.

Super and Hyper Markets Held the Largest Share

The global hand sanitizer market is in direct competition with other products in the market such as hand antiseptics, other disinfectants, and soaps. However, hand sanitizer is becoming popular than other products due to the recommendation of healthcare authorities as it is seen as an efficient way to deal with virus and bacteria outbreaks. Additionally, aggressive marketing and promotional campaigns are undertaken by the manufacturers created a positioning of hand sanitizers as a first-line solution against virus and bacteria outbreaks.

The supermarket and hypermarket segments represented the largest share of sales in the world market for hand sanitizers in comparison to other sales channels in 2019. Super and hypermarket alone contributed more than 30% of market revenues in 2019. This growth was mainly due to a shift in the trend towards modern retailing. In addition, this channel offers higher discounts on products in comparison to other distribution channels. The online sales segment is expected to experience the fastest growth with the growing popularity of online shopping, though by revenues the market is not very significant.

North America Leading, Asia Pacific Promising Potential

In terms of the geographic segment, the report segments the market at the country level for the major geographic region that includes North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, and Middle East and Africa. In 2019, North America contributed to the highest share of the hand sanitizer market. Europe was the second-largest market for hand sanitizers followed by Asia Pacific. However, the use of hand sanitizers in the APAC region is evidencing compelling growth due to the sudden uptake of hand sanitizers across the entire end-user segments. However, the report details the changes in market trends, growth rates, and market revenues post covid pandemic. The key market players are 3M, Procter & Gamble, CleanWell LLC, Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc, and others. However, the pandemic has boosted a quick spur of domestic companies that earned significant revenues and enabled the availability of hand sanitizers across the world even though the demand was sudden and exponential.

Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the key market segments in current scenario and in the future by product categories?

  • What are the key market segments in current scenario and in the future by regions?

  • What is the key impact of Covid 19 over market revenues and market determinants in the hand sanitizers market?

  • What are the primary and secondary macro and micro factors influencing the market growth currently and during the forecast period?

  • What are the primary and secondary macro and micro factors deterring the market growth currently and during the forecast period?

  • How to overcome the current market challenges and leverage the opportunities in each of the market segment?

  • Who are the key players in the medical aesthetics market and what are their key product categories and strategies?

  • What are the key strategies - mergers/acquisitions/R&D/strategic partnerships etc that companies are deploying to enhance market revenues and growth?

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1. Preface

Chapter 2. Executive Summary
2.1. Global Hand Sanitizer (HS) Market Portraiture
2.2. Global Hand Sanitizer Market, Market Value & Volume, By Product Type, 2019 (US$ Mn)('000 Units)
2.3. Global Hand Sanitizer Market, By End Use, 2019 (US$ Mn)
2.4. Global Hand Sanitizer Market, By Sales Channel, 2019 (US$ Mn)
2.5. Global Hand Sanitizer Market, by Geography, 2019 vs. 2029 (Value %)

Chapter 3. Global Hand Sanitizer (HS) Market: Market Dynamics and Future Outlook
3.1. Market Overview
3.2. Hand Sanitizer Market Technologies: Future Trends
3.3. Current Scenario: New Product Launches, Increasing Adoption in Home Use, Disease Outbreak, Infection Control Worldwide
3.4. Challenges
3.5. Opportunities
3.6. Attractive Investment Proposition, by Geography, 2018
3.7. Competitive Landscape
3.7.1. Competitive Landscape, by Key Players, 2018
3.7.2. Market Share Analysis of Top Players
3.7.3. Present and Future Technology Adoption & Scenario
3.7.4. PESTLE Analysis

Chapter 4. Global Hand Sanitizer (HS) Market, by Product Type, 2019-2029 (US$ Mn)
4.1. Overview
4.1.1. Gel
4.1.2. Foam
4.1.3. Spray
4.1.4. Liquid
4.1.5. Others (Sanitizing hand wipes, etc.)

Chapter 5. Global Hand Sanitizer (HS) Market, By End Use, 2019-2029 (US$ Mn)
5.1. Overview
5.1.1. Hospitals & Clinics
5.1.2. Hotels and Restaurants
5.1.3. Household Purpose
5.1.4. Others (Corporates, Schools, Shopping Malls etc.)

Chapter 6. Global Hand Sanitizer (HS) Market, By Sales Channel, 2019-2029 (US$)
6.1. Overview
6.2. Department Stores
6.3. Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
6.4. Convenience Stores
6.5. Retail Pharmacy & Drug Stores
6.6. Online Sales

Chapter 7. Global Hand Sanitizer (HS) Market, by Geography, 2019-2029 (US$ Mn)
7.1. Overview
7.2. North America Hand Sanitizer (HS) Market Analysis, 2019-2029
7.3. Europe Hand Sanitizer Market Analysis, 2019-2029
7.4. Asia Pacific Hand Sanitizer Market Analysis, 2019-2029
7.5. Latin America Hand Sanitizer Market Analysis, 2019-2029
7.6. Middle East & Africa (MEA) Hand Sanitizer Market Analysis, 2019-2029

Chapter 8. Company Profiles
8.1. 3M Company
8.1.1. Business Description
8.1.2. Financial Information (Subject to data availability)
8.1.3. Product Portfolio
8.1.4. Key Developments
8.2. Chattem, Inc.
8.3. Procter & Gamble (P&G) Company
8.4. Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc.
8.5. Unilever Plc.
8.6. GOJO Industries, Inc.
8.7. Bath & Body Works, LLC.
8.8. Best Sanitizers, Inc.
8.9. Deb Group Ltd.
8.10. Henkel Group
8.11. Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
8.12. Medline Industries, Inc.
8.13. Dial Corporation
8.14. Others

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