The global adult diaper market was worth US$ 13.25 Billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 8.43% during 2011-2018. The market is further projected to reach a value of US$ 20.28 Billion by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 7.22% during 2019-2024. An adult diaper, also known as adult nappy, is a type of underwear worn by adults so as to urinate or defecate without using a toilet. It absorbs or contains the waste and prevents soiling of the outer clothing. The inner lining that touches the skin is generally made of polypropylene, whereas the outer lining is made of polyethylene. Some manufacturers enhance the quality of the inner lining with vitamin E, aloe vera and other skin-friendly compounds. These diapers can be indispensable for adults with conditions like mobility impairment, incontinence or severe diarrhea.
Global Adult Diaper Market Drivers/Constraints:
Breakup by Product Type:
On the basis of type, adult pad type diaper is the most popular product as it can be worn inside regular underwear to catch leaks and absorb moisture without irritating the skin. Adult pad type diaper is followed by adult flat type diaper and adult pant type diaper.
Breakup by Distribution Channel:
Based on distribution channel, pharmacies represent the largest segment as they are mostly located in and around residential areas, as a result of which, they form a convenient point of purchase for the consumers. They are followed by convenience stores, online and others.
On a geographical front, North America enjoys the leading position in the global adult diaper market. This can be attributed to the expanding geriatric population and awareness campaigns led by the manufacturers aimed at removing the stigma attached to urinary incontinence in the region. Other major regions include Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East and Africa.
The global adult diaper industry is concentrated in nature with only a handful of players sharing the majority of the total global market. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:
This report provides a deep insight into the global adult diaper industry covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the adult diaper market in any manner.
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