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Adult Diapers Market worth USD 32,859.2 Mn by 2027 Exclusive Research by The Insight Partners

The adult diapers market accounted for US$ 11,291.4 million in 2018 and is projected to reach US$ 32,859.2 million by 2027; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.6% during 2019–2027.

Adult diapers can be basically categorized under incontinence care products, which are widely worn by individuals mainly suffering from severe incontinence, mobility impairment, or dementia, diarrhea, among other conditions. The growing geriatric population, rising urbanization, increased affordability of diapers, and rising awareness towards enhancing hygiene conditions are among the major growth stimulants for the market. Apart from the medical usage, there has been a marked rise in the adoption of these diapers even for other purposes, such as by pilots while they are on long flights, divers during deep-sea diving, and workers at their manufacturing sites. Hence, the aforementioned applications of adult diapers for medical also non-medical purposes are poised to bolster their sales worldwide.

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Here we have listed the top Adult Diapers Market companies

Domtar Corporation, Drylock Technologies, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Essity AB, Ontex Group, Principle Business Enterprises, First Quality Enterprises, Abena A/S, Chiaus s (Fujian) Industry Development Co., Health Care Products, Ever Green

Impact of COVID-19 on Adult Diapers Market

As of July 2021, the US, India, Brazil, Russia, Spain, France, the UK, Turkey, and Italy, are some of the worst affected countries in terms of confirmed cases and reported deaths. The COVID-19 is affecting economies and several industries in different countries due to lockdowns, travel bans, and business shutdowns. The shutdown of various manufacturing plants and factories has also been affected the global supply chains also negatively impacted the manufacturing, delivery schedules, and sales of goods in the global market. In addition, the global travel bans further imposed by countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America are also affecting business collaborations as well as partnership opportunities.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the consumer goods industry is also facing huge losses, which is further impacting the world economy. It has further disrupted the transportation system and disrupted the supply of raw materials. The disruptive value chain has had a negative impact on the raw material supply, which, in turn, is impacting the growth of the stevia market. However, as the economies are planning to revive their operations, the demand for adult diapers is presumed to rise since people are purchasing products through online retailers. In addition, consumer goods-producing companies are also taking some safety measures to fight the coronavirus, which include limiting direct contact with delivery persons & visitors, strengthening & communicating proper hygiene practices, and conducting complete sanitations & eliminating personnel contact during shift changes. With all these factors, it can be presumed that in post-pandemic times, the demand for these products will take a hike.

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Based on product type, the global adult diapers market is segmented into pant type, pad type, tape type and others. The pant type segment held the largest share of the global adult diapers market in 2018. These type of diapers are prepared with the multilayer fibers that improve their absorbency, offer long hour protection, also prevents any skin irritation. In addition, they being a pant/pull-up style diaper are quite comfortable, even in the regular application as they resemble standard underwear in the way they function.

based on distribution channel, is segmented into pharmacies, convenience store, online, and others. Pharmacies held a larger share of the global adult diapers market in 2018. Pharmacies refer to the sale of pharmaceutical products, which include prescription drugs and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) products also its related services. Various adult diapers companies across the globe incorporate pharmaceutical stores to market their products. Today, various progressively health-conscious regions have several pharmacies stores; these pharmacies provide a great choice to the consumer. The swift urbanization and rise of the healthcare sector, introduction of premium, high-end medicines, and the start of professionalized pharmacy chains are the factors, which is contributing to the growth in adult diaper market.

based on end user, is segmented into household, hospitals, and others. In 2018, the hospitals segment led the adult diapers market with a highest market share and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period. Incontinence in adults is usually caused by the weakening of the bladder and pelvic muscles; in some cases, medication might help ease the problem. Medical conditions, such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, might also impact the bladder. Several times patients might forget to use the bathroom; this is an indication to start using adult diapers. Several times incontinence leads to embarrassing odors as well as leakage stains for individuals living in households. Switching to adult diapers will help avoid such issues, and hence this product is highly utilized through hospitals. The adoption of adult diapers is growing among various regions, owing to growing urinary incontinence disease & growing hospitals in various developing regions. Market players are incorporating with various distribution channels to offer their adult diaper products to several hospitals in the world.

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Rising Demand for Adult Diapers from the Geriatric Population Base

The geriatric population generates a substantial share of the overall demand for adult diapers across the globe. With the rising aging population, especially in the developed world, the consumption of adult diapers is anticipated to grow. According to the Global Social Change Research Project, the global share of the population between 0 to 14 years shrunk from 34% to 27% between 1950 and 2010. On the contrary, the percentage of the population above 60% rose from 8% to 11%. The increasing aging population is more pronounced in the developed economies of the world. With the rising number of people living in advanced old ages, the occurrence of multiple chronic conditions along with a decline in physical abilities has spurred the demand for elderly care products, including sanitary diapers and napkins. Chronic diseases, mobility impairment, dementia, physical disabilities, and other disorders and diseases associated with old age have necessitated the use of adult diapers and consequently driven the adult diapers market. By 2050, the number of people aged 65 or more is anticipated to grow to 1.5 billion, equivalent to 16% of the world’s population, according to the WHO. Efforts to enhance the living standard as well as the well-being of the aging population have further given rise to the elderly care industry also driven the market for adult diapers. According to Bloomberg, the adult incontinence products in Japan outsold baby diapers in 2013 owing to the falling birth rate along with the rapidly aging population. In order to attract a significant share of adult diapers, manufacturers in Japan and other countries are devising new ways of marketing adult diapers by avoiding the use of terms like nappies and diapers. Hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare institutions constantly generate significant demand for adult diapers used in elderly care. This is likely to have a positive impact on the adult diapers market. The gradually increasing aging population coupled with access to healthcare systems has spurred the demand for personal hygiene care products, including sanitary napkins and sanitary diapers for adults.

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