Global Diapers Market Worth $94.87 Billion By 2028 | CAGR: 4.37%

Global Diapers Market Worth $94.87 Billion By 2028 | CAGR: 4.37%

Diaper: Introduction

The diaper is a piece of cloth or paper that is tied around the waist, similar to underwear. Diaper allows wearers to defecate or urinate without the need of a toilet by absorbing or containing waste materials to avoid spotting the clothes or the exterior surroundings. Diapers offer a variety of benefits, including convenience, security, rapid changes, better hygiene, and less irritation, among others.

Diapers are much more convenient to use since they are readily accessible in many specialty stores. They're also available online for purchase through a variety of e-commerce sites that are convenient. Another advantage of its application is that it is able to be changed with less time, regardless of the location or conditions. Diapers are hypoallergenic and therefore provide protection against irritations caused by chemical allergies, allergies, as well as other things.

There are many kinds of diapers on the Market. The main classification comprises disposable diapers, cloth diapers, reusable and recyclable, and other types.

The Global Diaper Market Forecast: 

The Global Diaper (Baby and Adult Diaper) Market Size was at US$ 67.16 Billion in 2020, and It Is Predicted that it will reach a valuation of US$ 94.87 Billion by the end of 2028. The Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.37% over the forecast period 2021-2028.

The Global Diaper Market Overview: 

The growing number of working women and the increasing number of adult populations all over the world are just a few of the primary driving factors that are accelerating the growth of the diaper business. Additionally, rapid growth is anticipated in Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) over the next few years due to the increasing number of women who are working as well as the growing population and a rising urbanization rate.

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Market Trend and Drivers of the Global Diaper Market:

The Technology of Absorbent-Core Development is the Key Market Trend

One of the most noticeable trends being seen in the diaper industry is the growth of core technology that absorbs. After the arrival of this technique in the last few years, the demand for absorbent products has increased significantly, which has led to greater influence on the Market overall. Polymerization generates a sodium salt of poly-acrylic acid. In this polymerization process, super-absorbent polymer is created by the combination of sodium hydroxide and acrylic acid with the addition of an initiator.

Growing Population of Geriatric People and Rising Hygiene Awareness Are Driving The Market:

The rising population of people who are older all over the world is likely to bring about significant changes in the Market for diapers. The aging of the population is leading to the rise of the disease of incontinence in people. In fact, it is affecting over 13 million people within the U.S. It is more prevalent in older women, with an average of 2 to 1 compared to males, because of various causes. The emerging economies of APAC comprising India, China, South Korea, and Thailand are also home to a significant population of aging.

The demand and awareness of the advantages of adult products for incontinence are growing, which is aiding in the increase of adoption of adult diapers by older adults. Therefore, growing purchasing power and acceptance of these products are boosting the overall Market for diapers. 

Globally, The Demand For The Eco-Friendly Biodegradable Diapers Has Been Growing:

The increasing demand for environmentally friendly biodegradable diapers is a major reason for the Market for diapers across the globe. With infants using between 2500 and 3000 disposable diapers during their first few years of life, a massive burden is being placed on the earth.

In fact, disposable diapers comprise just 2 percent of U.S. trash, meaning that the vast majority are left unattended. Because conventional single-use diapers aren't biodegradable in the natural, eco-friendly biodegradable diapers have been gaining a lot of attention in recent years and are contributing significantly to the Market of diapers. They are not made with petrochemicals or other non-green substances or skin irritations and therefore can be used safely for infants' delicate skin.

To Stay In The Competition, Innovative Products Have Being Launched By The Market Players:

The Market is highly competitive and fragmented in its nature due to the presence of many market players, including Procter & Gamble, Essity Aktiebalog, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kao Corporation, and Unicharm Corporation.

In recent times, companies in the diaper business have come up with a number of innovative and more advanced products so that they can stay ahead of competitors.

The Key Market Segmentation of the Global Diaper Market: 

Global Diaper Market can be divided into Product Types, End-User, Material, Distribution Channel and Geographical landscapes, etc. 

Diaper Market Segmentation By Product Type:

Pant Type

Pad Type

Tape Type


Diaper Market Segmentation By End-User:                 

Baby Diaper

Adult Diaper

Diaper Market Segmentation By Material:

Cloth Diaper

Disposable Diaper




Diaper Market Segmentation By Distribution Channel:


Convenience Stores



Diaper Market Segmentation By Geographical Landscape:

North America


Asia Pacific

South America

The Middle East and Africa

Major Key Players in the Global Diaper Market Are:

  • Bumkins Finer Baby Products Inc.
  • Domtar Corporation
  • Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA (pubI)
  • Kao Corporation
  • Essity Aktiebolag (pubI)
  • Hengan International Group Limited
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The Proctor & Gamble Company
  • Turkosan Hijyen Ltd.
  • Bumpadum Manufacturing and Traders Private Limited
  • Nile Converting Co.
  • Nobel Hygiene Private Limited
  • Oji Holdings Corporation
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Ontex BVBA
  • Unicharm Corporation
  • Vivia International Private Limited
  • Avgol Ltd.
  • Hunan Kings diaper Co. Ltd.

The Covid-19 Impact Analysis:

The COVID-19 pandemic, which began in the latter part of 2019, has greatly affected the Market worldwide. The stringent measures to lockdown by the governments have depressed the diaper market globally and put huge pressure on the manufacturing of diapers. Many countries had already seen slower economic growth, and this pandemic has damaged the capabilities of their factories because of a complete as well as a partial shutdown.

However, the COVID-19 crisis has accelerated sales on e-commerce of the Market that was studied. Online distributors reported an increase in demand, as consumers living at home look for alternatives to buying diapers.

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