Car Air Filter Market

Car Air Filter Market Analysis by Product Type (Cabin air filter, Intake air filter), by Filter Media (Cellulose, Activated carbon, Synthetic, Particle), by Sales Channel, by Vehicle Type, by Region - Global Forecast 2022-2032

Analysis of Car Air Filter market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Global Car Air Filter Market Outlook

The global car air filter market is estimated at USD 9.9 Billion in 2022 and is forecast to surpass USD 13.8 Billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 3.4% from 2022 to 2032.

Report Attributes


Base Year Value (2021A)

USD 9.6 Billion

Estimated Year Value (2022E)

USD 9.9 Billion

Projected Year Value (2032F)

USD 13.8 Billion

Global Growth Rate (2022-2032)

CAGR 3.4%

Europe Market Share in 2021


Europe Growth Rate (2022-2032)

CAGR 3.1%

Collective Value Share (USA, Germany and China) 2021: Top 3 Countries


Top 5 Companies Market Share in 2021


Key Companies Profiled

  • MAHLE GmbH
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Denso Corporation
  • Donaldson Company Inc.
  • Mann Hummel GmbH
  • FRAM Group IP LLC
  • Sogefi S.p.A
  • Hollingsworth & Vose Company
  • K&N Engineering Inc.
  • Ahlstrom Corporation
  • Airmatic Filterbau GmbH
  • Alco Filters Ltd.
  • Cummins Inc.
  • Hengst SE & Co. KG
  • Freudenberg & Co. KG
  • EuroGielle S.r.l
  • Valeo SA
  • UFI Filters
  • Champion Laboratories
  • Other Key Players

A car air filter removes particles such as dust, germs, and pollen from the intake air of an internal combustion engine. If an automobile's air filter is not clean, it might cause engine damage. A clean air filter is required for an automobile's smooth functioning and best performance. Aside from cleansing the air that enters the engine during combustion, the air filter also eliminates debris from the air that could otherwise cause abrasion and damage to the engine.

As a result, it is critical to utilize a good air filter in an automobile. If an automobile's air filter is old or obsolete, it may result in decreased fuel economy, problems with the engine's spark plug, decreased horsepower, and black sooty smoke or flames emanating from the exhaust pipe. Hence, it is essential to keep the automobile's air filter in good working order in order to keep the engine running smoothly and reduce emissions.

However, the global car air filter market held around 13% share in the global filter market which is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 4.8during the assessment period.

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2017-2021 Global Car Air Filter Market Outlook in Comparison to 2022-2032 Growth Forecast

Previously, the car air filter market witnessed a constructive growth of nearly 2.2% CAGR in last half-decade. The global car air filter market has offered an absolute $ opportunity of about USD 973 Million in the last five years. It is assessed to generate an absolute dollar opportunity of almost USD 1.9 Billion and USD 2.5 Billion throughout 2022 & 2027 and 2027 & 2032 respectively.

Further, the European car air filter market holding largest market share in terms of revenue generation in the global car air filter market. It is assessed to drop 53 BPS at a CAGR of 3.1%. Also, the German car air filter market is the protuberant manufacturer of car air filters in the European market. It is likely to grow at a CAGR of about 3.6% during the assessment period.

Further, South Asia & Oceania car air filter market has comprehended notable growth in the previous years. It has gained about 1/5th market share in global market. It is projected to move forward at a CAGR of 4.2% throughout the valuation period. Further, South Asia & Oceania is considered to gain nearly 171 BPS and provide an absolute dollar opportunity of almost USD 522 Million by the end of forecast period.

From the segmental basket, based on product type, Intake air filter is the protuberant market shareholder. It accounts for nearly 55% market shares and is projected to offer an absolute dollar opportunity of USD 2.1 Billion the throughout the assessment period.

Fact.MR projects the car air filter market is projected to observe growth at 3.4% CAGR throughout 2022 and 2032 in contrast to a CAGR of 2.2% with which it grew amid 2017 and 2021.

How Expanding Automotive Industry Fueling the Demand of Car Air Filters?

The sales of the automobile industry are displaying a rising trend throughout the world. The automobile sales in the United States have risen by more than 65% after the 2009 crisis. In addition, the production of vehicles has also increased drastically.

Further, the rise in the demand for automobiles coupled with a rise in the production numbers will impact the car air filter market positively. Even in developing regions of the world, that show a huge potential, the demand for automobiles is rising due to the factors like increasing purchasing power of people, development of world class road infrastructure and an improved consumer sentiment.

Due to this, the market for car air filters is also bound to display an upward trend in the developing regions of the world as well. India and China are important markets for automobile manufacturers due to an increasing population and growing need for vehicles. Also, as emission norms become stricter in such countries, the market for engine air filters is set to witness positive growth during the assessment period.

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How Rising Preference Towards Electric Vehicles Hampering the Car Air Filter Market Growth?

Environmental issues such as air pollution and global warming are major talking points and areas of concern in the North America region. Thus, in order to mitigate the problem of air pollution caused by the burning of the fossil fuels, there is a steady shift taking place towards the use of electric vehicles over the conventional fossil fuel based vehicles.

Moreover, governments in the region are providing subsidies and incentives to promote the use of electric vehicles. Due to this growing number of consumers are shifting towards electric vehicles as they are an environmentally friendlier option and economical as well. Since car air filters are not used in the electric vehicles, this may restrict the market growth of car air filters as preference for electric vehicles grows.

Country-wise Insights

What is the North America Car Air Filter Market Scenario?

The automobile industry in North America is gaining grip with the increasing demand for vehicles in the region. Growing market rivalry is inspiring producers to develop ground-breaking products due to which the demand for car air filters in the North American market is mounting.

Further, in order to reduce vehicle emissions and as well as to comply with the stringent corporate average fuel economy regulations (CAFE), the consumers are increasingly focusing on maintaining their vehicles and changing their car air filter regularly.

Further, the United States car air filter market is the foremost market shareholder with nearly 80% market share due to the greater customer as well as producer base in the region. These Producers are possessing cutting edge technologies due to which they are having competitive edge in the market.

Overall, the car air filter market in North America is expected to eyewitness noteworthy growth of 3.2% CAGR. It is likely to lose 27 BPS in the global market throughout the assessment period.

Which Region holds for More Higher Demand for Car Air Filter Market?

The Asia-Pacific region’s care air filtration markets are likely to show the wildest growth in coming years owing to increasing automobile consumer base and rising focus towards the becoming manufacturing based economies.

Further, South Asia and Oceania car air filter market is forecasted to increase rapidly during the assessment period. In addition, the increasing consumer desires for smart products is fueling the car air filter market in SAO.

Further, South Asia and Oceania car air filter market witnessed excellent growth opportunities in the last five years where the Indian car air filter market accounts for largest market share in the market in 2022. It is evaluated to create significant absolute $ opportunity during the forecast period.

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Category-wise Insights

Which product type of Car Air Filter will contribute significantly to the Car Air Filter Market?

During the projection period, the Intake air filter segment under product type is projected to grow at a 3.5% CAGR. This Intake air filter market growth is attributed to an increase in the applications in various type of cars.

Rapid developments in self-driving and electrified vehicles will further boost the demand for intake air filters in automotive industry. Though, the segment is expected to grow significantly and create an absolute $ opportunity of nearly USD 2,107.3 by the end of forecast period.

Which Vehicle Type is Calm to Witness Attractive Growth in Car Air Filter Market?

A clean air filter is essential for the optimal performance and smooth operation of an automobile. Owing to this, the fast adoption of safety and comfort systems in passenger cars contributes significantly to the growing need for air filters in passenger cars to improve efficiency.

Nevertheless, the luxury passenger cars segment has acquired more than one-fourth market share and projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.1% throughout the assessment period. This is expected to offer an absolute dollar opportunity of nearly USD 1,401 Million to the car air filter market over the period of ten years. 

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Competitive Landscape: Top Companies in Car Air Filter Market

Companies operating in the car air filter industry are broadening their product portfolio by introducing new products as demand for car air filters is increasing  Also, the key manufacturers have adopted various strategies including portfolio diversification, partnership, merger and acquisition, geographical expansion etc. product development is the key strategy to upscale their market presence among consumers.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about price points of top manufacturers of car air filter market positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion in the recently published report.

For instance:

  • On October 2021, Donaldson Company, Inc. was acknowledged by Frost & Sullivan with the 2021 North American Customer Value Leadership Award for increasing the consumers' equipment life with its filters.
  • On 28th July 2021, MAHLE has expanded its range of aftermarket solutions including transmission oil management, calibration, and air conditioning service. Furthermore, the Group will provide aftermarket solutions for drives through alternative to fuel cell and battery maintenance.

Global Car Air Filter Market Segments

  • By Product Type :

    • Cabin air filter
    • Intake air filter
  • By Sales Channel :

    • OEM
    • OES
    • IAM
  • By Filter Media :

    • Cellulose
    • Synthetic
    • Activated carbon
    • Particle
  • By Vehicle Type :

    • Compact Passenger Cars
    • Mid-sized Passenger Cars
    • Premium Passenger Cars
    • Luxury Passenger Cars
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the global Car Air Filter Market scenario?

The global value of car air filter market is estimated to be worth over USD 9.9 Billion in 2022.

How far is the global demand expected to reach over the forecasted period?

The demand is anticipated to surpass USD 13.8 Billion by 2032 end.

What was the last 5-year CAGR for the demand in the Car Air Filter Market?

During 2017-2021, global car air filter market grew at 2.2% CAGR.

Who are the prominent players in the global car air filter market?

Some of the prominent players in car air filter market are MAHLE GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, Denso Corporation, Donaldson Company Inc., Mann Hummel GmbH etc.,

Which is the most leading region in the car air filter market?

Europe tops the global car air filter market accounting for ~26.2% of global market share in 2022.

Which vehicle type contributes maximum share in car air filter sales?

Luxury passenger cars under the vehicle type segment contributes 36% of market share in global sales of car air filter.

Car Air Filter Market