Insect Repellent Market

Insect Repellent Market Analysis, By Insect (Mosquitos, Flies, Bugs, Bees), By Product (Sprays, Oil, Lotions & Creams, Mats, Coils, Liquid Vaporizers), By Ingredient (Natural, Synthetic), By Sales Channel (Hypermarkets/Supermarkets, Independent Stores, e-Commerce), & Region - Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Insect Repellent Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Insect Repellent Market Outlook (2023-2033)

At present, the global insect repellent market accounts for a revenue value of US$ 5.3 billion and is forecasted to surpass US$ 9.9 billion by 2033-end. Demand for insect repellents is estimated to increase rapidly at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2023 to 2033.

Rise in the number of insects across the world and the growing prevalence of insect-borne diseases are the prime prospects that are anticipated to govern sales of insect repellents over the coming years. Insect repellents are used by individuals, the food & beverage industry, and the agriculture industry extensively.

Frequent outbreaks of malaria, dengue, and other insect-borne diseases are also expected to favour insect repellent demand across the forecast period. Increased awareness about disease prevention, growing demand for organic & natural bug repellents, rising investments by governments to prevent insect-borne diseases, growing focus on research & development of novel products, and rising number of new product launches are some other factors that guide shipments of insect repellents.

Increased awareness about the ill effects of chemicals and synthetic ingredients used in conventional insect repellent products has led to high demand for natural insect repellents. Insect repellent manufacturers are expected to focus on the development of natural insect repellents that use herbal and nature-based ingredients to satisfy changing consumer demands.

Tick repellents, spider repellents, fly repellents, mosquito repellents, and bug repellents are some of the most popular products in the marketplace and are anticipated to witness a steady hike in demand over the next ten years.

However, the stringent norms associated with the manufacturing of insect repellents are expected to have a constraining effect on the overall market development in the future. Mosquito repellents are classified by many regulatory authorities as pesticides and since the use of pesticides is harmful to the environment their adoption is limited and hinders overall insect repellent sales.

The advent of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 led to an increased focus on personal hygiene and home cleanliness, which resulted in high demand for insect repellents across the world since they were proficient in killing COVID-19 disease-causing viruses from the surrounding environment.

The MEA region is anticipated to witness a hike in demand for insect repellents at a notable CAGR of 10% over the next ten years owing to the intervention of government and non-government organizations to eradicate insect-borne diseases. High frequency of malaria and dengue outbreaks are also expected to bolster insect repellent sales in the future in the MEA region. Mosquito repellent sprays and mosquito repellent lotions are anticipated to be high in demand in African countries through 2033.

Report Attributes


Insect Repellent Market Size (2023)

US$ 5.3 Billion

Projected Market Value (2033F)

US$ 9.9 Billion

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

6.5% CAGR

Asia Pacific Market Share (2022)


Mosquito Segment Market Share (2022)


MEA Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

10% CAGR

Key Companies Profiled

  • Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
  • Avon Products Inc.
  • S.C. Johnson & Son Inc.
  • Dabur India Limited
  • ExOfficio LLC
  • Quantum Health
  • Godrej Consumer Products Ltd.
  • Coghlans Ltd.
  • Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc.
  • Entomol Products LLC.
  • Enesis Group
  • Homs LLC
  • Jyothy Labs Ltd.
  • PIC Corporation

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How are New Insect Repellent Companies Shaping the Competitive Landscape?

“Insect Repellent Start-ups Using Innovation to Make a Mark in the Marketplace”

New insect repellent manufacturers are focusing on creating novel products that are in accordance with the new sustainability norms and changing consumer preferences. Upcoming insect repellent suppliers are also focusing on raising capital to further advance their research and development of innovative products.

  • In September 2022, LivFul, a United States-based biotechnology start-up received a US$ 1.5 million funding boost from an investment round. The funds were expected to be used to expand research for insect-borne diseases such as malaria and dengue. The company’s patented STAYTEC technology is used to produce next-gen insect repellents that are environment friendly and provide long-lasting 14 hours protection.
  • Moskinto, a start-up focused on disrupting pre and post-insect care founded in 2016 started providing itch-free consumer patches and in January 2022 announced the launch of its new water-based moisturizing 14-hour insect repellent called Moskito Care.

More developments from the start-up landscape have been mentioned in this revised insect repellent industry research analysis by skilled analysts at Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider.

Insect repellent market forecast by Fact.MR

Country-wise Insights

What Potential Does the United States Market Have for Insect Repellent Suppliers?

“High Awareness Regarding Insect-borne Diseases Driving Sales of Insect Repellents”

People in the U.S. are more aware of insect-borne diseases than in other countries owing to government initiatives and the presence of prime insect repellent manufacturers in the country. These factors make it a highly opportune market for insect repellent vendors over the coming years.

Other prospects such as increasing frequency of insect-borne disease outbreaks, increasing investments in research and development of novel bug repellents, and a high focus on personal hygiene are also expected to supplement insect repellent demand in the long run.

Are Japan and Korea Investment-worthy Markets?

“Growing Incidence of Insect-borne Diseases & Changing Consumer Preferences”

Asia Pacific was the largest regional market in 2022 accounting for 40% of the global market share. This makes Asian countries highly attractive markets for insect repellent providers and this applies to markets in Japan and Korea as well.

Rising awareness about personal hygiene, growing consumer adoption of different insect repellent products, rising disposable income, and government initiatives to boost awareness about diseases such as dengue and malaria are other factors that are expected to govern demand for insect repellents in Japan and Korea throughout the forecast period.

Is Europe an Opportune Market for Insect Repellent Manufacturers?

“Increasing Prevalence of Insect-Borne Diseases Offering New Business Opportunities”

Many European countries have been witnessing a hike in the incidence of insect-borne diseases such as dengue, malaria, Lyme disease, etc. This is anticipated to be a major factor driving demand for insect repellents in this region over the coming years. Germany, the United Kingdom, and France are some European countries that are expected to be prime markets in this region.

Lyme disease is the most common type of vector-borne disease in the European region and rising awareness about this disease is expected to promulgate sales of insect repellents through 2033.

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Category-wise Insights

Which Type of Insect Repellent Accounts for Highest Sales?

“Mosquito Repellents Account for Dominant Market Share”

Based on insect, the market for insect repellent is segmented into bees, mosquitos, flies, bugs, and others.

Mosquito repellents accounted for more than 50% of global insect repellent sales in 2022 and are expected to maintain a similar dominant stance over the next ten years as well. The high prevalence of mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria is expected to be a prime factor that drives demand for mosquito repellents over the coming years.

The launch of affordable mosquito repellent sprays, government initiatives to boost awareness of mosquito-borne diseases, and increasing health awareness among the general population are other aspects that steer shipments of mosquito repellents.

Demand for bug repellents is anticipated to soar at a high CAGR over the next ten years owing to the rising number of bed bugs and cockroach infestations across the world. Natural bug repellents are anticipated to witness a robust hike in demand through 2033 owing to changing consumer preferences.

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Competitive Landscape

Prime insect repellent suppliers are focusing on launching new products in various regions to expand their sales potential and drive global revenue generation.

  • In June 2022, Kao Corporation, a Japanese consumer goods organization announced the launch of its Biore GUARD Mos Black Serum in Thailand. The company also announced its plans to launch the same product in Indonesia in the coming year. These launches are a part of the company’s effort to reduce the spread of dengue in the South East Asian region.
  • In June 2022, SC Johnson, an American multinational company announced the launch of bug-killer sprays and mosquito repellents powered by botanical extracts. The new lineup of products is called STEM.
  • In September 2021, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. (GCPL), a Mumbai-based packaged consumer goods company announced the launch of its new paper-based mosquito repellent called Goodknight Jumbo Fast Card. The product is aimed at rural and urban markets since it does not depend on electricity for its operation.

Key Segments of Insect Repellent Industry Research

  • By Insect :

    • Flies
    • Bugs
    • Mosquitos
    • Bees
    • Others
  • By Product :

    • Sprays
    • Oil
    • Lotions & Creams
    • Mats
    • Coils
    • Liquid Vaporizers
    • Others
  • By Ingredient :

    • Natural
    • Synthetic
  • By Sales Channel :

    • Hypermarkets/Supermarkets
    • Independent Stores
    • e-Commerce
    • Other Channels
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • APAC
    • MEA

- FAQs -

What is the current insect repellent market value?

In 2023, worldwide insect repellent demand stands at a US$ 5.3 billion valuation.

How big will the insect repellent market be by 2033?

Sales of insect repellents are anticipated to reach a value of US$ 9.9 billion by 2033-end.

At what pace is the market projected to evolve?

From 2023 to 2033, consumption of insect repellents is estimated to rise at 6.5% CAGR.

Which is the key region in the global insect repellent market?

Asia Pacific is anticipated to be a key regional market for insect repellent suppliers.

What is the biggest challenge for the growth of the global insect repellent market?

The use of chemicals in insect repellent manufacturing is a major challenge for market growth.

Insect Repellent Market

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