UV Filter Industry Analysis in Middle East and Africa

Sales Forecasts for UV Filters in Middle East and Africa By Type (Organic, Inorganic), By SPF (SPF 6 to 14, SPF 15 to 30, SPF 31 to 50, SPF 50+), By Formulation (Creams, Gel, Lotions, Powder, Wipes, Sprays) and Country - 2023 to 2033

Analysis of UV Filter Industry in Middle East and Africa Covering Countries Include GCC Countries Northern Africa, South Africa, Turkey, Rest of MEA

UV Filter Sales Outlook for Middle East and Africa (2023 to 2033)

UV filter demand in the Middle East and Africa accounts for a market valuation of US$ 964.8 million in 2023 and is forecasted to increase at 6% CAGR over the next ten years. As such, sales of UV filters in the Middle East and Africa are projected to reach US$ 1.45 billion by the end of 2033.

Hot climate is a common defining feature of most Middle Eastern countries and some African countries thereby making them highly opportune spaces for UV filter suppliers around the world. Growing awareness regarding the harmful effects of UV rays and increasing spending on premium personal care products are anticipated to be key prospects boosting the sales of UV filters in the Middle East and Africa region over the next ten years.

  • UV filter sales volume in the Middle East and Africa is projected to reach 58,888.7 tons by the end of 2033.
Report Attributes Details
UV Filter Sales in Middle East and Africa (2023) US$ 964.8 Million
Projected Sales (2033F) US$ 1.45 Billion
Demand Growth (2023 to 2033) 6% CAGR
Sales Volume in GCC Countries (2033F) 36,502.6 Tons
Demand Growth in Turkey (2023 to 2033) 5% CAGR
SPF 15 to 30 UV Filter Demand Volume (2033F) 24,040.3 Tons
Key Companies Profiled
  • Evonik Industries
  • Eastman Chemical
  • BASF
  • Dow
  • Croda
  • Solvay

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How Can Start-ups Magnify UV Filter Demand in the Middle East & Africa?

“Development of Sun Care Products Especially for African Skin Types”

African people have skin that stands out from the rest of the world and requires a different type of care than the rest of the world. Sunscreens and sun care products that do not leave a ghostly white cast after application on the skin of African people are projected to be most popular over the next ten years.

  • Uncover, a start-up founded by Kenyan women in 2020 is developing a range of skincare and personal care products designed to suit African skin. The brand’s sunscreen has emerged become one of the most sold items and is highly popular among African women as it does not leave a white cast on their skin as most products do.

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Country-wise Insights

Attribute Turkey
Market Value (2023) US$ 181 Million
Growth Rate (2023 to 2033) 5% CAGR
Projected Value (2033) US$ 294.8 Million
Attribute Rest of MEA
Market Value (2023) US$ 26.2 Million
Growth Rate (2023 to 2033) 4.3% CAGR
Projected Value (2033) US$ 39.7 Million
Attribute Northern Africa
Market Value (2023) US$ 92.6 Million
Growth Rate (2023 to 2033) 4.5% CAGR
Projected Value (2033) US$ 146 Million

The major countries in the Middle East and Africa region still have a lot of untapped potential that ultraviolet filter companies can utilize to expand their business in the future.

Should UV Filter Vendors Invest in GCC Countries?

“Increasing Spending on Premium Skin Care Products Boosting Sales”

The spending of people in GCC countries such as UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, etc. on premium skin care products has been increasing rapidly in recent years. This is projected to be a major opportunity for local as well as international UV filter manufacturers and suppliers in the long run. Different personal care brands from around the world are focusing on launching new sun care products for consumers in GCC countries to capitalize on the growing demand.

  • UV filter sales in GCC countries currently account for a value of US$ 5.39 billion and are set to increase at 6.4% CAGR over the next ten years.

What Makes South Africa an Opportune Space?

“Efforts to Improve Availability of Personal Care for African Skin Driving Growth”

Awareness regarding the benefits of using sun care products and rising spending on personal care are projected to augment sales of UV filters in South Africa primarily over the coming years. UV filter suppliers in South Africa and other African countries are focusing on launching new initiatives to promote the manufacturing of personal care and cosmetics products designed specifically for African skin. The issue of white cast after applying sunscreens on African skin is what is promoting the demand for new UV filters in all African countries.

  • Azelis, a renowned supplier of specialty ingredients and chemicals, announced that it had opened a new laboratory for personal care in South Africa in March 2023. The company is focusing on bolstering its business in the Middle East and African region through its efforts and catering to the needs of its consumers in this region with more precision.
  • Shipments of UV filters in South Africa are forecasted to rise at a robust 6.9% CAGR over the next ten years and reach a revenue of US$ 169.9 million by the end of 2033.

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Category-wise Insights

Organic UV filters are projected to be used in the majority of personal care and cosmetics products manufactured in the Middle East and Africa region over the coming years.

Attribute PABA
Market Value (2023) US$ 21.5 Million
Growth Rate (2023 to 2033) 6.1% CAGR
Projected Value (2033) US$ 39.6 Million
Attribute Benzophenones
Market Value (2023) US$ 137.9 Million
Growth Rate (2023 to 2033) 6.4% CAGR
Projected Value (2033) US$ 253.1 Million
Attribute Triazine & Triazole Derivatives
Market Value (2023) US$ 70.1 Million
Growth Rate (2023 to 2033) 6.6% CAGR
Projected Value (2033) US$ 131.5 Million

UV Filters of Which Type are Popular?

“Organic UV Filters Bring in Majority of Revenue”

Increasing awareness regarding benefits associated with the use of organic ingredients in personal care formulations and a growing focus on sustainability are projected to uplift shipments of UV filters over the coming years. Moreover, the implementation of stringent mandates prohibiting the use of inorganic UV filters in different countries is also forecasted to drive the sales of organic ultraviolet filters through 2033.

  • At present, sales of organic UV filters hold a value of US$ 708.4 million and are predicted to reach a volume of 22,888.7 Tons by the end of the study period.

Competitive Landscape

Top UV filter brands are focusing on expanding their product portfolio in the Middle Eastern and African countries to improve their global presence.

  • In September 2023, Ultra Violette, a popular sunscreen brand based in Australia, announced that it was launching its products in the Middle East through Sephora, a multinational retailer of personal care and cosmetics retailer.

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Segmentation of UV Filter Study in Middle East and Africa

  • By Type :

    • Organic
      • PABA
      • Salicylates
      • Cinnamates
      • Benzophenones
      • Triazine & Triazole Derivatives
      • Dibenzoyl Derivatives
      • Benzimidazole Sulfonic Acid Derivatives
      • Camphor Derivatives
      • Anthranilates
      • Polysilicone-15
    • Inorganic
      • Titanium Dioxide
      • Zinc Oxide
  • By SPF :

    • SPF 6 to 14
    • SPF 15 to 30
    • SPF 31 to 50
    • SPF 50+
  • By Formulation :

    • Creams
    • Gels
    • Lotions
    • Powder
    • Wipes
    • Sprays
  • By Country :

    • GCC Countries
    • Northern Africa
    • South Africa
    • Turkey
    • Rest of MEA

- FAQs -

Demand for UV filters in the Middle East and Africa accounts for a value of US$ 964.8 million in 2023.

Sales of UV filters are forecasted to reach US$ 1.45 billion by 2033-end.

UV filter sales in the Middle East and Africa are set to increase at 6% CAGR from 2023 to 2033.

Demand for UV filters in South Africa is projected to rise at 6.9% CAGR over the next ten years.

Evonik Industries, Eastman Chemical, BASF, Dow, and Croda are top UV filter suppliers in the region.

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