Detergent Chemicals Market (By Product: Surfactants, Builders, Enzymes, Bleaching Agents, Fragrances, Others; By Application: Laundry Cleaning Products, Household & Commercial Cleaning Products, Personal Cleaning Products, Dishwashing Products, Fuel Additives, Biological Reagents, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022 - 2030

According to Nova one advisor, the global detergent chemicals market was valued at US$ 51.3 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach US$ 118.39 billion by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% over the forecast period 2021 to 2030.

Growth Factors:

Increasing demand for detergents from cosmetics, personal care, institutional and household end use industries is expected to drive the market over the forecast period. Rapid urbanization and increased disposable incomes have enabled consumers to spend more on household laundry cleaning products. Furthermore, increasing literacy rate and rising awareness among consumers regarding personal and household hygiene have augmented the penetration of laundry detergents. These factors indirectly point toward the increasing consumption of detergent chemicals in the coming years.

The raw material feedstock for these detergent chemicals majorly comprises of petrochemicals or crude oil derivatives such as linear alpha-olefins, linear alkyl benzene, and ethylene oxide. Key players involved in the production and marketing of crude oil derivatives include Reliance Industries Limited, Royal Dutch Shell, and SABIC. However, the emergence of bioethanol based on agricultural waste material, sugarcane, or corn lately has shifted the market trend toward bio-based raw materials.

Detergent chemicals are either produced naturally from oleochemicals derived from plant oils or synthetically from petrochemicals. Major petrochemical feedstock includes benzene and ethylene, which are derived from crude oil, while major oleochemicals feedstock includes palm kernel oil and coconut oil. The difference in the use of feedstock creates a difference in the selling price of the final chemical produce.

 Constantly evolving rules and regulations managing the chemicals used in the production of detergents chemicals pose a potential restraint to the market growth. In addition, the volatility in the prices and availability of feedstock pose a challenge for manufacturers who are trying to deliver the product uninterruptedly.

Report Scope of the Detergent Chemicals Market

Report Coverage


Market Size

USD 118.39 Billion by 2030

Growth Rate

CAGR of 8.8% from 2022 to 2030

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 to 2030

Segments Covered

Product, Application, Region

By Product

  • Surfactants
  • Builders
  • Enzymes
  • Fragrances
  • Bleaching Agents
  • Others

By Application

  • Laundry Cleaning Products
  • Household & Commercial Cleaning Products
  • Personal Cleaning Products
  • Dishwashing Products
  • Fuel Additives
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

Companies Mentioned

Unilever, AkzoNobel, Colgate, Huntsman Corporation, CondeaServo LLC, Solvay S.A., BASF SE, Dow Chemicals, Tata Chemicals, Shell Chemicals, Procter & Gamble, Dial Corp, Clariant AG, Airedale Chemicals, International Detergent Chemicals Ltd.

 Product Insights

On the basis of product, the detergent chemicals market is divided into surfactants, builders, enzymes, bleaching agents, fragrances and others. In the product segment, surfactants are estimated to lead the market with a share of more than 32% in 2021. Surfactants are the compounds that reduce the surface tensions between two connecting surfaces and owing to this property they are extensively used in detergents, dispersants, wetting agents, foaming agents, and emulsifiers. Moreover, as the surfactants are used in home care and personal care products that come in direct physical contact with the consumers therefore the manufacturers have to abide with the safety regulations set by the Governing bodies.

Enzymes are also estimated to dominate the detergent market during the forecast period. Some of the enzymes include Amylases, lipases, and proteases. Proteases is the widely used enzymes in the laundry detergent that helps in removing the protein stains such as human sweat, blood and others. Amylases enzymes is commonly used to remove the deposits of starchy food items such as oatmeal porridge, chocolate,spaghetti, mashed potatoes, custards and others used specifically in chlorine-free dishwashing detergents. Lipases is generally used in removing fatty stains such as butter,frying fats, salad oil, lipstick, sauces and others.

Application Insights

On the basis of application, the detergent chemicals market is categorized into laundry cleaning products, household & commercial cleaning products, personal cleaning products, dishwashing products, fuel additives, biological reagents and others. In terms of market share, laundry cleaning products is leading the market with a share of more than 26% in 2021. In the Asia Pacific region, countries such as India and China are developing significantly and this has created awareness about the personal and health hygiene. This attribute will increase the demand for laundry detergents in the market.

Also, the increased awareness for health and hygiene has amplified the demand for the cleaning products such as floor cleaners, toilet cleaners and others. Additionally, the detergents findtheir utility in dish wash products, shampoo, face wash, and others andthis factorsis estimated to fuel the growth of the detergent chemical market.

During the COVID-19 outbreak maintaining cleanliness and the personal hygiene was very crucial and suggested by the doctors across the world. This has created the awareness among the people the importance of personal health hygiene. This factor has generated huge demand for the personal care products such as hand wash, sanitizers and others and contributed significantly towards the growth of the detergent chemical market.

Geographical Coverage

North America is estimated to lead the detergent chemical market in 2021 contributing more than 27.42% of the market share. The rising detergent chemical consumption in the end use applications such personal care, industrial cleaners, and food processing is anticipated to drive the growth of detergent market in this region. Furthermore, the presence of major market players in the region continuously researching and developing innovative products will foster the growth of detergent chemical market in the North American region.

Europe is also estimated to contribute significantly towards the markets growth of detergent chemical market owing to the increasing demand for personal care and cosmetics products. Also, the presence of strict Government policies that favors the consumption of the detergent chemicals is expected to boost the growth of the chemical detergent market.

Asia Pacific region is estimated to be the fastest growing detergent chemicalmarket during the forecast period owing to the rapid industrialization and urbanization in the developing economies such as India and China. Additionally, the growing demand for liquid detergents in the region will foster the growth of the detergent chemical market in the Asia Pacific region.

Some of the prominent players in the Detergent Chemicals Market include:

  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Nouryon
  • Croda International plc
  • Solvay S.A.
  • Clariant AG

Segments Covered in the Report

This research report offers market revenue, sales volume, production assessment and prognoses by classifying it on the basis of various aspects. Further, this research study investigates market size, production, consumption and its development trends at global, regional, and country level for the period of 2017 to 2030 and covers subsequent region in its scope:

By Product

  • Surfactants
  • Builders
  • Enzymes
  • Bleaching Agents
  • Fragrances
  • Others

By Application

  • Laundry Cleaning Products
  • Household & Commercial Cleaning Products
  • Personal Cleaning Products
  • Dishwashing Products
  • Fuel Additives
  • Biological Reagents
  • Others

By Geography

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Southeast Asia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East & Africa (MEA)

  • GCC
  • North Africa
  • South Africa
  • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Key Points Covered in Detergent Chemicals Market Study:

  • Growth of Detergent Chemicals in 2022
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts (2017-2030)
  •  Brand Share and Market Share Analysis
  •  Key Drivers and Restraints Shaping Market Growth
  •  Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  •  Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  •  Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies
  •  COVID-19 Impact on Demand for Detergent Chemicals and How to Navigate
  •  Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  •  Detergent Chemicals Consumption Analysis
  •  Detergent Chemicals Production Analysis
  •  Detergent Chemicals and Management

Report Detail

  • Report Code:6414
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel

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