Sanitary Napkin Market

Market Overview:

The global sanitary napkin market reached a value of US$ 23.63 Billion in 2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Sanitary napkins, also known as menstrual or sanitary pads, are absorbent items that are worn by women primarily for absorbing menstrual blood. They comprise numerous layers of quilted cotton fabric or other super absorbent polymers and plastics. They are currently available in various shapes and sizes, with different absorption capabilities. For several years, women have relied on homemade cotton clothes to deal with the menstrual cycle. However, the growing awareness among women about feminine hygiene has spurred the demand for sanitary napkins across the globe.

Governments in numerous countries, in confluence with various non-profit organizations (NGOs), are undertaking initiatives to spread awareness among women about feminine hygiene, particularly in the developing economies. For example, governments in various African countries are distributing free sanitary napkins to school girls to promote menstrual education. Apart from this, manufacturers are introducing low-cost products and focusing on product diversification to expand their consumer-base. For instance, they are launching napkins with wings and fragrances while minimizing the pad thickness. Further, the market is also influenced by aggressive promotions and marketing strategies adopted by major players in the industry. Moreover, the improving purchasing power of women, coupled with the increasing number of companies offering sanitary pad subscription plans, is another factor leading to a rise in the demand for premium products.
Menstrual pads currently represent the most commonly used product as they assist in absorbing more menstrual blood than pantyliners.
Global Sanitary Napkin Market Share, By Region
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

At present, Asia Pacific enjoys a leading position in the global sanitary napkin market. This can be attributed to the rising disposable incomes and improving standards of living in the region.

Post time: Jan-04-2022