Global Baby Diapers Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast by 2017

The global baby diapers market is driven by factors such as increasingbirth rate and rising urbanization. The other market drivers are - increasing hygiene and sanitation awareness, shift in consumer dynamics and rising women to men ration.


Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/09/2015 -- The global baby diaper market is a booming industry reporting an impressive rise during the period of 2011 to 2017. This report offers a comprehensive study of the market for baby diapers in the global as well as regional perspective. It also evaluates varied aspects of the global baby diapers market stimulating the growth of this industry together with current trends and challenges restricting the development of the market.

There are two types of diapers present in the baby diaper market across the globe, namely cloth diapers and disposable diapers. The cloth diapers market is segmented into fitted, flat, all-in-one, pre-fold, and others, whereas the disposable diapers market is classified into ultra-absorbent diapers, regular diapers, super-absorbent diapers, training nappy, biodegradable diapers, and swim pants.

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The global baby diapers market is regionally divided into North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA.

Overview of the global baby diapers market

The global baby diapers market owes its strong recent growth to increasing birth rates, rising average disposable income, and urbanization coupled with growing awareness pertaining to healthcare.

The growing population base together with increasing awareness regarding personal hygiene is another factor propelling the demand for baby diapers worldwide. On the other hand, the decline in birth rates in developed economies and the ability of these diapers to be reused are, to some extent, hindering the market's growth prospects.

The disposable diaper segment is considered as the largest segment of the baby diapers market, holding around 66% of the overall baby diapers market. These diapers are gaining popularity as they are user-friendly and cost-efficient.

North America led the global baby diapers market previously but is expected to lose ground in the coming years. The baby diapers market in North America is facing near-total saturation and extreme competition, due to which manufacturers are finding it difficult to maintain the development in baby diapers industry in the region. The growth of the baby diapers market in Asia Pacific is expected to overtake the baby diapers market in North America.

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The regional baby diapers markets in EMEA, i.e. Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, accounts for the biggest market share at 33%, followed by Asia Pacific, accounting for 30% of the global baby diapers market. The markets in Latin America and Asia Pacific are forecast to witness a rise and total US$16.6 billion by 2017. The baby diapers market in Asia Pacific will register the fastest growth among all regional markets, with a projected CAGR of 8.4% during the period of 2011 to 2017.

The global baby diapers industry was valued at US$35.6 billion in 2011. The market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 6.6% during the period of 2011 to 2017 to reach a market worth amounting to US$52.2 billion by 2017.

Companies mentioned in the research report

Procter & Gamble, Unicharm, Kimberly Clark, SCA Hygiene Products, Hengan, and Kao Corporation are the major players operating in the baby diapers industry across the globe. Procter & Gamble and Kimberly Clark lead the global baby diapers market thanks to their wide-ranging product lines.

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