Soap Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2018 - 2026

Category : Consumer Goods and Food and Beverages | Delivery Format : PDF | Status: Forthcoming | Report ID : ARC536


Soap is a material used with water for washing and cleaning and prepared of a compound of natural oils or fats with sodium hydroxide or another strong alkali, and usually has added perfume and coloring. Soap is used by every individual for personal care, dishwashing or clothes as specific soaps are available for specific purposes. Soaps are evolved and innovated every time with increasing desires of customer requirements including different fragrances, cost margin, organic product and others.

Market Dynamics

Soap is an essential product in every household as it is used for variety of applications including personal care, dishwashing, laundering, and others. Different varieties of soaps are used for different applications as the chemical composition differs based on the end use of consumer. However, the soap market undergoes dynamic environment as the market vendors have to make continual changes in the production cycle depending on the changing preferences of consumers. Such fluctuation in preference poses challenge for manufacturers to accomplish the market demand and create pressure on manufacturers. Although end-user specified soaps especially for infants and men are boosting the market growth. Awareness about personal hygiene and rising life standards have also given wide scope to the market to expand massively.

Market Classification and Overview

Soap has a crucial role in our daily life for the purpose of hygiene. With various end-uses and specifications, market players are foreseeing a dynamic environment in its market to meet up consumer demand. The soap market is analyzed to have a huge scope owing to its market segments and sub-market segments which include physical form, end-user, application, distribution channel. On the basis of physical form, the market is classified into bars, cakes, molded shapes, liquid, powder, and others. Based on end-user, the market is bifurcated into infants, female and males. On the basis of application, the market is classified into residential, commercial and industrial. Residential segment is sub-divided into home cleaning, personal care, dishwashing, laundering and others. Commercial segment is sub-segmented into hotels, hospitals, public toilets and others. Based on distribution channel, the market is classified into online and offline. Offline segment is sub-segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, independent retailers, specialist retailers and convenience stores. Based on geography, market is divided into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Middle East & Africa.

Report Coverage


Soap Market

Analysis Period

2015 – 2026

Historic Data

2015 – 2016

Base Year


Forecast Data

2018 – 2026

Market Stratification

Physical Form, End-User, Application, Distributional Channel, Geography

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Report Coverage

Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Analysis,

Player Profiling, Value Chain Analysis


Market Participants

Some of the prominent players in the market include Dial Corp, Unilever, SoftSoap, Kimberly Clark, Gojo Industries Inc., Colgate-Palmolive Co., Procter & Gamble Co., Provon  NXT,  Ecolab Inc., and S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. among others.

Market Segmentation

Market By Physical Form

·         Bars

·         Cakes

·         Molded shapes

·         Liquid

·         Powder

·         Others

Market by End-User

·         Infants

·         Female

·         Male

Market By Application

·         Residential

o   Home cleaning

o   Personal care

o   Dishwashing

o   Laundering

o   Others

·         Commercial

o   Hotels

o   Hospitals

o   Public toilets

o   Others

·         Industrial

Market By Distribution Channel

·         Online

·         Offline

o   Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

o   Independent Retailers

o   Specialist Retailers

o   Convenience Stores

Market By Geography

·         North America

o   US

o   Canada

o   Mexico

·         Europe

o   UK

o   Germany

o   France

o   Rest of Europe

·         Asia-Pacific

o   China

o   Japan

o   India

o   Australia

o   Rest of Asia-Pacific

·         Latin America

o   Brazil

o   Rest of Latin America

·         Middle East and Africa (MEA)

o   South Africa

o   Saudi Arabia

o   Rest of MEA

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