Mosquito repellents are chemical-based substances that prevent mosquitos from biting & feeding on human blood. These repellents are applied to skin or clothing to minimize the possibility of mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquito repellents come in different forms like aerosol/spray based, coil, creams, lotions, vaporizers, & liquids, among others. In recent years, the increasing prevalence of diseases like malaria, dengue, etc., in India has tremendously boosted the demand for mosquito repellents.
The India Mosquito Repellent Market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 5% during the forecast period, i.e., 2021-26. The growth of the market is driven primarily by the burgeoning sales of mosquito repellents in India due to swiftly rising cases of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue, malaria, etc., in the country. Several prominent players in the market are actively developing mosquito repellents & increasing the production to provide easy availability of products to consumers and, in turn, driving the market.
|Study Period||Historical Data: 2016-19|
|Base Year: 2020|
|Forecast Period: 2021-26|
|Key Companies Profiled||Godrej, Rekitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Jyothy, Dabur, Herbal Strategi, Himalaya, Goodluck Syndicate, Midas Hygine, Vitromed, Others|
|Unit Denominations||USD Million/Billion|
The Mosquito Repellent Market in India is highly unorganized. However, it is still thriving steadily due to various campaigns by the Indian government for spreading awareness about the benefits of mosquito repellents that can help prevent diseases like dengue, malaria, chikungunya, etc.
Moreover, escalating developments in mosquito repellents by their leading manufacturers to introduce new products in the form of sprays, vaporizers, creams, lotions, & roll-on fabrics, among others, with fewer side effects on humans, is another crucial aspect expected to augment the overall market growth in the coming years.
Key Trend in the India Mosquito Repellent Market
With growing instances of side effects like skin rashes, breathing problems, irritations, among others, due to toxic substances like DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide) present in mosquito repellents, consumers have rapidly shifted toward herbal products. It, in turn, is generating lucrative growth opportunities for the leading market players to introduce new products made of herbal & skin-friendly substances that do not cause skin problems or impact health in any manner. Mosquito repellents with neem & oils like birch tree bark & citronella, among others, are some widely preferred herbal mosquito repellents extensively available in the country.
Impact of Covid-19 on the India Mosquito Repellent Market
The Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 had a decelerating effect on most industries across India, where the Mosquito Repellent Market was no exception. As the Indian government imposed stringent movement restrictions & frequent lockdowns to curb the virus spread, the market went through several challenges like supply chain disruptions, shut down of manufacturing units, increased demand & supply gap, reduced production, etc. Additionally, delays in the deliveries of pre-produced goods due to the hampered transportation sector also introduced massive financial losses for the leading market players in the country.
However, the market observed a temporary hike when the public began panic shopping due to the sudden imposition of lockdown & its uncertain extensions. Online distribution channels enabled the market to sustain amidst the crisis as the public dramatically shifted toward e-commerce platforms for their essential shopping needs owing to quick supplies & safe deliveries. As a result, mosquito repellents witnessed a rapid surge in their sales.
Moreover, with the gradually declining number of Covid-19 cases, the government uplifted limitations and allowed the recommencement of business operations. It, in turn, has generated growth opportunities for the leading players to increase their production capacity and suffice the burgeoning demand for mosquito repellants across India