Biocides Market to Surpass US$ 11.7 Bn by 2031; Application as Disinfectant in Industrial Cleaning to Spur Growth – Future Market Insights

ESOMAR-certified market research firm Future Market Insights (FMI) in its latest market analysis forecasts the biocides market size to surpass US$ 8.3 Bn in 2021. With the rising demand for halogen compounds across various applications, the overall market is poised to expand at over 3.3% CAGR between 2021 and 2031, reaching a valuation of US$ 11.74 Bn by the end of 2031.

The growth of the biocides market can be attributed to the rising demand for biocides for application across various sectors such as water treatment, household & personal care, and others.

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Biocides are increasingly used to control the breeding of unwanted organisms such as bacteria, fungi, insects, and viruses. They represent various products ranging from disinfectants and wood preservatives to rodenticides.

They are commonly used across industries as disinfectants for rapid response against threat of germ and bacteria. Growing demand for preservatives and disinfectants across various industries such as food and beverages, healthcare, wood and paints, will therefore continue to expand the biocides market during the forecast period.

Growing awareness among people regarding the self-hygiene is playing a vital part in accelerating the demand for biocide products. During the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of disinfectants witnessed skyrocketed, creating conducive environment for sales in the market.

Application of biocides is expected to increase in industrial and public water treatment. Various initiatives launched by governments and other organizations across the globe to provide clean water are creating lucrative growth opportunities for the market.

Increasing adoption of paints & coatings, adhesives and sealants in the construction sector also will fuel demand in the market. As these products are more prone to microbial attack, in-can preservatives and dry film fungicides are often used.

Biocides are widely used for the maintenance of the required levels of hygiene at farms, slaughterhouses and food processing premises. Adoption of biocides for reducing the biofilms formation in cooling towers also is gaining traction.

As per FMI, the paints and coatings segment is estimated to grow by 3.3% year-on-year rate in 2021. Paint and coating companies are increasingly adopting biocides to tackle microbial growth.

North America is anticipated to emerge as a lucrative market for biocide products. Owing to the growing demand from various industries, sales of biocides are set to rise at 3% CAGR across North America.

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“Rising demand for wastewater treatment coupled with government support will accelerate the sales of biocides during the forecast period. The market is likely to gain from the development of green biocide products. Focus on sustainability is emerging as crucial strategy for market players to strengthen their position,” says the FMI analyst.

Key Takeaways from Biocides Market Survey

  • The U.S. biocides market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 2.3 Bn through 2031 owing to the increasing adoption of halogen compounds across various industries such as paints and coatings.
  • China will continue to remain one of the key markets in East Asia, accounting for 72% of the sales of biocides.
  • With increasing utilization of biocides in water treatment activities, GCC countries are expected to account for 30.7% of market share in the Middle East and Africa.
  • By product type, halogen compounds segment is anticipated to dominate the biocides market, registering a year-on-year (YoY) growth of 3.6% in 2021.
  • Biocides demand in the water treatment segment is expected to surpass US$ 3.8 Bn by 2031.

Key Drivers

  • Increasing use of antimicrobial protection across various end-use industries is fueling the demand for biocides.
  • Development of ecofriendly biocide products will continue to support the market growth.
  • Rise in the number of wastewater treatment plants fosters the demand for cleaning agents like biocides. Moreover, various efforts of governments to provide safe water to their people will bode well for the market
  • Growing adoption of disinfectants, preservatives and pesticides in industries such as healthcare, agriculture and food and beverages will create lucrative growth opportunities for the biocides market growth.

Key Restraints

  • Harmful impact of various biocides on environment and living organisms is hampering the growth of the market.
  • Various regulations imposed by governments and other organizations to curb the harmful effect of biocides also limits the market growth.

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Competitive Landscape

Key players operating in the biocides market are focusing on developing ecofriendly biocides. They have adopted various organic and inorganic growth strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, new product launches, partnerships and collaborations to strengthen their global footprint.

  • In August 2021, Lanxess signed contract to acquire biocide business of International Flavors and Fragrance Inc. (IFF) with a purchase amount of US$ 1.3 Billion. THe purchase is expected to be completed by mid-2020 and will help LANXESS to expand its biocides product portfolio.
  • In January 2021 BASF Canadian Agriculture Solutions received health Canada PMRA label expansion for Serifel. New for the 2021 growing season, Serifel is an innovative biocide with multiple modes of action.

Some of the prominent players operating in the biocides market profiled by FMI are:

  • Clariant AG
  • Lonza Group
  • ICL Group
  • DOW
  • Veolia
  • Troy Corporation
  • Nouryon
  • Kemira Oyj
  • Ecolab USA Inc.
  • Albemarle Corporation
  • Solvay SA
  • Lanxess AG
  • Buckman Laboratories International
  • Melzer Chemicals Private Limited
  • Dalian Xingyuan Chemistry Co., Ltd.
  • Aegis Chemical Solutions
  • B&V Chemicals
  • Helvemed SA
  • Thor Group
  • Solenis
  • Zaozhuang Kerui Chemicals Co., Ltd.
  • Shandong IRO Biocide Chemicals Co., Ltd.

More Insights on the Global Biocides Sales Outlook

FMI provides an unbiased analysis of biocides market, presenting historical demand data (2016-2020) and forecast statistics for the period from 2021-2031. The study divulges compelling insights on the global demand for biocides with a detailed segmentation on the basis of:


  • Food Grade
  • Pharmaceutical Grade
  • Industrial/ Technical Grade


  • Halogen Compounds
  • Metallic Compounds
  • Organic Acids
  • Organo-sulfurs
  • Nitrogen
  • Phenolic
  • Others

End Use:

  • Agrochemicals
  • Food & Beverages
  • Water Treatment
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Cosmetics & Personal Care
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Cleaning Agents
  • Others


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

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Key Questions Covered in the Biocides Sales Outlook Report

  • The report offers insight into biocides demand outlook for 2021-2031
  • The market study also highlights projected sales growth for biocides market between 2021 and 2031
  • Biocides market survey identifies key growth drivers, restraints, and other forces impacting prevailing trends and evaluation of current market size and forecast and technological advancements within the industry
  • Biocides market share analysis of the key companies within the industry and coverage of strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations or partnerships, and others

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Ronak Shah

Associate Vice President at Future Market Insights is deeply committed to uncovering actionable insights for consumer and food and beverage players. She brings a unique blend of analysis, industry trends, and consumer behavior to put data into perspective.

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