1. Procter & Gamble Co
2. Ontex Group
3. Unicharm Corporation
4. Hengan International Group Company Limited
5. Kao Corporation
In case of Middle East & African countries, they have always remained least contributor in diaper market since past times. This is due to unawareness of using diapers or traditional usage of the substitutes. But the growing population and government practices have attracted the people to follow the global trends. Due to this, the future markets will see increase in their growth. In the coming years, the market is expected to be aided by the growth in R&D activities in the market, combined with innovations in product design and manufacturing. The market is expected to be further catalysed by innovations in the industry to control the costs of the final product through the reduction of operating costs by enhancing production processes and optimising supply chain efficiencies. According to the report, “Middle East & Africa Baby & Diaper Market Research Report, 2027” published by Actual Market Research, the market is anticipated to grow with more than 6.5% CAGR for 2022-2027. The increasing hygiene awareness and high birth rates are primarily driving the Middle East & Africa diaper market. Furthermore, the growing number of new producers have entered the industry due to low production costs and huge market potential, which is propelling the market growth. Moreover, the launch of eco-friendly diapers made from raw materials that decompose considerably faster than cloth is catering to the rising consumer environmental concerns. Apart from this, numerous advancements in the production technology have enhanced the design and safety of diapers, which are expected to fuel the market across the region in the coming years. Increasing urbanization and rise in disposable income in Middle East & Africa are the major reasons for the growth of the market. Every year, the urban population is increasing by 3.5% in Africa, and by 4% in the Middle East. There has been an increase in the number of expats in the Middle East due to the opportunities for high income. In addition, people living in urban areas are more aware of hygiene issues and are thus opting for baby diapers. Also, the birth rate in Middle East & Africa is on the rise, leading to a high demand for baby diapers in the region. An increase in number of dual-income households that are opting for disposable baby diapers because of the convenience they offer, and growing awareness of the importance of maintaining hygiene for babies, are some of the factors driving the demand for disposable baby diapers across the globe. However, in Africa, the demand for disposable baby diapers is still limited. The rural population, which forms more than 59% of the total population, cannot afford disposable baby diapers and hence the demand is low. The demand in the cloth baby diaper market is expected to come from the rural population in Africa, which cannot afford disposable baby diapers. Cloth baby diapers are also popular in the Middle East. There is a new trend of cloth baby diaper libraries emerging in the region Growing urbanization in countries like South Africa and Turkey along with improved lifestyle choices due to increased income has significantly affected the baby diaper market growth. Rising production of baby diapers in Middle East and Africa region will further boost the baby diaper market growth. The demand for training baby diapers is expected to increase mainly from the working-class women, who find it more convenient to use these diapers, compared with cloth baby diapers, and from people who can afford and continue to buy diapers even after the baby is more than two years of age. The demand for such diapers is expected to be low from the rural parts of Africa, since people in the region cannot afford to buy diapers and usually stop buying them after the baby is more than two years. Covid-19 Impacts: The COVID-19 pandemic had a mixed impact on the Middle East & Africa diaper market. As a result of the pandemic, an increase in demand for diaper was observed especially in baby diaper market. The impact of prolonged lockdown had created a sudden gap in supply and demand of the diaper industry. The COVID-19 created awareness about eco-friendly products and usage of adult diaper was redefined. In the coming years, the market is predicted to grow at a faster rate and recover to the pre-COVID marks. With the increased understanding of the benefits of adult diapers, large number of private companies’ involvement in diaper industry, and changes in marketing techniques has been observed in the industry. Major Companies considered in the report: Procter & Gamble, Kimberly & Clark Corporation, Unicharm Corporation, Ontex Group, Kao Corporation, Hengan International Group company, Johnson & Johnson, Drylock Technologies, Paul Hartmann AG Considered in the report • Geography: Middle East & Africa • Historic year: 2016 • Base year: 2021 • Estimated year: 2022 • Forecasted year: 2027 Covered in the report: • Global diaper market • Global baby diaper market • Middle East & Africa baby diaper market • Global adult diaper market • Middle East & Africa adult diaper market • Market trends & developments • Key facts about the leading market players How it will help solving your strategic decision-making process? • Global diaper market scenario (historical & forecast) • Global diaper market size (baby & adult) • Global diaper market share (by company, type, region, country) • Global baby diaper market scenario (historical& forecast) • Global baby diaper size( historical & forecast) • Global baby diaper market share (by country, company, type, region) • Middle East & Africa diaper market scenario(historical& forecast - baby & adult ) • Middle East & Africa diaper market size(baby & adult) • Middle East & Africa diaper market share (by country, company, type, region) • Global adult market scenario ( historical & forecast) • Global adult diaper size( historical & forecast) • Global adult diaper market share (by company, region, country) • Market trends & developments • Company profiles of leading companies Intended audience This report can be useful to Industry consultants, manufacturers and other stakeholders to align their market-centric strategies. In addition to marketing & presentations, it will also increase competitive knowledge about the industry. Report Methodology The information contained in this report is based upon both primary and secondary research. Primary research included interviews with various channel partners of diaper market. Secondary research included an exhaustive search of relevant publications like company annual reports, financial reports and proprietary databases.