Car care cosmetics are a range of products that are used to clean, polish, protect and enhance the appearance of vehicles. This includes products such as car shampoos, waxes, wheel and tire cleaners, interior cleaners and fragrances. With increasing disposal income, people are willing to spend more on maintaining and enhancing the aesthetic look of their vehicles. Furthermore, rising environmental concerns have driven the demand for eco-friendly and sustainable car care products. Manufacturers are focusing on developing natural and plant-based formulations that are gentle on cars as well as the environment.
The global car care cosmetics market is estimated to be valued at US$ 1.67 billion in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The growing demand for eco-friendly car care products is expected to drive the growth of the car care cosmetics market over the forecast period. Manufacturers are introducing natural and organic formulations made from plant-based ingredients that do not contain harsh chemicals. These environmentally sustainable products appeal to conscious consumers who want to reduce the carbon footprint of their car cleaning and care routines. For example, Meguiar’s recently launched a line of natural car care products containing plant-based cleaners and protectants.
Another factor expected to propel the market growth is increasing spending on vehicle customization and modification activities. People are willing to invest more in luxurious leather conditioners, colorful waxes and fragrances to enhance the visual appeal of their cars. This has widened the scope of cosmetic vehicle treatments and embellishments.
The car care cosmetics market is dominated by the car washes sub-segment accounting for around 35% of the market share. Car washes are increasingly becoming popular as consumers want their cars cleaned and polished regularly without manually washing themselves. Within car washes, foam based cleaners are seeing highest demand due to their easy application and quick cleaning abilities without using hard brush.
Political: The regulations around car emissions and fuel efficiency standards set by various government bodies are pushing automakers to introduce more environment-friendly vehicles. This is positively impacting the demand for eco-friendly car care products.
Economic: With rising disposable incomes, consumers are willing to spend more on maintaining and enhancing the exterior appearance of their cars. This coupled with growing automobile ownership rates in developing nations is fueling market expansion.
Social: People are displaying their car as a style statement to boost their social status. Therefore, customers regularly apply car care cosmetics such as wax, polish etc. to keep their vehicles clean and shining for longer time periods.
Technological: New formulations containing advanced chemicals that provide high gloss levels and protection from environmental damages for extended durations are gaining popularity. Introduction of waterless washing products that use microfibers to clean without water is also boosting the sales.
The global Car Care Cosmetics Market Growth is estimated to be valued at US$ 1.67 billion in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 3.7% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030.
indicates Asia Pacific region dominates with around 40% share due to large vehicle fleet and rising spending power in countries such as China and India. Usage of car care cosmetics is also growing rapidly across Middle East and North African countries where consumers heavily rely on personal vehicles.
Key players operating in the car care cosmetics market are 3M, Turtle Wax, Illinois Tool Works, Sonax, Liqui Moly, Northern Labs, Simoniz, Tetrosyl Group, SOFT99, and Autoglym. Regional analysis related content comprises Key players like 3M and Turtle Wax dominate the United States market while in Asia, 3M, Turtle Wax and Sonax have a wide distribution network in high potential countries.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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