Air Humidifier Market Size By Product (Portable {Ultrasonic, Cool Mist, Warm Mist}, Whole House {Bypass, Fan-Powered, Steam}), By Application (Residential, Commercial/Industrial), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2018 – 2024

Published Date: Jun 2018  |  Report ID: GMI620  |  Authors: Ankita Bhutani

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 250   |   Base Year: 2017

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Air Humidifier Market size was valued at around USD 2 billion in 2017 and is estimated to exhibit over 4.5% CAGR from 2018 to 2024. Health awareness and changing weather conditions will drive commercial and residential air humidifier demand. Humidity may drop to 10-20% against the requirement of 30-50% causing health problems. Adverse health issues including respiratory distress, nose and throat lining, dry skin, cracked lips and dry cough have increased the consumption of product. Utilization of air humidifier in hospitals has spurred owing to requirement of prevention from biological contaminants. 

Air Humidifier Market

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Rise in construction industry will drive growth of air humidifier market during the forecast period. Increasing construction of residential buildings, hospitals, schools and departmental stores witnessed surge over past few years. Construction industry will grow up to USD 8 trillion by 2030 with presence of over 20,000 engineering and construction companies across the globe. Requirement of maintaining enhanced surrounding quality in commercial buildings including offices and malls will enhance product demand. The product usage assists in long lasting furnishing of paints and wall papers as dry climate leads to peeling off and gap openings in wooden enclosures.

Accumulation of white dust and pathogens may limit air humidifier market as wetness in the filters lead to breeding of pathogens. White dust is caused due to chemical components during humidification process that may pose some serious health concerns. However, methods suggested by USEPA such as using of distilled water or demineralized cartridge can prevent this problem.

Air Humidifier Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2017 Market Size in 2017: 2 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for: 2013 to 2017 Forecast Period: 2018 to 2024
Forecast Period 2018 to 2024 CAGR: 4.5% 2024 Value Projection: 2.8 Billion (USD)
Pages: 250 Tables, Charts & Figures: 468
Geographies covered (26): U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, Sweden, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Indonesia, Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered: Product, Application and Region
Companies covered (18): Armstrong International Inc., Boneco Ag, Carel Industries S.P.A, Carrier Corporation, Dristeem, Honeywell International Inc., Neptronic, Nortec Humidity, Procter & Gambley, Philips, Stadler Form, Vornado Air LLC, Winix Inc., LG, Guardian Technologies, HeavenFresh, Crane USA, Aprilaire

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Air Humidifier Market, By Product

In 2017, portable air humidifier market value accounted for around 90% volume share and is expected to continue its dominance over the next seven years owing to high convenience, mobility and portability offered by these systems. Easy installation and low energy consumption of these devices suitable for single room will improve the product penetration over the forecast timeframe. Low cost of the product compared to counter parts is improving the consumer preference for residential applications. However, the product requires constant cleaning to avoid bacteria in the reservoir.

Warm-mist air humidifier is anticipated to surpass USD 500 million by 2024. The growth in the segment can be attributed to bacteria free environment offered by these devices. Ultrasonic systems are forecast to exhibit strong growth owing to quiet operation and low maintenance requirement. Features such as ease of usability and simplified installation process are projected to drive industry growth during forecast period.

Whole-house market segment is anticipated to witness strong growth prospects owing to features such as low power consumption and maintenance cost. Dry environment is likely to cause serious production troubles or material deterioration for hygroscopic materials such as paper, wood, fibres, textile, chemicals and leather.

Market Analysis By Application

Increasing consumer awareness in conjunction with strong demand for healthy atmosphere for infants will boost air humidifier market demand across residential sector. Residential air humidifier industry is estimated to account over 28 million units in 2017, owing to strong preference for personal comfort in various indoor settings. Substantial reduction in respiratory illnesses with use of these devices is anticipated to propel product demand from 2018 to 2024.

Commercial & industrial application is estimated to exceed USD 1.5 billion by 2024 with requirement of optimized energy consumption accompanied by low operational cost in industry sectors including automotive, medical and pharmaceutical manufacturing. These devices ensure efficient humidity control, along with high compliance ensuring applicable standards.

Air Humidifier Industry, By Region

North America led by the U.S. air humidifier market share will surpass USD 1 billion in 2024. Presence of government organizations including ASHRAE and USEPA promoting and increasing awareness towards usage of these devices will accelerate product demand. Rising adoption of the product across hospitals operating rooms and semiconductor manufacturing plants will spur demand during forecast period.

Europe air humidifier market value contributed over 26.5% of the overall industry revenue in 2017. The superior share can be attributed to high consumer awareness and colder climatic conditions across the region. In addition, rising purchasing power index will further increase product demand. MEA is at a nascent stage and will register healthy growth due to high buying power. Favourable trade policies and increasing commercial construction in the region will boost air humidifier industry growth.

Competitive Market Share

Major players of air humidifier market share include Boneco, Carel Industries, Armstrong International, Carrier and DriSteem. Other prominent industry participants include Nortec Humidity, Procter & Gamble, Honeywell, Neptronic, Philips, Vornado Air, Stadler Form, and Winix. Companies are undergoing mergers & acquisitions to remain competitive with their counterparts.

Companies are strengthening their R&D segment to overcome the market challenges and manufacture product as per consumer demand. In March 2018, Honeywell launched product offering control for white dust and removes pollen, smoke and bacteria. In 2015, Stadler Form made technological improvements to its Oskar product offering. The updated model offers a reminder indicator that signals need of filter change. The added feature may help in fuelling the market growth.

Industry Background

Air humidifiers are mainly used to provide comfortable and healthy environment for residents, workers, preserve material properties and prevent static electricity build-up. Humidity specific industries including printing, packaging, paper, textiles, plastics, electronics, pharmaceuticals and automotive manufacturing are likely to exhibit high product demand to avoid shrinkage, curl and brittleness in papers.

These devices play an important role in cold storages to preserve freshness and protection against dryness due to cold temperature. In addition, galleries and art museums install them to guard delicate artwork, and comfort visitors against dryness caused by heaters in cold weather. Commercial places get prone to static build-up & sparks if humidity level is below 45% RH (relative humidity). At condensed levels, static build-up takes place between 45% RH to 55% RH, the product assist in reducing static build-up and humidity level is more than 55% RH.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

It is estimated that the global constriction industry will hit USD 8 trillion by 2030, implying tremendous development of residential and commercial spaces due to the need to provide high quality air environment and prevent dust accumulation on electrically charged surfaces.
Portable humidifiers are more affordable than most alternatives and are easy to install. The low energy usage of these devices makes them ideal for residential deployment in single rooms, along with low cost, high mobility and convenience of use.
Europe air humidifier market is anticipated to hold a significant portion of the global share owing to considerable awareness among consumers regarding the use and benefits of the product, varied and colder climatic conditions and an increasing disposable income.
An air humidifier facilitates humidity control more efficiently and ensures optimized consumption of energy in industrial and commercial buildings. It lowers operational costs across the pharmaceutical, medical and auto manufacturing sectors by providing energy savings.

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