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Beeswax Market - By Type (Organic Beeswax, Conventional Beeswax), By Distribution channel (Direct, Indirect), By Application (Cosmetics and Personal Care, Pharmaceuticals, Food and Beverages, Industrial and Manufacturing) & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI7142
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
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Beeswax Market Size

Beeswax Market size was valued at around USD 530.8 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach USD 945.7 million by 2032. The rising demand for natural and eco-friendly products in various industries, such as cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals, has propelled the market forward.

Beeswax Market

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Beeswax is a renewable and biodegradable resource, making it an attractive ingredient for companies seeking sustainable and environmentally responsible alternatives to synthetic compounds. Beeswax is a versatile ingredient in cosmetics, used in products like lip balms, lotions, and creams. It offers skin-friendly properties, acting as a natural emollient, thickener, and humectant. Consumers are increasingly gravitating toward skincare and beauty products that incorporate natural, chemical-free ingredients, further boosting the demand for beeswax.

Bees are critical pollinators, and their health and population directly affect the production of beeswax. Pesticides, habitat loss, and climate change have all contributed to the decline in bee populations. This not only impacts beeswax production but also raises ethical and environmental concerns. Sustainable and responsible sourcing practices are becoming increasingly important in addressing this challenge and mitigating its impact on the market.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had a mixed impact on the beeswax market. Initially, supply chain disruptions and restrictions on movement posed challenges to production and distribution, affecting the availability of beeswax products. However, as the pandemic continued, the demand for natural and sustainable products, including beeswax, grew due to heightened awareness of health and the environment. This increased interest in eco-friendly and clean-label ingredients bolstered the market, particularly in the cosmetics, food, and pharmaceutical sectors. The pandemic's long-term effect may depend on how businesses navigate supply chain issues and consumer preferences for sustainable and natural ingredients in a post-pandemic world.

Beeswax Market Trends

There is a growing emphasis on sustainability and eco-conscious consumer choices, driving the demand for natural and renewable beeswax in various industries. In cosmetics and personal care, beeswax is a sought-after ingredient for its natural, skin-friendly properties and its role in clean-label products. Additionally, the increased awareness of the potential health benefits of beeswax and propolis has spurred its adoption in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Innovations in beeswax-based products, including beeswax wraps as an eco-friendly alternative to plastic, showcase its versatility and adaptability to evolving consumer needs. Furthermore, the ethical and responsible sourcing of beeswax has become a critical trend, with consumers and businesses focusing on sustainability and the well-being of bee populations, aiming to ensure a stable and eco-friendly supply of beeswax.

Beeswax Market Analysis

Beeswax Market Size, By Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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Based on Type, the market is segmented as organic beeswax, conventional beeswax. Organic beeswax held a majority market value of USD 496.3 Million in 2022. In recent years, there has been a significant shift in consumer preferences towards natural, organic, and sustainable products. Organic beeswax aligns with this trend, as it is produced without synthetic chemicals, pesticides, or antibiotics, and it comes from hives where the bees are not exposed to these substances. This aligns with the growing consumer desire for cleaner, chemical-free ingredients in various applications.

The cultivation of organic beeswax often involves practices that are more environmentally friendly and promote the well-being of bee populations. Organic beekeeping typically emphasizes the protection of natural habitats, the use of sustainable farming methods, and the avoidance of harmful chemicals, thereby reducing the ecological impact. As consumers become more conscious of environmental and ethical concerns, organic beeswax has become a preferred choice.

Beeswax Market Revenue Share (%), By Application, (2022)

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Based on application, the beeswax market is segmented as cosmetics and personal care, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, industrial and manufacturing. Cosmetics and personal care application held a dominant business share of around 60.05% in 2022 and is expected to grow at a lucrative pace by 2032. Beeswax's versatility and skin-friendly properties make it a sought-after ingredient in the formulation of skincare and cosmetic products. Its natural emollient qualities provide a protective barrier on the skin, aiding in moisture retention and skin hydration. Additionally, beeswax acts as a thickening agent, giving consistency and texture to various beauty products, including lip balms, lotions, and creams.

Based on Distribution channel, the beeswax market is segmented as direct and indirect distribution channel. Indirect distribution channels held the dominant market in 2022 and is anticipated to grow through the years. The indirect distribution channel is the dominant channel for the global market. This is because beeswax is a bulk commodity that is often traded between businesses. The indirect distribution channel allows producers to reach a wider range of customers and businesses, and it also allows businesses to purchase beeswax in large quantities at lower prices.

Asia Pacific Beeswax Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Million)

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Asia Pacific beeswax market exceeded USD 471.4 million in 2022 and is anticipated to expand at a significant pace from 2023-2032. As disposable incomes rise in Asia Pacific, consumers are spending more on non-essential items, such as cosmetics, personal care products, and food and beverage products. Beeswax is a popular ingredient in many of these products. The middle class in Asia Pacific is growing rapidly, and this is driving demand for a variety of products, including beeswax products. Asia Pacific is one of the most urbanized regions in the world, and this is leading to an increase in the demand for beeswax products. Beeswax is used in a variety of products, such as candles, air fresheners, and furniture polish, which are popular among urban consumers.

Beeswax Market Share

Some of the major market players operating in the Beeswax industry are:

  • Koster Keunen
  • British Wax Refining Company
  • Strahl and Pitsch
  • New Zealand Beeswax Ltd.

These players focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these players are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.


Global Beeswax Market Company Share 2022

Koster Keunen is a family-owned company that was founded in 1898. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands and has offices in over 20 countries. Koster Keunen offers a wide range of beeswax products, including raw beeswax, refined beeswax, and beeswax-based products.

Beeswax Industry News

In August 2023, Strahl and Pitsch, a leading producer of beeswax, has launched a new range of beeswax-based products, including beeswax candles, beeswax soaps, and beeswax furniture polish. These new products are expected to help the company expand its market reach and increase its sales.

Beeswax market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD Million & in Kilo Tons Units from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Type, 2018 - 2032

  • Organic beeswax
  • Conventional beeswax

By Application, 2018 - 2032

  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Food and beverages
  • Industrial and manufacturing
  • Other

By Distribution Channel, 2018 - 2032

  • Direct
  • Indirect

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Egypt


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Himanshu Kabra

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Beeswax market size was USD 530.8 million in 2022 and will reach USD 954.7 million by 2032 due to the rising demand for natural and eco-friendly products in various industries, such as cosmetics, food, and pharmaceuticals worldwide.

Organic beeswax industry registered USD 496.3 million in 2022 and is expected to witness appreciable CAGR from 2023-2032 on account of the increasing consumer preference towards natural, organic, and sustainable products.

Asia Pacific beeswax industry recorded USD 471.4 million in 2022 and is expected to register commendable CAGR from 2023-2032 owing to the rising disposable incomes and consumer expenditure on non-essential items in the region.

Koster Keunen, British Wax Refining Company, Strahl and Pitsch, and New Zealand Beeswax Ltd., are some of the major beeswax companies worldwide.

Beeswax Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Tables & Figures: 190
  • Countries covered: 21
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