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Citronella Oil Market Size - By Type (Java Citronella Oil, Ceylon Citronella Oil), By Grade (Food Grade, Aromatherapy), By Application (Perfume, Food, Pharmaceutical, Detergent, Cosmetic) & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6525
  • Published Date: Aug 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Citronella Oil Industry Analysis

Citronella Oil Market size was valued at USD 120.6 million in 2022 and is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 5.4% between 2023 and 2032. Citronella oil is known for its natural insect-repelling properties. The demand for citronella oil increases during warmer months when outdoor activities are more common. Citronella oil is used in candles, sprays, and lotions to create a mosquito-free environment during outdoor activities such as camping, picnics, and gardening.

Citronella Oil Market

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Citronella oil is used in perfumes, soaps, and aromatherapy products due to its refreshing and lemony scent. The demand for natural fragrances contributes to the growth of the citronella oil industry.

The supply-demand balance of citronella oil can lead to price volatility, affecting product affordability and margins for manufacturers. Ensuring the authenticity and quality of citronella oil can be challenging, as adulteration and mislabeling can affect the reputation of the product and brand. Variations in climate, weather conditions, and crop diseases can lead to fluctuations in citronella oil supply, potentially causing disruptions in production.

COVID-19 Impact

Lockdowns, restrictions on movement, and transportation disruptions in various regions affected the supply chain of citronella oil, leading to potential shortages. With lockdowns and economic uncertainties, the demand for non-essential products such as fragrances and cosmetic products containing citronella oil decreased. Thus, the reduced number of COVID-19 cases and implementation of subsequent strategies by government and non-government organizations is set to drive the market growth.

Citronella Oil Market Trends

Increased awareness of health and wellness has led consumers to prioritize products that contribute to a healthier lifestyle. Citronella oil, with its natural properties, aligns with this trend. The trend towards natural and organic products has driven the demand for citronella oil-based insect repellents as consumers seek safer alternatives to chemical-based repellents. Consumers and companies are placing a higher emphasis on sustainable sourcing practices and ethical production methods, impacting citronella oil production and supply chains.

Citronella Oil Type Segmentation

Citronella Oil Market Size, By Type

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The java citronella oil market dominated around USD 72.8 million revenue in 2022. Java citronella oil is widely recognized for its strong insect-repellent properties, making it a sought-after ingredient for formulations such as sprays, lotions, candles, and coils.

Citronella Oil Grade Segmentation

Citronella Oil Market Revenue Share, By Grade

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The food grade segment accounted for 45% of the citronella oil market share in 2022. The primary demand driver for natural citronella oil is its effectiveness as a natural insect repellent, which is highly sought after in various consumer products.

Citronella Oil Application Segmentation

The citronella oil market from perfume segment is anticipated to grow at 5.1% CAGR through 2032. The demand for natural and botanical fragrances drives the use of citronella oil in perfumes, colognes, and scented products.

Citronella Oil Regional Analysis

U.S. Citronella Oil Market Size,

U.S. citronella oil market size held over USD 19.9 million in 2022. North Americans engage in various outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, gardening, and barbecues. The demand for citronella oil products, such as candles and sprays, increases to prevent mosquito bites during these activities.

Citronella Oil Industry Leaders

Some of the major companies operating in the citronella oil market are Van Aroma, Agro Products and Agencies, Aromatic & Allied Chemicals, Reho Natural Ingredients, Allied Oil LLC, India Essential Oils, Bhagat Aromatics Limited, Lakshmi Life Sciences, GreenFields Africa, Lamberti Spa, Merck KGaA (Sigma-Aldrich), Vigon International, Augustus Oils Ltd., Bhoomi Natural Products and Exports Pvt. Ltd., Sydney Essential Oil Co.

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

Citronella Oil Industry News:

  • In February 2022, the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) announced that it had developed a new variety of citronella plant with high essential oil content. The new variety is expected to increase the yield of the oil and help farmers earn more income.

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

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Market, By Type

  • Java Citronella Oil
  • Ceylon Citronella Oil

Market, By Grade

  • Food Grade
  • Aromatherapy
  • Others

Market, By Application

  • Perfume
  • Food
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Detergent
  • Cosmetic
  • Others 

The above information has been 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: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of citronella oil reached USD 120.6 million in 2022 and is set to garner USD 204.8 million by 2032, due to increasing application in outdoor activities as natural mosquito repellents.

The java segment recorded USD 72.8 million in 2022, on account of its strong insect-repellent properties.

U.S. market was valued at USD 19.9 million in 2022, owing to the constant engagement in various outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, gardening, and barbecues in the region.

Van Aroma, Agro Products and Agencies, Aromatic & Allied Chemicals, Reho Natural Ingredients, Allied Oil LLC, India Essential Oils, Bhagat Aromatics Limited, Lakshmi Life Sciences, Greenfield Africa, and Lamberti Spa are some of the major citronella oil companies worldwide.

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