Condom Market Size By Type (Natural Condom [Latex, Lambskin], Synthetic Condoms [Polyurethane, Polyisoprene, Nitrile]), By Product (Male Condom, Female Condom), By Sector (Institutional, Non-Institutional), By Distribution Channel (Retail [Specialty Stores, Drug Stores, Supermarkets and Hypermarkets], Online, Others), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 – 2025

Published Date: Sep 2019  |  Report ID: GMI4365  |  Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 350   |   Base Year: 2018

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Condom Market size exceeded USD 4.2 billion in 2018 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 8% from 2019 to 2025. Additionally, 29.8 billion units of condom were produced in 2018.

Growing prevalence of HIV and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) is expected to propel the market growth during the forecast timeframe. Amongst the contraceptives, condom is one of the low-cost and convenient option that efficiently protects from sexually transmitted diseases that should increase its demand in the coming years.

Condom Market Overview

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Increasing government support to raise awareness regarding STDs and promoting the use of contraceptives to prevent HIV infections, unwanted pregnancies is predicted to stimulate the market expansion. More initiatives are being taken in the underdeveloped regions that should positively impact the industry growth. However, side effects such as allergises from the latex and social stigma in developing countries will impede the industry expansion to some extent.

Condom Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2018
Market Size in 2018:4.2 Billion (USD)
Forecast Period:2019 to 2025
Forecast Period 2019 to 2025 CAGR:8%
2025 Value Projection:7 Billion (USD)
Historical Data for:2014 to 2018
No. of Pages:350
Tables, Charts & Figures:737
Segments covered:Type, Product, Sector, Distribution Channel and Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing prevalence of STD and HIV
  • Rising awareness about safe-sex acts
  • Growing government support
  • Increasing demand for contraceptives
  • New product developments
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Social stigma in developing countries
  • Side effects from materials used in condoms

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Market, By Type

Condom Market Size

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Natural segment dominated more than 70% of the condom market share in 2018. They are made up of either latex or lambskin. Latex variant was estimated to account for the majority of revenue share due to their low price and superior strength. Latex variant is cost-effective compared to synthetic and can stretch up to 800% of the original size. Easy availability of latex condoms is further contributing to its higher share in the global industry. However, owing to allergic reaction associated with latex material, consumers are increasingly looking for other available options.

Synthetic segment is set to witness around 8% growth rate through 2025. They are made up of materials such as nitrile, polyurethane, and polyisoprene. Growing adoption of synthetic variant to avoid allergic reactions associated with latex is boosting the segment growth. For instance, the newly developed female condom such as FC2 is made up of nitrile and polyurethane. Also, the odor-free nature of synthetic products is increasing its preference amongst consumers. Rising demand for synthetic products attributed to its advantages over natural products will influence the segment expansion in the coming years.

Market, By Product

Male condom was valued at USD 3.5 billion in 2018. Presence of a large number of manufacturers for male contraceptive sheath, easy availability, and high sexual vigor among males are some of the major factors contributing to the segment progression. Moreover, the lower prices of male condoms, a smaller number of complications coupled with advent of innovative and superior products will augment the segment revenue over the forecast timeframe.

Female condom segment is estimated to attain a CAGR of 12% by 2025. Growing participation of women in sexual experiences, rising awareness about women’s sexual rights is impelling the demand of the female condoms. Government is supporting the acceptance of these products to prevent STDs and HIV diseases amongst sex workers. In addition, rising demand for birth control and commercialization of female contraceptives will generate superior revenues during the forecast timeline.

Market, By Sector

Institutional sector in the condom market accounted for USD 2 billion in 2018. Institutional segment includes purchase from government, NGOs and other public and private organizations to distribute it either free of cost or at subsidized rate. Institutional purchase is significantly high in underdeveloped and developing countries in APAC and Africa. Increasing government initiatives to reduce the mortality associated with HIV/AIDS has contributed positively to the segment value. Organizations such as UNAIDS are targeting to eradicate the AIDS completely by 2030.

Non-institutional sector will showcase growth of 7.5% during 2019 to 2025. Non-institutional sector also known as commercial sector accounts for greater share in developed economies. Industry players sell condoms under different brands in the commercial sector at premium price. Low cost of manufacturing enables companies to reap high profits from these sectors. Increasing awareness pertaining to sexual wellness coupled with rising disposable income of middle of low-income countries will foster the segment demand in the coming years.

Market, By Distribution Channel

Condom market for online distribution channel is poised to expand at more than 8.5% CAGR till 2025. Most of the consumers are hesitant while purchasing condoms from offline channels. With the objective to make purchasing convenient and discrete, industry manufacturers are launching their own websites across the globe. Increasing internet access and digital literacy in Asia Pacific and Africa region will further fuel the segment growth over the coming years.

Retail segment captured 35% of revenue share in 2018. Retail segment comprises of specialty stores, drug stores, supermarkets and hypermarkets. Majority of population buy condoms form supermarkets and drug store in developed region. However, stigma associated with the purchase of sexual wellness products at retail store, frequent stockout and higher price compared to online platforms will impede the retail segment size to some extent.

Market, By Region

Middle East & Africa Condom Market

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Middle East & Africa condom market is slated to register a reasonable growth of 7% through 2025. High prevalence of STDs and HIV in the region is one of the key factors contributing to the industry progression. South Africa has the foremost HIV endemic in the world, with about 7.1 million people living with HIV in 2018. Government is taking several initiatives to increase awareness about such diseases and for the free distribution of condoms to the general population.

The U.S. market size was USD 200 million in 2018. Increasing use of protectives for family planning and the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases are contributing to the high sales in the region. Growing awareness about condoms, well-established American adolescent education channels, and high disposable income in the country are some of the prominent factors propelling the regional growth. Moreover, the presence of well-established online sales channels, wellness stores are boosting the sale in the U.S.

Competitive Market Share

Some of the prominent companies operating in the condom market are Church & Dwight, FUJILATEX, Reckitt Benckiser Group, Veru, Okamoto Industries, Mayer, Cupid Limited, Karex Berhad, and Mankind Pharma. The business leaders have adapted numerous strategies such as, acquisitions, partnerships with governments, and advanced product launches to capitalize on market prospects.

The market witnessed the entrance of many new players, owing to the increased demand for synthetic condoms. The competition in this market is expected to intensify further in the coming years, due to increased female condom commercialization, product extensions and technological innovations. Furthermore, key participants are focusing on developing online distribution channels for their online branding and marketing of products, to develop their geographical reach and enhance their customer bases.

Recent industry developments:

  • In 2015, manufacturer of FC2 female condom has launched its online website to offers its products in the US market.
  • In June 2019, Starpharma has introduced VivaGel condom in Japan under Okamoto’s principal and extremely successful Zero Zero Three (003) brand. VivaGel condom is a world-single product based on pioneering Australian technology. It is the only condom of its type, offering barrier protection and integrating the patented compound.

Industry Background

The market can be traced back to year 1858 that marks the creation of rubber condoms covering only a part of penis. Since then, the industry has observed tremendous innovations in terms of material type used, design, size and purpose. Condom business kept growing until 1970s. However, with the advent of other contraceptive methods such as pill and IUDs in this period condoms sales started declining. Condom regain its popularity a decade later in 1980s due to epidemic of AIDS. Today the industry is flourishing across the globe with billions of condoms being produced every year. Private and public organization has played a crucial role in creating the awareness amongst consumers. Initially dominated by latex, the industry now has much innovative products made of polyisoprene, polyurethane, lambskin and nitrile. Increasing penetration of internet has made purchase of condoms easy. In such scenario, ongoing innovations, growing campaigns from government organization and rising awareness pertaining to sexual wellness will augment the industry in the coming years.

Condom market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2014 to 2025, for the following segments:

Market, By Type (USD million) (Million Units)

  • Natural Condom
    • Latex
    • Lambskin
  • Synthetic Condom
    • Polyurethane
    • Polyisoprene
    • Nitrile

Market, By Product (USD million)

  • Male Condoms
  • Female Condoms

Market, By Distribution Channel (USD million)

  • Retail
    • Specialty Stores
    • Drug Stores
    • Supermarkets and Hypermarkets
  • Online Platforms

Market, By Distribution Channel (USD million)

  • Institutional
  • Non-institutional

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Netherlands
    • Belgium
    • Czech Republic
    • Greece
    • Portugal
    • Sweden
    • Hungary
    • Austria
    • Switzerland
    • Denmark
    • Norway
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Vietnam
    • Malaysia
    • Singapore
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Philippines
    • Hong Kong
    • Bangladesh
    • Myanmar
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Colombia
    • Peru
    • Venezuela
    • Chile
    • Ecuador
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Nigeria
    • Ethiopia
    • Egypt
    • Kenya
    • Ghana
    • Malawi
    • Zimbabwe
    • Tanzania
    • Iran
    • Turkey
    • Iraq
    • Qatar
    • Israel
    • Kuwait
    • Lebanon


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of condom exceeded USD 4.2 billion in 2018.
The industry share of condom is projected to expand at more than 8% CAGR through 2025.

Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Sep 2019
  • Pages: 350
  • Tables: 728
  • Charts / Figures: 9
  • Companies covered: 9
  • Countries covered: 61

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