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Global Surface Disinfectant Market Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast Report - Segmented By Formulation, Type, Application, End-User & Region – Industry Analysis from 2022 to 2027

Published: January, 2022
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Global Surface Disinfectant Market Size (2022 to 2027)

The global surface disinfectant market is forecasted to be worth USD 988 million by 2027 from USD 665 million in 2022, growing at a CAGR of 8.23% from 2022 to 2027. 

Surface disinfectant chemicals are used to kill or destroy microorganisms. These chemical agents are more effective than sanitizers as they can crush all types of bacteria. These are different from antibiotics, which fight microorganisms within the body. Usually, surface disinfectants are used in hospitals, clinics, the kitchen, and other places to avoid spreading infections.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global surface disinfectant market:

The spread of COVID-19 is growing rapidly across the globe. The primary step to control the spread of this disease is disinfecting the surfaces everywhere. Government organizations have stepped out to disinfect all public places according to the guidance provided by healthcare professionals and health authorities. On March 10, 2020, the U.S. centers for disease control and prevention recommended using environmental protection agency registered disinfectants to fight against this pandemic disease. Disinfecting all the surface areas with chemical agents has become a significant factor in controlling the spread of this infectious disease.


Y-O-Y growth in the prevalence of HAIs, the increasing geriatric population, the implantation of stringent regulations, and the growing healthcare sector are significant factors driving the global surface disinfectants market.

The recent pandemic of COVID-19 has significantly boosted the surface disinfectant market worldwide. Prevalence to kill microorganisms to prevent the spread of infections is a major driving factor for the market growth. Increasing incidences of chronic diseases and a rise in patients' flow to hospitals also prompt the market demand. Government organizations are creating awareness of the importance of hygiene to control infectious diseases, propelling the market's need. In addition, favorable government initiatives on disinfection and sterilization due to rising incidents of human-transmitted diseases and other infections are some key factors driving the demand for surface disinfectants.

Furthermore, factors such as increasing awareness about the role of disinfection, growing demand for home disinfectants due to increasing focus on child health and rising disposable income, the emergence of diseases like influenza, chikungunya, and Ebola, and growing economies of the counties across the world are likely to offer lucrative opportunities for the growth of the surface disinfectant market during the forecast period.


Recently, WHO announced that spraying disinfectants are ineffective and can cause various health-related problems among people who may act as a restraint to the Surface Disinfectant Market's growth. In addition, the lack of proper knowledge of these chemical agents' use is slowly impeding the demand for the surface disinfectant market. The other factors restricting the development of the surface disinfectant market include an increase in the adoption of alternatives such as UV radiation, disinfection of medical instruments, and pre-sterilizations.




Market Size Available

2021 to 2027

Base Year


Forecast Period

2022 to 2027

Segments Covered

By Formulation, Type, Application, End-User, and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Challenges, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


This market research report on the global surface disinfectant market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories.

Surface Disinfectant Market - By Formulation:

  • Wipe
  • Liquid
  • Spray

Based on formulation, the liquid category is projected to lead the global surface disinfectant market during the forecast period. It is estimated to showcase a CAGR of 6.62%, owing to the rise in the demand to maintain hygiene by spraying disinfectants in public places. In addition, an increasing number of COVID-19 cases worldwide is also a factor escalating the market's need. The wipe segment follows the liquid part in accounting for the leading share and growing production rate due to the easy availability of chemical products. On the other hand, the spray segment is also forecasted to have significant growth during the forecast period.

Surface Disinfectant Market - By Type:

  • Quaternary Ammonium Compounds
  • Phenol
  • Chlorhexidine Gluconate
  • Alcohol
  • Aldehyde

Based on type, the quaternary ammonium compounds segment had dominated the global market in 2020 and is predicted to continue the domination throughout the forecast period. The growing scale of healthcare centers is one of the major factors fuelling the demand for this segment. Phenol, next to the quaternary ammonium compounds segment, is holding the highest market share with growing awareness even in rural areas through government initiatives. In addition, chlorhexidine Gluconate, alcohol, and aldehyde are esteemed to grow in the coming years.

Surface Disinfectant Market - By Application:

  • In-house
  • Instrument

Based on the application, the In-house application is the most lucrative segment. Increasing investments in R&D activities greatly influence this segment's growth rate. The instrument application is to have a slight growth rate in foreseen years. Rising human-transmitted diseases is also bolstering the demand of the market.

Surface Disinfectant Market – By End-User:

  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories

The hospital segment is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.02% from 2021 to 2026. An increasing number of patients visiting hospitals is anticipated to level the market's demand. The growing need to improve hospital infrastructure is elevating the market's growth rate. In addition, rising healthcare expenditure is boosting the market's growth rate. The laboratory segment has a steady growth rate in the forecast period.

Surface Disinfectant Market – By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

Geographically, the global market was dominated by the North American surface disinfectant market in 2021 and accounted for over 40% share. North America's domination is expected to continue throughout the forecast period. Y-O-Y growth in the incidence of hospital-acquired infections, rising aging population, and growing healthcare infrastructure in this region are accelerating market growth. In the North American region, the United States is ruling and is forecasted to hike at a CAGR of 9.2% between 2020 to 2025. The U.S. government is encouraging people to use surface disinfectants to be on the medical hygiene side, significantly driving this market's growth.

The European surface disinfectant market is projected to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period and is estimated to rise at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2022 to 2027. The recent COVID-19 outbreak has significantly increased the sales of these products in this region, and the impact is predicted to be continuing throughout the forecast period.

In 2021, the Asia-Pacific surface disinfectant market accounted for a substantial share globally and was expected to strengthen its position in the global market during the forecast period. The presence of developing countries like China and India, a large population, a rise in the number of hospitals, and growing awareness about infection control in the region are some of the primary factors driving the high growth of this regional segment.

The Latin American surface disinfectant market is expected to showcase a CAGR of 6.9% from 2022 to 2027.

The surface disinfectant market in Middle East and Africa is expected to have stable growth during the forecast period as countries of these regions invest in developing the healthcare system and increasing awareness about hygiene.


The companies leading the global surface disinfectant market profiled in this report are 3M Company (U.S.), Procter & Gamble (U.S.), and Reckitt Benckiser Group plc. (U.K.), The Clorox Company (U.S.), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), Steris Corporation (U.S.), Cantel Medical Corporation (U.S.), Johnson & Johnson (U.S.), and Ecolab (U.S.).

Some of the leading companies in the market are investing heavily in research and development activities to develop new products to maximize their market share.


  • In February 2020, Procter & Gamble (P&G) launched Microban 24, which protects surfaces for 24 hours by killing 99.9% of germs. As sanitizing is a significant part of controlling the transmission of diseases like COVID-19, this product receives a positive response from the customers.
  • In October 2019, 3M acquired Acelity, Inc. with a $6.7 billion cash transaction. This acquisition is to bring out innovative healthcare solutions where patients can have a better experience.
  • In December 2018, Ecolab Inc. acquired Holchem Group Limited, a leading company in hygiene and cleaning products. This acquisition is anticipated o strengthen the portfolio of the companies in the market.
  • In July 2017, 3M Company launched a 3M Curos Stopper disinfecting cap product. The role of this cap is to protect the port of the instrument from getting contaminated.
  • In June 2017, Clorax Company launched bleach germicidal wipes and hydrogen peroxide cleaner disinfectants.

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What was the market size for surface disinfectants across the world in 2021?

The global surface disinfectant market size was worth USD 615 million in 2021.

Which region had the largest share of the global surface disinfectant market in 2021?

Geographically, the North American region accounted for the major share of the global market in 2021, which is 35.6% 

Which region is the most attractive regional market in the global market?

The North American regional market is estimated to be continued as the most attractive regional market worldwide during the forecast period.

Who are the major players in the surface disinfectant market?

3M, Procter & Gamble, Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC, Ecolab and Steris are currently dominating the surface disinfectant market.

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