Toothpaste Market Size, Share, Growth Report 2028

Toothpaste Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type [Sensitivity, Whitening (Anti-Cavity and Others), Herbal/ Natural, Smokers, and Medicated], End User (Adults and Kids), Base Type (Gel-Based and Non-Gel-Based), and Distribution Channel (Supermarkets and Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Online Retail, and Drug Stores/ Pharmacies)

Publication Month : Aug 2022

  • Report Code : TIPRE00018690
  • Category : Consumer Goods
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 247
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[Research Report] The toothpaste market was valued at US$ 29,598.97 million in 2021 and is projected to reach US$ 40,766.21 million by 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2021 to 2028.

In terms of volume, the global demand for toothpaste is expected to reach over 19 billion units by 2028.

A toothpaste is derived from various components, the three main ones being abrasives, fluoride, and detergents. Toothpaste is used to promote oral hygiene: it is an abrasive that helps remove plaque and food from teeth, helps suppress bad breath, and provides active ingredients (most commonly fluoride) to treat tooth decay and prevent gum diseases.

In 2020, Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global toothpaste market. South and Central America is likely to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. The toothpaste market in the region comprises several economies such as Australia, India, China, Japan, South Korea, and the Rest of APAC. The major factors driving the toothpaste market are a strong customer base, a rise in consciousness about oral health and hygiene, and changes in lifestyles. In India, tooth sensitivity is highly prevalent. There is a high demand for need-based offerings in the region, such as toothpaste addressing tooth sensitivity, whitening toothpaste, gel-based toothpaste, or toothpaste with herbal and natural ingredients. These toothpaste categories will garner a more significant share over the next few years. There is high demand for toothpaste with different flavors. With a marked shift in consumer demand for natural toothpaste, the toothpaste market's natural and herbal subsegment is growing faster.

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Toothpaste Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 29,598.97 Million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 40,766.21 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 4.7% from 2021 to 2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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The COVID-19 pandemic has strongly affected the overall personal care industry. Retailers of personal care are being forced to prioritize only essential products such as food, beverages, and personal hygiene products such as toothpaste, sanitizers, and soaps, along with decreased assortment sizes and stock-keeping units (SKUs) of other product categories such as herbal toothpaste. The worldwide lockdown, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, has especially inclined consumer buying behavior by shaping consumer purchasing habits. As a result of the outbreak, there is a shift in consumer inclination toward hygiene products. Moreover, the tendency of consumers toward products free from additives and toxic chemicals has been a critical factor propelling the demand for herbal toothpaste products during this lockdown. Due to the lack of accessibility of herbal toothpaste products in retail stores, consumers are inclining toward e-commerce channels to obtain these products. However, the lack of products and logistics issues are projected to produce a supply-demand gap in online platforms.

Global Toothpaste Market, by Region, 2020

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Market Insights

Dental Issues in Geriatric and Pediatric Population

The rising number of children is experiencing dental problems, which is expected to fuel the market growth significantly. According to the World Health Organization, in March 2020, almost 530 million children globally were experiencing dental caries on their primary teeth. Furthermore, the growth of the geriatric population is heightening the demand for toothpaste as this age group is highly vulnerable to several tooth issues such as tooth decay, gum diseases, and tooth cavity. According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, around 1 of 5 (20%) children aged 5 to 11 years have at least one untreated decayed tooth. Moreover, 1 in 7 (13%) teenagers aged 13 to 19 years have at least one untreated decayed tooth. In addition to this, almost all adults (96%) aged 65 years or above have had a cavity; 1 in 5 have untreated tooth decay.

Type Insights

Based on type, the global toothpaste market is segmented into sensitivity, whitening, herbal/natural, smokers, and medicated. The whitening segment led the global toothpaste market in 2020.  Whitening toothpaste is made to promote teeth whitening. These whitening toothpaste can whiten teeth slightly by removing surface stains from the teeth. To remove surface stains, whitening toothpaste mainly include special abrasive particles or chemicals that gently polish the teeth. The ever-growing demand for whiter teeth has led to an increase in the market for whitening toothpaste. Brands that provide whitening toothpaste include Crest, Colgate, Toms of Maine, and Arm & Hammer.

Global Toothpaste Market, by Type – 2020 and 2028

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Key market players operating in the toothpaste market include Procter & Gamble; Unilever; GlaxoSmithKline Plc.; Colgate-Palmolive Company; Henkel Ag & Company, KGAA; 3M; Sunstar Suisse S.A.; Lion Corporation; Beverly Glen Laboratories, Inc.; and The Himalaya Drug Company.

Report Spotlights

  • Progressive industry trends in the global toothpaste market to help players develop effective long-term strategies
  • Business growth strategies adopted by developed and developing markets
  • Quantitative analysis of the global toothpaste market from 2019 to 2028
  • Estimation of the demand for toothpaste across various industries
  • PEST analysis to illustrate the efficacy of buyers and suppliers operating in the industry to predict the market growth
  • Recent developments to understand the competitive market scenario and the demand for toothpaste.
  • Market trends and outlook, coupled with factors driving and restraining the growth of the toothpaste market  
  • Decision-making process by understanding strategies that underpin commercial interest with regard to global toothpaste market growth
  • The toothpaste market size at various nodes of the market
  • Detailed overview and segmentation of the global toothpaste market, as well as its dynamics in the industry
  • The toothpaste market size in various regions with promising growth opportunities

The report includes the segmentation of the global toothpaste market as follows:

Based on type, the global toothpaste market is segmented into sensitivity, whitening (anti-cavity and others), herbal/natural, smokers, and medicated. In terms of end user, the market is segmented into adults and kids. Based on base type, the market is segmented into gel-based and non-gel-based. Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented into supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, online retail, and drug stores/pharmacies. By geography, the toothpaste market is broadly segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa (MEA), and South and Central America. The market in North America is further segmented into the US, Canada, and Mexico. The toothpaste market in Europe is further segmented into Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Russia, and the Rest of Europe. The market in Asia Pacific is sub segmented into China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, and the Rest of Asia Pacific. The toothpaste market in Middle East & Africa (MEA) is further segmented into South Africa, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and the Rest of MEA. The market in South and Central America is sub segmented into Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and the Rest of South and Central America.

Company Profiles

  • 3M
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Unilever
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc.
  • Colgate-Palmolive Company
  • Henkel Ag & Company KGAA
  • Sunstar Suisse S.A.
  • Lion Corporation
  • Beverly Glen Laboratories, Inc.
  • The Himalaya Drug Company
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type, End-user, Base Type, and Distribution Channel

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you list some of the major players operating in the Global Toothpaste Market?

The major players operating in the global toothpaste market are Procter & Gamble, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline Plc., Colgate-Palmolive Company, Henkel Ag & Company, KGAA, 3M, Sunstar Suisse S.A., Lion Corporation, Beverly Glen Laboratories, Inc., and The Himalaya Drug Company among many others.

What is the scope of toothpaste in the global market?

Toothpaste is an essential product that is available in the form of a white paste or colored gel. Toothpastes are derived from a variety of components, the three main ones being abrasives, fluoride, and detergents. Based on type, the market is segmented into Sensitivity, Whitening, Herbal/Natural, Smokers, and Medicated. Based on end-user, the market is segmented into adults, and kids. On the basis of base type, the market is segmented into gel-based and non-gel-based. Distribution channel segmentation includes supermarkets and hypermarkets, convenience stores, online retail, and drug stores/pharmacies.

Based on type, why is the herbal segment expected to grow at the highest rate during 2021–2028?

The herbal or natural toothpaste contains herbal extracts and natural ingredients. No chemicals are added to them. The herbal or natural toothpaste market is growing at a faster rate, due to a shift in consumer demand for herbal or natural toothpaste with consumers increasingly seeking natural value-added remedies for their oral hygiene needs.

What is the largest region of the global toothpaste market?

Asia Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global toothpaste market. Factors such as a strong customer base, growing consciousness about oral health, hygiene, and changing lifestyles are among the major factors driving the growth of the toothpaste market. In the region, there is a high demand for need-based offerings, which include toothpaste addressing tooth sensitivity, whitening, gel-based, or with herbal and natural ingredients.

What is the scope of the kids segment in the global toothpaste market?

Kids segment is expected to witness tremendous growth over the forecast period. Increasing awareness about the harmful effects of fluoride on kids’ health is a major factor fueling the demand for kids’ toothpaste. Moreover, increasing product offerings by the major manufacturers are expected to further aid the growth of the kids segment.

What is the forecast outlook of toothpaste market?

Toothpaste is expected to witness significant growth and innovation in the coming years. Sustainability is expected to be a key differentiating factor in the future among the toothpaste manufacturers. A 2020 Study from Shorr Packaging found that two-thirds of shoppers who have made changes in their purchasing behaviors during the pandemic are certainly paying more attention to packaging. Also, 58% of survey respondents reported being "likely" to select products that use reusable or recyclable packaging. Many manufacturers such as Unilever have also committed use packaging that are sustainable for their toothpaste brands.

The List of Companies - Toothpaste Market

  1. Procter & Gamble
  2. Unilever
  3. GlaxoSmithKline Plc.
  4. Colgate-Palmolive Company
  5. Henkel Ag & Company, KGAA
  6. 3M
  7. Sunstar Suisse S.A.
  8. Lion Corporation
  9. Beverly Glen Laboratories, Inc.
  10. The Himalaya Drug Company

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  1. Data Collection and Secondary Research:

As a market research and consulting firm operating from a decade, we have published many reports and advised several clients across the globe. First step for any study will start with an assessment of currently available data and insights from existing reports. Further, historical and current market information is collected from Investor Presentations, Annual Reports, SEC Filings, etc., and other information related to company’s performance and market positioning are gathered from Paid Databases (Factiva, Hoovers, and Reuters) and various other publications available in public domain.

Several associations trade associates, technical forums, institutes, societies and organizations are accessed to gain technical as well as market related insights through their publications such as research papers, blogs and press releases related to the studies are referred to get cues about the market. Further, white papers, journals, magazines, and other news articles published in the last 3 years are scrutinized and analyzed to understand the current market trends.

  1. Primary Research:

The primarily interview analysis comprise of data obtained from industry participants interview and answers to survey questions gathered by in-house primary team.

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  • Develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding

Primary research involves email interactions and telephone interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

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Research Methodology

Once we receive the confirmation from primary research sources or primary respondents, we finalize the base year market estimation and forecast the data as per the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors assessed during data collection.

  1. Data Analysis:

Once data is validated through both secondary as well as primary respondents, we finalize the market estimations by hypothesis formulation and factor analysis at regional and country level.

  • 3.1 Macro-Economic Factor Analysis:

We analyse macroeconomic indicators such the gross domestic product (GDP), increase in the demand for goods and services across industries, technological advancement, regional economic growth, governmental policies, the influence of COVID-19, PEST analysis, and other aspects. This analysis aids in setting benchmarks for various nations/regions and approximating market splits. Additionally, the general trend of the aforementioned components aid in determining the market's development possibilities.

  • 3.2 Country Level Data:

Various factors that are especially aligned to the country are taken into account to determine the market size for a certain area and country, including the presence of vendors, such as headquarters and offices, the country's GDP, demand patterns, and industry growth. To comprehend the market dynamics for the nation, a number of growth variables, inhibitors, application areas, and current market trends are researched. The aforementioned elements aid in determining the country's overall market's growth potential.

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The “Table of Contents” is formulated by listing and analyzing more than 25 - 30 companies operating in the market ecosystem across geographies. However, we profile only 10 companies as a standard practice in our syndicate reports. These 10 companies comprise leading, emerging, and regional players. Nonetheless, our analysis is not restricted to the 10 listed companies, we also analyze other companies present in the market to develop a holistic view and understand the prevailing trends. The “Company Profiles” section in the report covers key facts, business description, products & services, financial information, SWOT analysis, and key developments. The financial information presented is extracted from the annual reports and official documents of the publicly listed companies. Upon collecting the information for the sections of respective companies, we verify them via various primary sources and then compile the data in respective company profiles. The company level information helps us in deriving the base number as well as in forecasting the market size.

  • 3.4 Developing Base Number:

Aggregation of sales statistics (2020-2022) and macro-economic factor, and other secondary and primary research insights are utilized to arrive at base number and related market shares for 2022. The data gaps are identified in this step and relevant market data is analyzed, collected from paid primary interviews or databases. On finalizing the base year market size, forecasts are developed on the basis of macro-economic, industry and market growth factors and company level analysis.

  1. Data Triangulation and Final Review:

The market findings and base year market size calculations are validated from supply as well as demand side. Demand side validations are based on macro-economic factor analysis and benchmarks for respective regions and countries. In case of supply side validations, revenues of major companies are estimated (in case not available) based on industry benchmark, approximate number of employees, product portfolio, and primary interviews revenues are gathered. Further revenue from target product/service segment is assessed to avoid overshooting of market statistics. In case of heavy deviations between supply and demand side values, all thes steps are repeated to achieve synchronization.

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