The condom industry is in rapid development where sales and revenue are increasing. Something that’s good for the world’s general health since it reduces the spread of HIV and other STIs.
This report seeks to give a full overview of the condom industry. You’ll find information on; Industry Revenue, Forecasted growth, Market Share and – size, The pandemics’ impact, and information about the largest condom companies.
Condom Industry Revenue and Market Size: 2015 to 2030
The market for condoms is increasing and has been increasing for many years.
Some of the reasons for this are:
- That the general wealth on earth is rising, which means that poorer countries prioritize “protecting” themselves. These are just some of the explanations.
- Another explanation is that more and more starts to use female condoms. Due to the fact that the companies have produced a product which is almost as good as other alternatives.
- More diversified products. This in other words means that the supply matches the demand. A good example is the creation of female condoms.
- More awareness of the products. The government uses the money to “educate” its citizens. And some even send them for free. See which state in our “fun facts about condoms” further down in this report.
Global Market Size (in billion USD)
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As you can see above is the global condom market increasing, and forecasted to continue doing that.
As you can see from the condom sales statistics by year; It’s still the male condoms that dominate the sales compared to the market size of female condoms. Male condoms cover 92% of the market and female condoms the rest 8%. Its though expected that female condoms will exponentially increase if companies manage to keep the development of the product. Female condoms are right now in a spot, where substitution products can take over if consumers think they are better.
The numbers from 2015 to 2021 are realized numbers, whereas numbers from 2022 to 2030 are forecasted numbers with a CAGR of 8.52% (Compound Annual Growth Rate). The 8.52% is chosen on behalf of what surveys say about demand/supply, expected technology within product development, and world economics. 8.52% is a conservative CAGR compared to other available reports. In the financial world, you would place this chosen CAGR between worst-case and best-case scenarios. So not the CAGT if everything goes better than expected, but not also if everything ends in the worst case.
To compare the global condom market with another global markets we’ve here listed a few, so you get an idea about how big the market is:
Condom market size by 2030: 13.06 billion USD
Sex toy market size by 2030: 65 billion USD
Athletic Footwear market size: 196 billion USD
US Market Size (in billion USD)
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The market size of North America does only cover 12.5 – 17.5% of the total global market. So it’s just to say that condom sales by year are also mentionable in other parts of the world. We’ve found the market share by region in the next section of this report.
As the global sales, so do the US market expect to increase continuously to 2030. The CAGR here is 5.70%. So 2.82% less growth than the global market, but still a significant increase.
Condom Market Share
The condom market is huge and is only increasing on a year-by-year basis. To get a better understanding of how big it is. We’ve below grouped by region and distribution channel. We’ve analyzed the different regions of the world, to show where the sales of condoms happen the most, and further looked at the distribution channels, to better understand the buying behavior of the consumers. Lastly, we’ve tried to list the biggest condom companies.
Asia (50%) is the biggest market for condoms. 50% of all condoms are sold in this region. This is super concentrated if we compare market shares to other industries. The reason for this is primarily that the demand in countries such as; India, China, and Japan is increasing a lot, due to richer countries where governments seriously prioritizing to educate the inhabitant to understand that it’s important to protect your self.
USA/North America (12.5%) is one of the markets that’s expected to have a bigger market share than they actually have. The reason that their market share is a bit lower than you probably expect is that competing alternatives to condoms are starting to become popular (e.g. spiral (typically couples that use this) and female condoms)).
Europe (25%) has more inhabitants than the US/North America, which of course also affects the market share. Further Europe has for many years been leading in this area, which means that it’s super normal for people to use it. And something all knows what is, and why it’s important to use.
Latin America (10%) is an area that is expected to increase more than the CAGR for the other areas in the coming years. This is part of the developing countries when we talk about growth in sales of condoms. The primary reason for this is that they start to focus more and more on how important it is to keep STIs (sexually transmitted diseases) down.
Africa (2.5%) same story as Latin America.
By Distribution Channel
The condom industry is one of them where the majority is buying the products in stores more than online. The reason for this is that condoms are typically a product you’re not buying before you know that you’ll use it. That is what buying behavior surveys say.
But we’re seeing development in this area. Online is expected to grow more and more in the coming years. People start to buy it as a supplement to when they e.g. buy sex toys.
Drug Stores/Pharmacies (32.5%) could be Walmart and Walgreens.
The online Retail Store (12.5%) could be: Lovehoney.com
Others (22.5%) could be: AdamandEve physical stores
Mass Merchandisers (32.5%) could be: Big B2B stores that sell condoms in large quantities
By Company (Condom Stocks: Public traded companies)
Here are the biggest publicly traded companies that sell/produce condoms. These are some major players that have some of the biggest condom brands in the world.
So if you want to diversify your investment portfolio with condom brands. You should do some due diligence on the companies below.
Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC
Is a company from Great Britain traded on London Stock Exchange called (RKT). They are the owners of the popular condom brand: Durex.
In 2021 they had a Group revenue of 13 billion USD.
Church & Dwight Company
A company with domicile in the US. Traded on New York Stock Exchange. They are the owners of the condom brand called: Trojan condoms.
In 2021 they had a Group Revenue of 5.91 billion USD.
Pharmacy: Walgreens Boots Alliance, INC (WBA)
You can also invest in big pharmacies such as Walgreens. Which is one of the biggest pharmacies in the US. With physical stores around the whole country.
Is a way to invest indirectly in condoms, so if you want a more heavy exposure. You should definitely pick one of the two companies introduced before.
Walgreens is an American company. Listed on Nasdaq.
In 2021 they had a revenue of 132.5 billion USD:
Other condom brands in the USA (not-public traded key companies)
If you’re not looking to invest, but just want an overview of some of the world’s key companies selling condoms. Here’s a list of 7 of some of the biggest in the world together with the three mentioned above.
- Fuji Latex Co., Ltd
- Karex Berhad
- Lifestyles Healthcare Ptc. Ltd.
- Cupid Ltd.
- ONE condom
- Sagami Rubber Industries Co., Ltd.
The Pandemic (Covid19) Impact on Condom Sales
The Covid19 Pandemic did affect condom sales. Sales decreased due to the social distancing that all countries required/suggested. Only countries in Asia saw increases such as India.
While the companies suddenly saw a mentionable drop in demand, the companies spend their time wisely and started to improve/optimize processes and the product (disruption). This has benefitted consumers now. Condoms have never been better for both gender, but especially female condoms have been improved a lot.
Fun Facts about condoms
- Did you know that Norway sends free condoms to its citizens? You just have to order them here: https://www.gratiskondomer.no/bestill/. OBS. unfortunately, you have to be a Norwegian citizen to get them to send.
- The largest condom in the world is myONE size G31. It’s 24 centimeters long but can stretch to the size of a pringle can. So if you’re having a large penis. This is definitely the one for you.
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