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Baby Diapers Market Rising at a CAGR of 11.60% due to Rising Number of Children in Africa

Transparency Market Research’s new market research report, titled ‘Baby Diapers Market - Middle East, Africa and India, Industry Scenario, Size, Share, Value Chain Analysis & Forecast 2011 - 2017’, provides comprehensive analysis of the market, the market’s breakdown by various parameters, market size estimates, and forecast for the period from 2012 to 2017. The report includes a study of three high-potential markets, namely the Middle East, India, and Africa, recognized for their active contribution to the growth of the baby diapers market.

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According to the research study, the Middle East, Africa, and India baby diapers market the expected to grow rapidly within the next two years. The market is expected to reach a market value of US$1.9 bn by 2017, growing at a CAGR of 11.60% between 2012 and 2017. By volume, these regions are expected to observe diaper sales worth approximately US$8 bn annually by 2017. 

Of the three regional markets studied by the analysts, the market for baby diapers in Africa is expected to grow at a robust pace during the forecast period. The growth of this market in Africa will be due to factors such as the growing proportion of women in the country’s workforce, the rising number of children in the age group of 0-4 years, and the growing disposable incomes of middle-class families. The baby diapers market is also growing due to the vast availability of cheap raw materials and immense growth opportunities in Africa. This will encourage major baby diaper companies in the region to invest positively in Africa over the forecast period. 

The increasing per capita incomes in Africa are another growth factor leading to rising demand for baby diapers in the overall region. According to the TMR analysts, the baby diapers market in Africa was valued at US$0.6 bn in 2011 and is further expected to reach a market value of US$1.1 bn in the next two years. Over the forecast period, the Africa baby diaper market is expected to witness a year-on-year growth rate of nearly 85%. The report analyzes the market for baby diapers in nine major regions in depth. These include the Middle East, India, Sudan, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Rwanda, and Angola. It also provides information about the various segments of the market based on the product types. The main types of baby diapers available on the market are swim pants, cloth diapers, training nappies. Some of the other types of disposable diapers include super-absorbent, biodegradable, and ultra-absorbent diapers. Of all, the disposable baby diapers product segment is growing rapidly in India’s baby diapers market. This segment took up a 78% share in the baby diapers market in 2011, of which 95.8% was held by branded baby diaper products from Kimberley Clark and some other leading companies in the global market. 

On the other hand, despite a lower birth rate in the Middle East, the high per capita disposable income in this region is a leading factor expected to boost the growth of the baby diapers market. The market in the Middle East is expected to grow at a CAGR of 71.9% over the forecast period.  

Baby Diapers Market by Diaper Type

  • Cloth Diaper
  • Training Nappy
  • Swim Pants

Disposable Diapers

  • Ultra-Absorbent
  • Super-Absorbent
  • Regular 
  • Biodegradable Diapers

Baby Diaper Market by Geography

  • Middle East
  • India
  • Africa
    • Egypt
    • Tanzania
    • Kenya
    • Rwanda
    • Angola
    • Sudan
    • Nigeria

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