Car Wash Detergents and Soaps Market

Global Car Wash Detergents and Soaps Market Analysis and Opportunity Assessment by Product Type, Form, Sales, Region, and Country – Forecast 2022 – 2032

The market is expected to generate an incremental $ opportunity of US$ 5,137.9 Mn between 2022 and 2032

Category: Chemicals & Materials Published Date : October 2022 ID: CVC-00197 Format: PDF Pages: 300

Global Car Wash Detergents and Soaps Market Size Analysis

According to a research survey conducted by ChemView Consulting, in 2022, the Global Car Wash Detergents and Soaps Market was worth US$ 7,092.6 Mn and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% over the forecast period. While the historical CAGR is 4.7%, the market is expected to hit US$ 12,230.5 Mn by 2032 end.

A notable increase in fleet size and a consistently growing vehicle park point to increasing demand for high-quality car wash detergents and soaps. Given the significantly rising per capita expenditure on car care and servicing, it is more likely that car care products such as car wash detergents and soaps will see strong demand in the coming years.

Chemicals created specifically for cleaning, rinsing, and washing cars are car wash detergents and soaps. They are used to clean the surface of the car of dirt, mud, dust, stains, and other pollutants and to give the surface a shine. Car wash detergents and soaps are offered in liquid, foam-based, and gel forms on the commercial market.

Market Dynamics


Global living standards have changed due to rising per capita income and subsequent savings, which has boosted demand for the best, most upscale services and maintenance of personal belongings. When it comes to automobile ownership by age, customers between the ages of 25 and 54 buy the majority of new vehicles, according to an American study of car consumers and their purchasing behaviors. The global percentage of persons in this age group is increasing, which is excellent news for the car wash detergents and soap market.


Water shortage prevents widespread use of car wash services, which may limit market growth for car wash detergents and soaps. Here, technological advancements like force washers, where the force of the water and the amount of water used are predetermined, are meant to balance the restriction imposed.

Global Car Wash Detergents and Soaps Market

Market Segments Covered in Report

By Product Type:

  • Presoaks
  • Foam Detergents
  • Drying Agents
  • Triple Foams
  • Surface Protectants
  • Wheel Cleaners
  • Shampoo

By Form:

  • Liquid
  • Gel
  • Foam Based

By Sales:

  • Department Stores
  • Supermarkets & Hypermarkets
  • Online Retailing
  • Franchise Outlet
  • Automotive Parts Outlet

By Region and Country:

  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
  • Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, Rest of Middle East)
  • Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Rest of Africa)

Segment-Wise Analysis

Which Product Type is anticipated to grow throughout the forecast period?

Presoaks’ product type is anticipated to grow globally. Car wash presoak was created to eliminate heavy soils and filth and is non-corrosive. A tough slime made up of oils, grease, and dirt. The presoak in Clean Touch Formula is made to function in all kinds of automatic car washes. Low pH presoaks (non-living things like sand and salt) are lifted and removed from inorganic soils. The more granular and inorganic road film, such as minute clay particles, can be easily released with this acidic presoak.

Why is the Foam-based segment anticipated strong growth in the forecast period?

The Foam-based segment is anticipated to have strong growth in the forecast period. The convenient application and relatively low price point continue to influence the sales potential of liquid car wash detergents and soaps; however, foam-based car wash detergents and soaps provide a superior quality finish to cars after washing.

Region-Wise Analysis

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa.

  • With a market share of 8.0%, Europe is predicted to experience significant growth throughout the projection period. It is attributed to innovative product advertising and technical advancements made by soap and car wash detergent manufacturers in response to consumer demand.
  • The Asia Pacific region outside of Japan is expected to be a burgeoning market for car wash shampoos and soaps due to increased customer preference among customers for vehicle washes.
  • Analysis of emerging markets shows that consumers are increasingly inclined to buy cars and spend more on car care and maintenance. A visible shift to luxury cars, resulting in a paradigm shift from DIY car wash to professional car wash services, is cited as an important trend driving down consumption of car wash detergents and soaps in developing economies throughout the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

Competition Analysis

Due to a sizable number of companies in the vendor landscape, the market for car wash detergents and soaps is fragmented. Additionally, it is seeing a growing degree of fragmentation due to the rise in multinational manufacturers. Players have participated in long-term agreements to create successful alliances to assure future demand.

A list of some of the key suppliers present in the market are:

  • 3M Company
  • Chemical Guys
  • Griot’s Garage
  • Kao Corporation
  • Meguiar’s Inc.
  • Mothers Polish Wax Cleaners Inc.
  • Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc.
  • Turtle Wax Inc.
  • Yac Chemicals Limited.

Report Coverage and Highlights

  • Our comprehensive, data-backed, and facts-oriented report provides niche and cross-sectional analysis at global and country levels.
  • Assessment of the historical (actual data) and current market size (2017-2021), market projections (2022-2032), and CAGR.
  • The market assessment across North America, Europe, East Asia, South Asia & Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa.
  • Competitive tactical intelligence, key strategies adopted by top players, production capacity and company shares analysis, product brand surveys, and export-import analysis
  • Pricing analysis to set and benchmark your current or future offerings across each product type helps you understand whether your pricing strategy is aligned with market expectations and can be compared to market disruptions.
  • Predictions on critical supply and demand trends and technological expertise needed to address operations scalability.
  • Consumer behavior shifts and their implications for players, list of end-users, and their consumption analysis.
  • Key drivers, restraints, opportunities, and emerging trends impacting the market growth.
  • Value chain analysis (list of manufacturers, distributors, end-users, and average profitability margins).
  • Strategic market analysis, recommendations, and future headways on crucial winning strategies.
Research ScopeDetails
Forecast period2022-2032
Historical data available for2017-2021
Market analysisUSD Million for Value and Tons for Volume, and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Key regions coveredNorth America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa
Key countries coveredUS, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia & New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE, South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
Key segments coveredBy Product Type, Form, Sales, and Region
Customization scopeAvailable upon Request
Pricing and purchase optionsAvailable upon Request