Global Specialty Biocides Market Size will Reach $4196.28 Million in 2023

Global Specialty Biocides Market Overview

According to Global Market Monitor, the global specialty biocides market size will reach $4196.28 million in 2023 with a CAGR of 4.78% from 2023 to 2028.A special biocide is a compound or microorganism that can prevent, destroy, and control any harmful organism by chemical or biological means, including germicidal actives and germicidal products.

Water Treatment is the Largest Application Field.

Special biocides are used to kill and inhibit microbial growth and are widely used in many industries. Water treatment is one of the main uses of specialty biocides. Due to population growth and the rapid development of urbanization, the total amount of urban domestic water is also constantly increasing, which places high requirements on the recycling of wastewater. Growing demand for wastewater treatment is likely to increase demand for special biocides.

With more and more research activities in biotechnology and chemical synthesis, research activities to promote global special biocide manufacturers are also increasing. Manufacturers are paying more and more attention to technological progress and the safety of their products, which has improved the performance of new products. Product improvements and updates will facilitate the sale of special biocides.

Global Specialty Biocides Market Size and Application Market Share

North America Dominates the Market.

North America led the market with a share of 37.85% in 2022. The market is driven by factors such as increasing demand for environmentally friendly and sustainable fungicides, growing focus on water treatment applications, and rising popularity of personal care products. North America has a mature industrial base and advanced technological infrastructure, which supports the development and adoption of biocides in a variety of applications. The stringent regulatory requirements also drive the demand for biocides that meet environmental and safety standards.

By type





By, application

Water Treatment

Wood Preservation

Paints & Coatings

Personal Care



Water treatment is one of the main uses of specialty biocides.

By region

North America


Asia Pacific

South America

Middle East & Africa

North America dominated the market with a share of 37.85% in 2022.

In many countries, biocides are required to be registered by regulations to prove that the product is safe to use. Compliance with these regulations needs expertise and infrastructure, which demands companies to invest more capital and production costs. Especially for small and medium-sized enterprises, higher new product research and development costs and difficulties in entering the market may limit the development of the special biocide market.

For more industry information, please refer to our latest released "China Specialty Biocides Industry Market Research Report 2023-2029".

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