United Kingdom Biocides Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Product Type (Disinfectants, Preservatives, Pest Control, and Others), By End Use (Water Treatment, Cleaning & Disinfection Products, Food & Personal Care Product, Paint & Coatings, Clothing & Textile, and Others), and United Kingdom Biocides Market Insights, Industry Trend, Forecasts to 2033

Industry: Chemicals & Materials


United Kingdom Biocides Market Insights Forecasts to 2033

  • The United Kingdom Biocides Market Size was valued at USD 534.8 Million in 2023.
  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 4.87% from 2023 to 2033
  • The U.K. Biocides Market Size is Expected to reach USD 860.5 Million by 2033

United Kingdom Biocides Market

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The United Kingdom Biocides Market is anticipated to exceed USD 860.5 Million by 2033, growing at a CAGR of 4.87% from 2023 to 2033. The growing applications of biocides, technological advancements and innovation, and rising regulatory support in mycorrhizae-based biofertilizers are driving the growth of the biocides market in the United Kingdom.     


Market Overview

Biocides are chemical substances designed to control or eliminate harmful microorganisms, playing a pivotal role in maintaining public health, hygiene, and industrial processes, thus safeguarding public health, ensuring product quality, and supporting various industries. Biocides have widespread applications in water treatment, healthcare, and food processing. The country’s increased focus on clean and safe drinking water necessitates the use of biocides in water treatment processes, ensuring the quality and safety of the country’s water supply. In healthcare settings, it is used for disinfection and sterilization purposes, to prevent healthcare-associated infection. It also protects microbial decay, mold, and algae in building materials as well as prevents MIC (microbially influenced corrosion), ensuring operational integrity in industrial processes such as oil and gas production. The expansion of technological innovation and environmental programs and the development of green biocides as sustainable and eco-friendly solutions are leveraging market growth. Further, the developments in biotechnology, nanotechnology, and the digitalization of biocide development and monitoring are shaping the new era of the market.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the UK biocides market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the Biocides market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the biocides market.


United Kingdom Biocides Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2023
Market Size in 2023 :USD 534.8 Million
Forecast Period:2023-2033
Forecast Period CAGR 2023-2033 :4.87%
2033 Value Projection:USD 860.5 Million
Historical Data for:2019-2022
No. of Pages:208
Tables, Charts & Figures:110
Segments covered:By Product Type, By End Use
Companies covered:: BASF plc, HLS Supplies Ltd, Clariant Services UK Ltd, Thor Group Limited, Solvay Solutions UK Ltd, ISCA UK Ltd., PelGar International Ltd., B&V Chemicals, LANXESS Holding UK Unlimited, SC Johnson Limited, and Others Key Vendors.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact,Challenges, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

Biocides are extensively used in disinfecting surfaces, purifying water, and controlling vectors of diseases like bacteria, viruses, and fungi as well as in personal care products like cleaning agents, disinfectants, and sanitizers. The increasing emphasis on health and hygiene, stringent hygiene measures, and the use of personal care products are driving the market demand for biocides. The use of biocides in water treatment systems is essential to mitigate waterborne diseases, algae growth, and bacterial contamination. Thus, the growing demand for water treatment for concerns regarding public health and the environment is escalating the market demand. Further, the rising focus on sustainability from consumers, businesses, and government bodies surges the development of biocides that have lower environmental impact.  


Restraining Factors

Prolonged exposure to biocides causes various health issues including skin irritation, respiratory problems, and chances of causing cancer. Thus, raising health concerns, especially for infants and pregnant women on the use of biocides is restraining the market.  The increased complexity and development costs of biocide impede the market. The rise in resistant microorganisms that lead to the development of infections and reduced crop yields and environmental concerns are restraining the market.


Market Segmentation

The United Kingdom Biocides Market share is classified into product type and end use.

  • The disinfectants segment dominates the market with the largest market share during the forecast period.

The United Kingdom biocides market is segmented by product type into disinfectants, preservatives, pest control, and others. Among these, the disinfectants segment dominates the market with the largest market share during the forecast period. Disinfectants possess double oxidizing capacity as chlorine therefore is highly utilized in wastewater treatment. Further, surface disinfectants are used in hospitals and clinics to maintain hygiene and sterilization as these have the property to inhibit microbial growth without being harmful to the human body. The stringent regulatory standards necessitate the use of reliable disinfectants in various fields of healthcare, food processing, and public spaces are driving the market.


  • The water treatment segment accounted for the largest share of the United Kingdom biocides market during the forecast period.       

Based on the end use, the United Kingdom biocides market is divided into water treatment, cleaning & disinfection products, food & personal care product, paint & coatings, clothing & textile, and others. Among these, the water treatment segment accounted for the largest share of the United Kingdom biocides market during the forecast period. Biocides like stabilized chlorine bromide solutions, polymeric quaternary amine, glutaraldehyde, and carbamate are frequently used in the water treatment process to suppress microbial growth in potable water, downwater services, etc. The surging demand for water treatment solutions and the enforcement of stringent regulations for safe and clean water drive the market demand.          


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the UK biocides market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • BASF plc
  • HLS Supplies Ltd
  • Clariant Services UK Ltd
  • Thor Group Limited
  • Solvay Solutions UK Ltd
  • ISCA UK Ltd.
  • PelGar International Ltd.
  • B&V Chemicals
  • LANXESS Holding UK Unlimited
  • SC Johnson Limited
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at United Kingdom, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. Spherical Insights has segmented the United Kingdom Biocides Market based on the below-mentioned segments:

United Kingdom Biocides Market, By Product Type

  • Disinfectants
  • Preservatives
  • Pest Control
  • Others


United Kingdom Biocides Market, By End Use

  • Water Treatment
  • Cleaning & Disinfection Products
  • Food & Personal Care Product
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Clothing & Textile
  • Others

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