Pepper Spray Market Report
Pepper Spray Market by Product (Fogger, Stream, Gel, and Others), Distribution Channel (Specialty Shops, Online Stores, and Others), and Regional Analysis (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021–2028
Global Pepper Spray Market Analysis
The global pepper spray market size is predicted to garner $60,184.40 thousand in the 2021–2028 timeframe, growing from $23,000.00 thousand in 2020, at a healthy CAGR of 13.3%.
Strategic alliances among market players, along with the growing crimes against women, is expected to accelerate the growth of the pepper spray market.
However, the use of pepper sprays for self-defense is illegal in some countries due to certain chemicals used in the manufacturing of the pepper spray, which is an anticipated growth-restricting factor for the market.
According to the regional analysis, the Asia-Pacific pepper spray market growth is anticipated to grow during the review period due to increasing civil unrest in countries such as China, Japan, and India and is expected to witness positive Covid-19 impact on pepper spray market.
Pepper Spray Overview
Pepper sprays are lachrymatory agents that trigger eyes to produce tears. Pepper sprays are most used by corrections and law enforcement agencies across the U.S. Also, the sprays are mostly used in self-defense for protection from attacks by either people or animals.
Covid-19 Impact on Pepper Spray Market
The novel coronavirus pandemic had a devastating effect on several industries, and the pepper spray market experienced a negative growth during this period. As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, people faced issues such as complete avoidance of social life and massive shutdown leading to the decreased demand for pepper sprays. All such factors may restrict the global pepper spray market growth.
However, several companies are helping the society to recover from the chaotic situation with their strategic plans and steps. For instance, Mace Security International, Inc., US based manufacturer of personal safety & security products, in April 2020, announced that they have experienced high growth rate of their personal safety products such as pepper sprays during the pandemic times. Also, the company is fully operational through their online channel. The above-stated factors show that the pandemic may generate substantial investment opportunities in the market in the coming years.
Increasing Crimes Against Women to Surge the Market Growth
The global pepper spray industry is witnessing a massive growth mainly due to the increase in the usage of pepper sprays by women for safety purposes. Moreover, increasing rate of women assaults and rapes is inspiring women to adopt self-defense products that are light weight and convenient to use, thereby driving the adoption of pepper spray.
The emergence of women crime related issues and demand for pepper sprays, are already leading market players to innovate strategies to protect women. For example, SABRE, Security Equipment Corp, U.S. based public safety company, in June 2021, announced that they have launched the smallest pepper spray canister known as mighty discreet. This device is 40% smaller than normal pepper spray canisters. It is easily manageable and on-the-go product. These types of initiatives from market leaders are also predicted to drive the growth of the market.
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Lack of Awareness of Using Pepper Spray to Restrain the Market Growth
Lack of awareness about using pepper sprays for self-defense is one of the factors that may hamper the growth of the market across the globe. Moreover, there are many countries such as China, Japan, and Canada that require special license or strong reasons for carrying pepper sprays. Therefore, such factors may create a negative impact on the growth of the market during the forecast period.
Growing Trends of Outdoor Activities to Create Massive Investment Opportunities
The global pepper spray market is growing at a very fast pace due to rising trends of outdoor activities such as hunting, camping, and other type of recreational activities. People across the globe are opting for pepper sprays while hiking as they are compact, effective, light weight to carry, and very helpful in protection from common threats. Moreover, during camping one of the biggest threats is presence of dangerous bears mostly found in the U.S. and Canada. Above mentioned reasons are anticipated to be the major growth accelerating factors of the pepper spray.
Furthermore, majority of the market leaders involved in the global market of pepper spray are continuously implementing various effective business strategies such as product innovation. For instance, SABRE - security equipment corp., U.S. based safety equipment company, in July 2021, announced that they have launched Frontiersman Bear Safe. The Frontiersman Bear Safe is a bear defense pepper spray used by hikers, campers, and other participants of outdoor activities for protecting themselves from bears. This spray is approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. All such factors may further lead to lucrative market opportunities for key players in the upcoming years.
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Pepper Spray Market
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The fogger type sub-segment is predicted to have a dominating as well as fastest growing market share in the global market. The sub-segment is expected to register a revenue of $23,907.90 thousand during the forecast period. Fogger pepper sprays are the most trending pepper sprays due to benefits such as they are very convenient to use and can be carried anywhere, anytime. Also, pepper spray foggers have a wide view of a scene "fog-like" spray that directly affects an attacker and reduces the need for precise aiming accuracy. Moreover, rising cases of kidnapping, human trafficking, and gang rapes are some of the factors that encourage women and children to carry fogger type of pepper spray, as it is easy to use when people are stacked by multiple attackers. These pepper spray market trends may bolster the growth of the sub-segment during the forecast period.
Pepper Spray Market
By Distribution Channel
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The online stores sub-segment of the global pepper spray market is projected to have the fastest growth. It is also projected to surpass $20,956.60 thousand by 2028, with an increase from $7,819.30 thousand in 2020. This growth in the market can be attributed to the rising number of people preferring online stores as they offer wide varieties of pepper sprays from normal brands to premium brands in one place. Moreover, many of the online stores offer discounts on various products. All such pepper spray market trends may increase the demand for online stores and further surge the market growth.
The specialty shops sub-segment of the global pepper spray market is projected to have the dominant share. It is also projected to surpass $33,088.80 thousand by 2028, with an increase from $12,562.30 thousand in 2020. Specialty shops provide large number of different types of pepper sprays, and people can buy pepper sprays as per their preferred brands. Moreover, specialty shops offer products under a narrow category, so that people looking for specific shops for specific products can shop from there. All such elements may increase the demand for specialty shops and further surge the market growth.
Pepper Spray Market
Source: Research Dive Analysis
The Market for Pepper Spray in North America to be the Most Dominant
The North America pepper spray market accounted $10,925.00 thousand in 2020 and is projected to register a revenue of $27,504.20 thousand by 2028. The extensive growth of the North America pepper spray market is mainly driven by the high disposable incomes with existence of top leading brands such as Mace Security International, Inc., SABRE - Security Equipment Corp, and others augmenting the industry growth in the region. Moreover, in the U.S., pepper sprays are more popular due to high women customers of pepper spray, owing to increasing women crimes. Furthermore, it is legal in American countries to use pepper sprays and it may be an accelerating factor of the market growth. These factors are expected to ultimately drive the demand in the pepper spray market across the region.
The Market for Pepper Spray in Asia-Pacific to be the Fastest Growing
The share of Asia-Pacific pepper spray market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 14.8% by registering a revenue of $11,675.80 thousand by 2028. The growth shall be a result of increasing number of civil unrest cases in Asian countries such as China, India, and Japan. Moreover, rising spending on R&D in self-defense products along with easy availability of pepper sprays in the region are some of the factors that might drive the Asian pepper spray market, in the upcoming years.
Competitive Scenario in the Global Pepper Spray Market
Product launches and mergers & acquisitions are common strategies followed by major market players.
Source: Research Dive Analysis
Some of the leading pepper spray market players are Counter Assault, Defense-technology, Fox Labs International Inc., J&L Self Defense Products Inc., Mace Security International, Inc., SABRE - Security Equipment Corp., Super-Sparkly Safety Stuff, LLC. Suresafety, UDAP Industries Inc., and Zarc International Inc.
Porter’s Five Forces Analysis for the Global Pepper Spray Market:
- Bargaining Power of Suppliers: The service suppliers of pepper spray market are high in number and are larger and more globalized. So, there will be less threat from the suppliers.
Thus, the bargaining power of suppliers is low.
- Bargaining Power of Buyers: Buyers demand effective pepper sprays that can used in self-defense. This has increased the pressure on the pepper spray providers to offer the best pepper sprays in a cost-effective way. Thus, many suppliers are offering best yet cost –effective pepper sprays. This gives the buyers the option to freely choose pepper spray that best fits their preference.
Thus, the bargaining power of the buyers is high.
- Threat of New Entrants: Companies entering the pepper spray market are adopting various innovations such as developing pepper spray that are smaller, effective, and more convenient to carry.
Thus, the threat of the new entrants is moderate.
- Threat of Substitutes: There are different types of self-defense products such as folding knives, stun guns, tactical pens, and others available for helping people against emergency.
Thus, the threat of substitutes is high.
- Competitive Rivalry in the Market: The competitive rivalry among industry leaders is rather intense, especially between the global players including Mace Security International, Inc., and SABRE - Security Equipment Corp. These companies are launching their value-added services in the international market and strengthening the footprint worldwide.
Therefore, competitive rivalry in the market is high.
Historical Market Estimations
Base Year for Market Estimation
Forecast Timeline for Market Projection
North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAMEA
Segmentation by Product
Segmentation by Distribution Channel
Key Companies Profiled
Q1. What is the size of the global pepper spray market?
A. The size of the global Pepper Spray market was over $23,000.00 thousand in 2020 and is projected to reach $60,184.40 thousand by 2028.
Q2. Which are the major companies in the Pepper Spray market?
A. Fox Labs International Inc. and Zarc International Inc. are some of the key players in the global pepper spray market.
Q3. Which region, among others, possesses greater investment opportunities in the near future?
A. The Asia-Pacific region possesses great investment opportunities for investors to witness the most promising growth in the future.
Q4. What will be the growth rate of the Asia-Pacific Pepper Spray market?
A. Asia-Pacific pepper spray market is anticipated to grow at 14.8% CAGR during the forecast period.
Q5. What are the strategies opted by the leading players in this market?
A. Technological development and strategic partnerships are the key strategies opted by the operating companies in this market.
Q6. Which companies are investing more on R&D practices?
A. Mace Security International, Inc., and SABRE - Security Equipment Corp. are investing more on R&D activities for developing new products and technologies.
1.2.Real time insights and validation
1.4.Assumptions and forecast parameters
2.2.By product trends
2.3.By distribution channel trends
3.1.Market segmentation & definitions
3.2.1.Top investment pockets
3.2.2.Top winning strategies
3.3.Porter’s five forces analysis
3.3.1.Bargaining power of consumers
3.3.2.Bargaining power of suppliers
3.3.3.Threat of new entrants
3.3.4.Threat of substitutes
3.3.5.Competitive rivalry in the market
3.8.2.by distribution channel product
3.9.Market value chain analysis
3.9.1.Stress point analysis
3.9.2.Raw material analysis
3.9.4.Distribution channel analysis
220.127.116.11.Raw material suppliers
4.Pepper Spray Market, by Product
4.1.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2020-2028
4.1.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
4.2.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2020-2028
4.2.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
4.3.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2020-2028
4.3.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
4.4.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2020-2028
4.4.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
5.Pepper Spray Market, by distribution channel
5.1.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2020-2028
5.1.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
5.2.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2020-2028
5.2.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
5.3.1.Market size and forecast, by region, 2020-2028
5.3.2.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
6.Pepper Spray Market, by Region
6.1.1.Market size and forecast, by product, 2020-2028
6.1.2.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
6.1.3.Market size and forecast, by country, 2020-2028
6.1.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
6.2.1.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
6.2.2.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
6.2.3.Market size and forecast, by country, 2020-2028
6.2.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
6.2.10.Rest of Europe
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
6.3.1.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
6.3.2.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
6.3.3.Market size and forecast, by country, 2020-2028
6.3.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
6.3.8.Rest of Asia Pacific
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
6.4.1.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
6.4.2.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
6.4.3.Market size and forecast, by country, 2020-2028
6.4.4.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
18.104.22.168.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
22.214.171.124.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
126.96.36.199.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
188.8.131.52.Market size and forecast, by Product, 2020-2028
184.108.40.206.Market size and forecast, by Distribution Channel , 2020-2028
220.127.116.11.Comparative market share analysis, 2020 & 2028
7.1.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.2.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.3.Fox Labs International Inc.
7.3.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.4.J&L Self Defense Products Inc.
7.4.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.5.Mace Security International, Inc.
7.5.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.6.SABRE - Security Equipment Corp.
7.6.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.7.Super-SparkySafety Stuff, LLC
7.7.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.8.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.9.UDAP Industries, Inc.
7.9.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
7.10.Zarc International inc.
7.10.4.Recent strategic moves & developments
Amidst the soaring wave of violence, people worldwide are keenly in the hunt for methods to safeguard themselves. The growing violence worldwide has triggered fear, and concern among people has surged the need for self-defense products such as pepper sprays. Currently, pepper sprays are one of the items that are flying off the shelves as aware and thoughtful women are taking personal safety in their own hands. Not only women but also young, school-going girls are considering to keep a pepper spray handy.
The pepper spray market growth have skyrocketed in the recent years with the growing uncertainty of crimes worldwide. The global pepper spray industry has been recording projecting sales and is estimated to garner $60,184.40 thousand, rising at a CAGR of 13.3% in the 2021–2028 timeframe, reveals a new report by Research Dive. Pepper sprays are attaining a growing traction in the global market due to their rising adoption among women as an easy and convenient self-defense item. In the recent years, many pepper spray manufacturers have witnessed a significant rise in sales, owing to the growing demand for this handy, safety tool among women.
Moreover, rising cases of civil unrest worldwide is another factor responsible for the growth of the pepper spray market size. In addition to civil tensions, recreational activities like hunting and camping are also contributing to the demand for self-defense products among public.
Recent Trends in the Pepper Spray Market
Various leading companies such as Super-Sparkly Safety Stuff, LLC., Counter Assault, Defense-technology, Zarc International Inc., Fox Labs International Inc., UDAP Industries Inc., Mace Security International, Inc., SABRE - Security Equipment Corp., Suresafety, J&L Self Defense Products Inc., and others, are involved in inventing novel products integrated with various utility tools with an aim to cater customers’ needs for self-defense purposes.
- In January 2018, CEAT Limited, an Indian multinational tyre manufacturing company, introduced a novel self-defense solution—CEAT Safety Grip—for enabling safe riding for women in India. The CEAT Safety Grip is a handle grip with a hidden pepper spray. CEAT Safety Grip is a custom-made scooter handle grip which holds a pepper spray in the accelerator throttle for an instant and easy access in case of any attack.
- In January 2020, SABRE, a leading pepper spray manufacturer, trusted by police and consumers worldwide, announced its plans to launch new SMART Pepper Spray equipped with GPS tracking and third party monitoring. This smart device can also be connected with the SABRE Personal Safety App.
- In August 2018, the Indian Congress party, introduced a mobile app, named after late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. This app is developed for women as a helping hand in times of distress. The congress party also launched a pepper spray for women safety.
Which Region Demands More Pepper Sprays?
North America region is the major consumer of pepper sprays owing to the growing violence among women in this region. The region is expected to dominate the pepper spray market in the coming years. Moreover, market players from this region are heavily investing in R&D of self-defense weapons for the residents, which is likely to further spur the market growth.
Asia Pacific is another region that is the major consumer of pepper sprays owing to the increasing cases of violence in Asian countries, especially India. Also, the rising cases of civil turmoil in nations like India, China, and Japan, are likely to fuel the demand for pepper sprays in the upcoming years.
COVID-19 Pandemic Impact on the Pepper Spray Market
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has had a disturbing effect on numerous industries, and the pepper spray market trends depict a decline in market shares in the pandemic period. This is because people are barely moving out of their house and avoiding social events due to the fear of infection, which is decreasing the demand for pepper sprays. All such factors are restricting the global pepper spray market growth. However, as and when the pandemic relaxes, the demand for pepper sprays is likely to augment with the growing safety concerns among public in this world full of violence.