Mothballs Market

2021-2030 Analysis and Review Mothballs Market

Mothballs Market

Mothballs Market By Type (Synthetic Mothballs & Natural Mothballs), By Application (Household & Commercial) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2020 – 2027

12-01-2020 REP-HC-5003 105 pages Format

The global mothballs market was valued at USD 84,000 Million in 2019. Rising manifestation of webbing moths and pantry moths and huge damage caused to textiles, fabrics, cereals, and grains, increases the demand for mothballs market. The limitation associated with the synthetic mothballs are the carcinogenic effects caused by its active ingredients such as naphthalene and 1,4para dichlorobenzene.

 Mothballs Market

Mothballs have been traditionally used as a repellant for the clothing moth also known as Tineola bissilliella. Earlier naphthalene was used later para dichlorobenzene was also given preference owing to its sublimation properties at room temperature. The fumes which are generated from the mothball are used to kill the moths, larvae, and eggs which are hidden in indoor storage areas of the closet, pantry, and bathrooms. It is important to understand that the exposure of synthetic mothballs is hazardous to children and even the fumes are toxic in nature. Proper care must be taken by placing the mothballs in sealed bags, containers, and cool and dry place away from the reach of children. Currently there is tremendous demand for natural mothballs which are available in cedar, lavender, and camphor fragrance and are less toxic on exposure.

The major segments related to the mothballs market are:

By Type (2017–2027; US$ Mn)

Synthetic Mothballs

Natural Mothballs

By Application (2017–2027; US$ Mn)



Geography Segment(2017–2027; US$ Mn)

North America

United States


United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific (APAC)

Rest of APAC

Latin America (LATAM)

Rest of Latin America

Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Rest of Middle East and Africa

Justification for study?

  • The intention of the study is to give a comprehensive outlook of the global mothballs market
  • The overall segmentation of the mothballs market, by type, application, and geography is minutely studied. Syntheticmothballsand household are dominating the type and application segments respectively
  • Rising prevalence of moth infestation and growing concern pertaining to the damage caused to fabric, textile, cereals, and grains consolidate the market growth for mothballs
  • Growing inclination towards development of mothballs obtained from natural sources such as cedar, lavender, and camphor further accentuates the mothballs market growth

Report gist?

  • The study of the global mothballs market includes qualitative analysis of factors such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities
  • The report covers qualitative and quantitative analysis of the overall market segmented on the basis of type and application and categorization of the same at geography level
  • This research report presents the analysis of each segment from 2017 to 2027 considering 2019 as the base year for the research. CAGR for each respective segments are calculated for the forecast period from 2020 to 2027
  • The study includes the profiles of major market players with a significant global and regional presence along with top company positioning

 Significant customers?

  • This study is suitable for industry participants and stakeholders in the chemical manufacturers engaged in the production of both synthetic and natural mothballs which is gaining huge demand owing to its pest and insect repellant properties
  • The report will benefit household and commercial housekeeping operations to protect the linen and food items present in the pantry
  • Managers with financial institutions looking to publish recent and forecasted statistics pertaining to mothballs market
  • Financial institutions venture capitalist, analysts, investors, government organizations, policymakers, regulatory authorities, researchers, looking for insights into the market to determine future strategies

 Segment Analysis

Synthetic mothballs are spearheading the types segment for the mothballs market. The synthetic mothballs are made from chemical substances such as naphthalene and 1,4 para dichlorobenzene. The chief contributing factors responsible for the synthetic mothballs market growth are its excellent physiochemical properties such as heat resistance, sublime nature, and capability to deodorize stinking closet, house pantry, and toilets. Natural mothballs are gaining huge demand owing to their availability in different fragrances such as cedarwood, lavender, camphor, etc. It is relatively non-toxic and provides a pleasant fragrance to textiles and fabrics.

Household demand for mothballs is increasing owing to the excellent breeding grounds provided by heated ventilation in cold winters. The moth larvae usually feed on the textiles and fabrics stored in the closet. The pantry moth renders the cereals and grains nonedible. The commercial demand for mothballs is on a significant rise owing to the concomitant rise in the pest management industry and availability of mothballs flakes, marbles, blocks, and cases that provide sanitation and deodorizes huge commercial spaces and retail outlets.

Regional Analysis

According to the research citings provided by the United States Forest Services (USFS) each year the destruction caused due to the manifestation and spread of gypsy moth is equivalent to 868 million dollars. The moth majorly targets goods made up of hardwood and conifer. Mothballs containing pheromones of Bacillus thuringenesis are used to prevent the spread of gypsy moths. The chief factor which increases the demand for mothballs is the presence of major manufacturers of mothballs such as Enoz, Hovex, Boxania, Merck Millipore, etc. In Europe the manifestation of webbing moths is increasing as the heated ventilation of houses during the cold winters make a suitable environment for the breeding of moth larvae. Washing clothes at lower temperatures do not kill the eggs of the moth larvae which further results in its manifestation and damage caused to fabric and textile materials in the Eastern European region. Strategic collaboration is between the chemical industry and academic research institutes to develop natural mothballs that will further propel the mothball market growth in the region. Asia Pacific region provides breeding grounds for pantry moths owing to its cool and dry winters which is beneficial for the production of moth larvae in the grains and cereals. Unhygienic sanitation practices in the house pantry will further increase the demand for mothballs in the Asia Pacific region.

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