Pepper Spray Market Size Global Report, 2022 - 2030
Pepper Spray Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, 2022 - 2030

Pepper Spray Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Product (Fogger, Stream, Gel, Others), By Distribution Channel (Specialty Shops, Online Stores); By Region; Segment Forecast, 2022 - 2030

  • Published Date:Feb-2022
  • Pages: 112
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM2272
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018 - 2020

Report Summary

The global pepper spray market was valued at USD 23.22 million in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% during the forecast period. Pepper spray is a lachrymator used by law enforcement agents and people for riot control, crowd control, and self-defense. This product inflames the attacker's eyes which cause shortness of breath, coughing, and runny nose.

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The primary objective of the product is to incapacitate the attacker effectively and rapidly. The growing demand for these can be attributed to the rising number of crimes such as rape and assault against women globally. Furthermore, the growing trend of various outdoor activities such as camping and hunting, among other recreational activities, is anticipated to offer tremendous investment opportunities to the global industry players. People are opting for this product while camping and hiking as they are easy to carry and very effective against common threats.

Besides, numerous industry players are introducing their innovative products due to the rising number of crimes and rising inclination towards the use of pepper spray, which is expected to drive the pepper spray market growth over the forthcoming years.

The outbreak of the COVID-19 globally has negatively impacted the industry. The downfall of the industry growth can be attributed to the unprecedented restrictions on movement along with the disruptions in personal and business activities. The disruption in the supply chain, lockdown measures, and limited consumer spending is anticipated to hamper the pepper spray market development.

On the positive side, amid lockdown across nations, the sale of pepper spray through online stores has witnessed an increase due to the rising fear of getting robbed by robbers & thieves. Further, the demand for the product is projected to bounce back in the forecast period as governments across nations are uplifting lockdown restrictions.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The primary factor driving the industry's growth is the increasing crime against women globally. The rising use of this product by women globally for self-defense purposes is driving the pepper spray market growth. Nowadays, the growth rate of assaults and rape on women globally inspires women to utilize self-defense products such as pepper spray that are easy to carry and convenient to use. Further, on account of the rising crimes against women, various key industry players are innovating their products.

For instance, in June 2021, SABRE – Security Equipment Corp. launched the world's smallest pepper spray canister. This product is called mighty canisters and is easily manageable. These kinds of initiatives taken by industry players are anticipated to boost the industry's growth globally. Additionally, the increasing cases of intolerable eave teasing, human trafficking, protests, robberies, murder, and riots during pandemic spread, natural calamities, and government instability is projected to drive the growth of the global industry.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented on the basis of product, distribution channel, and region.

By Product

By Distribution Channel

By Region

  • Fogger
  • Stream
  • Gel
  • Others
  • Specialty Shops
  • Online Stores
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Austria)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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Insight by Distribution Channel

The online store segment holds the larger share in 2021 and is expected to lead the industry in the forecast period. The segment's growth can be attributed to the changing preference of the population globally to purchase products from online stores. Nowadays, more people prefer online stores as they offer a wide range of pepper spray from different manufacturers. The availability of discounts on products in the online store is attracting more buyers.

Moreover, the rising internet and smartphone penetration across developing nations is anticipated to boost the segment's growth. All such trends in the global industry are expected to provide tremendous industry growth opportunities. The specialty store segment is projected to show a progressive growth rate in the forecast years. Specialty stores have a wide assortment of product types and brands within a relatively thin category of goods. Specialty stores include pharmacies, gun shops, sports shops, and others.

The ban on the use of this product across various countries is one of the primary reasons due to which people prefer to buy these products from specialty stores. These stores have required licenses and other government requisites to sell these products. Further, the rising cases of crime globally are anticipated to drive the segment's growth.

Geographic Overview

Geographically, North America is anticipated to dominate the pepper spray market over the forecast period. This huge market share of the region can be attributed to the growing popularity of these products among women users across the region. Further, the ease & convenience of carrying and operating pepper spray is anticipated to improve the product's sale. Additionally, favorable government regulations for the use of pepper spray for self-defense by the general population and law enforcement agencies across the U.S. are expected to drive the market's growth during the forecast period. Moreover, the presence of key manufacturers of pepper spray such as SABRE and Mace is expected to provide huge growth opportunities to the market.

Moreover, the Asia Pacific pepper spray market is anticipated to exhibit a progressive CAGR over the forecasting years. Developing nations such as India, China, and Japan offer substantial growth opportunities for the players operating in the industry. The rising civil unrest in countries such as India, China among others, is a project to boost market growth. Further, the presence of a large customer base across the region is anticipated to drive market growth. The rising awareness regarding the use of these products for self-defense on account of the increasing crime is propelling the region's market growth.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global market include BlingSting, 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.

Pepper Spray Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2021

USD 23.22 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 51.85 million


10.3% from 2022 - 2030

Base year


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments covered

By Product, By Distribution Channel, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key companies

BlingSting, 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.