Automotive Air Filters Market Size & Share, by Type (Air Intake Filters, Cabin Air Filters); Propulsion Type (Internal Combustion Engines, Electric); Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2023-2033

  • Report ID: 4634
  • Published Date: Jan 30, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023-2033

Automotive Air Filters Market size is estimated to cross USD 10 Billion by the end of 2033, growing at a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033. In the year 2022, the industry size of automotive air filters was around USD 4 Billion. The growth of the market can primarily be attributed to the growing threat of deteriorating air quality index as well as the rising presence of poisonous particles in the air worldwide. Air pollution has triggered several respiratory diseases. Furthermore, air pollution from vehicles on the road has also spurred in demand for the installation of automotive air filters in cars. It is beneficial for both the health and the quality of the vehicle. For instance, as per global research in 2020, it was discovered that up to 57,000 particles per cubic centimeter of poisonous particles were present in some roadside air samples.

Growth in the global automotive air filters market trends such as growing awareness of air pollution worldwide is expected to boost the demand for automotive air filters. Cabin air filters can remove even the smallest allergens and particles from the air, and helps to protect against allergies and lung disorders. An automotive air filter is now treated as an important component as they are essential in maintaining your car's performance. With the recent expansion in the automotive industry as well as sales, the demand for automotive air filters is on the rise amongst automobile manufacturers, which in turn, is expected to create massive revenue generation opportunities for the key players operating in the global automotive air filters market during the forecast period. For instance, it is expected that the global automotive industry will generate more than USD 3.5 trillion from auto sales by 2030.

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Automotive Air Filters Sector: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Rising Nitrogen Dioxide (NOx) Emission – It was found that in 2021, approximately 7.5 million tons of nitrogen oxide (NOx) were emitted in the United States. NOx on streets in urban areas with heavy traffic has been a trending topic for years. The oxides of nitrogen can worsen air pollution levels, especially in urban areas owing to heavy industrial and vehicular contributions. Hence, it is anticipated to surge the global automotive air filters market in the forecasted period.
  • Rising Prevalence of Nasal or Sinus Congestion – It is stated that every year, nearly 1,800 people are diagnosed with paranasal sinus in the United States alone. Additionally, about 4 to 6 people diagnosed with nasal cavities are observed to be aged approximately 55. Breathing polluted air often leads to sinus congestion in human beings as well as pets. As a result, with the rising prevalence of sinus congestion amongst these living beings, and the need amongst these individuals who are driving vehicles to breathe purified air, is expected to drive the demand for automotive air filters.
  • Increasing Production and Sales Volume of Passenger Cars - As of 2021, approximately 55 million passenger cars were manufactured globally. Additionally, approximately 3 million units of passenger cars were sold out solely in Japan, and the number reached around 3.5 million in India.
  • Growing Need for Sports Air Filters – With the growing craze for motor racing globally, the need for automotive products that enhance the performance of the vehicles is also growing massively amongst the vehicle owners. For instance, it has been found that the best of the sport air filters are known to increase a vehicle's horsepower between 3-5 HP, and also increase the torque of the vehicle.
  • Rising Concerns Associated with Poor Air Quality Index – Nearly 4 death occurs from fossil fuel air pollution every day while about 7 million people die annually across the globe.  


  • High Cost of Research & Development
  • Air filters are expensive since they combine expensive materials for better performance. These materials are installed to grab tiny smoke and dirt particles, to keep the engine in tip-top condition. Hence, the manufacturing cost of automotive air filters is spurred.
  • Stringent Norms for Product Performance
  • Low Awareness About the Benefits of Air Filters

Automotive Air Filters Market: Key Insights

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Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size (2022)

USD 4 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2033)

USD 10 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of the Middle East and Africa)
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Automotive Air Filters Segmentation

Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, Heavy Commercial Vehicles)

The global automotive air filters market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by vehicle type segment into passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, and heavy commercial vehicles. Amongst these segments, the passenger cars segment is anticipated to garner the largest revenue by the end of 2033, backed by the growing number of cars along with the surge in the production of cars worldwide. One of the main reasons for the growth of the passenger car segment is that there is a huge number of potential buyers than sellers. However, the price of cars is also increasing since purchasing volume is higher than production. For instance, a little more than 57 million cars were produced globally in 2021.

Type (Air Intake Filters, Cabin Air Filters)

The global automotive air filters market is also segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by type into air intake filters and cabin air filters. Amongst these three segments, the cabin air filters segment is expected to garner a significant share. The cabin air filter can be installed in any sort of car to remove impurities from the air to provide a better environment for the people, especially for those suffering from lung diseases such as acute bronchitis, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and others. For instance, nearly 60 million people have COPD worldwide, according to the World Health Organization.

Our in-depth analysis of the global market includes the following segments:

         By Type

  • Air Intake Filters
  • Cabin Air Filters

        By Propulsion Type

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Electric

        By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Cars
  • Light Commercial Vehicles
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicles

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Automotive Air Filters Industry - Regional Synopsis

APAC Market Statistics

The Asia Pacific automotive air filters market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033. The growth of the market can be attributed majorly to the presence of a strong mobility network in the region, a growing number of vehicles, as well as rising concern about increasing incidences of deaths owing to air pollution, along with rising awareness related to transport air pollution amongst the populace. For instance, it was found that every year ~70% of air pollution-related deaths occur in Asia Pacific. Furthermore, an increase in air pollution in the Asia Pacific, triggering lung diseases region-wide is further expected to expand the market size in the region during the forecast period. It was observed that around 90% of Asia Pacific is witnessing a higher rate of air pollution while approximately 3.5 billion people in the region are exposed to levels of air pollution.

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Companies Dominating the Automotive Air Filters Landscape

    • ·UFI Filters Spa
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Denso Corporation
    • Freudenberg Group
    • Mann+Hummel International GmbH & Co. KG
    • ACDelco Corporation
    • Alco Filters Ltd.
    • Cummins Inc.
    • Donaldson Company, Inc.
    • Filtrak BrandT GmbH
    • Robert Bosch GmbH


In The News

  • UFI Filters Spa to obtain Friedrichs Filtersysteme GmbH with all shares. The acquisition of the company took place to support the company to expand its size in filtration systems for marine, industrial, and mining sectors, wind power, and others. Friedrichs Filtersysteme GmbH has its headquarters in Wassenberg located in North Rhine-Westphalia Region.
  • Denso Corporation offered a simple but effective cabin air filter replacement which represented a great profit opportunity for repairers and ensured improved air quality inside the vehicle, protecting customers against potential health problems.

Author Credits:  Harshita Srivastava, Saima Khursheed

  • Report ID: 4634
  • Published Date: Jan 30, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing production and sales volume of passenger cars are the major factors driving the market growth.

The market is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023-2033.

Low awareness about the benefits of air filters is estimated to be the growth hindering factor for the market expansion.

The market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2033 and provide more business opportunities in the future.

The major players in the market are Denso Corporation, Freudenberg Group, Mann+Hummel International GmbH & Co. KG, ACDelco Corporation, Alco Filters Ltd., Cummins Inc., Donaldson Company, Inc., Filtrak BrandT GmbH, Robert Bosch GmbH, and others.

The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

The market is segmented by type, propulsion type, vehicle type, and by region.

The passenger cars segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2033 and display significant growth opportunities.
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