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The Dry Room Dehumidifier Market size is expected to reach US$ 494.6 Million by 2030, from US$ 310 Million in 2023, at a CAGR of 6.9% during the forecast period. A dry room dehumidifier is a device that removes moisture from a closed space to maintain a low humidity level. It is used across residential and commercial settings including closets, basements, bathrooms, hospitals, and pharmaceutical/food processing units to prevent moisture damage and control air quality. The growth of the market is driven by increasing demand from the healthcare sector, rising industrial and construction activities, and growing adoption in the food processing industry.

The Dry Room Dehumidifier Market is segmented by type, application, end-user and region. By type, the market is segmented into desiccant, refrigerant, thermoelectric and other dehumidifiers. Desiccant dehumidifiers account for the largest share as they efficiently remove moisture in low temperature environments. By application, the market is segmented into closets, bathrooms, laundries and others. Closets dominate the segment owing to the high use of dehumidifiers to prevent clothes and other storage items from moisture damage.

Dry Room Dehumidifier Market Regional Insights

  • North America is expected to be the largest market for Dry Room Dehumidifier Market during the forecast period, accounting for over 38.5% of the market share in 2023. The growth of the market in North America is attributed to the high adoption across commercial and residential sectors driven by increasing awareness regarding indoor air quality and moisture control.
  • The Europe market is expected to be the second-largest market for Dry Room Dehumidifier Market, accounting for over 28.2% of the market share in 2023. The growth of the market in Europe is attributed to stringent regulations regarding energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable products.
  • The Asia Pacific market is expected to be the fastest-growing market for Dry Room Dehumidifier Market, with a CAGR of over 16.3% during the forecast period. The growth of the market in Asia Pacific is attributed to increasing construction activities and rapid industrialization in emerging economies such as China and India.

Figure 1. Global Dry Room Dehumidifier Market Share (%), by Region, 2023


Dry Room Dehumidifier Market Drivers

  • Increasing demand from the healthcare sector: The healthcare sector is expected to be a major driver for the dry room dehumidifier market. Healthcare facilities like hospitals, clinics, medical research centers, pharmaceutical production units, require controlled humidity levels to maintain sanitary conditions and prevent microbial growth. Dehumidifiers help in regulating humidity across operating rooms, medical storage areas, testing labs thereby minimizing risk of infections and maintaining air quality standards. Moreover, the growth in healthcare expenditure and investments in building advanced healthcare infrastructure globally will propel the adoption of dehumidifiers.
  • Growth of the food processing industry: The food processing industry is anticipated to emerge as a significant end-user driving sales of dry room dehumidifiers. Dehumidification is critical across various food processing operations including drying, freezing, packaging to maintain food quality and safety by preventing moisture condensation, spoilage and bacterial growth. Stringent food safety norms are further compelling manufacturers to integrate dehumidification equipment. The thriving packaged food and beverage sector will thereby create strong demand growth opportunities for dry room dehumidifier manufacturers.
  • Rise in industrial activities: The proliferating industrial sector comprising manufacturing, energy, oil & gas, power generation, mining etc. will bolster the need for dry room dehumidifiers. Most industrial processes require protection against corrosion, moisture accumulation and contamination. Dehumidifiers play a vital role in eliminating dampness across factory floors, control rooms, machinery rooms, storage facilities to avoid equipment failure and accidents. Hence, the steady expansion of heavy industries especially in emerging economies will accelerate the dry room dehumidifier market growth.
  • Growing residential and commercial construction: The residential and commercial building and construction sector is surging globally driven by population growth, rapid urbanization and focus on advanced infrastructure. Dry room dehumidifiers are being widely integrated in modern real estate projects across basements, storage/utility rooms, swimming pools, laundry areas etc. for indoor air quality control. The rising adoption of dehumidification systems in green buildings along with strong growth in construction investments will boost the demand.

Dry Room Dehumidifier Market Opportunities

  • Rising infrastructure activities: The ongoing infrastructure development activities such as road, railway, airport expansion projects are creating lucrative prospects for dry room dehumidifier suppliers. Dehumidification is necessary across infrastructure facilities like subways, tunnels, underground spaces to prevent condensation and corrosion issues. Moreover, government efforts towards upgrading public infrastructure worldwide combined with public-private partnerships will also spur the installation of dehumidifier systems, thereby benefiting the market growth.
  • Technological advancements in products: Investments in R&D leading to introduction of advanced dehumidifier technologies will expand the application scope as well as enhance performance and efficiency. Key innovations include built-in humidistats for automatic control, integration of IoT for remote monitoring, quieter and compact designs etc. Manufacturers are also developing eco-friendly solutions using green refrigerants meeting energy norms. Such advances are expected to improve user convenience and experience, hence driving widespread adoption.
  • Growing demand from pharmaceutical sector: The pharmaceutical industry is an attractive end-user for dry room dehumidifiers owing to the need for controlled environments in drug manufacturing, testing and storage. Strict regulatory emphasis on quality and safety standards in pharmaceutical processes will compel companies to deploy dehumidification to remove moisture, avoid contamination and maintain product integrity. With pharmaceutical production on the rise globally, the segment is slated to bolster sales of dry room dehumidifiers.
  • Potential in developing economies: Developing nations across APAC, Latin America, Middle East and Africa offer lucrative prospects for dry room dehumidifier suppliers owing to rapid industrialization and urbanization. Government efforts to improve public health infrastructure combined with expanding residential and commercial realty in these regions will heighten the installation of dehumidification equipment. Rising humidity levels driven by climate change also make dehumidifiers essential thereby unlocking enormous opportunities for vendors.

Dry Room Dehumidifier Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2022 Market Size in 2023: US$ 310 Mn
Historical Data for: 2018 to 2021 Forecast Period: 2023 - 2030
Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR: 6.9% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 494.6 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel,  South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa and Rest of Middle East
Segments covered:
  • By Type: Desiccant Dehumidifiers, Refrigerant Dehumidifiers, Thermoelectric Dehumidifiers, Others
  • By Application: Closets, Bathrooms, Laundries, Others
  • By End-User: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Institution, Others
Companies covered:

DanDry, Bry-Air, Drymate, DehuTech AB, Aprilaire, Therma-Stor LLC, Santa Fe Products, Surna Inc., Desert Aire Corp

Growth Drivers:
  • Increasing demand from healthcare sector
  • Growth of food processing industry
  • Rise in industrial activities
  • Growing residential and commercial construction
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High equipment and maintenance cost
  • Limited awareness in developing regions
  • Presence of low-cost conventional alternatives
  • Impact of COVID-19 pandemic

Dry Room Dehumidifier Market Trends

  • Integration of intelligent technology: A notable trend is the integration of intelligent technology like IoT, AI, machine learning, sensors etc. with dry room dehumidifiers to enable smart functions. Connected dehumidifiers allow remote monitoring and control of humidity via mobile apps and optimize operations autonomously. They can also self-diagnose problems and notify users about maintenance needs. Such intelligent and predictive capabilities make them highly efficient. Their adoption is surging across industries owing to benefits of maximized uptime and minimum human intervention.
  • Focus on energy-efficient products: Energy efficiency is becoming a prime consideration among end-users while purchasing dehumidifiers. Customers are increasingly demanding products with higher energy ratings and lower electricity costs. Consequently, vendors are emphasizing more on enhancing energy-efficiency of dehumidifiers through optimized components and eco-friendly refrigerants. Introduction of inverter compressor technology has also enabled varying dehumidification capacity as per ambient conditions, hence improving efficiency. These advances are critical for addressing sustainability goals and regulatory energy performance requirements.
  • Increasing adoption in emerging economies: The emerging economies of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa are witnessing surging adoption of dry room dehumidifiers attributed to rapid urbanization, industrial growth and improving standard of living. Humid tropical climatic conditions combined with rising infrastructure projects make dehumidification indispensable across these regions for condensation control. Market players are targeting the untapped potential by offering products customized to local requirements at competitive prices. Collaborations with regional distributors along with marketing initiatives are further aiding uptake.
  • Development of smart dehumidification solutions: The advent of smart dehumidification systems is a notable trend in the market. These systems can accurately measure, monitor, and automatically control humidity through built-in humidistats, advanced sensors and IoT technology. Users can remotely adjust settings and schedules via smartphones. Machine learning algorithms allow the system to self-regulate conditions. Smart solutions provide enhanced efficiency in energy usage besides minimizing human intervention. Their ability to integrate with a building's HVAC system for centralized control makes them ideal for large commercial installations.

Dry Room Dehumidifier Market Restraints

  • High equipment and maintenance cost: The high initial cost and significant maintenance expenditure associated with dry room dehumidifiers often deters many end-users from adoption. Customers may perceive the cost of dehumidifiers as exceeding the cost of potential damage from excess moisture. Moreover, major replacement costs arise from deteriorating components like heat exchangers and compressors after prolonged use. This forces users to opt for low-cost alternatives thereby hampering market prospects.
  • Limited awareness in developing regions: Lack of awareness regarding the benefits of controlled humidity and dehumidification exists in many developing economies. Cost sensitivity further limits adoption mainly to premium commercial establishments in these regions. Customers often remain unconvinced about return on investment from dehumidifiers. Limited marketing initiatives by players also contribute to restricted uptake. Hence raising knowledge about importance of maintaining humidity drives growth across the residential and industrial sectors in developing markets.
  • Presence of low-cost conventional alternatives: The availability of cheaper traditional alternatives like exhaust fans, ventilators, air conditioners hinders the sales of dry room dehumidifiers. While less efficient, customers prefer these options due to affordability and cost savings. Moreover, users perceive the cooling capability of air conditioners as an additional advantage over standalone dehumidifiers. The easy availability and operational familiarity with such alternatives especially dampens the mass adoption of dehumidifiers in the residential sector.

Recent Developments

New product launches

  • In January 2021, Bry-Air launched the BESA dry room dehumidifier series for pharmaceutical and food processing applications. The dehumidifiers use advanced BrySmart Technology to efficiently control humidity.
  • In June 2022, Therma-Stor LLC launched the new Ultra-Aire XV75 commercial dehumidifier for low-temperature dehumidification down to 33°F. It is ideal for cold storage facilities and ice rinks.
  • In February 2020, Aprilaire launched a new line of crawl space and whole-home dehumidifiers featuring built-in humidistats to automatically monitor and control humidity levels.

Acquisition and partnerships

  • In October 2021, Bry-Air acquired Munters' desiccant dehumidifier business to expand its product portfolio and widen its offerings in pharmaceuticals and food processing industry.
  • In May 2022, DehuTech partnered with Airia Brands to distribute their dehumidifier products across Scandinavia and the Baltic regions. This expanded their presence in Northern European markets.
  • In January 2020, Therma-Stor LLC partnered with Cold Chain Technologies to provide dehumidification solutions for cold storage and transport of temperature-sensitive products.

Figure 2. Global Dry Room Dehumidifier Market Share (%), by Application, 2023


Top companies in Dry Room Dehumidifier Market

  • DanDry
  • Bry-Air
  • Drymate
  • DehuTech AB
  • Aprilaire
  • Therma-Stor LLC
  • Santa Fe Products
  • Surna Inc.
  • Desert Aire Corp.

*Definition: The Dry Room Dehumidifier Market encompasses the global market for devices and equipment used to remove moisture from enclosed spaces like basements, storage rooms, clean rooms etc. to maintain optimized humidity levels. Dehumidifiers lower humidity by extracting water from air using heat pumps, desiccants or other technology. They find application across residential, commercial and industrial sectors for preventing moisture damage, controlling air quality and reducing growth of microbes. With increasing focus on health, energy efficiency and sustainability, the Dry Room Dehumidifier Market is poised for steady growth globally.

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Frequently Asked Questions

High equipment and maintenance cost, limited awareness in developing regions, presence of low-cost conventional alternatives, impact of COVID-19 pandemic are some of the key factors hampering the growth of the Dry Room Dehumidifier Market.

Increasing demand from healthcare sector, growth of food processing industry, rise in industrial activities, growing residential and commercial construction are some of the major factors driving the growth of the Market.

The desiccant dehumidifiers segment leads the Market owing to its ability to efficiently dehumidify air at low temperatures.

DanDry, Bry-Air, Drymate, DehuTech AB, Aprilaire, Therma-Stor LLC, Santa Fe Products, Surna Inc., and Desert Aire Corp. are some of the major players operating in the Dry Room Dehumidifier Market.

North America is expected to continue leading the Market during the forecast period.

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