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Germany Pocket Lighters Market Research Report Information By Product Type (Flint lighter, Electronic Lighter), Gender (Men, Women), By raw Material (Naphtha, Butane), By Packaging (Plastic, Metal), By Price Range (Economical, Premium), By Distribution Channel (Supermarket & Hypermarkets, Convenience store, Specialty Stores, Online) - Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CR/20167-CR | 128 Pages | Author: Varsha More| April 2024

Germany Pocket Lighters Market Overview


Germany Pocket Lighters Market Size was valued at USD 355.91 million in 2023. The Germany Pocket Lighters market industry is projected to grow from USD 381.44 million in 2024 to USD 620.07 million by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.26% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). A pocket lighter is generally used for igniting a cigarette and occasionally for lighting other materials too. Several innovations and technologies have managed to develop an easy-to-use and portable pocket lighter. Pocket lighters are generally made up of plastic or metal bodies that are filled with flammable gas such as Butane. They can also contain liquid substances such as Naphtha and Charcoal for ignition. Some of the pocket lighters can also be charged by electricity and contain an electric arc and heating element for the ignition.


Global Germany Pocket Lighters Market


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Germany Pocket Lighters Market Trends



  • Safety Features


Safety features have become a significant trend in the German pocket lighter market, demonstrating a commitment to both regulatory compliance and consumer well-being. Advanced safeguards are being included by manufacturers more frequently, with a focus on child-resistant features to avoid accidental ignition. Attention to strict safety regulations is of the utmost significance in ensuring that pocket lighters fulfill or surpass legal requirements. In addition, developments in ignition technology reduce the possibility of inadvertent use increasing safety. The addition of strong designs and flame control features emphasizes reliability and security even more. Manufacturers keep investing in R&D to develop pocket lighters that not only offer convenience but also comply with the highest safety rules a factor in the overall positive trend in the German market as customers prioritize safety when making purchasing decisions.


Germany Pocket Lighters Market Segment Insights


Germany Pocket Lighters Product Type Insights


The Germany Pocket Lighters market segmentation, based on the type, the Germany pocket lighter market has been bifurcated into flint lighter, and electronic lighter. Carl Auer von Welsbach- an Austrian scientist invented the flint lighters in 1903, ferrocerium was patented by him and eventually called flint. Flint is generally hard mineral quartz which was used historically to light flames. Between 1910 and 1930 ferrocerium was marketed as flint lighters, however, they are different from each other. Flint lighters are being used to light Bunsen burners or alcohol lamps. The flint lighter creates a sparkle when snapped around the grate. The created sparkle burns any source of flame very easily, but it gets extinguished very quickly after striking to maintain a controlled and safe flame.


Figure 1: Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by product type, 2022 & 2030 (USD Million)


Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by product type, 2022 & 203


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Germany Pocket Lighters Gender Insights


The Germany Pocket Lighters market segmentation, based on the gender, the Germany pocket lighter market has been men and women. The men segment accounted for the largest market share of 59.0 % in 2021 and is likely to register the CAGR of 6.4% during the projected period. Based on category, the men's segment emerged as the major category in the Germany pocket lighter market. Approximately every 4th adult around the world smokes tobacco. This is due to an upsurge in a sedentary lifestyle, increasing peer pressure, parental influence, media influence, genetic factors, and stress. Mostly, men tend to consume various tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, and bidi among others at higher rates. The frequent consumption of cigarettes among men is increasing the demand for pocket lighters to light cigarettes. These are the factors associated with the surging demand for pocket lighters across the region and are anticipated to grow during the forthcoming period.


Figure 2: Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by gender, 2022 & 2030 (USD Million)


Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by gender, 2022 & 2030


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Germany Pocket Lighters Raw Material Insights


The Germany Pocket Lighters market segmentation, based on the category, the Germany pocket lighter market has been bifurcated into naphtha, and butane. The Butane segment accounted for the largest market share of 73.2% in 2021 and is likely to register the highest CAGR of 7.3% during the projected period.  Butane is one of the highly flammable hydrocarbons that are odorless, and colorless in nature, additionally, it easily gets liquified. It is mainly used as fuel for portable stoves, lighters for cigars, cigarette lighter refills, and cigarette lighters. Moreover, it also works as a fuel for heating, refrigerants, the propellant in aerosols, and to produce a diversified range of products. Furthermore, butane is also used in the production of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas). Since 1987 chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) have been replaced by hydrocarbons which are also being used in the production of several aerosols.


Figure 3: Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by Raw Material, 2022 & 2030 (USD Million)


Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by Raw Material, 2022 & 2030


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Germany Pocket Lighters Packaging Insights


The Germany Pocket Lighters market segmentation, based on the packaging, the Germany pocket lighter market has been bifurcated into plastic, and metal. The plastic segment accounted for the largest market share of 62.1% in 2021 and is likely to register a CAGR of 6.1% during the projected period. The major reasons behind the surging demand for plastic pocket lighters include light in weight, less expensive in price, long durability, higher efficiency, reusability, and efficacy. These are factors associated with the plastic pocket lighters market that is fueling its growth and is likely to observe a noticeable growth. Plastics fall under the category of non-biodegradable waste material and cause a negative impact on the environment.


Figure 4: Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by Packaging, 2022 & 2030 (USD Million)


Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by Packaging, 2022 & 2030


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Germany Pocket Lighters Price Range Insights


The Germany Pocket Lighters market segmentation, based on the price range, the Germany pocket lighter market has been bifurcated into economical and premium. The Economical segment accounted for the largest market share of 82.2% in 2021 and is likely to register the highest CAGR of 6.6% during the projected period. Economic price range is generally considered a volume-based strategy for pricing wherein the prices of goods are low and gain more revenue, since the number of buyers who purchase the products. The economical pocket lighter segment has emerged as the frontrunner (may change) in the Germany pocket lighter market this is due to surging demand for less expensive and budget-friendly lighters among consumers who earn less wages.


Figure 5: Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by Packaging, 2022 & 2030 (USD Million)


Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by Packaging, 2022 & 2030


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Germany Pocket Lighters Distribution Channel Insights


The Germany Pocket Lighters market segmentation Based on the distribution channel, the Germany pocket lighter market has been bifurcated into supermarkets & hypermarkets, convenience store, specialty stores, and online. The Supermarket & Hypermarkets segment accounted for the largest market share of 31.8% in 2021 and is likely to register the highest CAGR of 7.8% during the projected period.  A supermarket/hypermarket is a type of retail store that offers various products under one roof with various discount offers. This segment includes stores, shops, and other outlets that provide several categories of products where customers can directly buy pocket lighters. Before making a purchase, consumers like to check the quality of product, but hypermarket/supermarket doesn’t provide many varieties, as compared to specialty stores.


Figure 6: Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2030 (USD Million)


Germany Pocket Lighters Market, by Distribution Channel, 2022 & 2030


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Germany Pocket Lighters Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


The Germany pocket lighter market is projected to witness significant growth during the forecast period, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.8%. One of the primary drivers of this market is the new technology & innovation of pocket lighters to attract more consumers. Another driver of the market is the rising number of smoking populations coupled with the Increasing disposable income to enlarge the market growth. However, the increased raw material costs and hiked fuel prices used in the pocket lighters act as a restraint on the growth of the pocket lighter market. Despite this restraint, there is an opportunity for the increased trend of gifting & using fashionable lighters to enhance product growth for the Pocket Lighter market. However, the market faces challenges due to safety concerns of using pocket lighter hinder growth. The use of pocket lighters is regulated by various government bodies worldwide, which have set limits on their consumption. The Germany pocket lighter market is highly competitive, with key industry players adopting various strategies such as expansions, acquisitions, and product launches to strengthen their market positions. Most companies in the market focus on expanding operations across regions, augmenting their capabilities, and building strong partnerships. The growth of market players is dependent on market conditions, government support, and industry development. 


Key Companies in the Germany Pocket Lighters Market Include



  • Bic SA (France)

  • S.T. Dupont (France)

  • Xinhai Group (China)

  • Zippo GMBH (US)

  • Imcorona (Japan)

  • Tokai (US)

  • Lighterbro LLC (US)

  • Germanus (Germany)

  • Boomex GMBH (Germany)


Germany Pocket Lighters Market Industry Developments


July 2021: BIC launched new customized EZ reach lighters with Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart as brand ambassadors. This will help the company to increase its product portfolio in its product line to offer the customer.


October 2020: IMCORONA has launched new products 64-3106, 64-3108, and 64-3109. This will help the company to increase its product portfolio in its product line to offer the customer.


Germany Pocket Lighters Market Segmentation


Germany Pocket Lighters Product Type Outlook



  • Flint Lighter

  • Electronic Lighter


Germany Pocket Lighters Gender Outlook



  • Men

  • Women


Germany Pocket Lighters Raw Material Outlook



  • Naphtha

  • Butane


Germany Pocket Lighters Packaging Outlook



  • Plastic

  • Metal


Germany Pocket Lighters Price Range Outlook



  • Premium

  • Economical


Germany Pocket Lighters Distribution Channel Outlook



  • Supermarkets & Hypermarkets

  • Convenience Store

  • Specialty Stores

  • Online

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2024 USD 381.44 million
Market Size 2030 USD 620.07 million
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.26% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018 & 2020
Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered By Product Type, By Gender, By raw Material, By Packaging, By Price Range, By Distribution Channel
Geographies Covered Europe
Countries Covered Germany
Key Companies Profiled Bic SA (France), S.T. Dupont (France), Xinhai Group (China), Zippo GMBH (US), Imcorona (Japan), Tokai (US), Lighterbro LLC (US), Germanus (Germany), Boomex GMBH (Germany).
Key Market Opportunities ·       Increased trend of gifting & using fashionable lighters to enhance product growth.
Key Market Dynamics ·       New technology & innovation of pocket lighters to attract more consumers. ·       The rising number of smoking populations coupled with the increasing disposable income enlarges the market growth.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Germany Pocket Lighters market accounted for USD 312.03 million.

New technology & innovation of pocket lighters to attract more consumers, The rising number of smoking populations coupled with the increasing disposable income enlarges the market growth are the key driving factor for the Germany Pocket Lighters market.

The growth rate of the Germany Pocket Lighters market is 6.80% CAGR.

Bic SA (France), S.T. Dupont (France), Xinhai Group (China), Zippo GMBH (US), Imcorona (Japan), Tokai (US), Lighterbro LLC (US), Germanus (Germany), Boomex GMBH (Germany), are the key players in the Germany Pocket Lighters market.

Butane led the Germany Pocket Lighters market.

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