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Razor Blade Market Research Report Information by Type (Single Edge and Double Edge), Blade Material (Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel), End User (Men and Women), and Distribution Channel (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Departmental Stores, Convenience Stores, and Online) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CR/20118-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Snehal Singh| July 2024

Global Razor Blade Market Overview 


Razor Blade Market Size was valued at USD 2.2 Billion in 2022. The Razor Blade market industry is projected to grow from USD 2.23 Billion in 2023 to USD 2.51 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.50% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). Increased growing popularity of online stores, new product launches, and increasing usage of herbal/Organic Razors are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Razor Blade Market Overview


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


Razor Blade Market Trends



  • Sustainable materials and eco-friendly practices is driving the market growth


In response to increasing environmental concerns, the Razor Blade market is witnessing a significant trend towards sustainable materials and eco-friendly manufacturing processes. Consumers are increasingly demanding razors made from recycled materials, with companies exploring biodegradable options. This trend aligns with the broader movement towards sustainable and responsible consumption, prompting razor manufacturers to innovate in materials and reduce the environmental impact of their products. This factor drives the market CAGR.


Additionally, the Razor Blade market is experiencing a wave of technological innovations, with smart razors gaining prominence. These razors incorporate advanced features such as sensors, precision controls, and connectivity options. Smart razors often come with mobile applications that provide users with personalized shaving data and tips. This trend caters to consumers seeking a more sophisticated and technologically enhanced grooming experience, reflecting the integration of cutting-edge technology into everyday personal care products.


There is a noticeable shift in the razor market towards subscription and direct-to-consumer models. Companies are increasingly adopting subscription services, offering consumers regular deliveries of Razor Blades and grooming products. This model not only provides convenience but also enhances customer loyalty. By eliminating the need for traditional retail channels, brands can maintain a direct relationship with consumers, often offering customization options. This trend is reshaping the traditional razor purchasing landscape, focusing on a more personalized and convenient shopping experience.


For instance, P&G and TerraCycle Inc. announced co-operation in September 2019 to enable the efficient recycling of razors marketed under the Gillette, Venus, and other P&G brands in Canada. Thus, driving the Razor Blade market revenue.


Razor Blade Market Segment Insights


Razor Blade Type Insights


The Razor Blade market segmentation, based on Type includes Single Edge and Double Edge. The dominating type is Double Edge. Double edge Razor Blades have established dominance as a widely preferred choice for shaving. Their popularity stems from their versatility, providing a smooth and efficient shaving experience for a broad range of users. Double edge blades are commonly used in safety razors and are favored for their ability to cover a larger surface area, making them a practical choice for consumers. Conversely, the fastest-growing category is Single Edge. Single edge Razor Blades are experiencing rapid growth, driven by resurgence in interest in traditional shaving practices. Consumers seeking precision and control in their shaving routines are increasingly turning to single edge blades, contributing to the notable growth in this category.


Razor Blade Material Insights


The Razor Blade market segmentation, based on Blade Material includes Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel. The dominating blade material is Stainless Steel. Stainless steel Razor Blades have established dominance due to their corrosion resistance, durability, and sharpness. Consumers often prefer stainless steel blades for their longevity and ability to maintain sharp edges, contributing to their widespread use in various razor products. Conversely, the fastest-growing category is Carbon Steel. Carbon steel Razor Blades are experiencing rapid growth due to their increasing popularity among users who prioritize sharpness and precision. The unique cutting characteristics of carbon steel blades are driving their demand, especially among consumers seeking a more traditional and precise shaving experience.


Figure1: Razor Blade Market, by Material,2022&2032(USD Billion)


Razor Blade Market, by Material,2022&2032


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


Razor Blade End User Insights


The Razor Blade market segmentation, based on End User, includes Men and Women. The dominating end user is Men. Men represent the dominant consumer segment for Razor Blades, accounting for a substantial share of the market. The preference for various grooming styles, including beard styles and facial hair management, contributes to the widespread use of Razor Blades among men. Conversely, the fastest-growing category is Women. The market for Razor Blades among women is experiencing rapid growth, driven by evolving beauty standards and an increasing emphasis on personal grooming. Women are adopting a variety of shaving routines, including leg and body hair maintenance, contributing to the notable growth in the women's segment.


Razor Blade Distribution Channel Insights


The Razor Blade market segmentation, based on Distribution Channel, includes Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Departmental Stores, Convenience Stores, and Online. The dominating distribution channel is Supermarkets/Hypermarkets. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets play a key role as the primary retail outlets for Razor Blades, offering a wide variety of brands and product choices. Consumers often prefer the convenience of purchasing Razor Blades alongside their routine grocery shopping, contributing to the dominance of this distribution channel. Conversely, the fastest-growing category is Online. The online distribution channel is experiencing remarkable growth, driven by the increasing trend of e-commerce and the convenience of purchasing Razor Blades through online platforms.


Razor Blade Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Razor Blade market area will dominate this market, owing to robust demand for grooming and personal care products will boost market growth in this region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure2: RAZOR BLADE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


RAZOR BLADE MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe Razor Blade market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the presence of renowned global and local razor manufacturers. Further, the German Razor Blade market held the largest market share, and the UK Razor Blade market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Razor Blade Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to burgeoning population in the region, accompanied by rising disposable incomes. Moreover, China’s Razor Blade market held the largest market share, and the Indian Razor Blade market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Razor Blade Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Razor Blade market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Razor Bladeindustry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Razor Blade industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Razor Blade industry has offered some of the most significant advantages. Major players in the Razor Blade market, including Dorco, Procter & Gamble, Feather Safety Razor Co. ltd., Supermax, Kai Company Ltd., BIC, Edgewell, Kaili Razor, .Lord International Co., Malhotra., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Edgewell Personal Care is a consumer goods company that specializes in the production and marketing of personal care products. The company was formed in 2015 following a spin-off from Energizer Holdings. Edgewell's product portfolio includes various well-known brands in the grooming, skincare, and feminine care categories. Some of its notable brands include Schick and Wilkinson Sword for shaving products, Edge and Skintimate for shaving gels and creams, Playtex for feminine care, and Hawaiian Tropic and Banana Boat for sun care. Edgewell Personal Care Firm acquired Jack Black LLC, a U.S.-based company that offers luxury skincare products for men, for an unknown amount in operating cash in March 2018.


Harry's Inc. is a consumer goods company that focuses on grooming and personal care products, primarily known for its men's razors and shaving accessories. Founded in 2013 by Andy Katz-Mayfield and Jeff Raider, Harry's aims to provide high-quality grooming essentials at an affordable price. The company gained recognition for its direct-to-consumer model, allowing customers to order razors and shaving products online. In addition to razors, Harry's has expanded its product line to include shaving creams, aftershave, and other grooming accessories. In April 2019, HARRY'S INC. partnered with The Boots Company Plc to expand their razor business in the offline channel segment through 300 retail stores and to compete with the traditional brand Gillette in the U.K.


Key Companies in the Razor Blade market include



  • Dorco

  • Procter & Gamble

  • Feather Safety Razor Co. ltd.

  • Supermax

  • Kai Company Ltd.

  • BIC

  • Edgewell

  • Kaili Razor

  • Lord International Co.

  • Malhotra


Razor Blade Industry Developments


January 2019: BIC opened its new facility in Kenya, Africa, which will be used for various operations of the company, including assembly of BIC Shavers. This is expected to strengthen the company's presence in Africa.


September 2019: Gillette has announced the first Gillette razor product launch in India. The product is Gillette SkinGuard and has two lubra strips that leaves a soft and smooth feeling on the skin.


Razor Blade Market Segmentation


Razor Blade Type Outlook



  • Single Edge

  • Double Edge


Razor Blade Material Outlook



  • Carbon Steel

  • Stainless Steel


Razor Blade End User Outlook



  • Men

  • Women


Razor Blade Distribution Channel Outlook



  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets

  • Departmental Stores

  • Convenience Stores

  • Online


Razor Blade Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain




Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    •  India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    •  Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    •  Latin America



Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 2.2 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 2.23 Billion
Market Size2032 USD 2.51 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 1.50% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018-2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Blade Material, End User, Distribution Channel and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Dorco, Procter & Gamble, Feather Safety Razor Co. ltd., Supermax, Kai Company Ltd., BIC, Edgewell, Kaili Razor, .Lord International Co., Malhotra
Key Market Opportunities ·         Increased growing popularity of online stores, new product launches
Key Market Dynamics ·         Increasing usage of herbal/Organic Razors


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Razor Blade market size was valued at USD 2.2 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.50% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are Dorco, Procter & Gamble, Feather Safety Razor Co. ltd., Supermax, Kai Company Ltd., BIC, Edgewell, Kaili Razor, .Lord International Co., Malhotra.

The Double Edge category dominated the market in 2022.

The Supermarkets/Hypermarkets based had the largest share in the global market.

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