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2026, Global silica gel desiccant sales estimated to be 890000 tons

Silica xerogels are dehydrated and dried silica gel. Commonly known as silica gel, they are rich in pore structure and large specific surface.


The global silica gel desiccant market increased from 650000 tons to 716000 tons, with a CAGR of 2.45%. Silica gel desiccant market will maintain stable growth in the next few years. By 2026, the global total sales volume is estimated to be 890000 tons, with an annual growth rate of 3.21%. In 2019, the global sales revenue of silica gel desiccant was 766 million US dollars.


Silica gel desiccant market is dominated by China. China accounts for about 32% of the market share of silica gel desiccant. In 2019, China consumed nearly 260000 tons of silica gel desiccant. Followed by the United States and Europe, with 18% and 15% market share respectively. There are many silica gel desiccant manufacturers all over the world. Many Chinese manufacturers export their silica gel desiccant products to the world at relatively low prices.


There are three types of silica gel desiccants on the market: white desiccant, blue desiccant and orange desiccant. White desiccant is a common type, which accounts for 91% of the market share. Blue desiccant and orange desiccant are special types that can indicate water absorption. The price of blue desiccant and orange desiccant is higher than that of white type.


The availability of alternatives such as activated alumina, activated clay and activated carbon limits the silica gel desiccant market. The use of silica gel desiccant is limited to certain end uses.