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China Automotive Air Filters Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles, and Heavy Commercial Vehicles), By Product Type (Air Intake Filters and Cabin Air Filters), By End-User (OEM and Aftermarket) and Regional Forecast, 2023– 2030

Last Updated: May 06, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI108038



China automotive air filters market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period. The global market for automotive air filters is projected to grow from USD 5.15 billion in 2022 to USD 8.72 billion by 2030.

China continues to be the leading country in manufacturing output and annual sales. As per the OICA data, passenger car sales stood at 21,481,537 in 2021. The retail sales increased by 31.4% from the previous month in December 2022, showing the strongest month-on-month growth since 2008, according to the China Passenger Car Association report. Moreover, reduced car purchase tax is strongly contributing to the sales of passenger cars in the country. All these factors are anticipated to support the market growth in the country over the forecast period.


Growing Demand for High-Performance Smart Cabin Air Filters is Fueling Market Growth

OEMs in automotive air filters focus on new product development with enhanced performance and reliability to strengthen their customer base. For instance, in April 2019, Valeo demonstrated several new smart cabin air filters at Shanghai Auto Show to reduce the impact of pollution on a vehicle's passengers and drivers. Valeo's air filter solutions are designed to digitally monitor cabin air quality, measure pollution levels, take preventive measures, and predict maintenance. It is designed to eliminate 98% of fine particles and absorb almost 100% of harmful gases.


High Level of Air Pollution to Boost the Demand for Automotive Air Filters

China is one of the most polluted countries in the world. China ranked 22nd out of 118 countries per the Air Quality Index level. To control the level of air pollution, the government has taken several initiatives and introduced various programs such as China's Air Pollution Prevention and Control Law. The law states that emissions from all motor vehicles and vessels must not exceed the regulated limits. It prohibits vehicles that fail to comply with in-use emission standards from operating on the road.

In February 2020, the China Automotive Technology & Research Center Co. Ltd. launched the CN95 certification establishing a new standard in the cabin air filter market to improve the quality level of cabin air filters, which is quite low among independent aftermarket products. Air filters are designed to eliminate harmful gases, bacteria, and viruses and enhance engine performance.


Growing Usage of Reusable Air Filters May Restrain the Growth of Automotive Air Filters

A major factor expected to restrain the China automotive air filter market growth is the growing usage of washable/non-replaceable air filters. Non-replaceable filters can be cleaned easily and used for a longer period, lowering the maintenance costs for a vehicle owner. As the replacement rate of these filters is less than conventional air filters, the sale of overall air filters is affected in the aftermarket segment.


In terms of competitive landscape, Denso Corporation, Fonho, DC Auto Parts Co., Barsen Filter, Bosch, Hengst SE, and MAHLE are the key players in China. These companies are focused on offering innovative products, investing in R&D investments for the acceleration of product launches and approvals in the forecast period.

Other prominent players, such as Cummins, and K&N Engineering, Inc. are also leading the market due to their strong distribution network and diverse product portfolio. These companies focus on strengthening their product portfolio and distribution network through strategic collaboration and partnerships to increase their part in China automotive air filters market share.



  • September 2021: Donaldson Company, Inc. announced the construction of two new manufacturing plants in Xuzhou, China, to serve the fast-growing filtration requirements of diesel-powered equipment and industrial markets in China. Each of the new plants will be 140,000 square feet, one dedicated to producing air filters while the other will specialize in manufacturing liquid filters.

  • February 2020:  Geely, a Chinese car company, launched an air-filtration system for its compact SUV model, capable of purifying air of viruses and bacteria. The car's system is certified to filter out 95% of small particles to ensure the better health of passengers.


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This market report provides a detailed analysis of the market. The report provides an automotive application type market analysis and focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, product/service types, and leading product applications. Besides, the report offers insights into the market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the factors above, the report encompasses several factors that contributed to the market's growth in recent years.

Report Scope & Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.5% from 2023 to 2030


Value (USD Billion) & Volume (Thousand Units)


By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Cars

  • Light Commercial Vehicles

  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle

By Product  Type

  • Air Intake Filters

  • Cabin Air Filters

By End-User

  • OEM

  • Aftermarket

Frequently Asked Questions

Growing at a CAGR of 5.5%, the market will show steady growth in the forecast period (2023-2030).

Increased in vehicle pollution and stringent government regulations are the key factors driving the China market.

Fonho, FILONG Automotive Group Limited and FILONG Automotive Group Limited are the major players in the China Market.

Passenger cars in the vehicle type segment dominated the market in 2022.

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