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1.1 Presentation and definition of the market

The child car seat market means all sales of seats ensuring the safety and well-being of a young child in a vehicle .

According to Globenewswire a child car seat is designed to protect children in accidents or vehicle collisions . The market for child car seats is segmented into different types of products and distribution channels: for example, there are booster seats car seats for baby , Seats handsets and seats convertibles . The booster car seats have long dominated the market . These booster seats can also be segmented into backless booster seats and high-back booster seats. We will look at all of these types of products to qualify the child car seat market.

Child car seats are generally fixed in the car with the seat belt or with the Isofix system (ISO standard for anchoring child seats directly to the car seat by means of two or three metal locking clamps present at the rear of the car seat).

According to the PDU-Que Choisir , the seats with Isofix which must facilitate the installation of the child seat are categorized into two segments according to child weight:

  • group 0 and 0 for children up to 13 kilograms ;
  • group 1 for children between 9 and 18 kilograms.

Most french carmakers such as Renault , Citroën , Opel and Peugeot have equipped their vehicles with three-point child seat anchorages, as new cars are required to be equipped with the Isofix system since February 2011.

On average two to three seats - different cars are necessary to accompany the growth of every child passenger in a vehicle. This data, combined with the regulatory constraints national and European, to the growing parental concern for the safety of their children, and to the increase in the car fleet the newly-registered car seat market is expected to grow significantly.

1.2 A dynamic global market

According to PR Newswire the global market for child car seats was valued at $*.** billion in **** with a average annual growth rate of *.*% from **** to ****.
There are strict government regulations in developed countries, such as the United States, Canada, Germany and France, for the safety of children two years of age ...

1.3 A growing French market

The automotive market is growing in France
According to Auto Plus s, the new passenger car sales grew by *.*% in **** . SUVs, which are usually family cars, increased by *% and sedans by *%. According to Usine Nouvelle **** is the fourth consecutive year of growth in the automobile market and this has been beneficial ...


2.1 A declining birth rate

The demand for child car seats in France is determined by three main factors, namely number of children the number of traffic accidents and the circulating fleet .
According to the INSEE the the birth rate in France has been falling since ****, from **.* births per *,*** inhabitants in **** to **.* births per *,*** inhabitants in ...

2.2 Road safety improves significantly

The increased awareness of the use of car seats should help prevent children from fatalities and injuries . The increase in road accidents and deaths thus contribute to the growth of the infant car seat market as a sensitizing factor. The the number of car accidents and deaths across France has been ...

2.3 More registered cars

According to the Ministry of Sustainable Development the the number of newly registered cars in France increased between **** and **** from *.** million to *.** million, after peaking at *.*** million in **** . In addition, the total number of passenger cars registered in France was more than ** million in **** according to another study published by the ...


3.1 A market in full concentration

The economic crisis of the ****'s accentuated the concentration of the sector. According to Capital s, key players such as Faurecia and Johnson Controls have either fully repurchased or taken stakes in distressed companies.
This waist race has become indispensable for working with increasingly demanding manufacturers. The latter require a high ...

3.2 Hypermarkets and specialised stores: preferred distribution channels

According to the PDU-Que Choisir the team Tex leader markets its products mainly in hypermarkets as well as Renolux branded Bulgom and Trottine dedicated to this distribution channel.
Other actors, according to the same source, focus on the specialty store channel such as stores Aubert, Espace Bébé *, Combi, etc . That's ...


4.1 Segmentation of the offer

There are * main types of child car seats:
The booster seats (***) for children over * years of age, are car seats used without a harness that raise the child so that the seat belt fits properly on the child. Booster seats can have a high back, a removable high back or be ...

4.2 The rise of e-commerce, a fast-growing segment

According to Transparency Market in terms of distribution channels, the online sales segment is expected to grow rapidly in the next few years. These sales platforms are gaining in popularity as the products ordered are delivered to people directly to their doorstep. Consumers can compare product prices on different websites and ...

4.3 Car seat prices range from single to double

The prices of car seats vary widely and are generally between *** and *** euros, depending on the complexity of their design and the company that manufactured them. UFC-Que Choisir has averaged the prices of car seats on the market
Source: ****


5.1 Standards R44 and R129

According to Aubert the use of a child car seat in France is compulsory until the age of ** years old or until reaching the height of *m** .
BebeCool indicates that there is two regulations in France and in Europe:
the r** standard The "Universal" certification, which came into force in ****, allows ...


6.1 Segmentation

  • Faurecia
  • Lear
  • Recaro
  • Grupo Antolin
  • Graco
  • Britax-Römer
  • Team Tex
  • Newell Brands
  • Goodbaby International Holdings Limited
  • Artsana
  • Diono

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