The global face mask market size is expected to reach revenue of over USD 20 billion by 2020, and the market is expected to register phenomenal growth by the end of 2020. The outbreak of respiratory infectious pandemic diseases such as H1N1 and COVID19 fuels the demand for face masks among frontline health workers and in the general population. N95 respirator masks are finding considerable use to protect healthcare workers against job-related exposure to infectious viruses and micro-organisms. The growing adoption of these products as a precautionary among healthcare personnel at workplaces and in the general public as a result of virus outbreaks is expected to continue during the forecast period, thereby driving the growth of the global disposable face mask market. Like the medical mask market, the rise in air pollution, vehicle engine and industrial facility emissions, and dust and related allergies and effects is expected to continue to support market growth to a significant extent over the forecast period.
- The respiratory mask segment is expected to incremental growth of over $2 billion by 2025. The global outbreak of coronavirus disease has become one of the major drivers for the exceptional growth of N95 respirator masks.
- The disposable mask segment is likely to grow at the highest CAGR of over 11% during the period 2019–2025 on account of the increasing awareness among people of personal protective equipment.
- The healthcare segment is projected to reach over $2 billion by 2025 due to the outbreak of viral and infectious diseases.
- The face mask market size in India is expected to reach a value of $850 million by the end of 2020 due to the staggering rise in COVID-19 infections.
FACE MASK MARKET SEGMENTATION
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INSIGHTS BY PRODUCTS
The global outbreak of coronavirus has become one of the major drivers for the exceptional growth of N95 respirator masks in 2020. N95 manufacturers have witnessed rapid growth in the sale of respiratory protective products. Although healthcare regulatory authorities across the globe have recommended the use of N95 respirators should be limited to healthcare workers, many individuals purchase these products to mitigate the risk of acquiring COVID-19 infection. The outbreak of pandemic has led to the growth of N95, KN95, FFP2 & FFP3, P95 & R95 masks.
The demand for surgical aids and equipment has increased with the adoption of new surgical practices in the medical field. The presence of dedicated surgical centers in healthcare centers has also given an impetus to the growth. Furthermore, surgical masks are witnessing significant growth demand majorly because of their affordability and availability in the market. The surgical segment is further categorized into 3-ply, 4-ply, and 5-ply, which are witnessing high adoption on account of the awareness in standard hygiene and safety measures and the growth of airborne infections.
The global cloth face mask market share is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the period 2019–2025. Cloth materials are generally recommended only in case there is a deficiency of surgical masks and respirators. The CDC recommends the wearing of cloth face coverings in public settings where social distancing measures are challenging to maintain. Cloth materials were earlier used in low- and middle-income countries; however, after the outbreak of a pandemic, the segment has suddenly caught up the pace and witnessed growth in several countries.
INSIGHTS BY NATURE
The increasing awareness of personal protective equipment among people on account of the growing healthcare sector is expected to drive the disposable face mask market. The use of disposable ones helps to protect the wearer from viruses and pathogens that can cause infections. The function is to reduce or eliminate the chance of being affected by potential environmental contaminants. These are highly worn by the hospital staff and employees working in medical healthcare institutions. Moreover, increasing product penetration in developing countries via e-commerce sales channels is positively influencing the disposable face mask market size.
The reusable face mask market is witnessing high demand across the globe with the continuous spread of the pandemic COVID-19. With the outbreak, consumer spending on healthcare products has shown a significant rise. The use of reusable masks by the general population would significantly reduce plastic waste. South Asia offers high growth opportunities for reusable material because of growing coronavirus cases and the shortage of stocks in the region. North America and Europe are also witness accelerated demand owing to the increasing consumer preference for washable and reusable materials.
INSIGHTS BY END-USERS
The penetration of protective equipment in hospitals is estimated to witness growth, considering the prevalence of hospital-acquired infections globally. Several health authorities are making compulsory to wear face masks in hospitals, especially after the outbreak of Coronavirus as healthcare facilities come under high-risk zones. The emergence of improved and effective surgical masks and respirators with superior safety and efficacy serves as healthy market opportunities for hospitals as the demand for modern treatment procedures is increasing, especially in developed countries.
The face mask is witnessing high growth in several industries such as chemical, pharmaceutical, automobile, and others. They are extensively used by industrial workers to protect themselves from dust, smoke, and other harmful air pollutants. They allow low breathing resistance filter technology for more natural breathing. Respiratory masks protect against dust and mist, and they have integrated the activated carbon layer, which protects from toxic gases, there observing an increased demand.
INSIGHTS BY DISTRIBUTION
Similar to the facial mask market, retail stores are the major revenue contributors to the global face mask market shares. Retail channels include supermarkets, hypermarkets, drug stores, and department stores. Before the COVD-19 crisis, these stocks were majorly sold through retail channels, including drug stores and hypermarkets. The retail segment currently accounts for the highest revenue share, and this is expected to continue over the forecast period.
The increasing preference for online purchasing and ease and convenience, and the availability of a range of products along with high visibility on e-commerce platforms, with an increase in the internet penetration, is expected to sustain revenue growth of online channels in the near future. With a high rate of technology adoption and the availability of internet across geographies, the prominent vendors are seizing this opportunity to promote and sell their products via online platforms.
INSIGHTS BY GEOGRAPHY
In terms of volume, North America is expected to lead the market, reaching unit shipment of over 3.4 billion by 2025. The growth in the region is mainly attributed to the increasing incidence of several acute and chronic diseases such as CVDs, cancer, diabetes, and pneumonia. The surge in surgeries, the availability of advanced healthcare infrastructure, and increasing concerns of safety and hygiene practices are the major factors contributing to the market growth. Vendors are focusing on developing innovative and advanced products that will offer effective results. Surgeons are adopting less invasive procedures to avoid infections and additional complications and simultaneously using disposable surgical face masks to reduce HAI risks. Therefore, the safety and effectiveness of these products to reduce the adverse effects during surgical procedures for heart, respiratory, cancer, and other diseases also are influencing the medical face mask market in North America.
INSIGHTS BY VENDORS
The global market is highly competitive and dynamic characterized by the presence of several global, regional, and local vendors, offering a diverse range of surgical and respirator face masks to end-users. Approximately 400 vendors are offering a wide array of face masks worldwide. With the outbreak of COVID-19, the number of companies manufacturing COVID-19 face masks has increased exponentially, especially in China. China has become the manufacturing hub, and around 50% of the global production is from China alone.
The global face mask market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:
- FFP2 & FFP3
- P95 & R95
- Government & Others
- Direct Distribution
- Indirect Distribution
- Wholesalers & Distributors
- Supermarkets & Hypermarkets
- Drug Stores
- Other Retail Stores
- North America
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa