THE GLOBAL MEDICAL GLOVES MARKET SIZE IS EXPECTED TO REACH USD 18.56 BILLION BY 2026, GROWING AT A CAGR OF 11.64%.

The Medical Gloves Market Size, Share, & Trends Analysis Report by Category (Powder Free and Powdered), By Application (Examination and Surgical), By Material (Nitrile, Latex, Vinyl, Neoprene, and Others), By End User (Hospital, Diagnostic Labs, ASCs, Clinics, and Others) By Geography (Europe, APAC, North America, Latin America, Middle East & Africa), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021–2026.

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MEDICAL GLOVES MARKET REPORT SCOPE

Report Attribute Details
MARKET SIZE (REVENUE) USD 18.56 BILLION (2026)
MARKET SIZE (UNIT SHIPMENT) 468.37 BILLION (2026)
CAGR 11.64% (2021-2026)
Base Year 2020
Forecast Year 2021-2026
Market Segments By Category (Powder Free and Powdered), By Application (Examination and Surgical), By Material (Nitrile, Latex, Vinyl, Neoprene, and others), By End User (Hospital, Diagnostic Labs, ASCs, Clinics, and Others)
Geographic Analysis Europe, APAC, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa
Countries Covered Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, US, Canada, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran

MEDICAL GLOVES MARKET OVERVIEW

The global medical glove market size was valued at USD 9.6 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 18.6 billion by 2026, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR ) of 11.64%. In terms of unit shipment, 178 billion medical gloves were shipped in 2020 and is expected to reach 468 billion by 2026.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, global demand for single-use gloves skyrocketed, exceeding the existing production capacity of manufacturers by an estimated 215 billion units, or about 37%. Although manufacturers are working hard to increase production, industry experts are predicting possible shortages in 2021. However, the demand for surgical gloves reduced significantly as about 28 million surgeries were canceled or postponed during the pandemic. But post COVID-19, the number of surgeries performed will go high, which will accelerate the demand. North America dominates the global medical gloves market share, followed by Europe, APAC, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In the future new products, expansions, and collaborations will be crucial for companies to maintain revenue growth. For example, a key player, Supermax, currently has 24 billion pieces of gloves per annum, and the company is planning to expand it to over 44 billion pieces by the end of 2024.

MARKET SIZE: 178 BILLION (UNIT SHIPMENT)

MARKET SIZE: USD 9.58 BILLION (REVENUE)

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • One of the reasons why the demand for medical gloves is skyrocketing is the increased usage and awareness about self-hygiene among the general population and front-line workers during and post-pandemic.
  • Many manufacturers are moving quickly away from powdered to powder-free, low protein latex, or synthetic gloves. 
  • Health care professionals mostly prefer latex gloves. In recent days, latex ones gained immense attention in both developed and developing markets. In addition, as a low-cost raw material, it is easier for glove manufacturers to penetrate new emerging markets by manufacturing natural rubber gloves.
  • North America is the largest consumer in the medical glove market. This is due to the increased awareness among the general population about hand hygiene and well-established healthcare settings and medical insurance, which are accessible to the majority of the people in the region. 
  • The top large and diversified companies account for nearly 49% of the market share. Most of the key players, including Top Glove, Ansell, Kossan Rubber Industries, Hartalega Holdings, Supermax, have proven consistent growth over the last few years. Moderate to high growth of major players will continue to boost the global market growth for medical gloves during the forecast period.

MEDICAL GLOVES MARKET SEGMENTATION

This research report includes a detailed segmentation by

  • Category
  • Application
  • End-user
  • Material
  • Geography

MEDICAL GLOVES MARKET SEGMENTS

  • By material, the global medical nitrile gloves market dominates with 54.59% of the market share and is primarily due to its increased usage in medical applications. Nitrile glove offers a key advantage over latex as some people suffer from latex sensitivity, resulting in latex allergy and other skin problems.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic increased the demand for the examination glove a hundred times more than the normal demand in the industry at about 82.32%. A lot of surgeries were also delayed, and this caused slow growth in the surgical gloves market.
  • By category, healthcare professionals have been using disposable gloves with a powdered surface, increasing their market share; however, the powdered glove was causing severe allergies. Skin irritations made the end-users shift towards powder-free products. But still, the end-users with sweating issues and jobs demanding frequent changes in gloves prefer powdered ones because they provide better grip and more flexibility to wear and remove.
  • The hospital's segment accounted for more than half of the shares because hospitals are the primary contact for people's health issues. In addition, hospitals are the preferred place to undergo surgeries as they are equipped with the required technology, and skilled professionals handle complex cases.

GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSIS

  • The number of surgeries North American region is increasing due to developed health infrastructure and an increase in the old population. This, in turn, is expected to propel the growth. 
  • In 2020, Europe accounted for around 30.90% of the medical gloves market share. The number of surgeries performed is increasing due to the increase in the geriatric population and the technological advancement helping the patients heal faster. 
  • Asia-Pacific is home to more than half of the world’s population, and the bulk of this population is still hugely underserved. The diagnostics market will have a higher growth rate in this region due to the increase in infectious disease, combined with the aging population, which has put an immense strain on the healthcare resources in the region.

VENDOR ANALYSIS

  • The global medical gloves market is highly competitive, and dynamic characterized by many global, regional, and local vendors offering a diverse range of medical gloves for both examination and surgical applications. Approximately 400 vendors are offering a wide array of medical gloves worldwide. 
  • Moreover, most of the leading players focus on implementing various strategies such as establishing strategic collaborations, increase R&D investment, new product launches, and strengthening their distribution networks.  
  • Most companies are developing or commercializing medical gloves with advanced materials including low protein latex, nitrile, polyisoprene, polychloroprene, and chloroprene also with biodegradable material to pursue sustainability strategies. For instance, in June 2019, Top Glove launched its Biogreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves. 
  • Top Glove is the industry leader with 29% of the shares with its innovative wide range of latex surgical and examination, double donning surgical, nitrile surgical and examination gloves, gripplus nitrile gloves, and others. 

The global medical gloves market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with revenue and forecast insights for the following segments:

By Category

  • Powder Free
  • Powdered

By Application

  • Examination
  • Surgical

By Material

  • Nitrile
  • Latex
  • Vinyl
  • Neoprene
  • Others

By End-User

  • Hospital
  • Diagnostic Labs
  • ASCs
  • Clinics
  • Others

By Geography

  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • France
    • UK
    • Spain
  • APAC
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • North America
    • United States
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Colombia
    • Chile
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Turkey
    • Iran

Frequently Asked Questions

The global medical glove market size was valued at USD 9.6 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 18.6 billion by 2026
The medical glove market is expected to reach USD 18.56 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 11.64%.
The end-users in the medical glove market are hospitals, diagnostic labs, ASCs, clinics, and others.
North America region is expected to have the highest market share.
The demand for medical gloves has surged globally after COVID-19. Furthermore, the prices of key raw materials used in latex medical gloves have witnessed a steep decline.
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