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Disposable Face Masks Market Size & Share, 2025 | Industry Report

Disposable Face Masks Market Analysis Report By Product, By Application, By Distribution Channel And Segment Forecasts From 2019 To 2025

Report ID: MN17619525  |  Published: April 2020  |  No of Pages: 80
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Consumer Goods  |  Publisher: Grand View Research

Industry Insights

The global disposable face masks market size was accounted for USD 753.3 million, in 2018 and is projected to continue having considerable growth over the forecasted period. The developing industrial sector in growing economies like India, Brazil and China made them focus on protection against harmful viruses and pollutants leading to an increase in demand for disposable face masks to prevent suffering from any sort of infection.

Moreover, this product can be used to fulfill the purpose of a surgical mask to safeguard oneself from viruses and pathogens that cause infections. This factor is estimated to provide traction to the disposable face mask market. These masks protect individuals from dusts, infection carrying pathogens and airborne germs.

Asia Pacific Disposable face masks

People with specific allergies also use these masks, which further supplement their market growth. Respiratory masks are available in several sizes and shapes and they not only protect from dust particles but also from tiny floating particles present in the air. Medical personnel is specifically advised by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) for using disposable masks as they are constantly subject to bacteria, pathogens and viruses.

Owing to the increasing number of infections, virus outbreaks, and dust particulate, the market is expected to show significant growth.

Since different manufacturers make use of various types of materials, it is recommended using the one that not only offers protection but also prevents allergies. The increase in the level of pollution leads to the usage of masks in the first line of defense to avoid suffering from health problems due to dust and smoke, this factor is anticipated to drive the product demand over the forecast period in countries where air pollution is prevalent.

Application Insights

The industrial sector held over 75% revenue share, in 2018. Growing concern over labor safety and stringent government regulations is driving this segment.

In growing economies like India and China, the usage of masks is increasing considerably because of the developing industrial sector and the increasing level of pollution. These masks are used at chemical companies, construction sites, mining sites, and by workers of varnishes and paints.

Personal application is expected to register the fastest CAGR OF 6.4%, from 2019 to 2025. Increasing awareness of users concerning the pollution levels and presence of disease-causing pathogens leading to health issues is propelling the growth of this market.

Distribution Channel Insights

The offline sector held the largest market share with over 80.8%, in 2019. The disposable masks are mostly sold through distributors, retailers, hyper/supermarkets, brand outlets, direct selling and convenience stores.

Global Disposable face mask market

The online sector is reported to register a CAGR of 6.3% over the forecast period. The evolution of technology and e-commerce sites coming up as a primary medium for buying and selling goods and providing services like coupon benefits, COD (cash on delivery) and free-home delivery. These factors are expected to boost the sales of product through online channels.

Product Insights

Among different products, protective masks occupied the largest share in 2018 with over 35% of the share. This product is used to provide protection from airborne germs and contagious pathogens. Further, medical personnel uses it as a surgical mask. Moreover, the workers of chemical manufacturing, varnishes and paint companies also use it to prevent the exposure to harmful particles.

Dust masks are generally used while sightseeing mining and construction sites to safeguard one’s respiratory system. The non-woven masks segment is projected to be the fastest growing with a CAGR of 6.1% during, 2019 to 2025 because of their better ventilation and filtration features. These masks tend to be low priced, lightweight and waterproof, thus resulting in the high revenue share.

Regional Insights

The Asia Pacific held the largest market share, in 2018 with over 30% of share in global revenue. Developing the industrial sector and government’s stringent rules for the protection of worker’s health are the major factors driving the growth of the market in the Asia Pacific region. Moreover, the demand for the product is expected to rise because of increasing industrialization and urbanization.

North America is projected to grow at the fastest CAGR of 6.9% during the forecasted years. The product demand is rising owing to the increasing air pollution level. Increase in buying power of the working population, and government giving away masks at a nominal rate to prevent people from suffering due to pollution are other considerable factors driving market growth in this region.

Disposable Face Masks Market Share Insights

The key players have adopted the strategy of product pricing and variation. The major players focus on providing users with the best disposable masks that give benefits like better filtration, ventilation and are waterproof. Increasing demand for high filtration efficiency masks and application-specific masks is projected to give new opportunities to the major players in the upcoming years. The major players in this market are SAS Safety Corp, 3M, Moldex, KOWA, Honeywell, Kimberly-Clark and Uvex.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Report coverage        

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

Country Scope

U.S., U.K., China, India, Brazil

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the global disposable face masks market report based on product, application, distribution channel and region:

• Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Protective
    • Dust
    • Non-woven

• Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Industrial
    • Personal

• Distribution Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • Offline
    • Online

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
    • North America
        • U.S.
    • Europe
        • U.K.
        • Germany
    • Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
    • Central & South America
        • Brazil
    • Middle East & Africa
        • South Africa

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