Personal Protective Equipment Market Analysis Report By Product, By End-use, By Region And Segment Forecasts From 2020 To 2028

Report ID: MN17618522  |  Published: May 2021  |  No of Pages: 150
Format: Electronic (PDF)  |  Industry: Clothing and Textiles


With reference to the report published, the global personal protective equipment market was prized by USD 77.36 billion, in 2020. It is estimated to witness a 7.3% CAGR, from 2020 to 2028.


Rising alertness about the cleanliness, to stay away from the spread of pathogens in healthcare services, is anticipated to propel the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE), all through the forecast period.

The strict rules forced by the U.S. Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in the U.S. possess a constructive influence on the demand for the product, from the end-user businesses in the nation.
Besides, the increasing attentiveness of the workers, regarding individual protection, has a major effect on the augmented infiltration of personal protective equipment, in the U.S.


Continuous improvement, like the development of comfy and lighter industrial protective equipment by utilizing the best quality material, is the factor, expected to boost the enlargement of the PPE market.

The requirement for protective equipment that merges security with enhanced aesthetics plus technical advancement is additionally expected to increase the expansion of the market for personal protective equipment.

Effect of Covid-19

The eruption of Covid-19 has augmented the demand for personal protective equipment products comprising gloves, respirators, protective clothing, as well as masks. To safeguard them from the unexpected eruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, the aerospace, and manufacturing sectors have provided personal protective equipment to their staff members.

Due to the growing gap between supply and demand, the PPE manufacturing companies are running with 100% capability to deliver personal protective equipment, through the various regions. Therefore, the demand for PPE is projected to observe escalation for the duration of the forecast.

Product Insight

The hand protection product section held more than 28% revenue share of the personal protective equipment market, in 2020 and is anticipated to expand by a stable CAGR, all through the forecast period. The hazards linked with the handling of warm objects, heavy-duty equipment as well as corrosive chemicals are expected to stimulate the insist for protecting gloves in the metal fabrication, oil & gas, construction, healthcare, and food processing industries.

The protecting clothes, together with the mechanical protective clothing, chemical defending, cleanroom clothing, heat & flame protection clothing is the subsequent biggest section of the personal protective equipment products. The greater operational quality of these products has caused augmented infiltration, stimulating their demand in a range of end-user industries.

Protective footwear held a major share of the market for personal protective equipment and is anticipated to observe a 6.8% CAGR for the duration of the forecast, due to the greater demand for the products, caused by the rising workplace victims. Increasing alertness amongst the companies to care for their workforce against the foot damages, sourced by the metatarsal impact, chainsaws, and electric shock, is expected to possess a constructive influence on the expansion of the sector.

The respiratory protective equipment guards the staff against harmful organic contaminants, chemical agents, vapors and gases, radiological particles, and particulates. Increasing demand for the power-less respirators, mainly from the oil & gas, coal, cement, petrochemical, fertilizers, construction, and mining divisions, is estimated to impel the expansion of the division, throughout the forecast period.

End-Use Insight

The healthcare end-use section held the principal, more than 29%, revenue share and directed the PPE market, in 2020. The section will maintain its increasing domination, by the highest CAGR, during the forecast period.

The end users have taken into consideration, a number of aspects, whilst obtaining protective clothing. The steam obstruction properties, utilized material for the manufacturing plus the protection offered by it along with the additional aspects like closure. Owing to the fast spread of the coronavirus, the demand for protective clothing, particularly gowns and coveralls, has augmented in the U.S.


In this section, the increasing petrochemical along with the oil & gas industry in Saudi Arabia, China, UAE, and India, is expected to boost demand for personal protective equipment. The global expansion in the food & beverage segment is estimated to impel the demand for the product, during the forecast period.

A variety of procedures in the industry, like in-house transportation, weighing, dispensing, mixing, cutting, warehousing, and cleaning, are able to cause severe threats. This powers the demand for personal protective equipment, in the food segment.

Regional Insight

Because of the speedy industrial development as well as the financial growth, Asia Pacific is projected to enlarge by 8.3% CAGR, during the forecast period and appear as the speedily developing local market for the personal protective equipment.

Moreover, the massive compensation expenses, linked with the fatalities at workplace, are estimated to push the companies working in diverse end-use divisions, to utilize the personal protective equipment, supporting the demand for the product.

The improvements in the public healthcare arrangement and the infrastructure, together with the funding for the new-fangled facilities, are the measures of the restructuring strategy in Russia. These improvements are likely to impel the requirement for the medicinal devices and the apparatuses. Due to the speedily increasing health care sector, within the nation, the need for hand protection equipment, like durable and disposable gloves, is expected to observe considerable enlargement.

During the subsequent half of 2018, in Malaysia, the revival of the manufacturing segment completely influenced the expansion of the personal protective equipment (PPE) market. The stable enlargement of the chemical business together with rising infiltration of the personal protective equipment in chemical manufacturing companies, due to the increasing alertness about the protection of the workforce, is anticipated to impel the market for the personal protective equipment, during the forecast period.

Due to the greater rate of acceptance of the personal protective equipment, in the healthcare sector, along with the advanced end user industries, North America held the major, more than 33%, revenue share of the global market for personal protective equipment, in 2020. The region is led by the U.S.

Greater product infiltration in the U.S. is credited to a strict regulatory set-up together with the heavy penalties for disobedience as well as the criterion; those are pushing the employers to accept the personal protective equipment.


As a result of the adding up of extra features, the market prices for above-the-neck personal protective equipment are estimated to rise, slightly, during the forecast period. For example, the use of anti-fog coatings, within prescription eyewear, is estimated to somewhat raise the prices of the finishing product. Besides, due to the augmented demand for personalized as well as long-lasting equipment, companies are concentrating on the manufacturing of cozy and fashionable products.

Some of the companies for personal protective equipment market are:

    • Gateway Safety, Inc.
    • Radians, Inc.
    • Rock Fall (U.K.) Ltd.
    • Lindstrom Group
    • COFRA S.r.l.
    • Ansell Ltd.
    • DuPont
    • Honeywell International, Inc.
    • Polison Corp.
    • Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company
    • Bartels Rieger Atemschutztechnik GmbH
    • Uvex Safety Group
    • Avon Rubber plc
    • 3M
    • Lakeland Industries, Inc.

Report Scope

Report Attribute


The market size value in 2020

USD 77.36 billion

The revenue forecast in 2028

USD 112.07 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 7.3% from 2020 to 2028

The base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2019

Forecast period

2020 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2020 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Product, end-use, region

Regional scope

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

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; U.K.; Italy; Spain; Russia; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Indonesia; Australia; Thailand; Malaysia; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; South Africa

Key companies profiled

 Honeywell International, Inc.; Lakeland Industries, Inc.; DuPont; 3M; Ansell Ltd.; Avon Rubber plc; COFRA S.r.l.; Uvex Safety Group; Lindstrom Group; BartelsRieger Atemschutztechnik GmbH; Rock Fall (U.K.) Ltd.; Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company; Radians, Inc.; Polison Corp.; Gateway Safety, Inc.

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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 the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Million Insights has segmented the global personal protective equipment market report on the basis of product, end-use, and region:

• Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)
    • Head, Eye & Face Protection
    • Hearing Protection
    • Protective Clothing
        • Heat & Flame Protection
        • Chemical Defending
        • Cleanroom Clothing
        • Mechanical Protective Clothing
        • Limited General Use
        • Others
    • Respiratory Protection
        • Air-purifying Respirators
        • Supplied Air Respirators
    • Protective Footwear
        • Leather
        • Rubber
        • PVC
        • Polyurethane
        • Others
    • Fall Protection
    • Hand Protection
        • Disposable Gloves
                • By Type
                    • General Purpose
                    • Chemical Handling
                    • Sterile Gloves
                    • Surgical
                    • Others
                • By Material
                    • Natural Rubber
                    • Nitrile
                    • Neoprene
                    • Vinyl
                    • Others
                • Durable Gloves
                    • Mechanical Gloves
                    • Chemical Handling
                    • Thermal/Flame Retardant
                    • Others
    • Others

• End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)
    • Construction
    • Manufacturing
    • Oil & Gas
    • Chemicals
    • Food
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Healthcare
    • Transportation
    • Mining
    • Others

• Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)
    • North America
        • U.S.
        • Canada
        • Mexico
    • Europe
        • Germany
        • France
        • U.K.
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
    • The Asia Pacific
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • South Korea
        • Indonesia
        • Australia
        • Thailand
        • Malaysia
    • Central & South America
        • Brazil
        • Argentina
    • Middle East
        • Saudi Arabia
        • UAE
    • Africa
        • South Africa

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