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Disposable Gloves Market

Disposable Gloves Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type (Natural Rubber Gloves, Nitrile Gloves, Vinyl Gloves, Neoprene, Polyethylene, and Others), Application (Medical and Non-Medical) and Form (Powdered and Non-Powdered): Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2030

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Author's: Shraddha Mali| Prachi Rakshe | Roshan Deshmukh
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Disposable Gloves Market Statistics 2030: 

The global disposable gloves market size was valued at $10,248.09 million in 2019, and is projected to reach $29,807.71 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 4.78%. Disposable gloves primarily serve as a barrier against infection between customers and service providers. These gloves are mostly utilized in the food, healthcare, cleaning, and chemical sectors. Over a period, various variants of disposable gloves have been developed such as natural rubber, nitrile, vinyl, neoprene and polyethylene. Each variant renders a unique benefit over conventional gloves; which, in turn, increases its applications in various industries such as food services, clean room, and industrial applications. For instance, nitrile gloves are more puncture-resistant, frictionless, with low allergic reaction rates, high heat resistance & chemical resistance and offer longer shelf life than latex gloves. 

The disposable gloves market is witnessing growth due to increased product demand in the medical, healthcare, pharmaceutical, automotive finishing, chemicals, and oil and gas industries. Furthermore, the healthcare business in the developing nations is predicted to experience growth significantly, as a result of various reasons, including increased investment in both the public and private sectors, rise in chronic diseases, rise in number of surgeries performed, population expansion, and an increase in the elderly population. Furthermore, an increase in healthcare spending is expected to promote the expansion of the healthcare business, which in turn is expected to fuel product demand.

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Occupational safety requirements have a significant impact on the growth of the disposable glove industry. Agency-mandated requirements for enterprises to preserve worker safety in sectors are expected to fuel the market demand over the projected period. Rapid development in developing economies is projected to boost the demand in future.

Owing to rising safety and hygiene concerns, the use of disposable gloves has grown in popularity over the years. Furthermore, an increase in the number of end users, combined with technological advances, is expected to help in market expansion. However, hazardous responses induced by gloves as well as high price rivalry from local manufacturers, are expected to boost the disposable gloves market's expansion. Accelerators and other chemicals used in the production of latex and non-latex gloves; for example, can induce allergic responses such as irritating contact dermatitis. Conversely, the introduction of disposable gloves into undeveloped nations creates significant business potential. 

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Disposable Gloves Market (Pre & Post Analysis) 

In addition, the COVID-19 outbreak is anticipated to have a positive impact on the disposable gloves market. Furthermore, because of the virus's rapid transmission, healthcare workers involved in specimen collection were mandated to wear the appropriate protective equipment, including gloves, to avoid becoming infected. In addition, disposable gloves are an important component of the personal protective equipment (PPE) worn by healthcare personnel. As a result, COVID-19 is expected to significantly have had a positive impact on the market.

Disposable Gloves Market Segmentation

The global disposable gloves product market is segmented on the basis of type, application, form, and region. On the basis of type, it is divided into natural rubber gloves, nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves, neoprene, polyethylene, and others. Each of these gloves are further segmented by size into small(S), medium (M) and large (L). On the basis of application, it is segmented into medical and non-medical applications. Further, the medical segment is further divided into examination and surgical gloves. By non-medical application, the market is sub segmented into food service, clean room, and industrial applications. On the basis of form, the market is bifurcated into powdered and non-powdered form.

Region wise, the market is analyzed across North America (the U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, and rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, Australia, India, South Korea, Malaysia and rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Argentina and rest of LAMEA).

Disposable Gloves Market
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Nitrile Gloves holds a dominant position in 2019 and would continue to maintain the lead over the forecast period.

Segment Review

Based on type, the nitrile gloves segment held the largest share in the global disposable gloves market in 2020 and is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period, owing to its higher puncture-resistance, high durability and wide applications in other sectors.

On the basis of application, the medical segment held the largest market share in 2020 and is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period, due to its increasing usage of gloves for examination and surgical purposes.

On the basis of form, the non-powdered segment held the largest disposable gloves market share in 2020 and is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period, as powdered gloves are banned in many countries due to allergies and illnesses induced by the presence of powder in them, whereas comparatively the usage of non-powdered gloves poses a lesser risk.

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Non-powdered gloves holds a dominant position in 2019 and would continue to maintain the lead over the forecast period.

North America exhibited the highest share in the global market in 2020, and is anticipated to remain dominant during the forecast period. This is attributed to its well-penetrated healthcare system, guidelines for safety among healthcare as well as industrial workers, and rise in healthcare expenditure in the region. However, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to witness notable growth, owing to surge in healthcare expenditure, huge patient base of chronic diseases and increase in disposable incomes. Moreover, India and China are expected to witness growth at high CAGR in the Asia-Pacific disposable gloves market.

The key players operating in the global disposable gloves market are Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Semperit AG Holding, Sri Trang Agro Industry PCL (Sri Trang Gloves (Thailand) Public Company), Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad, Ansell Limited, Cardinal Health Inc., Adventa Berhad (Sun Healthcare), Hartalega Holdings Berhad and Dynarex Corporation.

Disposable Gloves Market
By Region
2030
North America 
Europe
Asia-Pacific
LAMEA

Asia-Pacific is expected to experience growth at the highest rate, registering a CAGR of 6.35% during the forecast period.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • The study provides an in-depth analysis of the disposable gloves market, current trends, and future estimations to elucidate the imminent investment pockets.
  • It presents a quantitative analysis of the market from 2019 to 2030 to enable stakeholders to capitalize on the prevailing disposable gloves market opportunities.
  • Extensive analysis of the market based on procedures and services assists to understand the trends in the industry.
  • Key players and their strategies are thoroughly analyzed to understand the competitive outlook of the disposable gloves market.

Disposable Gloves Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
Disposable Gloves Market By Type
By Type
  • Natural Rubber Gloves
    • S size
    • M size
    • L size
  • Nitrile Gloves
    • S size
    • M size
    • L size
  • Vinyl Gloves
    • S size
    • M size
    • L size
  • Neoprene
    • S size
    • M size
    • L size
  • Polyethylene
    • S size
    • M size
    • L size
  • Others
    • S size
    • M size
    • L size
Disposable Gloves Market By Application
By Application
  • Medical
    • Examination
    • Surgical
  • Non-medical
    • Food Service
    • Clean Room
    • Industrial
Disposable Gloves Market By Form
By Form
  • Powdered
  • Non-powdered
Disposable Gloves Market By Region
By Region
  • North America   (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe   (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific   (China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, Malaysia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA   (Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Rest of LAMEA)
Disposable Gloves Market By KEY MARKET PLAYERS
By KEY MARKET PLAYERS
  • Adventa Berhad (Sun Healthcare)
  • Ansell Limited
  • Cardinal Health Inc.
  • Dynarex Corporation
  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad
  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
  • Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad
  • Semperit AG Holding
  • Sri Trang Agro Industry PCL (Sri Trang Gloves (Thailand) Public Company)
  • Top Glove Corporation Bhd

Analyst Review

This section provides opinions of top level CXOs in the disposable gloves market. In accordance to several interviews conducted, utilization of disposable gloves is projected to witness a significant increase, owing to high incidences of diseases across the globe as well as utilization of gloves in the non-medical sector. The market is largely fragmented and several manufacturers have focused on offering advanced and novel disposable gloves, which aid in curbing latex-associated allergies and hospital acquired infections.

Disposable gloves are majorly utilized in the medical sector, owing to increase in prevalence of diseases and infections. Moreover, disposable gloves are used in non-medical applications in sectors such as industrial, food industry, and clean room. In addition, polyethylene-based disposable gloves are in high demand in the industry, owing to their cost effectiveness and ease of availability. Moreover, increase in demand for food safety across the world supplements adoption of polyethylene gloves. In addition, use of non-powder gloves supplements the market growth as these gloves do not develop adhesion and granulomas, thereby reducing the risk of post-operative wound infections latex allergies, sensitizations, and hypersensitivity.

Author Name(s) : Shraddha Mali| Prachi Rakshe | Roshan Deshmukh
Frequently Asked Questions?

The total market value of disposable gloves market is $10,248.09 million in 2019.

The forecast period for disposable gloves market is 2021 to 2030

The market value of disposable gloves market in 2021 is $19,575.63 million.

The base year is 2020 in disposable gloves market

Top companies such as Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Semperit AG Holding, Sri Trang Agro Industry PCL (Sri Trang Gloves (Thailand) Public Company), Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad, Ansell Limited, Cardinal Health Inc., Adventa Berhad (Sun Healthcare), Hartalega Holdings Berhad, and Dynarex Corporation., held a high market position in 2020.

Nitrile gloves segment dominated the global market in 2020, and expected to continue this trend throughout the forecast period due to its high puncture resistance, high durability as comapred to latex and is thus expected to drive the segment

Increase in surgical procedures, rise in awareness for the usage of gloves for handling food and industrial safety of workers is anticipated to drive the market in the forecast period.

North America is projected to account for a major share of the global disposable gloves market during the forecast period. U.S. dominated the North America disposable gloves market owing to robust healthcare infrastructure and rise in investments for healthcare across the country.

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Disposable Gloves Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2019-2030