Medical Clothing Market Outlook, 2031
The global medical clothing market size was valued at $42.4 billion in 2021 and is projected to reach $96.4 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 8.4% from 2022 to 2031. The growth of the global medical clothing market is majorly driven by an increase in incidences of road accidents, an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases, and a rise in the number of surgical operations. For instance, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2020, an estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes. In addition, an increase in awareness about hospital-acquired infections and a rise in healthcare expenditures of people contribute to the growth of the medical clothing market Size.
Medical clothing provides protection to health care workers and physicians against hospital-borne infections. The increase in the geriatric population drives the growth of the medical clothing market size. For instance, as per the report by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, in 2021, more than 20.8 % of the EU population was aged 65 and over. Geriatric peoples are more prone to chronic diseases and infections for which hospitalization is recommended. Thus, the increase in the geriatric population drives the demand for medical clothing.
Moreover, the rise in demand for medical clothing, product launch, and the presence of key players contributes to the growth of the market. In addition, an increase in incidences of hospital-associated disorders contributes to the growth of the market. For instance, in September 2021, a study by researchers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that after years of decline, U.S. hospitals saw a significant increase in healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in 2020, largely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Furthermore, the increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases such as cancer, hypertension, and diabetes, drives the growth of the market. For instance, according to World Health Organization (WHO), cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for nearly 10 million deaths in 2020. Thus, the increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases drives the growth of the market.
In addition, growth in the number of hospitals, increase in access to healthcare facilities globally, and increased healthcare expenditure drives the growth of the Medical Clothing Industry. For instance, according to the American Medical Association (AMA), health spending in the U.S. increased by 9.7% in 2020 to $4.1 trillion or $12,530 per capita. Moreover, the rise in government initiatives to provide improved healthcare facilities propels the growth of the market. In addition, an increase in private hospital sectors, medical tourism, and ambulatory surgical clinics drive the growth of the Medical Clothing Industry. Medical tourism provides healthcare services at a lower cost, which contributes to the adoption of medical services.
Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic boosts the demand for medical clothing. During COVID-19, there has been a huge demand for medical clothing owing to an increase in the number of hospitalized patients, isolation centers, and other COVID-19 facilities. Medical clothing offers protection to healthcare workers from COVID-19 infection In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic influenced awareness about healthcare and home-based treatment. Thus, a positive impact of COVID-19 on protective clothing and a rise in demand for protective medical cloth drive the growth of the market.
The key players operating in the global medical clothing market include 3M, BARCO UNIFORMS, Cardinal Health, Carhartt, Inc, CHEROKEE UNIFORMS, Landau Uniforms, Medline Industries, Inc, Narang Medical Limited, Smith+Nephew and Vestex protects.
Medical Clothing Market Segments Overview
The medical clothing market is segmented on the basis of product, usage, end user, and region. By product segment, the market is classified into surgical drapes, facial protection, and others. The surgical drapes are further divided into reusable and disposable. By usage, the market is divided into health workers and patients. By end user, it is categorized into hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, and others.
By region, the market is analyzed across North America (U.S., Canada, and Mexico), Europe (Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, Australia, India, South Korea, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), and LAMEA (Brazil, South Arabia, South Africa, and LAMEA).
Depending on the product, the surgical drape segment dominated the Medical Clothing Market Share in 2021, and this trend is expected to continue during the forecast period, owing to improvements in health care infrastructure and the prevalence of acute diseases. However, the facial protection segment is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period, due to the cost prevalence of COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in awareness about airborne diseases.
By usage, the patients segment dominated the Medical Clothing Market Share in 2021, and this trend is expected to continue during the forecast period, owing to incrase in prevalence of chronic diseases and rise in geriatric population. However, the health worker segment is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period, due to increase in number of physicians and increase in healthcare expenditures.
By end user, the hospitals segment dominated the market in 2021, and this trend is expected to continue during the forecast period, owing to rise in number of hospitals and government initiatives to improve healthcare infrastructure. However, the ambulatory surgical centers segment is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period, due to growth in popularity of ambulatory surgical centers and increase in prevalence of chronic diseases.
Depending on the region, North America garnered the major share in the medical clothing market market in 2021, and is expected to dominate the global market during the Medical Clothing Market Forecast period, owing to rise in incidence of chronic diseases, well developed healthcare infrastructure, and presence of key players. However, Asia-Pacific is expected to register the significant growth, owing to rise in incidence of infectious diseases, improvements in the healthcare infrastructure, and presence of high population base.
Key Benefits for Stakeholders
- This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the medical clothing market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing Medical Clothing Market Opportunity.
- The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
- Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
- In-depth analysis of the medical clothing market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
- Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
- Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
- The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global medical clothing market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.
Medical Clothing Market Report Highlights
Market Size By 2031
USD 96.4 billion
CAGR of 8.4%
2021 - 2031
By End user
Key Market Players
Narang Medical Limited, Carhartt, Inc, 3M, Smith+Nephew, Vestex protects, CHEROKEE UNIFORMS, BARCO UNIFORMS, Landau Uniforms, Cardinal Health Inc., Medline Industries, Inc
This section provides the opinions of the top-level CXOs in the medical clothing market. According to the CXOs, medical clothing protects healthcare workers and physicians from hospital-acquired infections and infectious diseases. The medical clothing includes gloves, surgical caps, face protective mask, surgical gowns, lab coats and personal protective equipment (PPE) kits.
The factors such as an increase in the prevalence of chronic diseases, the rise in awareness about hospital-acquired infections, and the surge in the COVID-19 pandemic drive the growth of the medical clothing market. In addition, the increase in the geriatric population and the rise in healthcare expenditures of patients are expected to contribute in the growth of the medical clothing market.
North America is expected to witness the highest growth, in terms of revenue, owing to the rise in incidences of infectious diseases, the presence of key players in manufacturing of medical clothing, and the well-established healthcare infrastructure in the region. However, the strict regulatory policies and underdeveloped health care infrastructure in developing countries can hamper the market growth.