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First Aid Kits Market Size - By Product (Basic First Aid Kits, Advanced First Aid Kits), By Component (Bandages & Dressings, Antiseptics & Disinfectants, Medications), By Distribution Channel, By End-use, & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6240
  • Published Date: Jul 2023
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First Aid Kits Industry Analysis

First Aid Kits Market size was valued at around USD 217 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach over USD 359 million by 2032 attributable to the multiple factors comprising increasing demand for workplace safety, technological advancements, accessibility to customized first aid solutions, etc.

First Aid Kits Market

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Businesses are placing greater emphasis on workplace safety including the provision of adequate first aid supplies and training. This trend is driven by the growing awareness of the importance of employee well-being, legal requirements, and the desire to minimize productivity losses due to accidents or injuries.

Innovative solutions such as smart first aid kits equipped with IoT sensors, defibrillators, and mobile apps for first aid guidance are becoming more prevalent. These advancements aim to improve response times, enhance the effectiveness of first aid treatments, and provide real-time monitoring and data collection capabilities. Businesses are seeking personalized first aid solutions to cater to their specific needs. This includes specialized kits for different industries such as construction, hospitality, healthcare or tailored kits for remote locations or extreme environments.

A first aid kit is a collection of medical supplies and equipment that is assembled and organized for the purpose of providing immediate medical assistance in case of injury or illness. It is typically designed to be portable and easily accessible, allowing individuals to administer basic medical care before professional medical help arrives or when access to a healthcare facility is limited. First aid kits typically contain a variety of items that can be used to treat minor injuries, such as cuts, burns, sprains, bruises, etc.

However, availability of substitutes to first aid kits may obstruct the market revenue. Instead of purchasing a pre-packaged first aid kit, individuals prefer gathering essential items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, adhesive tape, gloves, and medications. With the advent of smartphones, there are now numerous first aid apps available that provide step-by-step instructions, videos, and guidance on how to handle different medical emergencies. The first aid stations in public places such as offices, schools, or community centers typically contain a range of first aid supplies and equipment for addressing common injuries and emergencies. They serve as a substitute for individual first aid kits in communal settings.

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive impact on the first aid kits market. The pandemic had created an increased awareness of personal health and safety, leading to an increased demand for first aid kits. People were more aware of maintaining basic medical supplies at home or in workplaces, resulting in higher sales of first aid kits. Many businesses had implemented stringent safety protocols in response to the pandemic. As a result, there had been an increased emphasis on workplace safety and the provision of adequate first aid supplies. Companies had been investing in first aid kits and related products to ensure the well-being of their employees. There had been an increased focus on educating the general public about first aid techniques and the contents of first aid kits.

There had been a surge in online shopping due to social distancing measures and worldwide lockdown. This trend had extended to the industry, with consumers increasingly purchasing first aid kits and supplies through e-commerce platforms. Online retailers had seen a rise in sales as people demanding convenient ways to purchase necessary medical supplies.

First Aid Kits Market Trends

The modern advancements in the first aid kits have introduced several technological features to enhance their functionality. Some advanced first aid kits incorporate communication devices such as two-way radios or smartphones. Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are now available in compact and portable designs. These devices can analyze a person's heart rhythm and deliver electric shocks if necessary to restore normal heart rhythm, that can be crucial in cases of cardiac arrest.

Miniaturized diagnostic devices such as handheld pulse oximeters or digital thermometers can be included in advanced first aid kits. These devices help measure vital signs, such as blood oxygen levels or body temperature, allowing for more accurate initial assessments. Moreover, smart bandages are an emerging technology that incorporates sensors and wireless connectivity. These bandages can monitor wound healing progress, detect infections, and transmit data to healthcare professionals for remote monitoring and intervention.

First Aid Kits Product Segmentation

 First Aid Kits Market, By Product, 2021 -2032 (USD Million)

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Based on product, the first aid kits market is segmented as basic first aid kits and advanced first aid kits. The basic first aid kits segment was valued at over USD 132 millionowing to the several factors such as convenience & accessibility, home & personal safety, outdoor activities, and workplace safety among others. Common type of first aid kits is usually affordable, compact, and readily available in stores or online. Their accessibility and ease of use make them a popular choice for individuals, families, and organizations looking for a basic & comprehensive first aid solution.

There has been a growing emphasis on health and safety in recent years, with more people becoming aware of the importance of being prepared for medical emergencies. This increased awareness has led to a higher demand for first aid kits, including the basic first aid kits. Outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, sports, and travel have gained popularity in recent years. These activities often involve a certain level of risk that requires basic medical support in case of injuries or emergencies.

First Aid Kits Component Segmentation

First Aid Kits Market Share, By Component, (2022)

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Based on component, the first aid kits market is segmented as bandages & dressings, antiseptics & disinfectants, medications, tools & instruments, and customizable first aid kits. The bandages & dressings segment was valued at over USD 74 million in 2022. This high segmental revenue share is owing to the advancements in medical treatments, rising chronic diseases, preventive measures & hygiene, growing population & aging demographics, etc. The prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity, is on the rise globally. These conditions often lead to complications including ulcers and slow-healing wounds, that require ongoing advanced wound care and the use of appropriate dressings.

The popularity of sports and fitness activities has increased significantly in recent years. These activities can result in injuries that require bandages and dressings for proper wound care and recovery. Bandages and dressings are also used for preventive measures and maintaining hygiene. They are used to cover and protect minor cuts, scrapes, and abrasions. Similarly, during natural disasters, accidents, or emergencies, there is often a surge in injuries and wounds that require immediate medical attention and dressing supplies.

First Aid Kits Distribution Channel Segmentation

Based on distribution channel, the first aid kits market is segmented as offline retail stores, online retailers, direct sales. The offline retail stores segment was valued at around USD 113 million owing to several advantages offered by the offline retail stores including the pharmacies, supermarkets, and brick-and-mortar stores in first aid kits distribution. The benefits comprise the availability of a wide array of kits, substantial discounts, convenience, education & guidance, etc. Distributing first aid kits through offline stores is observed to increase visibility and brand recognition for the organization providing the kits.

Additionally, various market players are focusing on marketing products through medical retail stores that increase the salability of a wide variety of product. Some medical retail stores also offer educational programs for precise product awareness and focus on combating health issues including cardiac diseases, etc. Moreover, well-defined safety, effective services, and security policies are boosting the segment revenue.

First Aid Kits End-use Segmentation

Based on end-use, the first aid kits market is segmented as hospitals & clinics, home care settings & individuals, industrial facilities, sports, and others. The hospitals & clinics segment is projected to reach more than USD 132 million by 2032. The soaring use of advanced first aid kits in hospital & clinics settings delivering rapid and reliable outcomes is estimated to surge the patient preference for these healthcare facilities. The availability of a broad spectrum of first aid kits for performing these procedures with proven accuracy is set to drive product preference in hospital & clinics.

Hospitals are subject to stringent regulations and accreditation standards that require them to maintain a certain level of emergency preparedness. First aid kits are considered a fundamental component of these requirements, leading to an increased demand as hospitals require to comply with the regulations. First aid kits are essential for immediate medical response in case of emergencies, accidents, or sudden medical conditions. Additionally, the demand for first aid will augment as hospitals involved in providing first aid and CPR trainings to general public.

First Aid Kits Regional Analysis

U.S. First Aid Kits Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Million)

North America first aid kits market is anticipated to expand at a considerable pace to reach around USD 139 million by 2032 driven by factors such as the growing emphasis on workplace safety, increasing outdoor activities, aging population, government initiatives, and e-commerce platform. Occupational safety regulations and guidelines have led to increased demand for first aid kits in commercial and industrial sectors.

The aging population in the U.S. has resulted in a greater focus on healthcare and emergency preparedness. As a result, there has been an increased demand for first aid kits in healthcare facilities, retirement communities, and households. Government bodies such as the American Red Cross and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been actively promoting first aid awareness and training. Additionally, the rise of e-commerce has made first aid kits more accessible to consumers. Online platforms offer a wide range of first aid kits, allowing customers to compare products and make informed choices.

First Aid Kits Industry Leaders

Some of the major first aid kits market players operating in the first aid kits industry 3M Company, Acme United Corporation, AdvaCare Canadian Safety Supplies, Beiersdorf AG, Certified Safety Manufacturing, Cramer Products, Dynamic Safety USA, and Fieldtex Products Inc. among others.

First Aid Kits Industry News:

  • In March 2023, Sterimed Group has completed the acquisition of Granton Medical, a manufacturer of sterilization pouches and provider of packing services for the medical device industry. The acquisition of Granton Medical notably allows Sterimed to perform the contract packing and associated services to medical device companies. This acquisition will also assist the company in expansion of its portfolio of first aid products and services to this industry.
  • In June 2022, Acme United Corporation had acquired the Safety Made, a company that specializes in first-aid kits. This partnership improved the Acme’s considerable buying power and technological resources, that helped enhance its distributor partners experience by streamlining and accelerating production times. 

First aid kits market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD (million) and volume (Units) from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Product, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million & Units)

  • Basic First Aid Kits
  • Advanced First Aid Kits

By Component, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Bandages & Dressings
  • Antiseptics & Disinfectants
  • Medications
  • Tools & Instruments
  • Customizable First Aid Kits

By Distribution Channel, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Offline Retail Stores
  • Online Retailers
  • Direct Sales

By End-use, 2018 - 2032 (USD Million)

  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Home Care Settings & Individuals
  • Industrial Facilities
  • Sports
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Poland
    • Switzerland
    • The Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia
    • Philippines
    • Vietnam
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
    • Chile
    • Colombia
    • Peru
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Israel
    • Iran
    • Turkey


Authors: Rupali Swain, Shishanka Wangnoo

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for first aid kits was worth around USD 217 million in 2022 and is estimated to reach over USD 359 million by 2032 attributable to the increasing demand for workplace safety, technological advancements, and accessibility to customized first aid solutions.

The basic first aid kits market generated more than USD 132 million in 2022 and is estimated to witness significant growth by 2032 owing to the convenience & accessibility during outdoor activities along with the increasing focus on home & personal safety, and workplace safety among others.

The U.S. market is anticipated to expand considerably and reach around USD 139 million by 2032 driven by the growing emphasis on workplace safety, increasing outdoor activities, aging population, government initiatives, and e-commerce platform growth among others.

Some of the prominent companies engaged in the market are 3M Company, Acme United Corporation, AdvaCare Canadian Safety Supplies, Beiersdorf AG, Certified Safety Manufacturing, Cramer Products, Dynamic Safety USA, and Fieldtex Products Inc. among others.

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