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Hospital Gowns Market Size By Usability (Disposable, Reusable), By Gown Type (Surgical Gowns, Non-surgical Gowns, Patient Gowns), By Protection Level (Minimal, Low, Moderate, High), COVID-19 Impact Analysis, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI5047
  • Published Date: Apr 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Hospital Gowns Market size was valued at around USD 3.5 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 1.6% from 2021 to 2027. The growing preference for reusable hospital gowns, rise in patient hospital admission rate and increase in spending for better healthcare infrastructure are among the primary factors responsible for augmented hospital gowns consumption in the market. Increasing demand for technologically advanced products such as lightweight and breathable fabric material gowns will spur the market growth. Moreover, substantial rise in the patients suffering from chronic diseases will further boost the use of gowns in hospitals.

Hospital Gowns Market Overview

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COVID-19 pandemic has tremendously impacted the sales of hospital gowns in a positive way. All the governments across the world are trying their best to fight the (SARS-CoV-2) novel coronavirus by protecting their healthcare workforce along with infected patients. In order to protect them, personal protective equipment products including masks and gowns are playing a critical role. There is a manifold rise in the demand of hospital gowns due to the outbreak.

Growing instances of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) will uplift the hospital gowns market demand

Patients receiving hospital treatment for a longer period than normal acquires fungal or bacterial infection which is termed as the hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), also known as nosocomial infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), American hospitals account for a poised 1.7 million HAIs per year and around 99,000 deaths every year. The infections and deaths are increasing consistently as a major portion of this come from surgical infections. Also, a patient suffering from HAIs is five times more likely to readmit in the hospital and would require intensive care unit, hence, the increasing probability of readmissions will fuel the hospital gowns consumption. Substantial number of in-patient hospital admission is due to HAIs, thus acting as a vital factor contributing to the industry growth.

High preference for reusable hospital gowns will foster the market expansion

The reusable segment is anticipated to witness a 2.5% growth rate through 2027 led by the environmental aspect and lesser per capita consumption cost of reusable gowns. According to a recent study, adoption of reusable gowns may result in a very less solid waste generation at the healthcare facility. Reusable gowns provide high level of protection in comparison to disposable gowns.

Rise in number of hospital beds around the world will play a vital role in driving the hospital gowns market progression

Hospital Gowns Market Size

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The patient gowns segment is predicted to expand at a CAGR of more than 1.6% by 2027. Patient gowns are an essential component during inpatient hospital admissions. The growing healthcare industry also supports a consistent rise in the number of hospital admissions across the world which in turn will contribute to the market revenue. Advancements in patient gowns regarding safety, comfort, long-term admission period, and affordable cost are further projected to spur the acceptance of patient gowns in hospitals. Rise in availability of in-patient admission beds is another factor contributing to the segment value which in turn will enhance the industry expansion during the forecast period.

Protection from pathogens and infectious diseases is poised to support the market value

The high protection level segment in is set to attain a CAGR of 1.8% through 2027. This type of gown protects users from all kinds of fungal, bacterial, and infectious diseases during surgical & fluid-intensive procedures. These types of gowns are made from advanced materials and offer high breathability and tensile strength to the user. In addition, these gowns are tear resistant and fulfils suitable flammable standard. The ongoing research activities by key players in the market will further augment the adoption of high category protection level hospital gowns in the market.

High acceptance of technologically advanced products will impel the growth of North America region

Global Hospital Gowns Market


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U.S. dominated the North America hospital gowns market with a revenue contribution of over USD 1.15 billion in 2020. U.S. has the highest per capita healthcare spending in the world, which was around USD 10,966 in 2019, roughly double than Switzerland that sits at the second position. Such high spending allows the country to have a well-established healthcare infrastructure with a greater number of hospital beds, significant number of hospitals and various other healthcare facilities. U.S. is among the leading countries which consume high disposable gowns, around 80% of the gowns used are single use. Strict U.S.FDA regulations regarding the protection level of surgical and patient gowns results in high adoption of hospital gowns. Moreover, the consistent rise in in-patient admissions and availability of proper reimbursement policies will further boost the consumption of hospital gowns in the country.

Brazil dominated the Latin America industry and accounted for around USD 79 million in 2020. The growing prevalence of chronic diseases, aging population in the country are some of the major factors that are driving the acceptance of hospital gowns in the country. The ongoing pandemic has severely affected the country's health infrastructure as Brazil is listed in the countries most affected with COVID-19. In order to curb this, it consumed more protective equipment including PPE kits, hospital gowns and masks to protect its healthcare workforce. Furthermore, the growing demand for reusable hospital gowns, increase in number of surgeries are also contributing to the industry progression during the forecast period.

Presence of large market leaders implementing strategic initiatives will fuel the industry revenue

Some of the major companies operating in the market are Standard Textile Co., Inc., Cardinal Health, Aramark, Medline Industries, Inc., 3M Company, Stryker and PRIMED Medical Products, Inc. among others. The industry participants are engaged in various strategic developments including product launches, agreements, and acquisitions of smaller players in order to remain competitive and strengthen their market position.

Hospital gowns market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2027, for the following segments:

Market, By Usability, 2016-2027 (USD Million)

  • Disposable
  • Reusable

 Market, By Gown Type, 2016 - 2027 (USD Million)

  • Surgical Gowns
  • Non-surgical Gowns
  • Patient Gowns

Market, By Protection Level, 2016-2027 (USD Million)

  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Moderate
  • High

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Turkey


Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Hospital gowns industry size exceeded USD 3.5 billion in 2020 and will expand at a CAGR of 1.6% between 2021 and 2027.

Reusable hospital gowns will record a CAGR of 2.5% from 2021 to 2027, driven by the environmental aspect and lower per capita consumption of reusable gowns.

Patient gowns will register a CAGR of 1.6% between 2021 and 2027 due to the expanding healthcare industry and rising number of hospital admissions.

High level protection gowns will depict a CAGR of 1.8% through 2027, owing to their tear resistant nature and fulfilment of suitable flammable standards.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 13
  • Tables & Figures: 206
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 200

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