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Infection Control Supplies Market Size By Product (Disinfectant [By Product Type {Surface Disinfectant, Skin Disinfectant, Instrument Disinfectant, Hand Disinfectant}, By Formulation {Disinfectant Sprays , Disinfectant Wipes, Liquid Disinfectants}, By EPA Classification {Low-Level Disinfectants, Intermediate-Level Disinfectants, High-Level Disinfectants}], Disinfection and Cleaning Accessories, Cleaning and Disinfection [Ultrasonic Cleaners, Flusher Disinfectors, UV-Ray Disinfectors, Washer Disinfectors, Others], Disposable Safety Products [Surgical Drapes and Gowns, Face Masks, Goggles, Gloves, Covers and Closures]), By Distribution Channel (Wholesalers, Retailers, Pharmacies, E-commerce), By End-use (Hospitals & Clinics, Medical Device Companies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Research Laboratories), Industry Analysis Report, Growth Potential, Covid-19 Impact Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2022 – 2030

  • Report ID: GMI4605
  • Published Date: Aug 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Infection Control Supplies Market size surpassed USD 49 billion in 2021 and is projected to depict a CAGR of 6.1% between 2022 and 2030. Growing prominence of hospital-acquired infections globally will fuel the overall market growth.

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The growing prevalence of nosocomial infections such as surgical site wound infections, urinary tract infections, respiratory pneumonia, and skin and gastrointestinal infections may drive the industry growth in the forthcoming years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 15 out of every 100 patients admitted under acute care in hospitals across middle and low-income economies will be at risk of developing hospital-acquired infections during the course of their hospital stay. These numbers boil down to 7 patients in high-income economies.

Aging is another risk factor that could profoundly impact the infection control supplies market during the assessment period. The geriatric population is more prone to acquiring several chronic ailments that require frequent hospitalization. The increasing number of hospital visits and rising patient susceptibility to hospital-acquired infections is likely to spur the demand for infection control supplies in the years to come.

Prevalence of infectious diseases to drive the demand for disposable safety products

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With regards to the product landscape, infection control supplies market is fragmented into disinfectants, disinfection and cleaning accessories, cleaning and disinfection equipment, and disposable safety products. Disposable safety products accounted for over 63% of the market share in 2021 and may continue depicting similar trends in the coming years. The segment expansion can be credited to the rising prominence of infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the subsequent demand for disposable infection control supplies such as face masks, gloves, surgical gowns, personal protective equipment (PPEs), etc.

Pharmacies to emerge as a prominent distribution channel due to increasing preventive healthcare supplies sales

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Based on the distribution channel, the infection control supplies market is categorized into wholesalers, retailers, pharmacies, and e-commerce. Pharmacies may emerge as a major growth contributor with an estimated target valuation of more than USD 17 billion by 2030. Disposable safety products such as gloves and masks have gained tremendous popularity due to rising concerns pertaining to health and hygiene. The wide range of availability of these products in pharmacies may help the segment grow as a leading distribution channel for infection control supplies.

Growing disease burden to push the product demand across hospitals & clinics

In terms of end-use, the market is segregated into hospitals & clinics, medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, and research laboratories. Hospitals & clinics held approximately 31.4% of the total market share in 2021 and may witness lucrative growth prospects over the forecast period. The segment expansion is driven by the massive population growth and the consecutive rise in global disease burden. The development of a sophisticated healthcare infrastructure, especially across developed economies, along with the installation of temporary hospital facilities may strengthen the infection control supplies market outlook in the forthcoming years.

North America to become a major revenue pocket

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Regarding the regional landscape, North America accounted for about 37.5% of the industry revenue in 2021. The region is expected exhibit significant growth trends due to rising healthcare expenditure. In addition, the presence of notable players focusing on improving their global presence and developing advanced infection control supplies will add to the regional market expansion. Supportive government initiatives and favorable reimbursement policies may further transform the North America infection control supplies market dynamics in the years ahead.

Novel product development to define the competitive landscape

The competitive landscape of the infection control supplies market includes players such as 3M, Cardinal Health, Getinge Ab, Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), Ecolab, Steelco S.p.A, Steris Plc, Belimed Deutschland GmbH (Metal Zug Group), Matachana Group, Henry Schein, Dentsply Sirona, and Metrex Research, LLC (Envista Holdings Corporation). These companies consistently focus on new product innovations and technological advancements to leverage future growth opportunities. For instance, in August 2022, Ecolab Inc declared the firm's inclination toward exploring innovative approaches to infection control and product formats and the introduction of diverse formulations for disinfectant solutions. Earlier, the company launched its 1 Wipe disinfectant during the pandemic, which turned out to be an efficient tool for providing prevention against healthcare-acquired infections.

Impact of COVID-19 on the infection control supplies market

The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic had an optimistic impact on the industry landscape. The pandemic took a huge toll on the global healthcare system due to the outpouring of patients requiring hospital stays and proper medical attention. This led to a significant rise in awareness regarding adequate safety, health, and hygiene, stimulating the demand for infection control and prevention supplies, including surgical masks, gloves, sanitizers, and other cleaning and disinfection products. The increasing sales of hygienic supplies helped the industry gain momentum during the pandemic.

The Infection Control Supplies Market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2018 to 2030 for the following segments:

By Product

  • Disinfectant
    • Product Type
      • Surface Disinfectant
      • Skin Disinfectant
      • Instrument Disinfectant
      • Hand Disinfectant
    • Formulation
      • Disinfectant Sprays
      • Disinfectant Wipes
      • Liquid Disinfectants
    • EPA Classification
      • Low-Level Disinfectants
      • Intermediate-Level Disinfectants
      • High-Level Disinfectants
  • Disinfection and Cleaning Accessories
  • Cleaning and Disinfection
    • Ultrasonic Cleaners
    • Flusher Disinfectors
    • UV-Ray Disinfectors
    • Washer Disinfectors
    • Others
  • Disposable Safety Products
    • Surgical Drapes and Gowns
    • Face Masks
    • Goggles
    • Gloves
    • Covers and Closures
    • Others
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Wholesalers
  • Retailers
  • Pharmacies
  • E-commerce
  • Others

By End-use

  • Hospitals & Clinics
  • Medical Device Companies
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research Laboratories
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market for infection control supplies exceeded USD 49 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of over 6% during 2022-2030.
The disposable safety products industry held over 63% of the market share in 2021 and will register increased revenue throughout the assessment period given the prominence of several infectious ailments such as COVID-19.
Pharmacies could be worth more than USD 17 billion by 2030 and may continue witnessing an upward trend due to the wide range availability of health and hygiene supplies across the distribution channel.
The North America infection control supplies industry held almost 37.5% of the market share in 2021 and is likely to register further progression owing to the rising healthcare expenditure in the region.

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