Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Size By Product (Head [Safety Helmets & Hard Hats, Bump Caps], Eye & Face Protection [Face Protection, Eye Protection – Plano], Hearing Protection [Cap Mounted, Over the Head Type, Disposable], Protective Clothing, Respiratory Protection [SCBA – Fire Service, SCBA – Industrial, APR – Disposable, Emergency Escape Devices], Protective Footwear, Fall Protection [Personal Systems, Engineered Systems], Hand Protection), By Application (Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Chemicals, Pharmaceutical, Food, Transportation), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Jul 2020  |  Report ID: GMI373  |  Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sonal Singh

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 510   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Personal Protective Equipment Market size exceeded USD 50 Billion, globally in 2019 and is estimated to exceed above 7% CAGR between 2019 and 2026. Stringent regulations for promoting worker safety to prevent accidents and rising concerns for promoting health and safety measures at workplace will foster industry growth during the forecast period.

Personal protective equipment helps in protecting human beings from infections and injuries. It helps to protect them from several hazards including airborne particulate matter, electrical, chemicals, physical, heat, and biohazards. Increasing awareness to prevent from such hazards owing to rising health and safety concerns will have a positive impact on personal protective equipment market growth.

Personal Protective Equipment Market
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Stringent regulations by OSHA for occupational health & safety to reduce hazards effectively at its source to prevent employees from injuries will foster PPE market demand. PPE equipment minimize exposure to variety of hazards. Rising inclination to maintain worker safety along with several companies offering personal protective equipment in compliance with regulatory norms will have positive impact on industry profitability.

Personal protective equipment market is anticipated to witness significant gains owing to the coronavirus spread. According to WHO, coronavirus is a communicable and infectious disease which is caused direct or indirect contact with infected person. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus experience several symptoms including fever and difficulty in breathing. As of 11 May 2020, there are more than 2,425,000 active cases across the globe. Rising awareness in order to prevent the spread of this virus is driving the demand for personal protective equipment which will stimulate the PPE industry growth.

Rise in awareness towards employees’ safety and health concerns along with increasing industry fatalities should drive personal protective equipment market share. Accidents involve work disturbance, loss of life, costs, family reimbursement, infrastructure damages, and legal issues; therefore, industry participants have augmented worker safety.

Manufacturers are investing on product R & D activities and capacity expansions to cater to increasing PPE demand. For instance, Defence Research and Development Organisation of India has collaborated with local manufacturers to manufacture 20,000 N99 masks per day. In April 2020, DuPont launched #TyvekTogether to expand garment production in response of coronavirus spread. Thus, these aforementioned factors will have an affirmative impact on personal protective equipment market.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year:2019Historical Data for:2015 to 2019
Market Size in 2019:51,783.7 Million (USD)Forecast Period:2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR:7.4%No. of Pages:510
2026 Value Projection:82,845.0 Million (USD) Tables, Charts & Figures:627
Geographies covered (22):U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, Poland, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa
Segments covered:Product, Application, Region
Growth Drivers:
  • Favorable regulations at workplace.
  • Safety and security compliances at workplace.
  • Increasing infrastructure project investment in APAC and MEA.
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Raw material cost concerns
  • Complexity in manufacturing process

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Rising head protection utilization to prevent severe injuries will foster Personal protective equipment market growth

Personal Protective Equipment Market from Head Protection

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Head Protection from PPE market is anticipated to reach over USD 2.5 billion by 2026. This equipment protects industrial workers from falling or flying objects, electric shocks, splashes, spills, and drips which may cause serious injuries such as concussion, sprains, and skull fractures.

Head protection equipment include bump caps, safety helmet, and hard caps which are made from durable, heat resistance and chemically inert material. Head injuries are dangerous and can be fatal. Stringent regulations for promoting worker safety at workplace will foster head protection products demand thus boosting the personal protective equipment market.

Booming masks and gloves demand in healthcare sector due to coronavirus spread will fuel market growth

Personal Protective Equipment Market from Pharmaceutical Application

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Pharmaceutical sector is expected to reach over USD 4 Billion by 2026. The market is anticipated to witness significant gains owing to rising number of coronavirus cases across the globe. Masks, gloves, overall suits, and shields are widely being used to prevent people from getting infected. Doctors and nurses utilize the entire PPE suits including shields, gloves, masks, and coveralls while treating the patients. These factors will have a positive impact on the personal protective equipment market.

Favorable guidelines and directives issued by FDA, EU and WHO regarding product processing, manufacturing, packaging, and handling should favor the personal protective equipment market value in pharmaceutical applications. Moreover, increasing R & D activities in the pharmaceutical sector to develop vaccines and medicines to treat patients will drive PPE demand.

Stringent regulations regarding worker safety in North America will drive market growth

Personal Protective Equipment Market by Region

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North America is expected to reach over USD 30 Billion by the end of 2026. Rising occupational fatalities along with need for high durable mechanical wear resistance and protective gears in refining, oil & gas, automotive and metal manufacturing industries should drive the personal protective equipment market trends. Growing workplace hazards along with stringent regulatory framework by OSHA to ensure employee safety should drive market growth in the North America.

Booming oil and gas activities in the region owing to increasing number of shale reserves will drive product demand owing to strict health and safety standards in the country. Regional product demand for pharmaceutical sector is also increasing as there are more than 1.3 million coronavirus infected people as of 12 May 12, 2020. Rising awareness for preventing the COVID spread will foster the personal protective equipment market sales.

New product developments and capacity expansions to remain key business strategies by market players

Personal protective equipment industry is fragmented with key market players including 3M, Honeywell International, Alpha Pro Tech, Ansell, UVEX Safety Group, Rock Fall, DuPont, and Gateway Safety, Inc.

Companies are involved in product launches and innovations in order to expand product portfolio and increase regional presence. In 2017, 3M launched 3M Welding Helmet 10 with an Auto-Darkening Filter. This product launch will assist the manufacturer to diversify its product portfolio for welding applications. In April 2020, Brandix India Apparel City (BIAC) launched manufacturing of personal protective equipment. Initiatives such as these are likely to help stakeholders cater to the rising demand for PPE worldwide.

Personal protective equipment market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry trends, with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Product

  • Head
    • Safety Helmets & Hard Hats
    • Caps
  • Eye & Face Protection
    • Face Protection
    •  Eye Protection – Plano
  • Hearing Protection
    • Cap Mounted
    • Over the Head Type
    • Disposable
  • Protective Clothing
  • Respiratory Protection
    • SCBA – Fire Service
    • SCBA – Industrial
    • APR – Disposable
    • Emergency Escape Devices
  • Protective Footwear
  • Fall Protection
    • Personal Systems
    • Engineered Systems
  • Hand Protection

By Application

  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Food
  • Transportation

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Poland
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • New Zealand
    • Thailand
    • Malaysia
    • Australia
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

personal protective equipment market’s recorded worth was USD 50 Billion in 2019.
The personal protective equipment market is likely to register a crcr of 7% over the forecast period.
Companies such as Honeywell International, DuPont, UVEX Safety Group, Gateway Safety, Inc., 3M, Alpha Pro Tech, Ansell, and Rock Fall are some of the major firms partaking in the industry share.
North America business is anticipated to record a valuation of more than USD 30 billion by 2026, driven by the growing number of occupational fatalities in tandem with the demand for durable protective gears across myriad sectors.
Pharmaceutical sector will turn out lucrative for this industry given the rising demand for gloves, suits, masks, and shields amid the current pandemic. Estimates claim pharmaceutical sector to register USD 4 billion by 2026.
Increasing industrialization and robust product demand across the construction, oil & gas, and other sectors will drive PPE industry, slated to cross USD 80 billion by 2026, as per a GMI report.
The demand for face masks, medical gloves, overall suits, shields, etc. has significantly increased with the spread of COVID-19, given how communicable and infectious the disease is. Rising awareness pertaining to the same will impact PPE market demand.

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Premium Report Details

  • Published Date: Jul 2020
  • Pages: 510
  • Tables: 592
  • Charts / Figures: 35
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Countries covered: 22

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