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Protective Face Masks Market Size By Product (Procedure Masks, Surgical Masks {ASTM Level 1, ASTM Level 2, ASTM Level 3}, N95 Respirators {With Valve, Without Valve}, Face Shields {Disposable, Reusable}), By End-use (Hospital & Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Long Term Care Centers, Research Institutes, Individuals), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI4639
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Protective Face Masks Market size was valued at over USD 12.7 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at around -1.7% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. Growing number of COVID-19 cases across the globe has forced several health authorities such as the CDC and the WHO to mandate the use of protective face masks to reduce the chance of infection. Due to the rising number of cases, there has been a global surge in demand for masks for medical personnel. Thus, to meet this demand, manufacturers across the globe have ramped up the production, thereby supplementing the market growth.

Protective face masks are intended to be worn by healthcare professionals during surgeries and examinations to minimize the risk of transmission of infection. The masks are made of non-woven material that acts as barrier to fluid. This serves to reduce the transmission of infection between individuals.

Protective Face Masks Market Overview
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There has been an increase in awareness pertaining to benefits of wearing protective face masks. This is expected to drive the demand for the protective face masks market during the forecast period. Also, governments across the globe found their emergency supplies inadequate owing to the unprecedented scale of the crisis. This will lead to an increase in government stockpiling of supplies.

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a largely positive impact on the global protective face masks market in 2020. It can be projected that the pandemic will expedite the adoption of face masks. With hospitals operating at full capacity to treat COVID-19 patients, there has been increasing demand for face masks. To overcome these consequences, companies are ramping up the production to meet the demand. These factors will propel the global protective face masks market expansion. Countries such as China, U.S. and Japan are set to garner significant revenue due to presence of various manufacturers and high demand for protective face masks. However, this trend is predicted to change in 2021 with control over the number of new COVID-19 cases and launch of various vaccines for prevention of infection. This will lead to a decrease in the sales of protective face masks in 2021.

Increasing cases of infectious diseases coupled with authority guidelines will boost the demand for protective face masks

Protective face masks offer a degree of protection against the virus, especially to people in regular contact with infected patients. As the count of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, the demand has increased exponentially from the caregivers. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, nearly 15.5 million individuals were suffering from infectious and parasitic disease in the U.S. in 2019. Thus, growing burden of infectious disease will fuel the acceptance of face masks. Furthermore, as organizations such as the WHO and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) prescribe the use of masks, there has been a surge in product demand from individuals in the protective face masks market.

Low profit margin may slow down the market revenue

Low profit margin may act as a major barrier that can hinder the protective face masks market value during the forecast period. As per the article published at Middle East North Africa Financial Network (MENAFN), the maximum profit margins of disposable face masks in retail shops were previously capped at 23%, but since it has become mandatory use for individuals, the profit margin has been capped at 15%. This could impede the industry growth. In addition, presence of local manufacturers in countries such as India and China will offer products at low cost, which in turn will add pricing pressure for global players. This could potentially lower the profit margins that may affect the protective face masks market demand for protective face masks.

Growing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 will spur the demand for procedure masks

Protective Face Masks Market Size

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Procedure masks accounted for 40.6% of the protective face masks market share in 2020. Procedure masks are used by caregivers during dental exams and check-ups. Also, procedure masks are used by individuals to reduce chances of allergies and common infections. Moreover, the surge in demand from the general public to combat the spread of coronavirus infection will augment the segment expansion. Such advantages associated with procedure masks will propel the market growth. Additionally, the efficacy of these masks in preventing the spread of the coronavirus will influence the product demand and impel the segment growth.

Usage of face masks in hospital setting and clinics owing to growing number of surgeries will positively impact the market expansion

The hospital & clinics segment in the protective face masks market exceeded USD 4.1 billion in 2020. Growing number of surgeries in hospitals settings and clinics will positively enhance the market progression in the upcoming years. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeries (ISAPS) report, nearly 12.5 million aesthetic surgical procedure were performed in 2019. Similarly, according to the American Hospital Associations, around 36.3 million hospital admission were registered in U.S. in 2018. This number involve patient surgeries as well as other related diagnosis tests, which in turn leads to upsurge in demand for face masks.

Mandate use of protective face masks during COVID-19 infection across the European region will boost the market value

Europe Protective Face Masks Market

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The Europe protective face masks market size was more than USD 1.3 billion in 2020. The European region has been significantly affected with COVID-19 with nearly 3.2 million cases in Italy alone. This has propelled the demand for protective face masks among the population. Also, key regional market players are ramping up the production to meet the growing demand. These factors are poised to foster the regional growth during the forecast timeframe. Furthermore, increased awareness regarding usage of face masks coupled with stringent government mandates on usage of masks in various countries will be a key impacting factor.

New players are setting up face mask production line to meet the momentous demand

A few key companies operating in the protective face masks market are 3M, BSN Medical, Honeywell, Coltene, Cardinal Health and Dentsply Sirona among others. These industry leaders are adopting various combinations of growth strategies to capture larger share and increase their revenue from the market. Companies are focusing on ramping up the production of protective face masks in a bid to combat the COVID-19 infection.

Recent industry developments:

  • In September 2020, Angelini Group announced initiation of large-scale and stable production of surgical masks in Italy. Four production lines that were fully automated and specially designed for production of devices for prevention of COVID-19 were installed in the Luxottica production center. The increased production capacity will significantly drive the company’s revenue and strengthen its market position.
  • In May 2020, Honeywell announced expansion of face mask production line in the UK and about 4.5 million face masks will be produced and supplied to the UK government on a monthly basis. The move was a part of UK government’s response to address the shortage of protective face masks in the country. This strategy will enhance the company’s production capacity and strengthen its market position.

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

Market, By Product

  • Procedure Masks
  • Surgical Masks
    • ASTM level 1
    • ASTM level 2
    • ASTM level 3
  • N95 Respirators
    • Without valve
    • With valve
  • Face Shields
    • Disposable
    • Reusable

Market, By End-use

  • Hospitals & clinics
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Long-term care centers
  • Research institutes
  • Individuals
  • Others

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

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Switzerland
    • Turkey
    • Belgium
    • The Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Iran
Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The protective face masks market size had reached over USD 12.7 billion in 2020 will grow at a CAGR of around -1.7% CAGR through 2027.

The procedure mask segment contributed to over 40.6% of the market share in 2020 due to the increasing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 infections.

The overall market revenue from hospitals & clinics was valued at USD 4.1 billion in 2020 and will expand with the rise in the instances of surgeries in these facilities.

Europe protective face masks market size surpassed USD 1.3 billion in 2020 will grow on account of the proliferating COVID-19 cases across the region.

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  • Published Date: Mar 2021
  • Companies covered: 16
  • Tables & Figures: 343
  • Countries covered: 23
  • Pages: 220

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