Protective Face Mask 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 Distribution Channel (Distributors, Pharmacies, E-commerce) 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, 2020 – 2026

Published Date: Apr 2020  |  Report ID: GMI4639  |  Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Report Format: PDF   |   Pages: 220   |   Base Year: 2019

Summary Table of Contents Industry Coverage Methodology

Industry Trends

Protective Face Mask Market size exceeded USD 1 billion in 2019 and is poised to witness over -10% CAGR between 2020 and 2026.

As the COVID-19 crisis intensifies with a growing number of cases across the globe, several health authorities such as the WHO and the CDC have advised the use of protective masks to reduce the chance of infection, exponentially driving the protective face mask market growth. It has been established that the infection spreads through contact with aerosol. The virus forms droplets in the form of aerosol that can infect healthy individuals through contact with the nose and eyes.

Protective Face Mask Market
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Protective face masks offer a degree of protection against the virus, especially to people in regular contact with infected people. As the count of cases continues to increase, the demand has increased exponentially from the caregivers.

Nations across the globe experienced shortages of protective face masks in their emergency stockpiles. This shortage affected the N95 type of masks the most. Therefore, it is expected that governments will increase their emergency stockpiles to mitigate similar disasters in the future.

Protective Face Mask Market Report Coverage
Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2019 Market Size in 2019: USD 1.03 Billion
Historical Data for: 2015 to 2019 Forecast Period: 2020 to 2026
Forecast Period 2020 to 2026 CAGR: -10.1% 2026 Value Projection: USD 2.8 Billion
Pages: 220 Tables, Charts & Figures: 422
Geographies covered (23): U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Iran
Segments covered: Product, Distribution Channel, End-use and Region
Companies covered (15): 3M, Ahlstrom-Munksjö, Akzenta GmbH & Co. KG., BSN Medical, Cardinal health, Coltene, Crosstex, DACH Schutzbekleidung GmbH & Co. KG, Dentsply Sirona, Fisher scientific, Henry Schein, Honeywell, Hygeco International Products, Medibase, Moldex
Growth Drivers:
  • Rising cases of COVID-19 infection
  • Growing number of surgeries
  • Increasing awareness regarding protective benefits of masks
  • Government guidelines on usage of masks
Pitfalls & Challenges:
  • Low profit margin
  • Government regulation for manufacturing N95 masks

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

Protective Face Mask Market

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Procedure protective face mask market dominated the revenue share of over 40% in 2019. Procedure masks are used by caregivers during check-ups and dental exams. Also, they are used by individuals to reduce chances of allergies and common infections. The surge in demand from the public to combat the spread of COVID-19 infection will boost the segment expansion.

N95 respirators accounted for protective face mask market size of USD 321.3 million in 2019. N95 respirators are preferred by medical personnel as they prevent the entry of 95% of substances larger than 0.03 microns. The efficacy of these respirators in preventing the spread of the corona virus.

Social distancing will fuel the demand of masks from e-commerce stores

E-commerce distribution channel segment in the protective face mask market is expected to reach USD 718.5 million by 2026. This can be credited to the increasingly stringent social distancing measures put in place by governments. These restrict individuals from leaving their houses, and thus there will be a surge in demand for protective face masks from online stores.

Distributors segment revenue crossed USD 2,435 million in 2020 led by reliance of hospitals and clinics on distributors for bulk buying of protective masks. In addition, as an increasing number of organizations and countries stock up on protective face masks, there will be increased demand from distributors. Also, availability of several brands, and wholesale price accounts for preference towards distributors.

Individual segment to see a sharp rise due to increase in awareness regarding mask usage

The individuals end-use segment held 13% protective face mask market share in 2019 attributed to growing demand for protective face masks among the public on account of the COVID-19 epidemic. Furthermore, increasing awareness about role of masks in prevention of allergies and infections will increase the product demand.

Research institutes accounted around USD 46.4 million revenue in 2019 and will showcase high growth during the forecast period. The increasing number of clinical trials and research, especially in life-sciences will boost the segment growth.

European market will see significant growth owing to the COVID-19 infection

Europe Protective Face Mask Market

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The European protective face mask market value was more than USD 135 million in 2019. The European region has been significantly affected with COVID-19 with nearly 200,000 cases in Italy alone. This has propelled the demand for protective face masks among the population. Moreover, increased awareness regarding usage of face masks will be a key impacting factor.

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

A few key players in the protective face mask market are 3M, BSN Medical, Honeywell, Coltene, Cardinal Health, and Dentsply Sirona. These companies are adopting various combination of growth strategies to capture larger market share and revenue. Additionally, industry participants are focusing on ramping up the production of protective face masks in a bid to combat the COVID-19 infection.

Recent industry developments:

  • In March 2020, BYD Company announced that it opened one of the largest facilities to manufacture face masks. The company announced that the new facility had the operation capability of producing about 5million masks daily. This expansion enabled the company to meet the acute shortage of face masks, thus expanding their protective face masks portfolio and increased their market penetration.
  • In March 2020, General Motors announced setting up a face mask manufacturing plant that could produce up to 50,000 protective face masks in a day. This strategy enabled the company to provide essential face masks to the U.S and increased their market share.

The protective face mask market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026, 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 Distribution Channel

  • Distributors
  • Pharmacies
  • Online

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
    • Netherlands
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Iran


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of protective face mask exceeded USD 1 billion in 2019.
According to the analysts at GMI, the E-commerce distribution channel segment is expected to reach USD 718.5 million by 2026.
N95 respirators are preferred by medical personnel as they prevent the entry of 95% of substances larger than 0.03 microns, proving beneficial in preventing the spread of the corona virus.
A few key players in the market are 3M, BSN Medical, Honeywell, Coltene, Cardinal Health, and Dentsply Sirona.

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  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Pages: 220
  • Tables: 396
  • Charts / Figures: 26
  • Companies covered: 15
  • Countries covered: 23

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