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Surgical Gloves Market - By Product (Latex Gloves, Nitrile Gloves, Vinyl Gloves, Neoprene Gloves), By Form (Powder-free Gloves, Powdered Gloves), By Usage (Disposable Gloves, Reusable Gloves), By Sterility, By Distribution Channel, By End-use & Forecast, 2023-2032

  • Report ID: GMI4534
  • Published Date: Nov 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Surgical Gloves Market size was valued at more than USD 2 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow at over 11% CAGR through 2032 owing to the growing number of surgical procedures carried out globally.

Surgical Gloves Market Overview

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Surgical gloves find extensive usage during procedures by surgeons and healthcare professionals to curb the transmission of disease-causing microbes between patients and medical personnel. For instance, a news report from 2021 claims that 60,000 cataract operations are performed daily worldwide. Additionally, governments are also establishing programs to promote awareness about safety and hygiene in healthcare facilities due to a rise in adverse events caused by poor hygiene standards, which are expected to foster industry statistics.

Surgical gloves market may be negatively impacted by adverse health impacts, such as allergic reactions, related to the usage of surgical gloves. Although nitrile gloves provide adequate protection to wearers while being resistant to strong chemicals, their use frequently causes allergic reactions. However, prominent R&D initiatives in the healthcare sector to promote the creation of alternative safe materials for surgical glove manufacturing may assist firms in overcoming this constraint.

Surging utilization for sensitive applications to drive latex gloves demand

Global Surgical Gloves Market Share By Product

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Surgical gloves market is divided based on product into latex gloves, vinyl gloves, neoprene gloves, nitrile gloves, and others. As per the report, the latex gloves segment is projected to progress at a notable pace to reach over USD 1.5 billion by 2032 owing to the increasing preference of healthcare professionals for sensitive applications, including surgical operations. Latex surgical gloves have multiple benefits, including superior tear and puncture protection, high stretching capacity, comfort during extended wear, and strength. These advantages are anticipated to augment segment revenue.

Comfort in extended wear to support powered gloves segment progress

Based on form, the surgical gloves market is segmented into powder-free gloves and powdered gloves. The powdered gloves segment valuation is estimated to exceed USD 70 million by 2032. Glove powder, which consists of dry substances like silicone and cornstarch, is present in powdered gloves, which prevents them from sticking together and makes them convenient to wear. However, the restrictions imposed by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the U.S. FDA ban on using powdered gloves due to the increased risk of allergies have impeded segment development.

Burgeoning consumer preference for online shopping to boost e-commerce segment share

In terms of distribution channels, the surgical gloves market is segregated into brick and mortar and e-commerce. The e-commerce segment is speculated to expand at over 13% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Several advantages offered by e-commerce platforms, such as the availability of a wide range of products at discounted prices and the convenience of doorstep delivery, are driving consumer inclination toward online shopping, which is increasing product sales from e-commerce platforms and significantly impacting segment growth.

Superior cost-efficacy and convenience to boost clinics market revenue

Global Surgical Gloves Market By End-use

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On the basis of end-use, the surgical gloves market is divided into hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic centers, and others. The clinics segment is likely to surpass USD 830 million in revenue by 2032 driven by the escalating number of urgent care clinics due to rising patient preferences for convenience and affordability. As a result, the mounting use of surgical gloves in these facilities is foreseen to stimulate business landscape.

PPE production expansion to promote Asia Pacific market statistics

Global Surgical Gloves Market By Region

Asia Pacific surgical gloves market is anticipated to depict more than 15.5% CAGR between 2023 and 2032. This is attributed to the expansion of PPE production across the region, influenced by the soaring penetration of healthcare services, rising healthcare expenditures, and government initiatives to raise public awareness. Additionally, the expanding geriatric population that is prone to different chronic illnesses, surging focus on attracting qualified healthcare professionals, and increased health insurance penetration have created favorable circumstances for the business scenario in APAC countries.

Effective expansion strategies to define the competitive landscape of the industry

Supermax Corporation Berhad, Dynarex Corporation, Berner International Gmbh, Ansell Limited, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd., Leboo Healthcare Products Limited, Cardinal Health, Inc., SHEILD Scientific, and others are some key firms operating in the global surgical gloves industry. These companies are adopting varied strategies to enhance their business presence. In March 2021, latex glove manufacturer Hartalega Holdings Berhad announced its expansion plans, comprising a USD 1.7 billion investment to develop 16 additional production sites over the following 20 years. This move was intended to bolster the firm’s production capacity to 143 billion gloves annually and support revenue generation.

Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on surgical gloves market trends

COVID-19 emerged as a global public health concern while having a favorable effect on the surgical gloves industry. To prevent coronavirus infections and cross-contamination, there was an increased need for protective personal equipment (PPE), including surgical gloves. For instance, PubMed Central reported in 2020 that surgical gloves were frequently used by healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce microbial contamination while handling blood and other fluids, thereby lowering the risk of infection. Furthermore, the U.S. FDA recommended using surgical gloves to prevent the spread of illnesses, thereby complementing market development.

The surgical gloves market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of USD million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Latex Gloves
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Neoprene Gloves
  • Others

By Form

  • Powder-free Gloves
  • Powdered Gloves

By Usage

  • Disposable Gloves
  • Reusable Gloves

By Sterility

  • Sterile Gloves
  • Non-sterile Gloves

By Distribution Channel

  • Brick and Mortar
  • E-commerce

By End-use

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Diagnostics Centers
  • Others

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

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


Authors: Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Global market for surgical gloves was worth more than USD 2 billion in 2022 and is estimated to grow at more than 11% CAGR between 2023 and 2032 driven by the growing number of surgical procedures performed worldwide.

Latex gloves segment is projected to progress at a notable pace to reach over USD 1.5 billion by 2032 on account of their several beneficial qualities, such as superior tear and puncture protection, high stretching capacity, and better comfort for extended durations.

Asia Pacific surgical gloves market is forecast to showcase more than 15.5% CAGR through 2032 primarily driven by the expanding production of PPE across the region.

Supermax Corporation Berhad, Dynarex Corporation, Berner International Gmbh, Ansell Limited, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd., Cardinal Health, Inc., Leboo Healthcare Products Limited, SHEILD Scientific, and others are some prominent corporations engaged in the global industry.

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