The global disposable face mask market was valued at US$ 74.5 Bn in the first quarter of 2020 and expected to record compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 53.4% during the forecast period 2020 to 2027.
The unpredicted worldwide spread of corona virus in the starting of year 2020 has exponentially triggered the demand for disposable face mask. Disposable face masks are significantly used by the healthcare professionals. Proliferating number of surgeries and OPD sessions anticipated to flourish the disposable face mask in the coming years. These face covers are helpful in preventing the spread of harmful virus or bacteria that may seep out in the liquid droplets and aerosols from the patient’s mouth. In addition, the rising trend of customized and printed face covers reveals new opportunities in the disposable face mask market.
However, increasing number of forged products in both online as well as physical stores may restrict the market growth. Sudden boost for disposable face masks in the first quarter of 2020 has attracted several sweatshop owners to produce fake face masks to meet the rising demand of the customers in various places of the world. For the same, these sweatshop owners label their products with the fake brand name of reputed healthcare product manufacturer such as 3M. The aforementioned factors restrict the market growth. Nonetheless, the rapidly spreading corona virus across the world along with government regulations for the compulsory use of face masks during this pandemic situation expected to boost the demand for disposable face masks in the near future.
Protective face mask led the global disposable face mask market, accounting a revenue share of nearly 36% in 2019. This product type includes an air-purifying respirator that adds an advantage for the patients suffering from cardiovascular disease, lungs disease, and asthma. Some of the protective masks such as N95 offer more protection to the medical practitioners that are exposed to the patient’s respiratory secretion.
However, non-woven face masks are designed using plastic variants for example polypropylene to prevent workers from various types of infections at their workplace. These masks do not have PVC, latex, and DEPH material. No-woven face masks are generally used in hospitals as they are prepared using two or three layer of protection. These masks are used when superior protection is required as they prevent the customers with sensitive skin from allergic reactions.
Industry segment acquired the maximum revenue share of over 80% in the global disposable face mask market in 2019 along with this the segment expected to maintain its dominant position during the forecast period. The lucrative growth of the segment is mainly due to the mushrooming of hospitals across the globe as they are largely used by the healthcare professionals. In addition, surge in the number of surgeries and OPD sessions drive the market prominently. As per latest statistics presented by WHO, around 6 Mn inpatient surgeries are performed in Europe per year.
On the other hand, rising pollution and air-borne diseases anticipated to boost the personal application of disposable face mask in the near future. Further, increasing awareness among public related to virus-outbreak and their health will boost the usage of personal face masks. This has also forced the prominent market players to increase their scale of production for personal face masks. Some of the manufacturers also produce customized and printed face mask to attract larger consumer base.
The Asia Pacific emerged as the dominant region in the global disposable face mask market and account for a revenue share of 34% in 2020. Large consumer base and rising number of medical centers & hospitals in the region are the key factors contributing to the market growth in the region. As per Global Health Intelligence, total number of hospitals in China was 28,584. In addition, China and India are some of the prominent disposable face mask producing nations across the world.
On the contrary, North America projects the fastest growth over the forecast period owing to increasing awareness regarding personal hygiene and health. Rising pollution and air-borne diseases are the prime factors influencing the demand for disposable face mask in the region. Industrial revolution and advent of new technologies in the region has largely affected the air quality. Today, around 60% of the USA citizens are living in areas with high air pollution that affects directly their health. Furthermore, increasing number of medical centers in U.S. and Canada significantly drives the market growth.
Key Companies & Market Share Insights
The global disposable face mask market is highly competitive with the presence of several small and large players. Moderate amount of investment required to set up the business that increases market vulnerability for the new entrant. This attributes to significant growth opportunity for small and medium-sized players in the market. Furthermore, variable product price and quality offered by different market players are other important factors that increase competition among the players. However, large players focus largely on global expansion to build strong brand reputation in the market.
Some of the prominent players in the disposable face mask market include:
Segments Covered in the Report
Global disposable face mask market estimates revenue and its growth trend at global, regional, and country levels and offers a comprehensive study of the cutting-edge industry trends in every of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. This research study classifies the global disposable face mask market on the basis of product, application, distribution channel, and region:
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By Regional Outlook
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