The global disposable gloves market was estimated at US$ 11.93 billion in 2021 and is expected to surpass around US$ 35.81 billion by 2030, poised to grow at a CAGR of 13% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
The global disposable gloves market is primarily driven by the growing demand for the gloves in the healthcare sector across the globe. The rising awareness regarding the healthcare-associated infections, rising number of surgical procedures in hospitals, and rising number of hospital admissions across the globe drives market growth. The growing prevalence of various chronic diseases among the global population is significantly boosting the number of surgical procedures and diagnostic tests. The demand for the disposable gloves among the common public witnessed an upsurge in 2020 owing to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 diseases. The panic buying of gloves has significantly fueled the growth of the global disposable gloves market in 2020. Moreover, rising health consciousness among the people, rising healthcare expenditure, and increased awareness regarding various communicable infections has augmented the demand for the disposable gloves among the population. Furthermore, the availability of wide variety of gloves such as rubber, vinyl, nitrile, and neoprene is driving the market growth.
The rising demand for the disposable gloves across various end use industries such as chemical, automotive aftermarket, food processing, food service, pharmaceutical, and industrial research & development is expected to have a significant impact on the growth of the global disposable gloves market during the forecast period. The rising consciousness regarding health and hygiene and shifting focus towards cleanliness and safe environment is significantly driving the adoption of the disposable gloves across multiple industries, especially the food & beverage processing and the food service industries across the globe. The rising awareness regarding various health issues owing to the exposure to certain harmful chemicals at workplace and factories has positively driven the demand for the disposable gloves in the recent years. Moreover, there are certain risks associated with the healthcare, mining, and medical industries such as blood borne pathogens, rashes, amputation, and skin diseases. Disposable gloves are an effective solution to prevent such risks at workplaces, thereby propelling the demand for the disposable gloves across the globe.
Report Scope of the Disposable Gloves Market
|Market Size by 2030||USD 35.81 Billion|
|Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030||
CAGR of 13%
|North America Market Share in 2020||35%|
|Healthcare & Medical Market Share in 2020||75%|
|Non-powder Market Share in 2020||70%|
|Forecast Period||2022 to 2030|
|Segments Covered||Material, Form, Product, Geography|
|Companies Mentioned||Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Semperit Ag Holdings, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Rubberex Corporation Berhad, Ansell Limited, Cardinal Health, Inc., AdventaBerhad, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Dynarex Corporation|
Depending on the material, the natural rubber was the leading segment in the global disposable gloves market in 2020. This segment garnered a market share of more than 35% in 2020. Natural rubber is the traditional raw material and it is extensively used across the globe for the production of the disposable gloves. Natural rubber offers enhanced performance and superior protection different end use industries. However, certain allergies caused by the latex of the natural rubber may hinder the market growth.
Nitrile is estimated to be the most opportunistic segment during the forecast period. The extensive demand for the nitrile disposable gloves has made this the second largest segment by market share in 2020. Nitrile offers higher resistance of towards chemicals and puncture, which has significantly driven its demand in medical, laboratory, painting, and dentistry industries across the globe.
Product Type Insights
The non-powder segment dominated the global disposable gloves market, accounting for a market share of around 70% in 2020. The stringent government regulation on the powder gloves and ban on the powder latex gloves by the US FDA has significantly driven the demand for the non-powder gloves. The use of the powder latex gloves was associated with the causing asthma and various other respiratory diseases, rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and peritoneal adhesions. These health risks forced the government to ban the use of the powder gloves in the healthcare sector, which has significantly contributed to the growth of the non-powder segment.
End Use Insights
Based on the end use, the healthcare & medical segment accounted for a market share of around 75% and dominated the global disposable gloves market in 2020. The increased demand for the surgical and examination gloves is a prominent driver of this segment. The extensive demand for the disposable gloves in the dentistry, hospitals, and surgical centers has fueled the market growth. Moreover, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and it rapid spread across the globe has propelled its demand in the healthcare units for the treatment and diagnosis of the patients.
On the other hand, the non-medical is expected to be the fastest-growing segment during the forecast period. The burgeoning demand for the disposable gloves in the food service and food processing industries is expected to drive the growth of this segment. Moreover, the demand for the disposable gloves is growing at a rapid rate in the construction, automotive, chemical and petrochemical industries. The growing concerns related to employees and workers’ safety is playing a crucial role in the growth of the non-medical segment.
North America accounted for around 35% of the market share and dominated the global disposable gloves market in 2020. US were one of the worst-hit COVID-19 nations. The demand for the disposable gloves witnessed a sudden spike across North America during the pandemic. Moreover, the rising awareness regarding health and hygiene, increased prevalence of chronic diseases, growing geriatric population, rising healthcare expenditure, and increased demand for the surgical procedures in the region are some of the major factors that has augmented the growth of the North America disposable gloves market. Moreover, the presence of FDA in monitoring the products and services related to the healthcare has significantly impacted the market growth in the past few years. The presence of developed healthcare infrastructure and the booming chemical industry are the major growth drivers of the North America disposable gloves market.
Asia Pacific is estimated to be the most opportunistic market during the forecast period. The rapidly growing medical & healthcare industry along with the surging investments in the other industries such as food & beverages, chemical & petrochemicals, construction, and mining is expected to spur the demand for the disposable gloves in the forthcoming years. Moreover, the rising awareness regarding the health, hygiene, healthcare-associated infections, and various other infections is driving the growth of the Asia Pacific disposable gloves market.
Key Market Developments
In January 2019, Top Glove Corporation launched its non-powder medical gloves named BioGreen Biodegradable Nitrile Gloves.
The disposable gloves market is moderately fragmented with the presence of several local companies. These market players are striving to gain higher market share by adopting strategies, such as investments, partnerships, and acquisitions & mergers. Companies are also spending on the development of improved products. Moreover, they are also focusing on maintaining competitive pricing.
Some of the prominent players in the global disposable gloves market include:
Segments Covered in the Report
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