The global personal protective equipment market size is anticipated to reach USD 84.5 billion by 2027 and registering a 6.6% CAGR over the forecast period 202 to 2027.
Adoption of stringent regulatory framework for workers’ protection is driving the market for personal protective equipment. Personal protective equipment is used to protect against health risks in hazardous work environment which is boosting the market growth over the forecast period.
Increasing need for respiratory equipment in mining, emergency response, military and law enforcement, healthcare, and fire services, coupled with rising instances of hand injuries at the workplace, is anticipated to propel market growth over the coming years.
Stringent regulatory pressures along with growing awareness regarding financial burden caused due to workers compensation, medical expenses and lost production time will spur PPE industry demand. Favorable regulatory policies and regional government support have increased the number of manufacturers and contract manufacturers in the industry.
Personal protective equipment, commonly referred to as "PPE," is equipment worn to minimize exposure to hazards causing serious injury and illness in the workplace. Such injuries and illness may result from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical or other hazards in the workplace. Personal protective equipment may include items such as gloves, safety glasses and shoes, etc.
Rising demand for respiratory protective equipment to ensure the safety of employees working in oil and gas, petrochemicals and mining sectors is expected to drive the growth. However, complex manufacturing methods and high raw material costs may hamper the market growth.
Growing awareness regarding workers’ health and safety, in addition to rising industrial fatalities primarily in emerging economies owing to lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), is anticipated to steer the market over the forecast years. Technological innovation, accompanied by changing consumer needs for PPE, is further projected to augment market expansion.
Lack of knowledge regarding workplace safety and health hazards is a major issue promulgating among workers. In order to raise health and safety awareness, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) has teamed up with various health and safety organizations for unique ideas and solutions through the Workplace Innovator Award campaign. Such initiatives by agencies in collaboration with market players to improve safety standards is anticipated to stimulate demand for personal safety equipment growth over the coming years.
Glove manufacturers are shifting their focus toward greener manufacturing technologies by employing renewable resources such as solar and wind power. They are striving to reduce costs by using less water and synthetic fuels, which is expected to spur product demand over the forecast period.
Rising concerns regarding employee health and safety in earthquake-prone areas is expected to urge employers to adhere to workplace safety regulations and encourage the use of personal safety equipment while working in high-risk activities. Moreover, growing awareness regarding the precautions to be taken post disasters is expected to urge various industries to prepare for natural calamities. This is projected to drive product demand over the forecast period.
Technological advancements, coupled with changing consumer trends, have led to a significant change in manufacturing techniques to obtain superior quality finished products. The industry has also been witnessing a surge in engineered and high-performance multifunctional protective clothing. However, these manufacturing processes are highly cost-intensive and complex for shop-floor workers to comprehend. This could act as a deterrent to market growth.
Personal protective equipment is safety gear worn by workers to minimize the impact of injuries. These injuries are caused due to accidental hazards that are present indefinitely at workplaces. PPE gear introduces a barrier between the user and working environment. As per the National Safety Council (NSC), a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. Stringent regulatory guidelines have enforced employers to provide their employees with certified protective gear.
Protective clothing protects personnel from hazards caused by extreme environmental conditions. Full body suits help workers protect against injuries caused due to electric arc flash, chemicals, flame and fire, heat, dry particles, asbestos, cut hazards, lead, mold and hazardous aerosols. Protective clothing gear has a wide product portfolio that includes garments for flame-resistant protection, general industrial protection, comprehensive chemical protection, thermal, cut and abrasion protection.
Chemicals can pose a risk in the workplace, thereby the PPE market must be in compliance with standards and regulations for usage in the chemical industry. Chemicals can cause harm to workers by causing injury through direct skin contact, by inhalation of fumes, vapors, and dusts and by inadvertent ingestion. According to OSHA's hand protection standard (29 CFR 1910.138), employers must provide its employees with certified hand protection gear. PPE for the chemical industry includes an array of protective gear such as aprons, footwear, gloves, chemical resistant glasses, face shields and respirators.
Further key findings from the report suggest:
The fall protection equipment segment is expected to register a CAGR of 7.0% from 2020 to 2027 on account of rising number of accidents caused in manufacturing and construction industries
Protective clothing accounted for 22.1% of the global revenue in 2019 owing to shifting customer preference toward efficient and comfortable clothing in core industries such as oil and gas, construction, and mining
Respiratory protection equipment includes air-purifying and supplied air respirators and the segment accounted for 13.5% of the revenue in 2019. This is attributed to rising demand for unpowered respirators particularly in mining, petrochemical, and oil and gas sectors
PPE in the construction industry accounted for 16.7% of the global revenue in 2019 owing to growing construction activities and infrastructural developments in Asia Pacific and Central and South America
North America accounted for 29.3% of the global PPE market in 2019 owing to stringent regulatory scenario, growing employee awareness regarding personal safety, and increasing number of large-scale infrastructure investment projects in U.S.
Some of the major companies operating in the personal protective equipment market share are Avon Protection Systems Inc, UVEX Safety Group GmbH, 3M company, Honeywell International Inc., Alpha Pro Tech, Ansell Ltd, COFRA S.R.L., JAL Group France SAS, Oftenrich Holdings Company Limited (Golden Chang), and Rock Fall Limited.
Major Market Developments
The Personal Protective Equipment market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.
The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Personal Protective Equipment market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.
This report focuses on the global Personal Protective Equipment market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Personal Protective Equipment market development in United States, Europe and China.
It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Personal Protective Equipment market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.
In terms of production side, this report researches the Personal Protective Equipment capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.
In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Personal Protective Equipment by regions (countries) and application.
Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Personal Protective Equipment market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.
With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Personal Protective Equipment market companies.
Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Personal Protective Equipment market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.
The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.
Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Personal Protective Equipment industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.
Personal Protective Equipment market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Personal Protective Equipment market.
Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Personal Protective Equipment market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.
Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Personal Protective Equipment market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Personal Protective Equipment. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.
New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Personal Protective Equipment. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Head, Eye & Face Protection
Heat & flame protection
Clean room clothing
Mechanical protective clothing
Limited general use
Supplied air respirators
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Oil & Gas
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)
Central & South America
United Arab Emirates
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Personal Protective Equipment are as follows:
Reasons to Purchase this Report:
- Market segmentation analysis including qualitative and quantitative research incorporating the impact of economic and policy aspects
- Regional and country level analysis integrating the demand and supply forces that are influencing the growth of the market.
- Market value USD Million and volume Units Million data for each segment and sub-segment
- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
- Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.
This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.
Market Size Estimation
Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).
The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.
Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.
All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.
Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.
Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.
In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.
The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.
The study objectives of this report are:
Resilient Flooring Market (By Product: Luxury Vinyl Tiles, Vinyl Sheet & Floor Tile, Linoleum, Cork, Rubber; By Application: Residential, Non-residential) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2022 – 2030Read more...
Waterproofing Membranes Market (By Product: Liquid Applied Membranes, Sheet Membranes; By Application: Roofing, Walls, Building Structure, Tunnel & Landfills) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2022 – 2030Read more...
Food Additives Market (By Product: Flavors & Enhancers, Sweeteners, Enzymes, Emulsifiers, Shelf-life stabilizers, Fat Replacers, Prebiotics, Probiotics, Dietary Fibers; By Source: Natural, Synthetic; By Application: Bakery &Confectionery, Beverages, Convenience Foods, Dairy & Frozen Desserts, Spices, Condiments, Sauces & Dressings) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2022 – 2030Read more...
Textile Market (By Raw-material: Cotton, Chemical, Wool, Silk; By Product: Natural fibers, Polyesters, Nylon; By Application: Household, Technical, Fashion & Clothing) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2022 – 2030Read more...
Filters Market (By Product: Fluid Filters, ICE Filters, Air Filters; By Application: Motor Vehicle, Consumers Goods, Utilities, Industrial & Manufacturing) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook 2022 – 2030Read more...