Surgical Masks Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Company Analysis, Regional Insights and Forecast 2021-2030

Published Date : Apr 2021 | No. of Pages : 200 Pages | Category : Healthcare

The global surgical masks market size was valued at US$ 15.5 Bn in 2020 and to reach valuation US$ 6.1 billion by 2030.

Surgical masks comprise basic surgical masks, anti-fog surgical masks, fluid/splash resistant surgical masks, N95 masks, and other surgical masks such as high barrier masks. The growth of the global surgical masks market can be attributed to a surge in COVID-19 pandemic, increase in the number of surgeries, and rise in levels of air pollution across the globe. However, product rejections, demand-supply gap, and ban on exports have created challenges for the surgical masks market. North America dominated the global surgical masks market in 2020 and the trend is projected to continue during the forecast period. This can be ascribed to rapidly increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and government & regulatory policies regarding manufacture as well as import of surgical masks.

Increased R&D in Material Sciences Spark Innovations in Self-adhesive N95 Masks

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked innovations in N95 masks. For instance, Avery Dennison— an expert in material sciences has entered into an agreement with Global Safety First (GSF) to introduce its N95 ReadiMask, which is NIOSH-Certified and self-adhesive in nature. Manufacturers in the surgical masks market are taking cues from such companies to innovate in self-adhesive N95 masks that are gaining importance for protecting healthcare workers and patients.

Enclosed Nosepieces in Anti-fog Masks Add to Ergonomics Factor for Clinicians

Companies in the surgical masks market are gaining proficiency in a broad range of styles and features in anti-fog surgical masks. For instance, Halyard Health— a medical technology company is offering a broad range of protection levels in anti-fog surgical masks to meet specific needs of healthcare professionals. As such, high barrier protection type in masks is predicted to dictate the lion’s share of the surgical masks market, in terms of revenue, during the forecast period.

Manufacturers in the surgical masks market are making use of innovative materials and donning attachments that are sonically bonded in anti-fog surgical masks. They are incorporating enclosed nosepieces in masks to assist in conforming to the contours of the face. Manufacturers are boosting their production capacities in natural rubber and latex-free masks.

Growing Pandemic of COVID-19 to Drive Global Market

COVID-19, caused by a coronavirus, has been spreading rapidly across the globe. People infected with coronavirus experience symptoms of mild to moderate respiratory illnesses. The disease is known to spread through respiratory droplets of an infected person. The use of surgical masks was advocated for infected persons to curb the spread of the disease. As of January 13, 2021, around 92,751,889 people were infected with COVID-19 globally; of which, 19,85,603 people have succumbed to the virus. The rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases has fueled the demand for and supply of surgical masks 12-fold across the globe. For instance, China exported around 76 billion surgical masks across the globe from March 2020 to May 2020 against the total annual global production of 20 billion masks in 2019. Rise in fear of infection among people and asymptomatic spread of the disease have led to the usage of masks by all people, creating a strong demand for surgical masks. Furthermore, ongoing efforts to flatten the curve of the infection globally have prompted wearing of masks, which is known to minimize the spread of the infection. Hence, the growing pandemic of COVID-19, rise in fear among people, and healthcare professionals advocating usage of masks to reduce the risk of infection drive the global surgical masks market.

Increase in Geriatric Population to Propel Global Market

The geriatric population i.e., the population aged over 65, has been increasing significantly over the past few years. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the geriatric population is expected to account for over 16.7% of the global population in 2050. The population aged over 80 is anticipated to triple by 2050 compared to that in 2019. The geriatric population is increasing at a significant rate globally. Increase in longevity and decline in fertility rates are key factors contributing to the rise in the geriatric population. Rise in geriatric population, which is highly susceptible to infections, owing to their weakening immunity, fuels the need for surgical masks in order to protect themselves from respiratory infections. The prevalence of pulmonary diseases increases with age and contributes to higher morbidity and mortality. Common pulmonary diseases affecting the geriatric population include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, asthma, and pneumonia.

Presently, Europe has a significantly large geriatric population. Aging is associated with declining support for long-term caregiving from families and highly expensive formal long-term caregiving services. Hence, these structural changes in society are likely to lead to a rise in demand for healthcare services and ultimately escalate the demand for surgical masks.

Basic Surgical Masks to Witness High Demand

In terms of product, the global surgical masks market has been classified into basic surgical masks, anti-fog surgical masks, fluid/splash resistant surgical masks, N95 masks, and others.  The basic surgical masks segment dominated the global market in 2020 and the trend is projected to continue during the forecast period. The COVID-19 pandemic across the globe has significantly driven the demand for surgical masks. Majority of leading companies have nearly doubled their hospital surgical masks production capacity in order to meet the ongoing global demand.

Polypropylene to be Preferred Material for Surgical Masks

Based on material, the global surgical masks market has been divided into cellulose, polypropylene, and others. The polypropylene segment held the largest market share in 2020 and the trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. Polypropylene is a widely utilized material in the manufacture of surgical masks, primarily N95 masks. Surgical masks are made of non-woven fabric, which aids in better filtration of bacteria and air permeability.

Reusable Masks to Remain Attractive

In terms of type, the global surgical masks market has been bifurcated into disposable and reusable. The reusable segment held the largest market share in 2020 and the trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. The segment is driven by rise in coronavirus cases, which has led to the reuse of surgical masks after sterilization. However, the market has witnessed a paradigm shift toward disposable face masks, following the U.S. FDA order that surgical masks are meant for single use. This is expected to hamper the growth of the segment.

Ear-loop Face Masks to Dominate Global Market

Based on surgical mask, the global surgical masks market has been classified into tie-on masks, ear-loop face masks, and others. The ear-loop face masks segment dominated the global market in 2020 and the segment is projected to gain market share by the end of 2030. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the rise in demand for surgical masks, owing to the ongoing pandemic. Tie-on facial masks offer increased facial comfort and fit, and have a soft breathable inner lining. These masks are primarily utilized in intensive care practices, sterile processing departments, clinics, dental, isolation, patient care, and other medical practices.

Demand for High Barrier Masks Due to Higher Protection

In terms of protection type, the global surgical masks market has been divided into low barrier, moderate barrier, and high barrier. The high barrier segment held the largest market share in 2020 and is estimated to gain market share by the end of 2030. The growth of the segment can be attributed to higher bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE) and particle filtration efficiency (PFE) protection.

Hospitals to be Major End Users

Based on end user, the global surgical masks market has been divided into hospitals, diagnostic laboratories, clinics, academic & research centers, and others. The hospitals segment held the largest market share in 2020 and is estimated to gain market share by the end of 2030. The growth of the hospitals segment can be attributed to surge in the number of patients being admitted in hospitals suffering from COVID-19. This creates high demand for surgical masks. Additionally, increase in the number of surgical procedures being performed on an annual basis propels the segment.

Surgical Masks Market: Prominent Regions

The global surgical masks market has been segmented into five major regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global surgical masks market in 2020, followed by Europe. Well-established healthcare infrastructure, large number of patients infected with COVID-19 in North America, rise in demand for surgical masks in the U.S., and presence of a large number of domestic as well as multinational players operating in the market can be attributed to North America’s dominance of the global surgical masks market. The market in Asia Pacific is projected to expand at the highest CAGR during the forecast period, owing to a large patient pool of chronic diseases and infections in India, China, Australia, and New Zealand, rise in per capita healthcare expenditure, and increase in access to healthcare. The market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is anticipated to grow at a moderate pace during the forecast period.

Increase in Production Capacity to Meet Global Demand for Surgical Masks by Key Players to Augment Global Market

The global surgical masks market is fragmented in terms of number of players. A large number of players account for a significant share of the global market. Key players operating in the global surgical masks market include Stryker Corporation, 3M, KCWW, Honeywell International, Inc., Prestige Amritech, Ansell Ltd., Medline Industries, Inc., Henry Schein, Inc., Cardinal Health, AlphaProTech, and Makrite.

Market Segmentation

Surgical Masks Market, by Product

  • Basic Surgical Masks
  • Anti-fog Surgical Masks
  • Fluid/Splash Resistant Surgical Masks
  • N95 Masks
  • Others

Surgical Masks Market, by Material

  • Cellulose
  • Polypropylene
  • Others

Surgical Masks Market, by Type

  • Disposable
  • Reusable

Surgical Masks Market, by Surgical Mask

  • Tie-on Face Masks
  • Ear-loop Face Masks
  • Others

Surgical Masks Market, by Protection Type

  • High Barrier
  • Moderate Barrier
  • Low Barrier

Surgical Masks Market, by End User

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Clinics
  • Academic & Research Centers
  • Others

Surgical Masks Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Scope of the Report

VRR’s report on the global surgical masks market studies the past as well as current growth trends and opportunities to gain valuable insights of these indicators for the global market during the forecast period from 2021 to 2030. The report provides the overall revenue of the global surgical masks market from 2018 to 2030, considering 2021 as the base year and 2030 as the forecast year. The report also provides the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the global surgical masks market for the forecast period.

The report has been prepared after an extensive research. Primary research involved bulk of research efforts, wherein analysts carried out interviews with market leaders and opinion makers. Secondary research involved referring to key players’ product literature, annual reports, press releases, and relevant documents to understand the global surgical masks market.

Secondary research also included Internet sources, statistical data from government agencies, websites, and trade associations. Analysts also employed a combination of top-down and bottom-up approaches to study various phenomena in the global surgical masks market.

The report includes an elaborate executive summary, along with a snapshot of the growth pattern of various segments and sub-segments included in the scope of the study. Additionally, the report sheds light on the changing competition dynamics in the global surgical masks market. These indices serve as valuable tools for existing market players as well as for entities interested in participating in the global surgical masks market. The next section of the report highlights the USPs, which include pricing analysis, differences between surgical masks and N95 masks, surgical masks - manufacturing capabilities expansion, and COVID-19 pandemic impact on the global surgical masks market.

The report delves into the competition landscape of the global surgical masks market. Key players operating in the global surgical masks market have been identified and each one of these has been profiled for its distinguishing business attributes. Company overview, financial standings, recent developments, and SWOT are some of the attributes of players profiled in the global surgical masks market report.

Key Questions Answered

  • What will be the sales revenue generated by surgical masks across all regions during the forecast period?
  • What are the key trends in the global surgical masks market?
  • What are major drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global surgical masks market?
  • Which regional market is set to expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period?
  • Which application segment will generate the maximum revenue by 2030 and which product segment will expand at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period?

Research Objectives and Research Approach

The comprehensive report on the global surgical masks market begins with an overview of the market, followed by the scope and objectives of the study. Following this, the report provides detailed explanation of the objectives of the study and health care compliances laid down by accredited agencies in the purview of research in the global surgical masks market. It is followed by market introduction, market dynamics, and an overview of the global surgical masks market, which includes VRR’s analysis of market drivers, restraints, and trends affecting the market. Furthermore, Y-o-Y growth analysis with elaborate insights has been provided to understand the Y-o-Y growth trends of the global market. The next section of the global surgical masks market report highlights the USPs, which include pricing analysis, differences between surgical masks and N95 masks, surgical masks - manufacturing capabilities expansion, and COVID-19 pandemic impact on the global surgical masks market.

For reading comprehensibility, the report has been compiled in a chapter-wise layout, with each section divided into smaller ones. The entire report comprises an exhaustive collection of graphs and tables that are appropriately interspersed in the entire compilation. Pictorial representation of actual and projected values of key segments is visually appealing to readers. This also allows comparison of market shares of key segments in the past and at the end of the forecast period.

Revenue generated by key players in the global surgical masks market has been mapped to ascertain the size of the market in terms of value. The forecast presented here assesses the total revenue generated in the global surgical masks market. In order to provide an accurate forecast, we initiated by sizing up the current surgical masks market with the help of the parent market.

The report analyzes the global surgical masks market in terms of product, type, surgical mask, protection type, material, end user, and region. Key segments under each criteria have been studied at length and the market share of each of these by the end of 2030 has been provided. These valuable insights would help market stakeholders in making informed business decisions for investments in the global surgical masks market.


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