Gauze Swabs Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The Gauze Swabs Market is segmented by Type (Sterile Gauze Swabs, Non-Sterile Gauze Swabs), End User (Hospitals, Clinics, Home care), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

 Gauze Swabs Market Size
Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.3 %
Gauze Swabs Market key Players

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Market Overview

  • The gauze swabs market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period. 
  • The major factors responsible for the growth of the market are cost-effective, skin-friendly gauze swabs, and technological advancements in the gauze swabs market. 
  • Moreover, factors such as increasing road, households, and increasing sports accidents leading to the adoption of gauze swabs are driving the market to a certain extent. 
  • For instance, in 2017, according to the National Safety of Council, Globally, the number of injuries for basketball was 5 lakh which will lead to the adoption of gauze swabs for dressing purposes. 
  • The presence of such a large target patient pool will drive the market. 
  • Moreover, the rising aging population who are prone to surgeries also expected to drive the market as a lot number of gauze swabs are used in surgeries and injuries.

Scope of the Report

Gauze swabs are used for dressing material for cleaning the wound and prepare wound for dressing. They are cellulose gauze, which are being soaked in antiseptic liquid and wipe it over hard surfaces for cleaning the affected area. The gauze swabs market is segmented by type, end user, and geography.

By Type
Sterile Gauze Swabs
Non-Sterile Gauze Swabs
By End User
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Sterile Gauze Swabs Segment is Expected to contribute a Majority of Market Share in the Gauze Swabs Market

Sterile gauze swabs are used for temporary dressing purposes owing to which these are highly adopted by the physician as the healing process is much faster and, they are not sticking to the wound, which will further make changing the dressing procedure much easier. These advantages of sterile gauze swabs make this segment comparatively high over non-sterile gauze swabs. Moreover, these sterile gauze swabs are adopted by hospitals, diagnostic laboratories for several surgeries and result in promoting the segment growth.

In addition, the increasing incidences of sports injuries across the globe will result in adoptions of gauze swabs for dressing purposes and promote the overall market.

Gauze Swabs Market Share

North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Share in the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period

North America expected to hold a major market share in the global Gauze Swabs market attributing to increasing healthcare expenditure, presence of well-established healthcare infrastructure and aging population in the United States. Aging population will be more prone to various types of surgeries such as surgeries related to cardiac, pulmonary diseases, abdominal and many more wherein these products are widely used. Furthermore, increasing incidence of accidents is also promoting the adoption of gauze swabs and fuelling the growth of the overall regional market to a large extent.

Asia pacific will going to have a lucrative opportunity as developing countries like India have high incidences of road accidents which further contribute to the adoption of gauze swabs markets for dressing purposes.

Gauze Swabs Market Forecast

Competitive Landscape

The gauze swabs market is fragmented competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players are currently dominating the market. Some of the companies which are currently dominating the market are Cardinal Health, 3M, JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Medline Industries Inc., Winner Medical Group Inc., BSN medical, Aero Healthcare, and Baxter International.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Road Households and Sports Accidents

      2. 4.2.2 Rising Number of Surgeries across the Globe

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High cost of dressings

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Sterile Gauze Swabs

      2. 5.1.2 Non-Sterile Gauze Swabs

    2. 5.2 By End User

      1. 5.2.1 Hospitals

      2. 5.2.2 Clinics

      3. 5.2.3 Homecare

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Cardinal Health

      2. 6.1.2 3M Company

      3. 6.1.3 JOHNSON & JOHNSON

      4. 6.1.4 Medline Industries Inc

      5. 6.1.5 Winner Medical Group Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 BSN medical

      7. 6.1.7 Aero Healthcare

      8. 6.1.8 Baxter International

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Gauze Swabs Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Gauze Swabs Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.3% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2021.

Cardinal Health, Medline Industries, Winner Medical Group Inc, Aero Healthcare, 3M are the major companies operating in Gauze Swabs Market.

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