Surgical Gloves Market Size
|2019 - 2029
|Base Year For Estimation
|Fastest Growing Market
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
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Surgical Gloves Market Analysis
The surgical gloves market is expected to register a CAGR of around 10.5% over the forecast period.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to disruptions in the supply chains, resulting in a hike in gloves prices. For instance, as per the report updated by the International Finance Corporation, a World Bank Group in March 2021, during the initial phase of the pandemic, the demand for surgical gloves in Latin America increased by approximately 250% in the first quarter of the pandemic leading to a surge in the prices of gloves in the region by 50%. However, owing to the decline in COVID-19 cases and the resumption of the supply chain, the surgical gloves market is expected to have stable growth in the post-pandemic period.
Factors such as the growing burden of hospital-acquired infections and increasing surgical procedures are expected to increase the demand for surgical gloves, thereby driving market growth. Healthcare professionals, particularly during surgical procedures, rely heavily on protective measures, including surgical gloves, to mitigate the risk of infection transmission. For instance, according to the report published by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in 2021-2022 up to September 2021, about 0.83 million people visited OPDs, and around 33,830 surgeries were performed in Safdarjung Hospital, India. Similarly, according to an article published by WHO in May 2022, 7 patients in high-income countries and 15 in low- and middle-income countries out of every 100 patients in acute care hospitals contracted at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI) while hospitalised. Thus, due to the significant burden of hospital-acquired infections and the high frequency of surgical procedures, the demand for surgical gloves has increased, leading to market growth over the forecast.
Furthermore, the government took various initiatives and key market players, such as product launches, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships, to increase the product footprint. Hence, the market is expected to grow during the forecast period. For instance, in April 2022, Showa Group on earth day reported the FDA 510(k) medical approval for biodegradable, single-use nitrile gloves, Showa M7005PFA gloves for medical usage, worn on the surgeon's hands to prevent contamination.
Hence, the surgical gloves market is anticipated to grow over the forecast period due to factors such as the growing burden of hospital-acquired infections and the high number of surgical procedures. However, lack of awareness regarding hospital-acquired infections and hygiene standards are some factors hindering the market's growth.
Surgical Gloves Market Trends
Disposable Surgical Gloves Segment is Expected to Exhibit a Significant Market Growth Over the Forecast Period
Disposable gloves are single-use protective hand coverings that are discarded after each use. Their primary function is to prevent the transmission of germs and infections to healthcare professionals, particularly surgeons. Through their prompt disposal, disposable gloves effectively mitigate the transfer of microorganisms and potentially infectious substances, safeguarding against potential health hazards. The disposable surgical gloves segment is expected to show significant growth in the surgical gloves market owing to the high demand for disposable surgical gloves over reusable gloves due to the disposability feature of these gloves, which guarantees a superior standard of hygiene and significantly diminishes the likelihood of cross-contamination among patients. For instance, according to an article published by Sterimax Global in April 2022, nitrile gloves are the most widely used disposable gloves, suitable for medical applications. However, reusable nitrile gloves must be sufficiently thick and undamaged, which is hard to maintain. Thus, due to the advantage of disposable gloves over reusable gloves, there will be significant growth in the segmental market.
Additionally, an increase in hospital-acquired infection is expected to drive segmental growth. For instance, according to an article published by the National Library of Medicine in February 2023, the prevalence of hospital-acquired infections in Southeast Asia was 21.6 %. Indonesia had the highest prevalence rate of 30.4%, whereas Singapore had the lowest prevalence rate of 8.4%. Thus, with the high prevalence of infections in hospitals, the demand for disposable surgical gloves for patients and healthcare provider safety is expected to increase, leading to market growth.
Furthermore, the strategic initiatives taken by the government and market players are also propelling the market's growth. For instance, in May 2021, the Department of Defense (DOD), on behalf of and in coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded a USD 63.6 million contract to US Medical Glove Company, LLC. to increase domestic production capacity of disposable nitrile gloves in the United States.
Thus, because of the factors such as the high demand for disposable surgical gloves and the increasing number of infections in hospitals, the disposable surgical gloves segment is expected to grow over the forecast period.
North America is Expected to Hold a Significant Share in the Market Over the Forecast Period
North America is expected to dominate the surgical gloves market due to a growing number of hospital admissions, many surgical procedures, and strict regulatory guidelines. For instance, an article by the National Library of Medicine published in January 2023 reported more than three million surgical cases annually in the United States. Additionally, according to the America Hospital Association report of 2023, total admissions in all United States Hospitals were approximately 34.01 million, comprising 32 million in community hospitals. Thus, with an increase in hospital admissions and surgical procedure, the demand for surgical gloves increase, leading to market growth in the region.
Furthermore, an increase in surgery cases in Canada will likely bolster the surgical gloves market over the forecast period. For instance, according to the Hub press release in December 2022, the government pushed more than 200,000 surgeries and procedures in 2022-23 with incentives to hospitals. Also, according to the report published by the National Institute of Statistics and Geography Health Statistics in 2021, around 313,104 cesarean sections were performed in private health establishments, corresponding to 24% of surgical medical procedures in 2021 in Mexico. Hence, many surgical procedures lead to the need for aftercare and rest, driving Canada's surgical gloves market growth.
Furthermore, competitors, product launches, strategic alliances such as partnerships, collaboration, mergers, and high regional healthcare expenditure promote market growth. For instance, in February 2021, Texas Medical Technology, a supplier and distributor of medical equipment, reported a partnership with My Protect Kit, LLC, which is a provider of premium personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, so that it can manufacture surgical glove within the 'My Protect Kit'. Through the partnership, Texas Medical Technology leveraged its production infrastructure to supply and manufacture the items that make up My Protect Kit. Thus, such an initiative is expected to drive market growth in the region.
Hence, the market is expected to witness significant growth over the forecast period due to factors such as a growing number of hospital admissions and a high number of surgical procedures.
Surgical Gloves Industry Overview
The surgical gloves market is fragmented in nature due to the presence of several companies operating globally as well as regionally. Some of the key companies in the market are Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Sempermed, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Cardinal Health Inc., Ansell Ltd., Berner International GmbH, Erenler Medikal, Medline Industries, Inc. and Shield Scientific, are among others.
Surgical Gloves Market Leaders
Cardinal Health Inc.
Top Glove Corporation Bhd
Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
Surgical Gloves Market News
- In December 2022, Semperit AG Holding reported an agreement with the Southeast Asian glove producer HARPS GLOBAL PTE. LTD. on the sale of its medical business (surgical and examination gloves). The production of surgical gloves in Wimpassing, Austria, and their packaging in Sopron, Hungary, will continue as contract manufacturing for the buyer for several years.
- In May 2022, Rubber compound provider GIIB Holdings Bhd launched its first glove manufacturing plant in Nilai, Malaysia. The launch of the glove manufacturing plant marked the group's successful foray into the glove-making scene. The production lines are interchangeable to produce latex or nitrile gloves.
Surgical Gloves Market Report - Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 High Burden of Hospital Acquired Infections
4.2.2 Increasing Surgical Procedures
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Lack of Awareness Regarding Hospital Acquired Infections and Hygiene Standards
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD Million)
5.1 By Product
5.1.1 Latex Gloves
5.1.2 Vinyl Gloves
5.1.3 Nitrile Gloves
5.1.4 Neoprene Gloves
5.2 By Usage
5.2.1 Disposable Gloves
5.2.2 Reusable Gloves
5.3 By Form
5.4 By End-User
5.4.1 Hospitals & Clinics
5.4.2 Diagnostic Centers
5.5.1 North America
22.214.171.124 United States
126.96.36.199 United Kingdom
188.8.131.52 Rest of Europe
184.108.40.206 South Korea
220.127.116.11 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.5.4 Middle East and Africa
18.104.22.168 South Africa
22.214.171.124 Rest of Middle East and Africa
5.5.5 South America
126.96.36.199 Rest of South America
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Ansell Ltd.
6.1.2 Berner International GmbH
6.1.3 Cardinal Health Inc.
6.1.4 Erenler Medikal
6.1.5 Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
6.1.6 Medline Industries, Inc.
6.1.8 Shield Scientific
6.1.9 Supermax Corporation Berhad
6.1.10 Top Glove Corporation Berhad
6.1.11 3M Company
6.1.12 Dynarex Corporation
- *List Not Exhaustive
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
Surgical Gloves Market Research FAQs
What is the current Global Surgical Gloves Market size?
The Global Surgical Gloves Market is projected to register a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period (2024-2029)
Who are the key players in Global Surgical Gloves Market?
Ansell Ltd., Cardinal Health Inc., Sempermed, Top Glove Corporation Bhd and Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd are the major companies operating in the Global Surgical Gloves Market.
Which is the fastest growing region in Global Surgical Gloves Market?
Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).
Which region has the biggest share in Global Surgical Gloves Market?
In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Surgical Gloves Market.
What years does this Global Surgical Gloves Market cover?
The report covers the Global Surgical Gloves Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Surgical Gloves Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.
Surgical Gloves Industry Report
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