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Key Insights

Rising Awareness Related to Workers Health & Safety to Steer Market Growth

Increasing cases of fatalities in construction and industrial sector is anticipated to drive market growth of personal protective equipment industry over the coming years. As per the data published by the United States Department of Labor, total number of work fatalities in the country reached 4,779 in 2018. Out of the aforementioned figures nearly 21% of fatalities were from construction sector.

Many countries around the globe are working on various regulatory policies and compliances to counter challenge related to workplace safety. For instance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  is collaborating with various safety organization to promote workplace safety norms through a social incentive of awards and recognition. Such efforts are likely to positively influence the market dynamics of personal protective equipment industry over the coming years.

Global Pandemic Boosting Personal Protective Equipment Demand

As the coronavirus cases around the globe touches more than 2 million personnels, the demand for personal protective gears is witnessing greater demand from countries such as the U.S., UK, India,  and many others. For instance, UK is set to import nearly 55,000 protective gowns to fight rising number of infected cases. Similarly, India is set to import nearly 10 million PPE kits inclusive of N95 masks. The progressing demand for protective gears is already creating challenges for the vendors of the industry, with many companies opting for capacity expansion.

 The number of infected cases around the globe continues to spike. World Health Organization has posted a warning related to the shortage of protective gears.To counter shortage, many vendors within the PPE industry are expanding their production capacities. For instance, Medicom production facility in Georgia, U.S. is set to go online for 24 hours in order to ramp up production.

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Product Outlook

On the basis of product,  market is segmented into head, eye & face protection, protective clothing, fall protection, respiratory protection, protective footwear, hand protection, and others. Among this category, respiratory protection segment is projected to observe swift growth over the short term period owing to the recent global pandemic scenario.

Increasing number of fatalities related to sectors such as construction, mining, and others is likely to positively influence the demand for protective footwear, gloves, and masks. Rapidly evolving policies to enforce workplace safety norms across European and North American region is predicted to drive the demand for protective gears and equipment.

Focus towards offering durable protective clothing In sectors such as construction, mining,  oil & gas,, and processing industries is likely to positively influence market growth. Similar demand is likely to be observed from healthcare sector with enhanced requirement for disposable clothing to avoid any type of contamination. Factors as mentioned above is projected to offer significant demand for PPE over the forecast period.

End-Use Outlook

On the basis of end-use, market is segmented into construction, oil & gas, chemicals, food, transportation, mining, pharmaceutical, and others. Among this, manufacturing sector is poised to show strong growth over the forecast period. Manufacturing sector which is hard hit by the pandemic is likely to show the signs of rebound backed by financial support in 2021. This is likely to positively influence the demand for PPE over the predicted timeline.

Increasing number of industrial fatalities in emerging countries of Asia Pacific region due to lack of regulatory norms related to workplace safety is likely to push the market growth. Governments of the region are forming policies to promote workplace safety and thereby creating positive ambience for the growth of PPE industry.

Mining sector is predicted to be one of the key end-use sector and  is anticipated to remain most influential segment over the coming years. Mining industry workers are prone towards hazards such as chemicals, gases, and airborne containments. Rising cases due to airborne containment is predicted to spur market growth of personal protective equipment over the forecast period.

Competitive Landscape

The key vendors of the industry include Medicom, 3M, Ansell, Alpha Pro Tech Limited, Honeywell International, Lakeland Industries, JAL Group, Avon Rubber, Uvex  Safety Group, and Mallcom Ltd.

The vendors of the industry are focusing towards capacity expansion to fight the global pandemic of corona. In addition,  industry participants are pivoting towards portfolio expansion and product development.


Personal protective equipment is defined as the equipment used to minimize the impact of the hazard related to workplace environment. It includes series of clothing to avoid any kind of injury related to workplace.

Global Personal Protective Equipment  Market Segmentation

By Product

- Head, Eye & Face Protection

-Hearing Protection

-Protective Clothing

-Respiratory Protection

-Protective Footwear

-Fall Protection

-Hand Protection


By End-Use






       -Oil & Gas




Research Scope and Deliverable's

  • Overview & Executive Summary
  • Market Drivers, Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
  • Market Size and Forecast Projections
  • Macroeconomic Indicators of Various Countries Impacting the Growth of the Market
  • Extensive Coverage of Industry Players including Recent Product Launches and Market Activities
  • Porter’s Five Force Analysis

Key Questions Answered in the Personal Protective Equipment Industry Report

  • What is the overall market size in 2019? What will be the market growth during the forecast period i.e. 2019-2027?
  • Which region would have a high demand for the product in the upcoming years?
  • What are the factors driving the growth of the market?
  • Which sub-market will make the most significant contribution to the market?
  • What are the market opportunities for existing and entry-level players?
  • What are various long-term and short-term strategies adopted by the market players?

1. Research Framework
1.1. Research Objective
1.2. Type Overview
1.3. Market Segmentation
2. Research Methodology
2.1. Qualitative Research
2.1.1. Primary & Secondary Types
2.2. Quantitative Research
2.2.1. Primary & Secondary Types
2.3. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
2.3.1. Secondary Research
2.3.2. Primary Research
2.4. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents
2.5. Market Size Estimation
2.6. Assumption For The Study
2.7. Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation

3. Executive Summary

4. Global Personal Protective Equipment Insights
4.1. Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.2. DROC Analysis
4.2.1. Growth Drivers
4.2.2. Restraints
4.2.3. Opportunities
4.2.4. Challenges
4.3. Technological Landscape
4.4. Regulatory Framework
4.5. Company Market Share Analysis,2018
4.6. Porter’s Five forces analysis
4.6.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.6.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.6.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.6.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.6.5. Intensity of Rivalry

5. Global Personal Protective Equipment Market Overview
5.1. Market Size& Forecast By Value, 2014-2024
5.1.1. By Value (USD Billion)
5.2. Market Share & Forecast
5.2.1. By Product Head, Eye & Face Protection Hearing Protection Protective Clothing Respiratory Protection Protective Footwear Fall Protection Hand Protection
5.2.2. By End-User Construction Manufacturing Oil & Gas Chemicals Pharmaceutical Food Transportation Mining Others
5.2.3. By Region North America Europe Asia Pacific Latin America Middle East & Africa

6. North America Personal Protective Equipment Market
6.1. Market Size& Forecast By Value, 2014-2024
6.1.1. By Value (USD Billion)
6.2. Market Share & Forecast
6.2.1. By Product
6.2.2. By End-User
6.2.3. By Country U.S Canada

7. Europe Personal Protective Equipment Market
7.1. Market Size& Forecast By Value, 2014-2024
7.1.1. By Value (USD Billion)
7.2. Market Share & Forecast
7.2.1. By Product
7.2.2. By End-User
7.2.3. By Country Germany U.K France Italy Rest of Europe

8. Asia Pacific Personal Protective Equipment Market
8.1. Market Size& Forecast By Value, 2014-2024
8.1.1. By Value (USD Billion)
8.2. Market Share & Forecast
8.2.1. By Product
8.2.2. By End-User
8.2.3. By Country China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia Pacific

9. Latin America Personal Protective Equipment Market
9.1. Market Size& Forecast By Value, 2014-2024
9.1.1. By Value (USD Billion)
9.2. Market Share & Forecast
9.2.1. By Product
9.2.2. By End-User
9.2.3. By Country Brazil Mexico Argentina Rest of Latin America

10. Middle East & Africa Personal Protective Equipment Market
10.1. Market Size& Forecast By Value, 2014-2024
10.1.1. By Value (USD Billion)
10.2. Market Share & Forecast
10.2.1. By Product
10.2.2. By End-User
10.2.3. By Country Saudi Arabia UAE South Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa

11. Company Profile (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Type landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, and Strategic Outlook)
11.1. Honeywell International Inc.
11.2. 3M Co.
11.3. E I Dupont De Nemours and Co.
11.4. Kimberly-Clark Corporation
11.5. MSA Safety Inc.
11.6. Lakeland Industries Inc.
11.7. Ansell Limited
11.8. Alpha Pro Tech LtD
11.9. Sioen Industries NV
11.10. Radians Inc.
11.11. Other Major and Niche Players

*Financial Details will be captured as per data availability in case of unlisted companies
**The segmentation and the companies are subjected to modifications based on the in-depth secondary for the final deliverable.

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