North America PPE Market Research Report – Segmented By Product, End User & Country (The United States, Canada and Rest of North America) - Industry Analysis on Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 11864
Pages: 100

North American PPE Market Size (2023 to 2028)

The size of the North America personal protection equipment (PPE) market is expected to be growing at a promising CAGR during the forecast period.

Rising healthcare expenditure and growing awareness of nosocomial and other infections and complications are expected to drive demand for the North American personal protective equipment (PPE) market during the forecast period. In addition, factors such as growing health problems caused by unhealthy lifestyles and the growth of the geriatric population are expected to drive regional demand for health services, which in turn will positively influence overall market growth.

In addition, strict government regulations in the United States and Canada regarding the safety of patients, physicians, and other healthcare professionals in hospitals and facilities, as well as penalties for non-compliance, have increased the adoption of disposable gloves. In addition, this protective equipment is widely used in the healthcare industry to protect healthcare workers from infections and health hazards. For example, according to the 2010 US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) memorandum, workers in the oil and gas industry must wear clothing resistant to heat and fire.

Factors such as increased automation in end-use industries, the high price of specialty clothing, and increased comfort associated with functionality are holding back the growth of the North American PPE market.

Impact of COVID-19 on the North American PPE Market:

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in North America has further increased the demand for personal protective equipment, especially in the healthcare sector, resulting in an insufficient supply of PPE. Therefore, to remedy the situation, various manufacturers have increased their production capacities and expanded their manufacturing facilities to meet the growing demand.

In addition, to alleviate the shortage of personal protective equipment, automotive, clothing, and other companies also produce personal protective equipment such as face masks and face shields for frontline healthcare workers. Additionally, the United States has enacted special laws such as the Defense Production Act (DPA) to increase the production of personal protective equipment and restrict the export of scarce medical resources for home use during the COVID-19 crisis.

This research report on the North America PPE market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories:

By Product:

  • Head, Eye & Face Protection

  • Hearing Protection

  • Protective Clothing

    • Heat & Flame Protection

    • Chemical Defending

    • Cleanroom Clothing

    • Mechanical Protective Clothing

    • Limited General Use

    • Others

  • Respiratory Protection

    • Air-purifying Respirators

    • Supplied Air Respirators

  • Protective Footwear

    • Leather

    • Rubber

    • PVC

    • Polyurethane

    • Others

  • Fall Protection

  • Hand Protection

    • Disposable Gloves

      • By Type

        • General Purpose

        • Chemical Handling

        • Sterile Gloves

        • Surgical

        • Others

      • By Material

        • Natural Rubber

        • Nitrile

        • Neoprene

        • Vinyl

        • Others

    • Durable Gloves

      • Mechanical Gloves

      • Chemical Handling

      • Thermal/Flame Retardant

      • Others

  • Others

By End-User:

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing

  • Oil & Gas

  • Chemicals

  • Food

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Healthcare

  • Transportation

  • Mining

  • Others

By Country:

  • The United States

  • Canada

  • Rest of North America

Geographically, the United States PPE market dominated the market for personal protective equipment in the North American region and accounted for 82% of the revenue share in 2020. The presence of a large geriatric population base in the country, infrastructure and sophisticated healthcare levels relatively higher disposable income for patients is some of the key drivers of the healthcare industry in the United States, which in turn is likely to have a positive impact on the overall market growth during the forecast period.

Additionally, the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country has increased the demand for PPE for healthcare to reduce transmission. This, in turn, has led to a shortage of various personal protective equipment products for healthcare. As a result, several manufacturers nationwide are working closely with government authorities to narrow the gap between supply and demand.

Canada is expected to register at a CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period. Several factors, including the increase in the elderly population and substantial investments in the public and private sectors, are expected to boost the health sector in the country, which, in turn, is expected to positively impact the demand for PPE products during the forecast period.

Mexico is expected to experience significant growth during the forecast period due to several factors, such as improved health infrastructure and increased medical tourism. In addition, other factors such as population growth, more disposable income, and high incidences of infectious diseases are expected to drive great demand for healthcare services, which will benefit the market growth.


This report's notable players profiled in the North American PPE market are 3M, Honeywell International, Inc., DuPont, Cardinal Health, Medline Industries, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Ansell Ltd., MSA Safety Inc., O&M Halyard, Inc.

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