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Personal Protective Equipment Market - By Type (Hands & Arm Protection, Protective Clothing, Foot & Leg Protection, Respiratory Protection, Head Protection), End-Use Industry (Manufacturing, Construction, Oil & Gas, Healthcare) & By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa) - Global Industry Analysis on Size, Share, Trends, Growth & Forecast Report | 2022 to 2027

Published: January, 2022
ID: 8416
Pages: 175
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Personal Protective Equipment Market Size, Share (2022 - 2027)

The personal protective equipment market was expected to be valued at USD 59.21 Billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 68.10 Billion by 2026 with a CAGR of 12.20% during the forecast period. 

Personal protective equipment (PPE) includes head, eye, and face protection, hearing protection, protective clothing, respiratory protection, professional footwear, and others. It is used to protect the body from direct exposure to harmful chemicals, gas, rays, and others. It has found applications across many industries like construction, manufacturing, oil and gas, chemicals, food, pharmaceuticals, transportation, and others. They are also used for government projects and other mid-scale projects.

Drivers in the personal protective equipment market:

The main factor driving the growth of the global personal protective equipment market is the favorable occupational safety regulations coupled with the increasing importance of safety & security at workplaces. The mandated policies by various companies to use PPE kits during work are going to positively influence the global market. The regulations set by companies and agencies also provide details about the type of PPE kit to be used according to the risk factor associated. 

The rising concern for the safety and security of workers to provide a safe and healthy environment has increased the demand for PPE kits as the lack of safety of workers can tarnish a company or an agency’s reputation. The technological advances have made the PPE kits more prominent with time and increased their applications, supporting the growth rate during the review period. The surge in demand for sustainable raw materials to be used in PPE kits will further improve the market. The rising in construction activities in some regions during the forecast period will be proved beneficial for the market.

Restraints in the personal protective equipment market

The main factor hindering the growth of the global Personal Protective Equipment market is the high cost of material used for the kits making it not affordable for many but purchased to avoid safety regulations. Another major reason that might hamper the growth rate is an increase in automation in the end-user industry, which reduces the use and demand of PPE kits. The companies are finding it very challenging to make such suits that are more comfortable with increased functionality and low cost.

Personal protective equipment market Segmentation

By Product Type:

  • Hands & Arm Protection
  • Protective Clothing
  • Foot & Leg Protection
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Eye & Face Protection
  • Head Protection

Hand protection equipment is required to protect the hands of workers working in industries such as construction, food processing, oil & gas, and metal fabrication.  The respiratory protection segment is expected to grow with the highest CAGR of 12.8% during the forecast period. The respiratory protection devices are used to protect from hazardous gas, particles, chemical agents, and biological contaminants. They also protect from toxic particles that can enter inside the body while working in metalworking, welding, and general manufacturing industries. Foot and leg protection segment is expected to grow at a good rate during the forecast period. 

By End-User

  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Food
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare
  • Transportation
  • Mining, and Others

The Healthcare segment is expected to grow at the fastest rate in the future due to increasing demand for respiratory protection, protective clothing, and hand protection to ensure employee safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Oil & Gas industry workers are exposed to falls, explosions & fires, vehicle collisions, and machine hazards and thus increasing the demand for PPE kits from the oil and gas industry for the workforce.

Personal Protective Equipment Market By Regional Analysis:

  • North America 
  • Europe 
  • Asia pacific 
  • Latin America 
  • The Middle East and Africa 

The Europe region has the largest market share in 2019. The main factor responsible for this region's dominance is the increasing demand for high-utility protective equipment across several core industries, such as metal manufacturing, oil & gas, automotive, and refining. Rising awareness due to government initiatives will further improve the demand for the products.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a high rate during the outlook period. Increasing industrialization, technological innovation, and raising awareness are the main factors responsible for the high growth rate. The increasing manufacturing industry to meet the demands of the increasing population in the region will improve the market revenue.

The North American region is estimated to grow at a good rate in the future. Rapidly growing end-use industries including oil & gas, healthcare, chemicals, and others are anticipated to augment product demand. The norms and regulations set by firms to improve the workers' safety and security are responsible for the increasing demand for PPE Equipment in this area.

COVID-19 Impact on Personal Protective Equipment Market

The coronavirus has positively impacted the global Personal Protective Equipment Market and is going to further improve the market during the initial years of the forecast period. The rising prevalence of coronavirus has augmented the need for PPE kits worldwide. COVID-19 spreads through direct contact between the infected and the non-affected person. To restrict the spread of viruses the PPE kits use is most essential. The increasing cases of coronavirus have prompted the government to increase the supply of PPE kits by giving contracts to new firms and making more orders to old firms. The PPE kits are now mostly being used by hospital workers and other frontline workers for their protection as these people are in direct contact with corona positive patients. 

Recent Developments

In December 2019, Ansell Limited, a renowned company in safety solutions announced a partnership with ProGlove, a leading provider of industrial wearables, to develop hand protection solutions utilizing technology to ensure the right personal protective equipment compliance in the workplace.

The major players involved in the making of the Personal Protective Equipment Market:

3M Company

Honeywell International, Inc

Alpha Pro Tech

Ansell Ltd

Avon Protective Systems, Inc

JAL Group France SAS


Oftenrich Holdings Company Limited (Golden Chang)

UVEX Safety Group GmbH

Rock Fall Limited

DowDuPont Inc

BartelsRieger Atemschutztechnik GmbH & Co. KG

MSA Company


Radians, Poison Corporation, Cigweld, and Gateway Safety, Inc

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