Global Medical Gloves Market Report 2022-2026

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Global Medical Gloves Market to Reach US$29.8 trillion by the year 2026

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Medical Gloves estimated at US$21.8 trillion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$29.8 trillion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 13.2% over the analysis period.

Although a commodity, the criticality of medical gloves continues to rise in wake of growing spread of infectious diseases, increasing incidence of hospital-acquired infections, and growing awareness on safety. In an era where infectious diseases such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, AIDS, SARS, Dengue, Ebola and Zika elude medical defenses and treatment, the need for superior quality and highly functional protective gloves is more pronounced than ever in endeavors to prevent spread of diseases in hospitals.

The need and demand for disposable types of medical gloves surged in the wake of growing nosocomial or hospital acquired infections over the years. The technology behind medical gloves has grown considerably over the years. Persistent increase in incidence of infectious and chronic diseases, rising concerns about personal safety and sanitation and strict regulations in place pertinent to the use of personal protective equipment are fueling demand for medical gloves. Also driving growth is the development of healthcare infrastructure in developing nations and the increase in number of hospitals and other care facilities.

Examination Gloves, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 14% CAGR to reach US$26.4 trillion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Surgical Gloves segment is readjusted to a revised 9.7% CAGR for the next 7-year period.

This segment currently accounts for a 20.7% share of the global Medical Gloves market. Examination gloves are widely used due to their extensive use by medical practitioners during patient examinations. As the number of infectious diseases continue to increase around the world, the demand for examination gloves is on the rise.

In the coming years, the growing need for early detection and diagnosis of diseases and the steady rise in routine diagnostic tests will spur demand for examination gloves. Surgical gloves, used while performing surgical procedures, are witnessing growing demand led by the rise in surgeries in both developed and developing regions. Growing prevalence of chronic diseases and other medical conditions that contribute to the need for surgical interventions is giving impetus to the market.

The US Market is Estimated at $6.9 trillion in 2022, While China is Forecast to Reach $6 trillion by 2026

The Medical Gloves market in the US is estimated at US$6.9 trillion in the year 2022. The country currently accounts for a 31.7% share in the global market. Chinathe world’s second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$6 trillion in the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 15.1% through the analysis period.

Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan other Canada, each forecast to grow at 11.3% and 12% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 12.1% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$676.4 million by the end of the analysis period.

The United States dominates the global market for medical gloves on account of high level of awareness about hygiene and the role of these gloves in preventing spread of infectious diseases. The US is poised to retain its leading position in the coming years due to its advanced healthcare setup, strong focus on minimizing the risk of healthcare associated infections and increasing demand for quality polyisoprene medical gloves in surgeries.

The market is also propelled by the high cost of medical gloves and the presence of numerous suppliers across the region. In addition, the presence of an extensive base of patient population and high R&D investment are anticipated to drive regional adoption of disposable medical gloves.

Europe is projected to remain the second leading market in the global medical gloves market due to increasing healthcare spending and extensive adoption of disposable medical gloves while performing surgical procedures. Increasing medical tourism, efficient supply chain, and enforcement of stringent regulations to control cross-contamination are anticipated to help the regional market in exhibiting incremental gains.

While developed regions remain major revenue contributors, developing regions, especially China other Asia Pacific, have evolved into fastest growing regional markets. Growing healthcare spending and a significant base of patient population are likely to present lucrative opportunities in China. While similar trends prevail in Asia Pacificthe regional market is also anticipated to gain from growing prevalence of chronic and infectious diseases.

Rising cases of chronic diseases like diabetic foot ulcers and cancer along with infective conditions including STDs and HIV across emerging countries are expected to provide a notable impetus to the market. Asia Pacific is also the leading provider of rubber gloves and plays an important role in addressing global demand.

The region’s dominance is attributed to the presence of advanced rubber manufacturing units in Malaysia, Thailand other Indonesia. The regional market for medical gloves is likely to be also propelled by increasing medical tourism, adoption of sophisticated products and rising healthcare awareness across rural areas.

What’s New for 2022?

  • Global competitiveness and key competitor percentage market shares

  • Market presence across multiple geographies – Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial

  • Online interactive peer-to-peer collaborative bespoke updates

  • Access to the publisher’s digital archives and Research Platform

  • Complimentary updates for one year

Key topics covered:




  • Gloves Become an Important Weapon to Fight Against COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Pandemic Propels Production and Sales of Medical Gloves

  • Risk of Skin Damage due to Excessive Glove Usage: A Concern Amidst the Pandemic

  • Excessive Glove Usage and Increase in Medical Waste Give Rise to Environmental Concerns

  • Pandemic Leads to Spike in Prices of Medical Gloves

  • Medical Gloves: Global Market Prospects & Outlook

  • Disposable Medical Gloves Find Wider Acceptance

  • Surgical Gloves to Post Healthy Gains

  • Powder Free Gloves Enjoy High Popularity

  • Hospitals & Clinics Remain Primary End-User of Disposable Medical Gloves

  • Developed Regions Remain Major Revenue Contributors, Developing Regions Evolve into Fastest Growing Markets

  • Global Production Landscape: Malaysia Leads the Production of Disposable Gloves

  • Malaysia Ramps Up Production to Cater to Surging Global Demand Amidst the Pandemic

  • Top Glove: The Largest Rubber Glove Manufacturer

  • Top Gloves Manufacturers Worldwide: Capacity in Billion Pieces for Top Glove, Hartalega, Kossan, and Supermax

  • Hartalega Leads in Nitrile Gloves Segment

  • Supermax & Kossan: Other Leading Malaysian Manufacturers

  • Medical Gloves: An Introduction

  • Latex gloves

  • Latex alternatives

  • Polymer Coatings: Technological Advancements

  • Benefits & Drawbacks of Latex and Non-Latex Gloves

  • Types of medical gloves

  • Examination Gloves

  • Surgical Gloves

  • Powdered and Powder-Free Gloves

  • World Brands

  • Recent Market Activity

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS Select Competitors (Total 229 Featured)

  • Ansell Healthcare Products, LLC

  • B.Braun Melsungen AG

  • Cardinal Health, Inc.

  • Cypress Medical Products, LLC

  • Halyard Health, Inc.

  • Hartalega Holdings Bhd

  • Kossan Rubber Industries BHD

  • Molnlycke Health Care AB

  • Paul Hartmann AG

  • Rubberex Corporation (M) Berhad

  • Semperit AG Holding

  • Shijiazhuang Hongray Group

  • Supermax Corporation Berhad

  • Top Glove Corporation Bhd

  • Vulkan Medical AS


  • An Insight into Global Rubber Gloves Market

  • Innovations Drive Growth

  • Select Innovations

  • Focus on Hygiene & Safety Amidst the Pandemic to Fuel Demand for Disposable Medical Gloves

  • Surging Demand for Disposable Gloves Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Significance of Hand Protection in Hospitals and Laboratories Drives Demand for Medical Gloves

  • Rising Number of Medical Professionals and Surgeries Drive Growth in Market

  • Rising Incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections Propels Market Growth

  • Rising Cases of Chronic Wounds Propel Need for Medical Gloves

  • Growth in Number of Surgical Procedures to Propel Demand

  • Medical Gloves Demand Benefits from the Rise in Number of Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeries

  • Increasing Patient Population & Medical Tourism Propel the Market

  • Growing Needs of Aging Population Spur Demand for Medical Gloves

  • Improving Healthcare Expenditure Turbo Charges Demand

  • Rise in Number of Diagnostic Laboratories Spurs Demand for Medical Gloves

  • Trend towards Powderless Examination Gloves for Medical Use

  • Latex Gloves Rapidly Lose Share to Synthetic Gloves

  • Nitrile Gloves: An Effective Synthetic Alternative to Natural Rubber Latex Gloves

  • Nitrile Gloves Market Witnesses Exponential Demand amid COVID-19 Crisis

  • Nitrile Gloves Witness Surging Demand

  • Medical Nitrile Gloves Market Ends Stellar Opportunities for Growth

  • Vinyl Disposable Gloves Laced with Inherent Drawbacks

  • Manufacturers of NR Latex Gloves Rise to the Challenge

  • Underplayed Advantages of NRL: Hoping to Reinstate Consumer Confidence

  • Surgical Gloves: Shaped by Comfort, Fit & Barrier Protection

  • COVID-19-Induced Shortages of Surgical Gloves despite Capacity Expansions

  • Surgical Gloves Market Posts Healthy Growth as Demand Continues Skewing Upside

  • Pent-Up Elective Surgery Demand Bodes Well for Surgical Gloves

  • Exploding Demand & Price Spree Enjoyed by Surgical Gloves to Subside Gradually

  • Sustainability as a Prominent Buzzword in Surgical Gloves Space

  • New Surgical Gloves to Mitigate Risk of Allergic Contact Dermatitis

  • Popularity of Ambulatory Surgical Centers Surges Demand for Surgical Gloves

  • Implementation of Double Gloving Practice Spurs Growth Opportunities

  • Amidst Concerns about Environmental Pollution, Environmentally Friendly Gloves Find Favor

  • Future of Powdered Gloves Precariously Hangs in Balance

  • Product Variables for Commercial Success

  • Managed Care vs. Cost Concerns

  • Industry Upbeat on the Technology & Innovation Front

  • Hartalega Develops Non-Leaching Antimicrobial Gloves with Active Ingredient

  • Technology/Product Breakthroughs in Recent Years

  • Demand and Supply Dynamics

  • Durability of Medical Gloves: A Key Issue




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