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Europe Medical Gloves Market to Cross $5.3 Bn by 2026

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According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled “Europe Medical Gloves Market Size By Product (Latex Gloves, Nitrile Gloves, Vinyl Gloves, Neoprene Gloves), By Form (Powder-free Gloves, Powdered Gloves), By Application (Examination Gloves, Surgical Gloves), By Usage (Disposable Gloves, Reusable Gloves), By Sterility (Sterile Gloves, Non-sterile Gloves), By Distribution Channel (Brick and Mortar, E-commerce), By End-use (Hospitals, Clinics, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Diagnostic Centers), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Turkey, Belgium, Greece, Netherlands, Ukraine)”, Estimated To Exceed USD 5.3 Billion By 2026

Increasing focus of healthcare facilities towards safety, sanitation and hygiene will primarily drive the market growth over the forecast period. Medical gloves lower the risk of transmission of infectious diseases from patients to the healthcare professionals. Medical gloves are highly recommended in order to prevent the healthcare workers from infective agents and hazardous contaminants. Currently, coronavirus pandemic has surged the demand for the medical gloves by significant percent. Thus, in order to avoid further spread of the virus, it is advised that the non-healthcare workers must wear gloves while interacting with people. In addition, the government is focusing on taking new initiatives to raise awareness about safety and hygiene among the population. Such initiatives provide information about the need and advantages of medical gloves, thereby contributing to considerable market growth in the forthcoming years.

However, certain disadvantages associated with medical gloves such as irritation of the skin, allergy among others are hampering the adoption of medical gloves in Europe.

Based on product, the market is segmented into latex gloves, nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves, neoprene gloves and others. Latex gloves segment held the majority market share in 2019 and was valued at around USD 1,061 million. The growing demand for latex gloves is due to its tactile property which further makes its highly recommended for surgeries. The other advantages such as high durability, flexibility and comfortable to wear are some of the attributes that have contributed to the market growth positively. Hence, the abovementioned factors will drive the market growth significantly across the European region.

Based on form, the market is segmented into powder-free gloves and powdered gloves.  Powdered gloves segment is expected to witness a decline in the coming years. This is due to the high risk of injury or illness these gloves pose on patients, healthcare providers and other individuals that are exposed to these gloves. Furthermore, wound inflammation, airway inflammation and post-surgical adhesions are some of the side effects that have been attributed to the powdered gloves. Hence, the abovementioned factors will in turn decline the market in the coming years.

Based on application, the Europe medical gloves market is bifurcated into examination gloves and surgical gloves. Surgical gloves segment is anticipated to be a fastest growing segment and will expand at 12.6% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. This can be attributed to the factors including better sensitivity, high precision, durability, strength among others. Surgical gloves including nitrile gloves that offer excellent strength and chemical protection, latex surgical gloves that provides protection against viruses, high elasticity and comfort are some of the attributes that is anticipated to drive the segmental market significantly in the forthcoming years. Hence, the abovementioned factors in turn will foster the overall market growth in European region.

Based on usage, the Europe medical gloves market is segmented into disposable gloves and reusable gloves. Reusable gloves segment are anticipated to foster at 9.9% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. The factors such as cost effective, environment friendly, high durability and efficiency are some of the attributes that are contributing into its market growth. Reusable gloves are designed for multiple uses, they provide better protection against hazardous chemicals and liquids. Hence the above-mentioned factors will drive the segmental growth in the coming years.

Based on sterility, the Europe medical gloves market is segmented into sterile gloves and non-sterile gloves. Sterile gloves segment are anticipated to expand at 12.7% CAGR and the fastest growth is owing to the growing number of surgeries across the region. Sterile gloves assist in preventing surgical site infections and reduce the risk of exposure to body fluid pathogens to the healthcare providers. Hence, the above-mentioned factors are some of the attributes that are anticipated to propel the segmental growth in the coming years.

Based on distribution channel, the market is segmented into brick & mortar and e-commerce. Brick and mortar segment held the largest revenue in 2019 and was valued at around USD 1,575 million and is expected to follow the same trend in the forthcoming years. The high market share is attributed to the factors including ability to preview product in-person, quick & detailed customer service, reduces the shipping cost, product affordability and accessibility. Hence, the aforementioned factors will drive the segmental growth in the coming years. 

Based on end-use, the Europe medical gloves market is segmented into hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic centers and others. Ambulatory surgical centers segment is expected to expand at 12.7% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. Growing number of physicians at ASCs performing surgeries are more prone to high risk of infection. As a result, the demand for the product is expected to thrive significantly. Furthermore, high prevalence of surgical site infection and bloodstream infection is anticipated to foster the demand for medical gloves that will boost the overall market growth positively.

UK medical gloves held the market share of around 13% in 2019 and is expected to witness considerable growth in the coming years. Sudden outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic led to the large number of population hospitalized that has further increased the risk of infection to healthcare providers. As a result, the demand for medical gloves is fostering in order to prevent the infection among patients and healthcare providers. In addition, large number of people visiting to primary care facilities for consultation are further boosting the demand for medical gloves in the country. Hence, the abovementioned factors are some of the factors contributing into the market growth positively.

Some of the major industry players involved in Europe medical gloves market include Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Semperit AG Holding, Cardinal Health, Inc., Ansell Limited, SHIELD Scientific, Robinson Healthcare, Medline Industries, Inc. The market players are proposing strategic acquisitions, mergers, partnerships and collaborations for garnering maximum market share. For instance, in November 2017, Hartalega Holdings Berhad announced the launch of the world’s first non-leaching antimicrobial nitrile examination glove. It has the potential to reduce infections in hospitals that arise from the contamination of gloved hands of patients, healthcare workers and near-patient touch surfaces. Thus, owing to this product launch the company has maintained its strong position in the market.

European medical gloves market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million and volume in Units from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

Europe Medical Gloves Market, By Product, 2015-2026 (USD Million and ‘000 Units)

  • Latex gloves
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Neoprene gloves
  • Others

Europe Medical Gloves Market, By Form, 2015-2026 (USD Million and ‘000 Units)

  • Powder-free gloves
  • Powdered gloves

Europe Medical Gloves Market, By Application, 2015-2026 (USD Million and ‘000 Units)

  • Examination gloves
  • Surgical gloves

Europe Medical Gloves Market, By Usage, 2015-2026 (USD Million and ‘000 Units)

  • Disposable gloves
  • Reusable gloves

Europe Medical Gloves Market, By Sterility, 2015-2026 (USD Million and ‘000 Units)

  • Sterile gloves
  • Non-sterile gloves

Europe Medical Gloves Market, By Distribution Channel, 2015-2026 (USD Million and ‘000 Units)

  • Brick and mortar
  • E-commerce

Europe Medical Gloves Market, By End-use, 2015-2026 (USD Million and ‘000 Units)

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Diagnostic centers
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following region and countries:

  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Austria
    • Sweden
    • Denmark
    • Poland
    • Turkey
    • Belgium
    • Greece
    • Netherlands
    • Ukraine