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North America Medical Gloves Market to Surpass $5.0 Bn by 2026

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According to the Graphical Research new growth forecast report titled “North America 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 (U.S., Canada)”, Estimated To Exceed USD 5.0 Billion By 2026

Increasing number of surgical procedures and growing awareness pertaining to safety and hygiene in the region will augment the North America medical gloves market growth.

Growing awareness regarding safety and hygiene will uplift the demand for medical gloves across North America region. Several healthcare organizations are engaged in organizing and promoting the awareness regarding patient safety and hygiene in the region. For instance, the North America Occupational and Safety of Health (NAOSH) organized a safety and health week in 2020 to ensure safety of healthcare professionals against exposure to infections. The Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is also engaged in promoting hygiene and safety programs. These programs have raised awareness among the medical professionals that has augmented the demand for medical gloves across the region. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will significantly foster the market growth in the coming years.

However, health effects caused due to nitrile gloves including skin allergy and competitive pricing by local manufacturers are the major factors restraining the market growth.  

Based on product, the market is segmented as latex gloves, nitrile gloves, vinyl gloves, neoprene gloves and others. Neoprene gloves segment is forecasted to expand at 18.4% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. The higher growth of the segment is owing to high strength and resistance as compared to other gloves along with safety provided by neoprene gloves from chemicals, hazardous materials and oils. These factors are potentially augmenting the demand for neoprene gloves. Moreover, neoprene gloves have higher puncture & chemical resistance and can maintain flexibility at high-temperature ranges. Furthermore, the utilization of these gloves across the healthcare industry is also considered safer as they offer extra protection to the healthcare professionals and the patients by reducing the risk of allergic reactions caused by chemical accelerators and latex. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will significantly foster the market growth in the coming years.

Based on form, the market is bifurcated as powder-free gloves and powdered gloves. Powdered gloves segment held considerable revenue in 2019 and was valued at around USD 53 million. The considerable market share is owing to their affordability and design that makes it easier to wear and remove. However, the usage of powdered gloves is banned in the U.S. because of the toxic powders used in lubrication. The powder used in these gloves causes allergic rhinitis and wound inflammation. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will decline the market growth in the coming years.

Based on application, the market is bifurcated as examination gloves and surgical gloves. Examination gloves segment held the largest revenue in 2019 and was valued at around USD 1,745 million. The larger share of the segment is owing to increasing number of diagnostic procedures for infectious diseases. The increased need to combat the prevalence of fatal infectious diseases has led to increase in routine check-ups, thereby augmenting the demand for examination gloves. Additionally, examination gloves are used for emergency medical services, general medical exams and laboratory applications. Furthermore, increase in awareness about safety and hygiene among healthcare practitioners has led to increased utilization of examination gloves, thereby augmenting the demand for examination gloves. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will stimulate the North America medical gloves market growth.

Based on usage, the market is bifurcated as disposable gloves and reusable gloves. Reusable gloves segment held considerable revenue in 2019 and was valued at around USD 528 million. The considerable share of the segment is owing to enhanced durability and hand protection as compared to other gloves. Reusable gloves are in huge demand owing to their reusability that enables reduced generation of waste with cost-saving. In addition, the increase in number of patients undergoing general medical examinations is fostering the demand for reusable gloves. Furthermore, according to a published article, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that reusable gloves could be used at home in order to reduce exposure to the SARS-CoV-2. These factors are uplifting the demand for reusable gloves. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will significantly foster the market growth in the coming years.

Based on sterility, the North America medical gloves market is bifurcated as sterile gloves and non-sterile gloves. Non-sterile gloves segment held the largest revenue in 2019 and was valued at around USD 1,441 million. The majority market share is owing to their utilization in procedures that have negligible chances of infection in healthcare settings. According to an article by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA), non-sterile disposable gloves could be utilized for examination of patients routinely in healthcare settings and are appropriate for the care of patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 disease. Therefore, the adoption and utilization of non-sterile gloves is augmenting substantially. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will significantly foster the market growth in the coming years.

Based on distribution channel, the North America medical gloves market is bifurcated as brick and mortar and e-commerce. Brick and mortar segment held the largest revenue in 2019 and was valued at around USD 1,671 million. The majority share of the segment is owing to convenience provided to the customers including checking of the product quality. Brick and mortar also enables the reduction of the overall expenditure on a product as it does not include delivery cost. In addition, it provides an easy, quick and detailed customer service. Therefore, a large proportion of population in the region is preferring to have brick and mortar experience. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will boost the segmental growth that will propel the overall business growth in the coming years.

Based on end-use, the North America medical gloves market is bifurcated as hospitals, clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, diagnostic centers and others. Ambulatory surgical centers segment is forecasted to expand at 10.8% CAGR from 2020 to 2026. The higher growth is owing to the increased preference for cost-effective care and increasing number of surgeries in ambulatory surgery centers. The low reimbursement rate for ambulatory surgery centers has increased the number of people opting for surgical procedures in ambulatory surgery centers. Additionally, patient inflow in ambulatory surgical centers has uplifted in the ongoing pandemic owing to excessive patient inflow and unavailability of hospital beds. This factor has the potential to expand the demand for surgical gloves in the region. Furthermore, the increasing number of single-specialty surgery centers in the U.S. is contributing in expanding the demand for medical gloves. Hence, the above-mentioned factors will significantly foster the market growth in the coming years.

Canada medical gloves held the market share of around 8% and is expected to witness considerable growth in the coming years. The higher market growth in the country is owing to the increasing incidences of SARS-CoV-2 resulting in increased number of examination procedures. Several organizations in the country such as the Ontario Agency for Health Promotion and Protection (OAHPP) and Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) are engaged in promoting patient health and safety. Therefore, Canadian population is becoming aware of the importance of health and safety that is augmenting the demand for medical gloves in the country. Furthermore, presence of strong market players in Canada is contributing to the market growth. Hence, the above-mentioned factors are fostering the market growth in Canada.

Some of the major industry players involved in North America medical gloves market include Top Glove Corporation Berhad, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Medline Industries Inc., Cardinal Health Inc., Ansell Limited and Robinson Healthcare among others. These major market players are adopting various organic and inorganic strategies such as product launches and partnerships for garnering maximum market share and strengthening their industrial presence. For instance, in June 2018, Ansell Limited announced the launch of new GAMMEX(R) powder-free antimicrobial surgical glove. The strategic move assisted the company in expanding their product portfolio and enhancing their customer base.

North America 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:

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

  • Latex Gloves
  • Nitrile Gloves
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Neoprene Gloves
  • Others

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

  • Powder-free gloves
  • Powdered gloves

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

  • Examination Gloves
  • Surgical Gloves

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

  • Disposable Gloves
  • Reusable Gloves

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

  • Sterile Gloves
  • Non-sterile Gloves

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

  • Brick and Mortar
  • E-commerce

North America 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:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada