N95 Mask Market Size, Share & Trends Report

N95 Mask Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (With Exhalation Valve, Without Exhalation Valve), By End-Use (Healthcare, Construction, Oil & Gas, Manufacturing), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-224-2
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Research Methodology

A three-pronged approach was followed for deducing the N95 mask market estimates and forecasts. The process has three steps: information procurement, analysis, and validation. The whole process is cyclical, and steps repeat until the estimates are validated. The three steps are explained in detail below:

Information procurement: Information procurement is one of the most extensive and important stages in our research process, and quality data is critical for accurate analysis. We followed a multi-channel data collection process for N95 mask market to gather the most reliable and current information possible.

  • We buy access to paid databases such as Hoover’s and Factiva for company financials, industry information, white papers, industry journals, SME journals, and more.
  • We tap into Grand View’s proprietary database of data points and insights from active and archived monitoring and reporting.
  • We conduct primary research with industry experts through questionnaires and one-on-one phone interviews.
  • We pull from reliable secondary sources such as white papers and government statistics, published by organizations like WHO, NGOs, World Bank, etc., Key Opinion Leaders (KoL) publications, company filings, investor documents, and more.
  • We purchase and review investor analyst reports, broker reports, academic commentary, government quotes, and wealth management publications for insightful third-party perspectives.

Analysis: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilized different methods of N95 mask market data depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Research Efforts: Bottom-up Approach for estimating and forecasting demand size and opportunity, top-down Approach for new product forecasting and penetration, and combined approach of both Bottom-up and Top-down for full coverage analysis.

  • Value-Chain-Based Sizing & Forecasting: Supply-side estimates for understanding potential revenue through competitive benchmarking, forecasting, and penetration modeling.

  • Demand-side estimates for identifying parent and ancillary markets, segment modeling, and heuristic forecasting.

  • Qualitative Functional Deployment (QFD) Modelling for market share assessment.

Market formulation and validation: We mine the data collected to establish baselines for forecasting, identify trends and opportunities, gain insight into consumer demographics and drivers, and so much more. We utilize different methods of data analysis depending on the type of information we’re trying to uncover in our research.

  • Market Formulation: This step involves the finalization of market numbers. This step on an internal level is designed to manage outputs from the Data Analysis step.

  • Data Normalization: The final market estimates and forecasts are then aligned and sent to industry experts, in-panel quality control managers for validation.

  • This step also entails the finalization of the report scope and data representation pattern.

  • Validation: The process entails multiple levels of validation. All these steps run in parallel, and the study is forwarded for publishing only if all three levels render validated results.

N95 Mask Market Categorization:

The N95 mask market was categorized into four segments, namely product (With Exhalation Valve, Without Exhalation Valve), distribution channel (Online, Offline), end-use (Healthcare, Construction, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas), and regions (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Middle East & Africa).

Segment Market Methodology:

The N95 mask market was segmented into product, distribution channel, end-use, and regions. The demand at a segment level was deduced using a funnel method. Concepts like the TAM, SAM, SOM, etc., were put into practice to understand the demand. We at GVR deploy three methods to deduce market estimates and determine forecasts. These methods are explained below:

Market research approaches: Bottom-up

  • Demand estimation of each product across countries/regions summed up to from the total market.

  • Variable analysis for demand forecast.

  • Demand estimation via analyzing paid database, and company financials either via annual reports or paid database.

  • Primary interviews for data revalidation and insight collection.

Market research approaches: Top-down

  • Used extensively for new product forecasting or analyzing penetration levels.

  • Tool used invoice product flow and penetration models Use of regression multi-variant analysis for forecasting Involves extensive use of paid and public databases.

  • Primary interviews and vendor-based primary research for variable impact analysis.

Market research approaches: Combined

  • This is the most common method. We apply concepts from both the top-down and bottom-up approaches to arrive at a viable conclusion.

Regional Market Methodology:

The N95 mask market was analyzed at a regional level. The globe was divided into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa, keeping in focus variables like consumption patterns, export-import regulations, consumer expectations, etc. These regions were further divided into twenty-one countries, namely, the U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; the UK.; Russia; Spain; Italy; Netherlands; Turkey; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Australia; Phillipines; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; and South Africa

All three above-mentioned market research methodologies were applied to arrive at regional-level conclusions. The regions were then summed up to form the global market.

N95 mask market companies & financials:

The N95 mask market was analyzed via companies operating in the sector. Analyzing these companies and cross-referencing them to the demand equation helped us validate our assumptions and conclusions. Key market players analyzed include:

  • 3M - The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MMM. Its products are globally distributed through a comprehensive distribution network that includes both direct and third-party supply channels such as retailers, wholesalers, dealers, distributors, and jobbers. The Safety & Industrial business group of 3M includes abrasives, adhesives & tapes, closure & masking systems, personal safety products, roofing granules, and services for the automotive aftermarket, all designed to meet the needs of electrical, industrial, and safety applications. The company’s Healthcare business group serves the healthcare industry and offers a range of products including surgical and N95 masks, medical supplies, food safety products, separation and purification sciences, oral care products, drug delivery systems, and health information systems.


  • Alpha Pro Tech - The company functions via two main divisions: Building Supply and Disposable Protective Apparel. It owns and operates production facilities in Arizona, Utah, and Georgia, where it produces a range of innovative and high-quality products. Through its Building Supply division, Alpha Pro Tech provides products like house wraps, synthetic roof underlayment, and woven materials. The company’s Disposable Protective Apparel division supplies items such as bouffant caps, lab coats, coveralls, face masks, face shields, shoe covers, and frocks. The primary customers of these products are companies involved in the production of pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and high-tech electronics, who need protective clothing and accessories for their workforce.


  • Ansell Ltd.  -  Ansell Ltd. is a company that specializes in the provision of protective equipment and solutions. It operates under two main divisions: Healthcare and Industrial. The company caters to a wide range of industries such as construction, oil & gas, mining, healthcare, automotive, food processing, and chemicals. The Healthcare division of Ansell Ltd. supplies products like surgical and examination gloves, single-use gloves for industrial applications, products for active infection prevention, and safety devices for healthcare. On the other hand, the Industrial division offers a variety of protective solutions. These include suits, clothing, gloves, and respiratory products. These are designed to ensure the safety of industrial workers and are also used in other specialty applications.


  • Medisca Inc.  - Medisca Inc. is a privately owned company that provides top-notch compounding products and supplies. It promotes its products under several brands, including MAZ, Blend and Boost, SAMIX, COPADERM, and SafeSense. The SafeSense brand specifically offers personal protective equipment (PPE) such as gloves, shoe covers, bouffant caps, and beard nets. The company boasts a diverse product line of over 2,000 items and has a global footprint in more than 55 countries. It operates distribution centers in Nevada, New York, and Texas in the U.S., as well as Quebec and British Columbia in Canada.


  • O&M Halyard, Inc. -  The company is a subsidiary of Owens & Minor and provides solutions for infection protection and surgery. Formerly, it was a segment of Kimberly-Clark before gaining independence in November 2014. In April 2018, Owens & Minor, Inc. took over the surgical and infection prevention operations of Halyard Health, Inc. The company’s product portfolio includes facial protection items, sterilization wraps, protective clothing, gloves, surgical drapes, and gowns. These products are available in around 100 countries worldwide.


  • The Gerson Company - The company specializes in the production and marketing of air-purifying respirators, liquid filters, adhesive cleaning systems, and tack cloths designed to remove surface particles. It operates manufacturing plants in both China and the U.S., and its sales and distribution offices are located globally. The company holds ISO 9001-2008 certification to produce respiratory protection devices and ISO 13485:2016 certification for the manufacture of safe medical devices. It offers a wide range of respiratory protection options, with over 50 different types under the NIOSH and CE-approved series.


  • Cardinal Health - The company is a provider of healthcare products and services, delivering tailored solutions to a variety of healthcare establishments such as hospitals, pharmacies, clinical labs, ambulatory surgery centers, and physician offices globally. Cardinal Health functions through two main divisions: Pharmaceutical and Medical. The Pharmaceutical division is primarily engaged in the distribution of generic and branded pharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals, and over-the-counter (OTC) consumer & healthcare products within the U.S. This division also provides services related to pharmacy management, patient outcomes, and medication therapy management. In addition, it undertakes the repackaging of generic pharmaceuticals and OTC consumer products.


  • Medline Industries, Inc. - Medline Industries, Inc. provides a vast array of over 550,000 products. This includes clothing, advanced solutions for wound care, beds & mattresses, durable medical equipment, gloves, supplies for nursing and labs, respiratory products, products for infection prevention, and office supplies. These cater to a broad spectrum of needs in the medical, surgical, and laboratory sectors. The company’s products are supplied to a variety of healthcare facilities such as hospitals, surgery centers, nursing homes, physician offices, home health agencies, home care dealers, and retail outlets. In addition to its product offerings, Medline Industries, Inc. also provides services for quality management and staff management. The company operates an extensive network of more than 30 manufacturing facilities located across seven countries and has a distribution network that includes over 50 distribution centers in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation - Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a company that specializes in the production and marketing of natural or synthetic fibers, utilizing cutting-edge technologies. The company’s operations are divided into three segments: Consumer Tissue, Personal Care, and K-C Professional. As part of its growth strategy, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has established a wide global footprint, with its products being sold in over 175 countries. The company offers a variety of major brands, including Huggies, Little Swimmers, Pull-Ups, DryNites, GoodNites, Depend, U by Kotex, Kotex, Intimus, Plenitud, Kleenex, Poise, Scott, Cottonelle, Andrex, Scottex, Viva, Neve, WypAll, Jackson Safety, Kimtech, and KleenGuard. Notably, Kimberly-Clark Corporation markets its healthcare personal protection equipment (PPE) primarily under the Kimtech and KleenGuard brands.


  • Honeywell International Inc. - The company serves a broad spectrum of industries, such as aerospace, specialty chemicals, petrochemicals, electronics, and advanced materials. Its operations are divided into four key segments: Aerospace, Performance Materials & Technologies, Honeywell Building Technologies, and Safety and Productivity Solutions. The Aerospace division of Honeywell International Inc. supplies products, software, and services to entities in air transportation, airlines, general aviation aircraft and aircraft operators, and space & defense contractors. This division provides a variety of products including propulsion engines, auxiliary power units, electric power systems, environmental control systems, engine controls, radar & surveillance systems, and satellite & space components. In addition, it provides wireless connectivity services and management & technical services.

Value chain-based sizing & forecasting

Supply Side Estimates

  • Company revenue estimation via referring to annual reports, investor presentations, and Hoover’s.

  • Segment revenue determination via variable analysis and penetration modeling.

  • Competitive benchmarking to identify market leaders and their collective revenue shares.

  • Forecasting via analyzing commercialization rates, pipelines, market initiatives, distribution networks, etc.

Demand side estimates

  • Identifying parent markets and ancillary markets

  • Segment penetration analysis to obtain pertinent

  • revenue/volume

  • Heuristic forecasting with the help of subject matter experts

  • Forecasting via variable analysis

N95 Mask Market Report Objectives:

  • Understanding market dynamics (in terms of drivers, restraints, & opportunities) in the countries.

  • Understanding trends & variables in the individual countries & their impact on growth and using analytical tools to provide high-level insights into the market dynamics and the associated growth pattern.

  • Understanding market estimates and forecasts (with the base year as 2022, historic information from 2018 to 2021, and forecast from 2023 to 2030). Regional estimates & forecasts for each category are available and are summed up to form the global market estimates.

N95 Mask Market Report Assumptions:

  • The report provides market value for the base year 2022 and a yearly forecast till 2030 in terms of revenue/volume or both. The market for each of the segment outlooks has been provided on region & country basis for the above-mentioned forecast period.

  • The key industry dynamics, major technological trends, and application markets are evaluated to understand their impact on the demand for the forecast period. The growth rates were estimated using correlation, regression, and time-series analysis.

  • We have used the bottom-up approach for market sizing, analyzing key regional markets, dynamics, & trends for various products and end-users. The total market has been estimated by integrating the country markets.

  • All market estimates and forecasts have been validated through primary interviews with the key industry participants.

  • Inflation has not been accounted for to estimate and forecast the market.

  • Numbers may not add up due to rounding off.

  • Europe consists of EU-8, Central & Eastern Europe, along with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

  • Asia Pacific includes South Asia, East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Oceania (Australia & New Zealand).

  • Latin America includes Central American countries and the South American continent

  • Middle East includes Western Asia (as assigned by the UN Statistics Division) and the African continent.

Primary Research

GVR strives to procure the latest and unique information for reports directly from industry experts, which gives it a competitive edge. Quality is of utmost importance to us, therefore every year we focus on increasing our experts’ panel. Primary interviews are one of the critical steps in identifying recent market trends and scenarios. This process enables us to justify and validate our market estimates and forecasts to our clients. With more than 8,000 reports in our database, we have connected with some key opinion leaders across various domains, including healthcare, technology, consumer goods, and the chemical sector. Our process starts with identifying the right platform for a particular type of report, i.e., emails, LinkedIn, seminars, or telephonic conversation, as every report is unique and requires a differentiated approach.

We send out questionnaires to different experts from various regions/ countries, which is dependent on the following factors:

  • Report/Market scope: If the market study is global, we send questionnaires to industry experts across various regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and MEA.

  • Market Penetration: If the market is driven by technological advancements, population density, disease prevalence, or other factors, we identify experts and send out questionnaires based on region or country dominance.

The time to start receiving responses from industry experts varies based on how niche or well-penetrated the market is. Our reports include a detailed chapter on the KoL opinion section, which helps our clients understand the perspective of experts already in the market space.

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