GVR Report cover Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Hand Protection, Eye Protection), By End-use (Construction, Manufacturing), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-426-0
  • Number of Pages: 152
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Report Overview

The global personal protective equipment (PPE) market size was estimated at USD 78.30 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% from 2023 to 2030. Increasing awareness regarding worker safety on the workshop floor is expected to increase the demand for PPE over the forecast period. Various industries in the Asia Pacific, such as construction, food manufacturing, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals, have been enjoying significant growth through rising investments from public and private entities. The growing awareness about personal protective equipment and the rising industrial sector is expected to fuel the growth of the PPE market over the forecast period. Additionally, the growth in the defense budget across regions and the rise in concern related to military personnel safety are expected to aid the growth of the military personal protective equipment market.

U.S. personal protective equipment (PPE) market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

In the U.S., the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was implemented to protect public health workers and curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The surge in personal protective equipment in 2020 and restrictions on imports from foreign countries boosted domestic production in the U.S. PPE market. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), using personal protective equipment is expected to grow in end-use industries, including chemical, construction, pharmaceutical, and healthcare. The increasing number of blue-collar professionals across numerous industrial sectors is expected to fuel PPE demand. Furthermore, the surging awareness of infectious diseases has escalated the demand for protective wear in law enforcement organizations. This is anticipated to augment the law enforcement personal protective equipment market over the projected years.

Constant innovations, such as introducing comfortable, lighter, high-quality fabric industrial protective equipment, are expected to bolster market growth. Market expansion is expected to be facilitated by demand for protective gears that combine safety with aesthetics and advanced technology. The increasing awareness among industry experts and players regarding the importance of the safety of employees and secure workplaces on account of the stringent regulations and the high cost associated with workplace dangers is anticipated to boost personal protective equipment demand in the market. Companies have prioritized employee safety by establishing safety guidelines to reduce workplace accidents and injuries, boosting market growth.

The COVID-19 outbreak had a positive impact on the personal protective equipment market growth in 2020. Personal protective equipment use was one of the strategies implemented by the governments of various nations to mitigate the spread of the disease. PPE for preventing COVID-19 infection includes medical masks, gloves, goggles, and aprons. This escalated the growth of numerous related markets, such as the military personal protective equipment market, law enforcement personal protective equipment market, and many others.

Product Insights

The hand protection segment held the largest revenue share in 2022, accounting for 30.4% of the global market. Personal protective gloves are worn to protect hands from injuries from abrasions, cuts, burns, and reactions to chemicals. Health risks linked with hazardous chemicals, heavy-duty equipment, and handling hot objects are likely to facilitate demand for protective gloves in various industries such as construction, food processing, oil & gas, healthcare, and metal fabrication.

Protective clothing, such as chemical defending, cleanroom clothing, heat & flame protection, and mechanical protective clothing, is the second-largest product segment. Rising accidents, deaths, and injuries drive the demand for protective clothing supported by their characteristics such as high performance, better quality, high wear and tear, etc.

The head protection segment is expected to witness a CAGR of 7.6% during the forecast period due to rising fatalities in the workplace and high product demand. Growing awareness of workers’ safety and health, in addition to rising industrial fatalities, mainly in developing economies owing to lack of head protection, is anticipated to steer the market growth over the forecast period.

Worker safety and sustainability have become more important in various end-use industries. Multiple organizations in the U.S., such as OSHA, NIOSH, and the EPA, have amended the standards to make them stricter, requiring businesses to provide PPE. Mounting demand primarily from the mining, petrochemical, construction, cement, fertilizers, coal, and oil & gas sectors is expected to drive the segment growth over the forecast period.

End-use Insights

The healthcare end-use segment led the market in 2022, accounting for the highest revenue share of 19.1%, credited to the rising demand for hand protection, respiratory protection, and protective clothing in the healthcare industry. The need for protective clothing, specifically coveralls and gowns, has grown across the world due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

The construction industry is expected to expand at a CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period. The construction industry is expected to grow at a steady rate owing to heightened construction activities. Private and public construction projects such as educational buildings, transportation, residential housing, etc., are likely to have a positive impact on the market growth over the forecast period.

Global personal protective equipment market share and size, 2022

In the rising food manufacturing industry, due to the unhygienic conditions of the surroundings and workers, various products are at high risk of getting contaminated. The food industry includes various processes, including cutting, mixing, cleaning, and storage, which demand personal protective equipment for safety procedures. The strengthening of industrial rules and regulations is expected to fuel the demand for PPE.

Across the U.S., various efforts are underway to improve the resilience of the supply chain of PPE. Such strategies are broadly classified into three types: increasing domestic production, storage, and supply chain monitoring. Furthermore, the U.S. FDA has issued an enforcement mandate to increase the accessibility of PPE for healthcare workers. This is expected to fuel the growth of the healthcare personal protective equipment market in the coming years.

Regional Insights

Europe accounted for the largest revenue share of 30.8% in the global market in 2022, owing to a developed industrial platform along with extensive adoption of products in the various sectors. High product penetration across European countries is attributed to a strict regulatory environment along with severe penalties for non-compliance, driving companies to use PPE regularly.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest growth rate in the market at a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast period owing to significant economic development and industrialization across the region. Numerous factors, such as the huge cost of compensation and increasing workforce fatalities, are expected to encourage employers to use PPE in various end-use industries.

Personal Protective Equipment Market Trends Report, by Region, 2023 - 2030

Canada’s construction industry is expected to grow primarily due to urbanization, increased immigration, and rising population. Residential and workspace demand in Canada is increasing, thereby expanding the demand for the construction industry. Growing construction activities are anticipated to increase the demand for personal protective equipment.

In Europe, most core industries, such as metal manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive, and petroleum refining, are boosting the demand for personal protective equipment for safety purposes. The rising number of injuries in workplaces coupled with growing demand for high wear and tear products in the region are encouraging the use of personal protective equipment and fueling the market growth. Moreover, the rising instances of armed conflict in the region are anticipated to propel the demand for military personal protective equipment and law enforcement personal protective equipment market in the coming years.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key players actively focus on product innovation, joint ventures, mergers, and acquisitions. Innovations in design, materials, and manufacturing processes that increase the quality of the product led to an increase in demand for PPE. For instance, in November 2022, healthcare company Vizient and SafeSource Direct, LLC entered into an agreement for chemo-rated nitrile gloves. The agreement allows Vizient to facilitate supply chain assurance for medical supplies, including medical gloves.

Strict regulations and greater awareness of the significance of protecting people at work have boosted demand for some forms of PPE in recent years. In addition, rising management executive concerns toward employee health and safety coupled with rising COVID-19 cases led to an increase in demand for personal protective equipment. Some of the prominent players in the global personal protective equipment market include:

  • Honeywell International Inc.

  • Lakeland Industries Inc.

  • DuPont

  • 3M

  • Ansell Ltd.

  • Avon Rubber plc

  • COFRA S.r.l.

  • FallTech

  • Alpha Pro Tech Limited

  • Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company

  • Lindstrom Group

  • Mallcom (India) Ltd.

  • Radians, Inc.

  • Polison Corp.

  • Delta Plus Group

Personal Protective Equipment Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 79.53 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 131.18 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.7% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023- 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Product, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America, Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; France; Germany; Italy; Russia; Scandinavia; Spain; U.K.; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Indonesia; Australia; Thailand; Malaysia; Brazil; Argentina; Saudi Arabia; UAE; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Honeywell International Inc.; Lakeland Industries Inc.; DuPont; 3M; Ansell Ltd.; Avon Rubber plc; COFRA S.r.l.; FallTech; Alpha Pro Tech Limited; Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) Company; Lindstrom Group; Mallcom (India) Ltd.; Radians, Inc.; Polison Corp.; Delta Plus Group.

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Global Personal Protective Equipment Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest PPE industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global personal protective equipment market report based on product, end-use, and region:

Global Personal Protective Equipment Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Head Protection

    • Eye Protection

    • Face Protection

    • Hearing Protection

    • Protective Clothing

      • Heat & flame protection

      • Chemical defending

      • Clean room clothing

      • Mechanical protective clothing

      • Limited general use

      • Others

    • Respiratory Protection

      • Air-purifying respirator

      • Supplied air respirators

    • Protective Footwear

      • Leather

      • Rubber

      • PVC

      • Polyurethane

      • Others

    • Fall Protection

      • Soft Goods

      • Hard Goods

      • Others

    • Hand Protection

      • Disposable

      • Durable

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Construction

    • Manufacturing

    • Oil & Gas

    • Chemicals

    • Food

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Healthcare

    • Transportation

    • Mining

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • France

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • Russia

      • Scandinavia

      • Spain

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

      • Indonesia

      • Australia

      • Thailand

      • Malaysia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • South Africa

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