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, Face Protection, Hearing Protection), By End-use, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-426-0
  • Number of Pages: 152
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global personal protective equipment (PPE) market size was estimated at USD 91.6 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% from 2022 to 2030. Increasing awareness regarding worker safety on the workshop floor is expected to increase the demand for personal protective equipment over the forecast period. Various industries in the Asia Pacific countries 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 PPE market growth over the forecast period.

U.S. personal protective equipment market size, by product, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

In the U.S., stringent laws such as Families First Coronavirus Response Act were implemented for protecting public health workers to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The surge in personal protective equipment in 2020 and restrictions on imports boosted domestic production in the U.S. PPE market.

According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the use of personal protective equipment is expected to grow in end-use industries including chemical, construction, pharmaceutical, and healthcare. An increasing number of blue-collar workforce across numerous industrial sectors are expected to fuel PPE demand.

Constant innovations, such as the introduction of lighter and more comfortable industrial protective equipment made of high-quality fabric, are expected to fuel market expansion. Market expansion is expected to be aided by demand for protective equipment that combines safety with better aesthetics and technical innovation.

The increasing awareness among industry participants regarding the importance of worker safety and security at workplaces on account of the stringent regulations and high costs associated with workplace hazards is anticipated to drive market growth. Companies have prioritized worker safety and established safety guidelines to reduce workplace hazards, which is boosting the 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 used for preventing COVID-19 infection includes medical masks, gloves, goggles, and aprons.

Products Insights

The hand protection product segment dominated the personal protective equipment market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 32.3% in 2021. Gloves are used to protect from cuts, abrasions, burns, and chemicals. Risks linked with toxic materials, handling warm objects, and heavy-duty equipment are likely to drive demand for protective gloves in the construction, food processing, oil and gas, healthcare, and metal fabrication industries.

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 are driving the demand for protective clothing supported by their characteristics such as high performance, better quality, high wear, and tear, etc.

The protective footwear segment is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecasted period due to rising fatalities in the workplace and high product demand. Growing awareness of workers’ health and safety in addition to rising industrial fatalities mainly in developing economies owing to lack of protective gear is anticipated to steer the growth of the global PPE market 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, cement, construction, coal, fertilizers, and oil & gas sectors, is expected to drive the segment growth over the forecast period.

End-use Insights

The healthcare end-use segment dominated the personal protective equipment market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 33.7% in 2021, 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 oil and gas industry is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.1% over the forecast period. The oil and gas industry is expected to grow at a steady rate owing to upstream and downstream activities. Rapid technological advancements in the oil & gas industry are expected to boost the global demand for personal protective equipment over the forecast period.

Global PPE Market Share, By End-use, 2021 (%)

In the growing food manufacturing industry, products are at high risk of getting contaminated by the unhygienic conditions of the premises and workers. The food industry includes various processes such as mixing, cutting, cleaning, and warehousing which drives the demand for personal protective equipment. The strengthening of the food industry rules and regulations is driving the demand for PPE for workers.

Various efforts are underway across the US to improve the resilience of the PPE supply chain. These strategies are broadly classified into three categories: increasing domestic production capacity, stockpiling, and supply chain regulation and monitoring. In addition, the U.S. FDA has issued an enforcement strategy to increase the availability of PPE for healthcare workers.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the personal protective equipment market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 31.0% in 2021 owing to well-developed end-use industries along with extensive adoption of products in the healthcare sector. In the U.S., high product penetration 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 emerge as the fastest-growing regional market at a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast period on account of significant economic development and industrialization across the Asia Pacific. Several factors such as huge compensation costs along with increasing workforce fatalities encourage employers to use PPE in various end-use industries.

Personal Protective Equipment Market Trends by Region

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

In Europe, the majority of the core industries such as metal manufacturing, oil and gas, automotive, and refining are driving the demand for personal protective equipment. An increasing number of injuries at work coupled with growing demand for high wear and tear products in the region are encouraging the use of personal protective equipment and fuel PPE market growth.

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 March 2021, Medtecs International announced a joint venture with. 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 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 2022

USD 78.30 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 131.2 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.7% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 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; Germany; France; U.K.; Italy; Spain; Russia; 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.; and Delta Plus Group.

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Global PPE Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the personal protective equipment market based on product, end-use, and region:

Global Personal Protective Equipment Market Report Segmentation

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 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, 2017 - 2030)

    • Construction

    • Manufacturing

    • Oil & Gas

    • Chemicals

    • Food

    • Pharmaceuticals

    • Healthcare

    • Transportation

    • Mining

    • Others 

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • France

      • Germany

      • Italy

      • Russia

      • 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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