Southeast Asia Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Southeast Asia Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Head, Eye & Face Protection, Respiratory Protection, Protective Clothing), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Feb, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-749-0
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2016
  • Number of Pages: 164

Industry Insights

The Southeast Asia personal protective equipment market size was estimated at USD 1.14 billion in 2017 and expected to register a CAGR of 8.0% over the forecast period. Increasing product demand due to rising concerns regarding employee safety is expected to emerge as the major factor driving the market. Health and safety standards enforced by various governments and agencies including the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) are also projected to boost the product demand.

However, rise in the prices of the advanced fibers like aramid for the production of such equipment may hinder market growth over the next few years. In addition, the market growth is expected to be restrained by the cost-intensive production processes, which results in a rise in the cost of final product. Raw materials required for the production of PPE are used extensively across various industries, thereby creating a competition in their procurement.

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However, growth in the production levels of raw materials coupled with incorporation of additional materials in the PPE manufacturing is expected to spur the industry development. Various government agencies in Southeast Asian countries, such as Malaysia and Thailand, have set stringent regulatory norms across industries, primarily in the manufacturing sector, to ensure workers’ safety. Thus, such safety standards are also likely to drive the market. Moreover, incorporation of advanced monitoring equipment in PPE has emerged as the major trend impelling the industry growth.

Growing expenditure on PPE by the many small- and medium-sized companies to meet the safety regulations is also among of the major factors responsible for the growth of this market. In addition, increased adoption of such products by various end-use sectors to project an employee-friendly approach will also contribute to the market expansion over the years to come.

Product Insights

Hand protection was the major product segment in 2017 and accounted for 24.7% of the overall revenue share. Growing demand for the product in chemical production, industrial manufacturing, and building and construction industries is expected to drive the segment over the next few years. The protective clothing product segment also witnessed considerable growth in 2017 on account of developing construction, manufacturing, and food industries in the region. Stringent government regulations coupled with rising demand for high-performance multifunctional protective clothing is expected to fuel the segment development.

Head, eye, & face protection segment is expected to register a CAGR of 8.4% over the forecast period on account of rising demand for the products in chemicals, construction, and oil & gas industriesfor protection against chemicals and radiological irritants. Respiratory protection equipment offer protection against harmful dust, smoke, fog, mists, vapors, gasses, and sprays. Stringent regulations regarding the prerequisite protection against the aforementioned hazards is likely to promote the segment growth over the forecast period.

End-use Insights

Manufacturing is expected to be the fastest-growing application segment registering a CAGR of 8.9% from 2018 to 2025. Growing manufacturing base in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia is anticipated to augment product demand over the forecast period. The construction industry emerged as the second largest application segment in 2017 and is anticipated to expand further on account of rapid industrialization in developing economies.

Southeast Asia Personal Protective Equipment market

The oil & gas industry is also likely to witness a significant growth over the years to come. Rising prevalence of workplace accidents in the industry has compelled manufacturers to use PPE, which, in turn, will help boost the industry expansion. Oil & gas industry requires PPE for upstream and mid-stream activities where employees have to be protected against multiple chemicals and toxic vapors. Other significant segments includes general engineering, fire services, healthcare, and pulp & paper.

Regional Insights

Growing urbanization in emerging markets, such as Indonesia and Philippines, has resulted into increased investments in infrastructural developments, thereby supporting market expansion. Rise of the application industries in the region supported by the governmental efforts towards economic development is also expected to benefit the regional industry. Vietnam is estimated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period on account of rapid industrialization coupled with shifting base of several manufacturing firms from China to Vietnam due to favorable financial incentives from the government.

Growing investments in the manufacturing industry including machinery, semiconductor, aeronautical, and textile is also expected to drive the market in Malaysia. Moreover, stringent safety norms like The Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 of Malaysia coupled with heavy penalties on non-compliance is expected to drive the market in this region. The industry in Malaysia is expected to register notable gains on account of increased investments in infrastructure development. In addition, improving economic growth of the country is expected to result in the rise in the manufacturing industry, thereby augmenting product demand.

Southeast Asia PPE Market Share Insights

Technological innovation and product improvements are the major strategies implemented by the companies in the market. Key international companies focus more on increasing the exports to the Southeast Asian economies to improve their presence across the region. In addition, increasing number of local manufacturers is expected to support the regional market growth. Some of the key industry participants include The 3M Company; Honeywell International, Inc.; Uvex Safety; Ansell Healthcare; Scott Safety; E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company; Top Glove Corporation Berhad; Alpha Pro; ATG Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd.; Mallcom; and Kimberly-Clark Corp.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2016

Forecast period

2018 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2018 to 2025

Regional scope

Southeast Asia

Country scope

Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at regional and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Southeast Asia personal protective equipment (PPE) market report on the basis of product, end use, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Head, Eye & Face Protection

    • Hearing Protection

    • Protective Clothing

      • Flame Retardant Apparel

      • Chemical Defending Apparel

      • Mechanical Protective Clothing

      • Others

    • Respiratory Protection

      • Air Purifying Respirator

      • Supplied Air Respirator

    • Protective Footwear

      • Boots

      • High Ankle Shoes

      • Regular Shoes

      • Leather

      • Rubber

      • PVC

      • Polyurethane

      • Others

    • Fall Protection

    • Hand Protection

      • Disposable Gloves

        • By Type

          • General Purpose

          • Chemical Handling

          • Clean Room / Sterile

          • Surgical and Examination

          • Others

        • By Material

          • Latex

          • Nitrile

          • Neoprene

          • Vinyl

          • Others

      • Durable Gloves

        • Mechanical

        • Cut resistant gloves

        • Multi task gloves

        • Oil repellant gloves

        • Chemical handling

        • Thermal/flame retardant

        • Others

    • Others

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Construction

    • Manufacturing

    • Oil & Gas

    • Chemical / Petrochemical

    • Food & Beverage

    • Healthcare / Pharmaceuticals

    • Transportation

    • Mining

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2025)

    • Singapore

    • Vietnam

    • Malaysia

    • Indonesia

    • Thailand

    • Rest of Southeast Asia

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