Southeast Asia Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Report

Southeast Asia Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Market Analysis By Product (Head, Eye & Face Protection, Hearing Protection, Protective Clothing, Respiratory Protection, Protective Footwear, Fall Protection, Hand Protection), By End-Use, And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jan, 2017
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2015
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-749-0
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 104

Industry Insights

The Southeast Asia personal protective equipment (PPE) market size was estimated at USD 984 million in 2015. Increasing awareness toward employee safety along with rising industrial accidents in developing economies owing to the deficit of personal protective equipment and safety laws are anticipated to drive market growth in the next nine years.

Health and safety standards issued by various governments and other concerned agencies including the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) are the major factors anticipated to dive the product demand. Regulations concerning worker and working environment safety practices and issues that include the total quality management (TQM) are estimated to surge product demand, which makes it obligatory for companies to operate in accordance with the rules concerning employee protection at factories or plants.

Indonesia PPE market revenue by product, 2014 - 2025 (USD Million)

Indonesia PPE market

Moreover, government agencies in Southeast Asia are enforcing stringent norms on employers in order to make it unavoidable to ensure worker’s safety owing to increasing accidents in these regions. The shift in consumer needs for these types of equipment and technology innovations in the past few years which combines protection with fashion and attractiveness is further projected to surge market expansion.

Increasing demand from chemical manufacturing & processing and oil & gas industries is another important factor expected to propel demand for the next nine years. Working professionals of the oil & gas and chemical industries are urged to use personal protective equipment on account of high accident risk in such industries.

C-level managements in most of the industrial firms are also focusing on worker’s safety. Accidents involve loss of human life, costs, work disturbance, legal issues, reimbursement offered to family, and infrastructure damage; as a result, industry players have been forced to improve worker’s safety. According to the OSHA, the global acceptance for PPE is anticipated to increase rapidly in industries including healthcare, research laboratories & pharmaceutical.

An increasing population of the blue-collar working officials across a number of R&D establishments such as original equipment manufacturing industries is anticipated to surge Southeast Asia PPE demand in the near future. The unavailability of specific numerical safety information from industries, however is anticipated to be a major restraint for the market players.

Product Insights

The hand protection segment emerged as a primary category covering around 24.6% of the overall revenue share in 2015 in the regional market. However, this segment’s market share is expected to decline in the next few years owing to the increasing market penetration of protective clothing and protective footwear.

The protective clothing product category generated revenue worth around USD 205 million in 2015. Developing construction, manufacturing and food industry in the region coupled with new stringent regulations is expected to fuel demand for protective clothing in the next few years. Fall protection PPE products are expected to be the fastest growing product segment with a CAGR of over 8.0% from 2016 to 2025.

End-Use Insights

PPE demand in the manufacturing sector in the region is projected to remain the highest grosser by 2025 while growing at a CAGR of 7.9% from 2016 to 2025. The expanding manufacturing capabilities in Malaysia, Vietnam, and Indonesia, is anticipated to augment PPE demand over the forecast period.

Southeast Asia PPE market revenue share by end-use, 2015 (USD Million)

Southeast Asia PPE market

The PPE demand in the construction industry was the second major revenue generating sector with a share of over 19% in 2015. The increasing construction and infrastructure projects in the region, is anticipated to create immense opportunities for the industry players. Rapid industrialization in developing economies such as those in Southeast Asia is expected to positively affect skilled labor requirements in these regions, which is, in turn, anticipated to augment the product utilization in the near future.

Regional Insight

Indonesia was the largest Southeast Asian PPE market accounting for over 35% of the total value in 2015 and is expected to witness the same trend in the next nine years. Escalating industrial fatalities alongside the requirement for hard-wearing & tough mechanical wear with high utility and superior resistance protective gears in industries such as oil & gas, metal foundry, refining and automotive is expected to augment the market penetration in the country.

Vietnam is estimated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period to reach a total market worth exceeding USD 180 million by 2025. Rapid industrialization coupled with the shifting of the base of several manufacturing firms from China to Vietnam owing to favorable financial incentives from the government is projected to drive product demand in the country over the forecast period.

Competitive Insights

Southeast Asia personal protective equipment industry is moderately competitive as of the fact that a large number of leading market players operate in the industry. Major players in the region include 3M, Honeywell, Uvex Safety and Ansell, and Scott Safety. Other players having significant stake in the Southeast Asia personal protective equipment (PPE) market include DuPont, Top Glove, Alpha Pro, ATG Lanka, Mallcom, Kimberly Clark, Delta Plus, Alpha Pro, Bullard, Hartalega, and Towa Corporation.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 - 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2025

Market representation                                                

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Regional scope

Southeast Asia

Country scope

Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand & Rest of SEA

Report coverage             

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

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Segments covered in the report

This report forecasts revenue growth at regional & country levels and provides an analysis on the trends in each of the sub-markets from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the Southeast Asia PPE market on the basis of product, end-use industries and region:

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

    • Head, Eye and Face Protection

    • Hearing Protection

    • Protective Clothing

      • Heat & flame protection

      • Chemical defending

      • Mechanical protective clothing

        • By Material

          • Aramid Fibers & Blends

          • Cotton Fibers

          • Polyester

          • Polyamide

          • Others

      • Others

    • Respiratory Protection

      • Air-purifying respirator

      • Supplied air respirators

    • Protective Footwear

      • By Design

        • Boots

        • High Ankle Shoes

        • Regular Shoes

      • By Material

        • Leather

        • Rubber

        • PVC

        • Polyurethane

        • Others

    • Fall Protection

    • Hand Protection

      • Disposable gloves       

        • By type

          • General purpose

          • Chemical handling

          • Sterile gloves

          • Surgical

          • Others

        • By material

          • Natural rubber

          • Nitrile gloves

          • Neoprene

          • Vinyl gloves

          • Others

      • Durable gloves

        • Mechanical gloves

          • By Type

            • 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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