Surgical Scrub Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Surgical Scrub Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Gel, Soap), By Application (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Center, Clinics), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2025

  • Published Date: Jul, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: GVR-3-68038-214-3
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2015 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 80

Industry Insights

The global surgical scrub market size was valued at USD 174.6 million in 2018 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.4% over the forecast period. Increasing concerns over health and growing awareness related to protection from germs and microorganisms are the major factors driving the market.

Surgical scrub plays an important role as there are many microorganisms on the body parts, especially in hands even after having the sterilization process and strict hygiene. It is also used to avoid the transmission of infection while performing surgeries. Moreover, scrubbing protects medical practitioners and patients form hospital acquired infections while performing surgical procedure.

U.S. surgical scrub market

Product innovation and consumer inclination towards health and wellness like using sanitizers to protect from germs are expected to drive the global market. Moreover, changing lifestyle of people and growing in awareness related to hand hygiene are some of the factors supporting growth of the market. Rise in the number of campaigns by the WHO and FDA to increase awareness related to health hygiene and improving healthcare infrastructure in developing countries are expected to fuel the demand for surgical hand scrub over the forecast period.

Increasing number of surgeries in regions like Asia Pacific and North America is driving the global market. Medical tourism industry is witnessing significant growth in the regions. Number of people traveling to India and Thailand for medical procedure has witnessed a surge in recent years. Furthermore, government of various countries such as India, Singapore, China, and Thailand have increased their spending on improving healthcare infrastructure to deliver quality medical treatment.  This may drive the market in Asia Pacific during the forecast periods.

Product Insights

The gel segment held the largest share of 72.5% in 2018 and is anticipated to witness significant growth in the coming years. Increasing penetration of innovative products, coupled with easy availability, is expected to drive the segment over the forecast period. In recent years, 3M launched surgical hand scrub, which do not require water, is easy to clean, and kills 99% of microorganism in 15 second. Furthermore, Ecolab’s surgical scrubs provide sustained protection for 6-hour.

Companies are using electronic delivery system to avoid direct contact with the scrub pouch in order to avoid external contamination and for effective delivery of product. Furthermore, soap, when used, may keep some of bacteria or microorganisms and can prove to be harmful afterward. This, in turn, is driving the demand for gel scrub. The gel scrub are available in bonded quantity as compared to soap, thereby boosting the segment growth.

Application Insights

The hospital segment held the largest share of 53.7% in 2018. In recent years, there is a rise in use of surgical scrubs due to growing stringent regulations for healthcare professionals and patient safety. Rising prevalence of infections and increasing number of surgical procedures are some of the key factors driving the hospital segment. Furthermore, growing incidence of hospital-acquired diseases is increasing the growth of the market. According to a survey, maximum hospitals and healthcare centers are in Asia Pacific, thereby leading to the market growth.

Global surgical scrub market

Ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) are estimated to register the fastest CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. Increasing awareness of one-day surgeries is a major factor for the segment growth. Owing to increasing cost of medical procedure, people in many countries are opting for ambulatory surgical centers, as the treatment cost in these centers is less as compared to hospitals. Increasing use of advanced surgical equipment in ASCs is attracting people to seek medical treatment at this centers. Growing different types of procedures with reimbursement opportunities is anticipated to drive the segment.

Rising incidences of accidents and trauma that need surgeries can also be one of the reasons for the growth of the market.  According to a survey by the International Labor Organization (ILO), approximately 340 million people meet with accidents across the world. This is expected to result in rise in ASCs visit, thereby fueling the demand for surgeries. Furthermore, growing prevalence of chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases and cancer may drive the segment.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific held 31.3% share of the global market in 2018 and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the forecast period. The region is also estimated to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period.Increasing diseases and surgeries in the region may boost the market growth. Maximum cases of operations and surgeries in the region is also driving the market in this region. Medical tourism in Asian countries like China, India, and Thailand is witnessing a surge. 

For instance, AIIMS New Delhi, India have broken the world record by having the maximum surgeries for approximately 1.97 lakhs in a year. Consumption of surgical scrub in these countries is increasing due to improving healthcare infrastructure. Growing geriatric population and increase in the incidences of heart attacks may also lead to the market growth over the forecast period.

Surgical Scrub Market Share Insights

Some of the major players operating in the market are 3M, STERIS Life Sciences, BD, and Ecolab’s. New product innovations and acquisitions among the players may lead to the market growth. Manufacturers are focusing on expanding their sales or business by broadening their product offerings or setting up new production plants in global market. Increasing competition in the surgical market is expected to fuel the demand for surgical scrub over the forecast period. The global market is moving towards fragmentation. Prominent vendors operating in the market are based in U.S. and Europe.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2019 to 2025

Regional scope

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

Report coverage      

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

Country scope

U.S., Canada, Germany, China, India, and Brazil

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global surgical scrub market report on the basis of product, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Gel

    • Soap

  • Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • Hospital

    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers

    • Clinics

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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