The global surgical scrub market size was valued at USD 174.6 million in 2018 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4% from 2019 to 2025. 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 a surgical procedure.
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 the lifestyle of people and growing in awareness related to hand hygiene are some of the factors supporting the 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.
An increasing number of surgeries in regions like Asia Pacific and North America is driving the global market. The medical tourism industry is witnessing significant growth in the regions. The number of people traveling to India and Thailand for the medical procedure has witnessed a surge in recent years. Furthermore, the government of various countries such as India, Singapore, China, and Thailand has increased its spending on improving healthcare infrastructure to deliver quality medical treatment. This may drive the market in Asia Pacific during the forecast periods.
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 does not require water, is easy to clean, and kills 99% of microorganisms in 15 seconds. Furthermore, Ecolab’s surgical scrubs provide sustained protection for 6-hour.
Companies are using an electronic delivery system to avoid direct contact with the scrub pouch in order to avoid external contamination and for effective delivery of the product. Furthermore, soap, when used, may keep some bacteria or microorganisms and can prove to be harmful afterward. This, in turn, is driving the demand for gel scrub. The gel scrub is available in bonded quantity as compared to soap, thereby boosting the segment growth.
The hospital segment held the largest share of 53.7% in 2018. In recent years, there is a rise in the use of surgical scrubs due to growing stringent regulations for healthcare professionals and patient safety. Rising prevalence of infections and an increasing number of surgical procedures are some of the key factors driving the hospital segment. Furthermore, the 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 market growth.
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 segment growth. Owing to the increasing cost of medical procedures, 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 these 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, the growing prevalence of chronic diseases like cardiovascular diseases and cancer may drive the segment.
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 market growth. Maximum cases of operations and surgeries in the region are 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 has 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. The growing geriatric population and increase in the incidences of heart attacks may also lead to market growth over the forecast period.
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 market growth. Manufacturers are focusing on expanding their sales or business by broadening their product offerings or setting up new production plants in the 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 the U.S. and Europe. Some of the prominent players in the surgical scrub market include:
STERIS Life Sciences
Market size value in 2020
USD 189.1 million
Revenue forecast in 2025
USD 236.2 million
CAGR of 4.4% from 2019 to 2025
Base year for estimation
2015 - 2017
2019 - 2025
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2019 to 2025
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Product, application, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; Germany; China; India; Brazil
Key companies profiled
3M; STERIS Life Sciences; BD; Ecolab’s
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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)
Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
Ambulatory Surgical Centers
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2025)
Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
b. The global surgical scrub market size was estimated at USD 181.6 Million in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 189.1 Million in 2020.
b. The global surgical scrub market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 4.4% from 2019 to 2025 to reach USD 236.2 Million by 2025.
b. Hospital segment dominated the surgical scrub market with a share of 52.0% in 2019. This is attributable to rising healthcare awareness coupled growing stringent regulations for healthcare professionals and patient safety.
b. Some key players operating in the surgical scrub market include 3M, STERIS Life Sciences, BD, and Ecolabâ€™s among others.
b. Key factors that are driving the market growth include increasing concerns over health and growing awareness related to protection from germs and microorganisms especially in hands even after having the sterilization process and strict hygiene.
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