Asia Pacific (APAC) Protective Clothing market was valued at US$3,590.760 million in 2019. Growing concerns regarding workers’ safety at the workplace to prevent any injury or illness has encouraged governments in APAC countries to implement stricter regulations in the past. As such, the demand for protective clothing across different industries is increasing in the region. Asia Pacific region has been witnessing a positive growth owing to the growing industries including pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, biotechnology, and chemical. Moreover, the region marks the presence of global companies across various sectors. With stricter regulations and rigid standards, the rising demand for cleanroom clothing is also a driving factor for the overall market growth of protective clothing in the region. Supportive government policies and initiatives to focus more on safety as well as efficiency is also fuelling the market growth of protective clothing in APAC countries. Rising investments in healthcare infrastructure and expansion of pharmaceutical companies in this region is also propelling the protective clothing market growth.
The recent COVID-19 pandemic outbreak is leading to an ever-increasing demand for protective clothing in affected APAC countries including China, India, Japan, Indonesia, and South Korea. In order to fill out the shortage of protective clothing and equipment, governments in these countries are partnering with both international as well as local manufacturers which is driving the overall protective clothing market growth. Furthermore, companies have a great opportunity to expand their manufacturing capability so as to ensure that there is no shortage of supplies in case of any pandemic outbreak in the future, thus positively impacting the APAC protective clothing market during the forecast period.
Asia Pacific (APAC) Protective Clothing market has been segmented based on the type, end-user industry, and country. By type, the market has been segmented as flame retardant apparel, chemical defending garment, cleanroom clothing, mechanical protective clothing, and limited general-use clothing. By the end-user industry, Asia Pacific (APAC) protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare,and government. Asia Pacific (APAC) protective clothing market has been classified in terms of the country as China, Japan, South Korea, India, and Others.