France Protective Clothing Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Flame Retardant Apparel, Chemical Defending Garment, Cleanroom Clothing, Mechanical Protective Clothing, Limited General-Use Clothing), And By End-User Industry (Oil And Gas, Chemical, Pharmaceuticals, Aerospace And Defense, Healthcare, Government) - Forecasts From 2023 To 2028

  • Published : Jun 2023
  • Report Code : KSI061613529
  • Pages : 90

France protective clothing market is anticipated to increase at a compound yearly growth rate of 5.43% over the forecast period, increasing from US$309.162 million in 2021 to US$447.615 million in 2028.

Due to companies prioritizing employee safety and governments imposing stronger laws, the protective clothing market is anticipated to grow during the forecast period. According to the report by International Finance Corporation in November 2020, the demand for protective clothing in France has significantly increased due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, mask production had risen from 3 million to 25 million per week, highlighting the growing need for protective clothing in the market. In addition, the French government has also implemented strict workplace safety regulations, increasing the demand for protective clothing solutions. 

 Increasing focus on workers' safety and stricter safety regulations.

The growing concern over employee safety in the workplace is driving up demand for protective apparel in France. Employers are becoming more aware of their legal obligations to provide their employees with safe working conditions. As a result, firms are investing in high-quality protective apparel to comply with safety rules and prevent workplace accidents. The company provides personal protection equipment (PPE) such as helmets, gloves, and safety shoes. The COVID-19 epidemic has emphasized the need for protective apparel in various industries, including healthcare, hospitality, and retail, and is projected to contribute to the market's sustained growth. According to a Meridiam study in 2021, Gabon and Mauritania worked with partner Arise to deliver the necessary equipment, such as 7 million masks and 143,000 pieces of protective gear. Again, Annemasse Bonneville Hospital is fully mobilized to prepare and maintain the facility to treat infected patients in France, indicating the increased need for protective clothing in the French market.

Furthermore, according to a report published by Advanced Sustainable Systems by Wiley-VCH GmbH in 2021, imports of apron gowns and masks increased significantly from 2019 to 2020 in France. For example, the import of apron gowns increased from 0.15 Million in 2019 to 0.69 Million in 2020, and the importance of masks rose from 0.54 million in 2019 to 0.70 million in 2020. The increase in imports reflects the need for high-quality protective clothing to ensure employee safety and comply with safety regulations in various industries. The growing demand for protective clothing is expected to persist in the French market as companies and governments prioritize safety measures to prevent workplace accidents and combat infectious diseases.

The mechanical protective clothing segment is expected to witness robust growth. 

One of the key drivers of the mechanical protective clothing market in France is the increasing demand from the manufacturing industry, which requires workers to handle heavy machinery and sharp tools. The construction industry is also a major consumer of mechanical protective clothing due to the hazards of handling and installing building materials. The French government has implemented strict workplace safety regulations, increasing the demand for mechanical protective clothing in various industries. Employers must provide adequate PPE to their workers, and mechanical protective clothing is often required in construction, manufacturing, and mining industries. As companies become more aware of the importance of workplace safety, the demand for mechanical protective clothing is increasing. Workers are more aware of the potential hazards they face on the job and are increasingly requesting PPE to protect themselves from mechanical injuries. According to a survey by the French National Research and Safety Institute (INRS), 80% of French workers prioritize workplace safety. The survey also found that 90% of workers believe PPE prevents accidents effectively.

Additionally, manual handling work accidents are a significant concern in France, particularly in industries that involve lifting, moving, and transporting heavy objects. These accidents can result in serious injuries such as strains, sprains, fractures, and even spinal cord injuries. The French mechanical protective clothing market is substantially affected by manual handling work accidents in the country, as workers in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and logistics often require protective clothing to prevent injuries. Mechanical protective clothing, such as gloves, aprons, and sleeves, can protect against manual handling work accidents by reducing the risk of cuts, punctures, and abrasions. In industries requiring workers to handle sharp or abrasive objects, mechanical protective clothing is essential to prevent injuries. For example, workers in the construction industry may wear gloves and sleeves to protect themselves from cuts and abrasions while handling metal and concrete.

Oil and gas is one of the major segments of the French protective clothing market.

The market is anticipated to be driven by France's expanding oil and gas sector, as workers in this sector must be protected from potential fire threats at their workplaces. Wearing protective clothes reduces worker exposure to hazards that could endanger their health and result in serious injuries. In addition, France's overall industrial production has also increased due to the country's favorable growth in the oil & gas industries. For instance, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that in January 2023, France's crude oil production was 11.82 thousand barrels per day, up from the 11.59 thousand barrels produced in December 2022. Due to this expanding production to protect personnel from unfavorable chemical and heat exposures during working hours, France's oil and gas industry is anticipating increased demand for protective garments.

France Protective Clothing Market Scope:


Report Metric Details
Market Size Value in 2021 US$309.162 million
Market Size Value in 2028 US$447.615 million
Growth Rate CAGR of 5.43% from 2021 to 2028
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2023 – 2028
Forecast Unit (Value) USD Million
Segments Covered Type and End-User Industry
Companies Covered Lakeland Industries, Inc, Honeywell International Inc., MSA, 3M, ANSELL LTD., DuPont
Customization Scope Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • Flame Retardant Apparel
    • Chemical Defending Garment
    • Cleanroom Clothing
    • Mechanical Protective Clothing
    • Limited General-Use Clothing
  • By End-User Industry
    • Oil and Gas
    • Chemical
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Aerospace and Defense
    • Healthcare
    • Government


1.1. Market Overview

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Scope of the Study

1.4. Market Segmentation

1.5. Currency

1.6. Assumptions

1.7. Base, and Forecast Years Timeline


2.1. Research Data

2.2. Research Process


3.1. Research Highlights


4.1. Market Drivers

4.2. Market Restraints

4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis

4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers

4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers

4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants

4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes

4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry

4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis


5.1.  Introduction

5.2. Flame Retardant Apparel

5.3. Chemical Defending Garment

5.4. Cleanroom Clothing

5.5. Mechanical Protective Clothing

5.6. Limited General-Use Clothing


6.1. Introduction

6.2. Oil and Gas

6.3. Chemical

6.4. Pharmaceuticals

6.5. Aerospace and Defense

6.6. Healthcare

6.7. Government


7.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis

7.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness

7.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations

7.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix


8.1. Lakeland Industries, Inc

8.2. Honeywell International Inc.

8.3. MSA 

8.4. 3M


8.6. DuPont

Lakeland Industries, Inc

Honeywell International Inc.