South Korea Protective Clothing market was valued at US$228.805 million in 2019. Strict workers’ safety regulations in the country is significantly driving the market growth of protective clothing in South Korea. The growing aerospace industry is another factor behind the augmenting demand for protective clothing in the country. According to the International Trade Administration (IEA), the country’s aerospace industry market size increased from US$7,859 million in 2016 to US$6,732 million in 2018. Rising investments in the healthcare sector will further continue to bolster the market growth of protective clothing in South Korea during the forecast period. Supportive government policies and measures to ramp up the growth of the domestic pharmaceutical industry is also contributing to the escalating demand for protective clothing, thereby driving the overall market growth.
The recent spread of COVID-19 around the world is also fuelling the demand for protective clothing in the country. With the growing risk of infection and soaring demand for checks, many local governments in South Korea have launched many ‘drive-thru’ testing facilities across the country. As such, the demand for protective clothing is surging, thus positively impacting the overall market growth in the country. Furthermore, surging exports of protective clothing to other countries amid the COVID-19 crisis is also contributing to the market growth in the country. For example, South Korea sent 500,000 protective gowns to various regions in Indonesia.
South Korea Protective Clothing market has been segmented based on the type and end-user industry. 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, South Korea protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare,and government.