Surgical Glove Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Material (Latex, Nitrile, PI (Polyisoprene), Neoprene (Polychloroprene)), By End-User (Hospitals & Clinics, Ambulatory Surgery Centers), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  Mar 2022 Report Code: KSI061612197 Pages: 112

The global surgical glove market which was valued at US$2,520.535 million in the year 2020 is estimated to reach up to US$4,357.361 million in the year 2027 at a compound annual growth rate of 8.13%.

Surgical gloves are a type of disposable glove that is designed particularly for surgeries to protect patients, surgeons, or doctors from any kind of contamination. The surgical glove, which is one type of medical glove, is specifically made up of either latex or nitrile, which is a synthetic material and other different polymers. They are powdered with corn starch; which makes it easy to wear these gloves on your hands. However, the regulation put on the restriction on using these powdered gloves will hamper the market’s growth. Due to their use in surgeries, surgical gloves are made to higher standards. They are precise in sizing, have better precision, and are highly sensitive. Increasing awareness of hospital-acquired infections and an increase in surgical interventions have been attributed to the increasing demand for surgical gloves, which has led to market growth worldwide.

COVID-19 has a positive impact on the global surgical glove market owing to the rising demand for gloves and protection solutions all over the world to prevent the spread of contamination.

The rising number of surgical interventions is driving the surgical glove market.

The number of surgical procedures is growing globally. The number of individuals suffering from injuries, and the increase in the number of road accidents and other accidents are paving the way for surgical procedures. Additionally, the increase in advanced technologies regarding plastic surgeries has also created an urge in many individuals to opt for such surgeries in recent times. These advancements have also become a boon to many handicapped individuals. For instance in the year 2019, at NYU Langone Health hospital, a team carried out a first-hand transplant. This technology is spreading in other developing countries as well. Likewise, chronic diseases such as cancer have increased the success rate of their treatment globally. Whereas data published by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the year 2019, indicates that around 31.7% of total births in the United States were by the Caesarean section method. Hence, to meet the increasing demand for surgical procedures worldwide, the demand for surgical gloves is increasing at a faster pace. Moreover, the increasing awareness of clinical hygiene among surgeons as well as the demand for surgical gloves have driven the demand for surgical gloves for the last few decades. The surgical glove market will be dominated by nitrile and powder-free gloves.

As polymer latex is associated with many allergic properties, surgical gloves made up of nitrile have been a nonallergic substitute for these latex gloves. The awareness regarding the benefits of nitrile gloves is increasing specifically in the medical field which is gradually increasing its preference by surgeons. This led to rising demand for nitrile surgical gloves. Thus, this segment is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period. However, due to the availability of latex gloves, the position of latex gloves in the market is still untouched.

North America and Europe to hold a significant share in the surgical gloves market

Due to increasing advancements in the healthcare sector and early adoption of innovations in the countries of North America and Europe, the market share of these countries in the global surgical gloves market is high and is estimated to show steady growth in upcoming years as well. The projected market share of North America and Europe in the year 2026 is X% and X% respectively.

Latest developments

  • In July 2021, hospital supply purchasing group Premier Inc. and Honeywell International Inc. announced the launch of manufacturing 750 million nitrile gloves in the United States per year.
  • In December 2020, Ansell Limited, which is leading in the protection solution market, to expand its supply, signed a long-term partnership with Primus Gloves, which is an Indian glove manufacturing company.
  • In order to bring the glove solution to the food industry, Texas Medical Technology, which is a leading MedTech company in December 2021, announced a collaboration with a Houston-based restaurant chain, Dimassi’s. Dimassi’s will now install iNitrile gloves across all its restaurants in the Texas area.

COVID analysis

Although the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard on many industrial sectors, it has had a positive impact on the production of the surgical gloves market. During the COVID -19 period, the demand for PPE kits, that is, protective personal equipment, increased. Surgical gloves are a very essential part of these kits. As even the reuse of PPE kits is to be avoided as per the suggestions by the United States FDA, the demand is expected to increase in the future. Furthermore, according to the regulations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control, as part of the precautions to reduce the spread of contamination, the use of gloves should be increased in hospitals as well as in the community. These developments have paved the way for the increase in demand for surgical gloves. Thus, COVID-19with a positive impact on the surgical gloves market has also been projected to be a robust market during the forecast period.

Surgical Glove Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$2,520.535 million
 Market size value in 2027  US$4,357.361 million
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 8.13% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Million
 Segments covered  Material, End-User, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered Ansell Limited, iNitrile, Mölnlycke Health Care AB, Cardinal Health, Medline Industries, Inc., B. Braun Melsungen AG, Vulkan Medical, a.s., Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Sempermed (A Part Of Semperit Ag Holding), RFB Latex Limited, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation

  • By Material
    • Latex
    • Nitrile
    • PI (Polyisoprene)
    • Neoprene (Polychloroprene)
  • By End-user
    • Hospitals & Clinics
    • Ambulatory Surgery Centers
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • South Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • India
      • Thailand
      • Taiwan
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the surgical glove market size by 2027?
A1. The global surgical glove market is estimated to reach a market size of US$4,357.361 million in 2027.

Q2. What is the size of the global surgical glove market?
A2. Surgical Glove Market was valued at US$2,520.535 million in 2020.

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the surgical glove market?
A3. The surgical glove market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.13% over the forecast period.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the surgical glove market growth?
A4. Increasing awareness towards hospital-acquired infections and increase in surgical interventions has attributed to the increasing demand for surgical gloves which led to market growth worldwide. 

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the surgical glove market?
A5. North America and Europe hold a significant share in the surgical gloves market due to increasing advancements in the healthcare sector and the early adoption of innovations.

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces 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. Latex
5.3. Nitrile
5.4. PI (Polyisoprene)
5.5. Neoprene (Polychloroprene)

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Hospitals & Clinics
6.3. Ambulatory surgical centers

7.1. Introduction
7.2. North America
7.2.1. USA
7.2.2. Canada
7.2.3. Mexico
7.3. South America
7.3.1. Brazil
7.3.2. Argentina
7.3.3. Others
7.4. Europe
7.4.1. Germany
7.4.2. France
7.4.3. United Kingdom
7.4.4. Spain
7.4.5. Others
7.5. Middle East and Africa
7.5.1. South Africa
7.5.2. Saudi Arabia
7.5.3. Others
7.6. Asia Pacific
7.6.1. China
7.6.2. Japan
7.6.3. South Korea
7.6.4. India
7.6.5. Thailand
7.6.6. Indonesia
7.6.7. Taiwan 
7.6.8. Others

8.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
8.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
8.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
8.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

9.1. Ansell Limited
9.2. INitrile
9.3. Mölnlycke Health Care AB 
9.4. Cardinal Health
9.5. Medline Industries, Inc.
9.6. B. Braun Melsungen AG      
9.7. Vulkan Medical, a.s.   
9.8. Top Glove Corporation Bhd        
9.9. Sempermed (A Part Of Semperit Ag Holding)      
9.10. RFB Latex Limited    
9.11. Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd

Ansell Limited


Mölnlycke Health Care AB

Cardinal Health

Medline Industries, Inc.

B. Braun Melsungen AG      

Vulkan Medical, a.s.  

Top Glove Corporation Bhd       

Sempermed (A Part Of Semperit Ag Holding)     

RFB Latex Limited   

Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd



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