UAE protective clothing market was evaluated at US$74.780 million for the year 2019. The market is poised to grow on account of the rising manufacturing sector of the country. The UAE economy is growing led by the growth of non-oil activities. The government is continuously extending support to the local manufacturers without making domestic trading environment uncompetitive. Significant growth in the manufacturing sector has resulted from the “Made in UAE” initiative, leading the credibility of the country’s manufacturing sector. Thus, a significant increase in the manufacturing activities is expected to ramp up the industrial activities throughout the country and thereby positively impact the market growth in the coming years.
Also, the dominant oil and gas sector and growing manufacturing industries which include mining, construction, and power industries are also expected to positively impact the demand for these types of clothing in the country and add up to the market growth significantly. Furthermore, the growing oil and gas sector of the country also provides numerous opportunities for the manufacturers to invest in the country and thus boost the market growth. According to the International Trade Administration, the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its operating companies are planning to expand the crude oil output to 3.5 million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of 2020, the country further aims to maintain it until 2027. All these factors are anticipated to collectively contribute towards the protective clothing market growth in the United Arab Emirates during the next forecast period and beyond.
The UAE protective clothing market has been segmented on the basis of 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, the UAE protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare,and government.