UK protective clothing market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 2.73% over the forecast period to attain a market size of US$279.299 million in 2027, from US$231.363 million in 2020.
The protective clothing market in the United Kingdom is poised to show notable growth on account of the numerous regulations by the government regarding the safety and health of workers across the various end-user industries working in harsh working environments. The Personal Protective at Work Regulations 1992 regulates the use of PPE across industries, which also mandates the adoption of this clothing by employers to ensure the safety of workers.
The recent outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 Coronavirus is one of the prime factors projected to boost the demand for these types of clothing in the coming duration owing, especially across the healthcare industry. The growing demand for personal protective equipment by healthcare professionals on account of the high communicability of this disease is one of the key factors driving the market growth for the UK protective clothing market during the short run. The high demand for protective clothing by the NHS is leading to an increase in domestic manufacturing, which is also anticipated to propel the growth opportunities for the market to surge during the coming years. Furthermore, the government's focus on setting up new companies and pushing manufacturers to increase production capacities positively impacts market growth.
Moreover, the booming industrial activities in the country across various industries such as pharmaceutical, oil, gas, and chemicals, among others, on account of the growing demand, are also expected to drive the demand for protective clothing across these industries and add up to the market growth significantly.
One of the main factors anticipated to increase demand for the protective clothing market in the near future, particularly within the healthcare field, is the recent breakout of the deadly COVID-19 Coronavirus. The market expansion for protective clothing in the UK in the near term is the rising demand for personal protective equipment by healthcare workers due to the high communicability of this disease. The NHS has a high need for protective apparel, which has increased domestic manufacturing. This is expected to boost market growth prospects over the next few years. Additionally, the government's emphasis on establishing new businesses and encouraging industries to boost production capabilities is beneficial for market growth.
The UK 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 garments, cleanroom clothing, mechanical protective clothing, and limited general-use clothing. By the end-user industry, the UK protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare, and government.
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