UK Protective Clothing market was evaluated at US$223.947 million for the year 2019. The protective clothing market in the United Kingdom is poised to show a notable growth on account of the numerous regulations by the government regarding the safety and health of the workers across the various end-user industries working in the harsh working environments. The Personal Protective at Work Regulations 1992 regulates the use of PPE across the industries which also mandates the adoption of these clothing by the employers to ensure the safety of workers.
The recent outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 Coronavirus is one of the prime factors that is 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 the healthcare professionals on account of the high communicability of this disease is one of the key factors which is 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 to set up new companies and also push the manufacturers to increase production capacities is also positively impacting market growth.
Moreover, the booming industrial activities in the country across the various industries such as pharmaceutical, oil, and gas, and chemicals among others on account of the growing demand is also expected to drive the demand for protective clothing across these industries and add up to the market growth significantly.
The UK 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 UK protective clothing market has been classified into oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceuticals, aerospace and defense, healthcare,and government.