Global Disposable Gloves Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Material (Natural Rubber, Nitrile), By Application (Examination, Surgical), By End Use (Hospital, Home Healthcare), By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2021 – 2030

Industry: Healthcare


Global Disposable Gloves Market Insights Forecasts to 2030

  • The Disposable Gloves Market Size was valued at USD 13 billion in 2021.
  • The Worldwide Market Share is growing at a CAGR of 5.6% from 2022 to 2030
  • The Global Disposable Gloves Market Size is expected to reach USD 17 billion by 2030
  • Asia Pacific is expected to grow the fastest during the forecast period.

Disposable Gloves Market

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The Global Disposable Gloves Market Size is expected to reach USD 17 billion by 2030, at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030. Increasing healthcare costs, a rise in healthcare spending, and the reappearance of the COVID-19 pandemic are all anticipated to have a favourable effect on industry growth. The revival of the COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to increase testing, surveillance, and hospital visits, which will raise the demand for the product in nations including China, Germany, France, Italy, and Belgium.


Market Overview

It is obvious from the name alone that medical gloves are hand gloves worn by healthcare providers in an effort to stop the spread of illness to patients. Medical gloves come in a variety of materials and can be purchased on the market through both online and traditional retail channels. Additionally, the growing elderly population, rising hygienic standards, and expanding healthcare infrastructure along with healthcare reforms in numerous nations are projected to boost market expansion throughout the forecast period. In order to reduce the chance of failure due to wear and tear, medical professionals are also implementing double gloving, which is expected to further propel market expansion.


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for Disposable Gloves market based on various segments and regions and forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the Disposable Gloves market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segments of the Disposable Gloves market.


Driving Factors

Healthcare personnel are shielded from contagious illnesses by disposable gloves. Surgeons, medical staff, and patients all run the risk of contracting an infection during operations. Medical gloves help guard against cross-contamination for doctors and other healthcare professionals. Disposable medical gloves are sold through both direct and indirect channels, including shops and distributors, as well as online sales and social media marketing. Manufacturers use multi-brand merchants, exclusive distributors, and independent distributors to distribute their goods. The increase in cases of infectious diseases, which is also being accompanied by an increase in surgical procedures, is the main factor driving this market's growth. Another reason that is projected to raise the demand for latex medical gloves in healthcare institutions is the risk of spreading germs and blood-borne illnesses.


Global Disposable Gloves Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2021
Market Size in 2021:USD 13 Billion
Forecast Period:2021-2030
Forecast Period CAGR 2021-2030 :5.6%
2030 Value Projection:USD 17 Billion
Historical Data for:2017-2020
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:108
Segments covered:By Material, By Application, By End Use, By Region, COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies covered::Semperit AG Holding, Supermax Corporation Berhad., Cardinal Health., Medline Industries, Inc., ANSELL LTD., Medicom., YTY Group., Arista Networks, Inc., Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, JIANGSU JAYSUN GLOVE CO.,LTD, Bluesail Medical Co., Ltd., Shandong Yuyuan Latex Gloves Co., Ltd., Zhanjiang Jiali Glove Products Co.,Ltd., McKesson Corporation, Dynarex Corporation., Top Glove Corporation Bhd, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Robinson Healthcare, SHIELD Scientific B.V., PAUL HARTMANN AG
Growth Drivers:Surgeons, medical staff, and patients all run the risk of contracting an infection during operations.
Pitfalls & Challenges:Due to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases

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Restraining Factors

To minimise further expenditures, a few businesses, however, distribute the products directly to businesses, hospitals, commercial organisations, and individuals. The production of disposable medical gloves requires a disproportionate amount of capital due to the high costs of raw materials and the intricate manufacturing processes. The industry's major raw material suppliers have merged along the value chain to create disposable medical gloves, boosting competitiveness. As initial capital investments are likely to represent a major entry barrier for new market participants, the threat of new entrants is anticipated to remain low.


Market Segmentation

  • In 2021, the Natural Rubber Material segment holds the largest market share over the forecast period.

On the basis of material, the global disposable gloves market is segmented into Natural Rubber, Nitrile. Among these, the Natural Rubber Material segment holds the largest market share over the forecast period. Natural rubber or latex disposable medical gloves are employed in applications like surgery and medical procedures because they are tactile. They are also comfortable to wear and flexible, which makes them ideal for working with biological or water-based materials. Over the projection period, all of these factors are anticipated to increase their demand. Vinyl disposable gloves are constructed of polyvinyl chloride and plasticizers and are devoid of latex. Where frequent glove changes are necessary or for short-term jobs where comfort is not a priority, vinyl gloves are the perfect answer. Over the projection period, it is anticipated that rising demand for antimicrobial and FDA-approved gloves will propel segment expansion.


  • In 2021, the Examination segment accounted the largest market share over the forecast period.

Based on the application, the global disposable gloves market is segmented into Examination, Surgical. Among these, the Examination segment accounted the largest market share over the forecast period. Industry growth is anticipated to be fueled by rising demand for these products in the medical sector due to increased demand in hospitals, dental applications for routine exams, and patient visits. Exam gloves are used by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals during non-invasive physical examinations to prevent patient and staff cross-contamination. The COVID-19's return is anticipated to increase demand for the examination gloves that frontline healthcare workers use for testing and examination reasons, accelerating the industry's growth.


  • In 2021, the Hospital segment holds the highest market share over the forecast period.

On the basis of end use, the global disposable gloves market is segmented into Hospital, Home Healthcare. Among these, the Hospital segment holds the highest market share over the forecast period. The market for these goods is projected to increase because to the rapidly expanding geriatric population, particularly in industrialised nations, as well as the increased prevalence of hospital-acquired and other illnesses, including hepatitis and AIDS. The demand for products in the hospital end-use segment is projected to be driven by the rising incidence of Hospital-Acquired Infections (HAIs), such as surgical site infection, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and bloodstream infection. Additionally, it is anticipated that the ageing population and an increase in chronic health issues will fuel industry expansion.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Disposable Gloves Market


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  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America is dominating the market with the largest market share over the forecast period.

Due to ongoing developments in the field of surgery, including those in medical technology and High-reliability Organising (HRO), which are anticipated to spur demand for these products as well as increase hospital sector growth, North America dominated the market in 2021 and held more than 35.2% of the global revenue share. Industrial demand is anticipated to be driven by strict government laws governing the safety of clients, physicians, and other staff in hospitals and other facilities, as well as by harsh fines for noncompliance.


Recent Developments

  • To carry out its glove research, Top Glove Corporation Bhd partnered with Malaysia's University Teknologi. The business was able to accelerate its R&D initiatives and produce new products thanks to this strategic alliance.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global Disposable Gloves market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Semperit AG Holding
  • Supermax Corporation Berhad.
  • Cardinal Health., Medline Industries, Inc.
  • ANSELL LTD., Medicom.
  • YTY Group., Arista Networks, Inc.
  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
  • Bluesail Medical Co., Ltd.
  • Shandong Yuyuan Latex Gloves Co., Ltd.
  • Zhanjiang Jiali Glove Products Co.,Ltd.
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Dynarex Corporation.
  • Top Glove Corporation Bhd
  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad
  • Robinson Healthcare
  • SHIELD Scientific B.V.


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2019 to 2030. Spherical Insights has segmented the global Disposable Gloves market based on the below-mentioned segments:


Disposable Gloves Market, By Material

  • Natural Rubber
  • Nitrile
  • Vinyl
  • Neoprene
  • Polyethylene
  • Others


Disposable Gloves Market, By Application

  • Examination
  • Surgical


Disposable Gloves Market, By End Use

  • Hospitals
  • Home Healthcare
  • Outpatient/Primary Care Facilities
  • Others


Disposable Gloves Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa


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