The World Market for disposable medical gloves is estimated to have reached over $3 billion in revenues in 2013. Growth over the next few years will continue at a CAGR of 9.2percent.
Key Product Segments: Exam gloves and Surgical gloves. Exam gloves, account for about three quarters of the gloves market. Powder-free latex gloves comprise the largest sub-segment of exam gloves.
Key Drivers: Growing healthcare needs across the world; growing awareness of occupational and patient safety in developing countries; developed healthcare markets moving towards latex-free environments and willingness to pay for premium products.
Key Restraints: Price wars are keeping average selling prices low; manufacturing costs are on the rise; entry barriers are greater in established markets due to more stringent regulation and strong foot-hold of large MNCs with long-term contracts; surgical glove standards are far more stringent and few manufacturers have the technology to meet international quality standards; medical glove utilization is extremely low in developing countries.
Leaders: Leaders include Cardinal Health, Medline Industries, Molnlycke, Ansell, Kimberly-Clark, Hartalega, Sempermed, Supermax, Kossan, Paul Hartmann and Top Glove.
Worldwide Market for Nitrile Exam Gloves
(Units, ASP, and Revenues) - 2013-2019
Market for Exam Vs Surgical Gloves - % Distribution of
Units (Mill Pairs) and Revenues (Mill$) in 2013
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