Demand for Asia Pacific And Middle East Personal Protective Equipment and Impact

Posted by Mrudula Anil Karmarkar on December 24th, 2020

The Asia Pacific & Middle East personal protective equipment market size is expected to reach USD 17.55 billion by 2022, expanding at a CAGR of 7.8%, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Conventions regarding worker health & safety issues and practices such as total quality management (TQM) are expected to fuel PPE demand making it mandatory for industries to comply with rules regarding employee safety at the workplace. Additionally, regulatory agencies in Middle East and Asia Pacific have been enforcing stringent regulations on employers to adopt PPE in order to ensure employee safety on account of rising hazards.

The shortage in supply of raw materials from Chinese manufacturers has resulted in a severe demand-supply gap. The manufacturers are further expected to be stranded on raw material orders owing to the logistics industry being significantly impacted due to lockdown amid COVID-19. However, the producers are expected to move away from China aiming to reduce the future risks that would affect the business and to reduce the manufacturers' cluster in a single country in order to smoothen the supply chain. The report will account for Covid19 as a key market contributor.

Protective footwear is anticipated to be the fastest growing product segment with revenue share estimated to exceed 20% by 2022. Increasing workplace fatalities in developing economies is anticipated to surge product demand in the near future. Growing construction industry in India, UAE, Saudi Arabia and China is also expected to drive the market over the forecast period. The Asia Pacific and Middle East are anticipated to experience high growth over the forecast period on account of increasing construction and infrastructure projects, thereby creating immense opportunity for the need for personal protection of the employees. Rapid industrialization in developing economies such as those in South-East Asia is expected to impact positively skilled labor requirements, which in turn are anticipated to augment personal protective equipment (PPE) demand in the near future.

The Asia Pacific and Middle East personal protective equipment market size was estimated at USD 10.38 billion in 2016 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast period. Increasing awareness towards employee health and safety at workplaces, coupled with favorable government regulations pertaining to employee safety is anticipated to drive industry growth over the forecast period.

Further key findings from the report suggest:

  • Asia Pacific & Middle East PPE market was worth USD 9,661.4 million in 2014 and is expected to USD 17,558.6 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 7.8% from 2015 to 2022.
  • Hand protection was the leading product segment and accounted for 23.7% of total market revenue in 2014. Increasing number of arm injuries, hand cuts, and abrasions in workplace are expected to drive product demand over the next seven years.
  • Asia Pacific accounted for over 65% of PPE revenue share in 2014. The region is anticipated to witness high growth over the forecast period on account of rising construction spending coupled with growing oil & gas industry in the region. Key growth countries in the PPE market include China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam.
  • Middle East is anticipated to witness average growth of 7.5% from 2015 to 2022. The region is characterized by stringent industry regulations along with growing concern regarding occupational illness and injury cases. These factors are anticipated to drive PPE market in the region.
  • Key players operating in Asia Pacific & Middle East region include Honeywell, DuPont, 3M, Ansell and MSA Company.

Increasing investments in construction projects and automobile parts assembling are expected to drive industrial growth in China over the forecast period. In addition, rising technological advancements in textile machinery and electronic manufacturing are expected to drive the industrial sector further. Rapid growth in the industrial sector, coupled with the increasing penetration of PPE in the industries is anticipated to complement market growth in China.

Safety regulations by the government of China in the form of China Occupational Health Law, China Workplace Safety Law, and Standards in Chapter 6 (Occupational Safety and Health) of China Labor Law are likely to impact the PPE market growth positively. Furthermore, regulatory agencies in the Asia Pacific and Middle East are enforcing stringent norms on employers to make it compulsory to ensure workers’ safety on account of increasing hazards in these regions.

Accidents involve loss of life, work disturbance, costs, reimbursement to family, legal issues, and infrastructure damages; therefore, industry participants have augmented workers’ safety. The growing number of the blue-collar workforce across various production-centric industries and R&D establishments is anticipated to fuel PPE demand over the forecast period.

Technological innovation, coupled with changing consumer need for personal protective equipment that combines safety with fashion and attractiveness, is further estimated to augment market expansion in Asia Pacific and Middle East regions. However, unavailability of precise numerical safety equipment data for personal protection from industries acts as a major challenge for market participants.

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Rising protective clothing demand from various end-use industries, including construction, manufacturing, and oil & gas is anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period. In addition, huge penalty costs related to non-compliance of safety regulations is expected to force employers in the regions to adopt protective clothing in order to safeguard their employees from various hazards associated with these end-user industries.

Mechanical protective clothing protects the employees against various cuts or slash hazards including chain saws, sheet metal, glass, knives or sharp edges and stabs, and puncture-related injuries. Rapid growth in the manufacturing and construction industries, particularly in India and Saudi Arabia is expected to drive the personal protective equipment market over the forecast period.

Grand View Research has segmented the Asia Pacific & Middle East personal protective equipment market on the basis of product, end-use and region:

Asia Pacific & Middle East Personal Protective Equipment Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)

  • Protective Clothing

o    Heat & flame protection clothing

o    Chemical defending garments

o    Mechanical protective clothing

o  Aramid fibers & blends

o  Cotton fibers

o  Polyester

o  Polyamide

o  Others

o    Others

o    End-use

o    Construction

o    Manufacturing

o    Oil & gas

o    Healthcare/Medical

o    Chemical/petrochemical

o    Mining

o    Others

  • Protective Footwear

o    Boots

o    High ankle shoes

o    Regular shoes

o    Material

o    Leather

o    Rubber

o    PVC

o    Polyurethane

o    Others

o    End-use

o  Construction

o  Manufacturing

o  Mining

o  Oil & gas

o  Chemicals

o  Food processing

o  Pharmaceuticals

o  Transportation

o  Others

  • Hand Protection

o    Disposable

o  General purpose gloves

o  Chemical handling gloves

o  Clean room/ sterile gloves

o  Surgical & examination gloves

o  Others

o  Material

o  Natural rubber gloves

o  Nitrile gloves

o  Neoprene gloves

o  Latex gloves

o  Others

o    Durable Gloves

o    Mechanical gloves

o    Cut resistant gloves

o    Multi task gloves

o    Oil repellent gloves

o    Chemical handling gloves

o    Thermal/flame retardant

o    Others

o    End-use

o    Construction

o    Manufacturing

o    Metal fabrication

o    Transportation

o    Food Processing

o    Oil & gas

o    Healthcare/pharmaceuticals

o    Others

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