According to Emergen Research, the global face mask market size was USD 76.72 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach a significantly smaller size of USD 58.17 billion in 2028 and register a decreasing CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period, 2021-2028. Rising air pollution across the globe, increasing incidence of infectious diseases, and implementation of government mandates to wear face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic are some key factors expected to drive global Face Mask market growth.
A face mask is a protective covering worn to cover the face and prevent individuals from breathing bad air or from inhaling and spreading germs. These masks are widely used in the healthcare and medical sector to protect healthcare professionals from acquiring hospital infections. There has been a significant increase in the demand for reusable and disposable face masks due to the rapidly spreading COVID-19 infection.
Factors such as rising incidence of acute respiratory infections, chronic lung cancer, and chronic pulmonary diseases due to deteriorating air levels, high demand for surgical masks and respirators in health centers, and increasing usage of social media platforms to promote the use of masks during coronavirus outbreak, and growing elderly population are expected to drive global market revenue growth during the forecast period.
In addition, the rising number of surgical procedures owing to the high prevalence of road accidents, and sports injuries, increasing sales of face masks through online platforms, and growing awareness about the importance of face masks among the public are other factors expected to fuel the market growth during the forecast period. However, increasing environmental concerns due to improper masks disposable and plastic pollution caused due to the plastic used in disposable face masks, and rising skin issues and allergies by the constant use of masks, especially during the coronavirus outbreak are some key factors that can limit the adoption of certain types of face masks and hamper market revenue growth to a certain extent going ahead.
COVID-19 Impact Analysis
- Social distancing and restrictions severely disrupted businesses and operations
- Lockdowns caused disruptions in transportation and logistics
- Impacted manufacturing activities and mining operations globally
- took a toll on the economy of various countries revenue-contributingCaused sudden and drastic downturn in economic activity
- Disrupted agriculture, fisheries, dairy, and other sectors
- Caused loss of employment and financial crisis
- Supply impacts were further compounded owing to reduced disposable income
- Emergence of variants continues to cause concerns and impact normal routines
Reusable Segment To Register Rapid Revenue Growth:
The reusable segment is expected to register rapid revenue growth between 2021 and 2028. Revenue growth can be attributed to increasing awareness about the harmful effects of dust, pollution, and smoke, high demand for reusable face masks due to the shortage of disposable face masks during the COVID-19 outbreak, and availability of a broad array of reusable face masks on online platforms at affordable rates. There has been a steady inclination toward reusable masks as people are becoming aware of the increasing environmental concerns caused due to disposable mask material.
Hospitals and Clinics Segment to Account for Largest Revenue Share:
The hospitals and clinics segment is expected to account for the largest revenue share during the forecast period. Factors such as increasing number of hospital admissions, rapidly spreading coronavirus, rising incidence of infectious and lifestyle-associated diseases, high risk of inhalation of infectious germs in hospitals and clinics, and rising number of surgeries are expected to drive revenue growth of the segment over the forecast period.
Asia Pacific To Register In Robust Revenue CAGR:
Asia Pacific is expected to register robust revenue CAGR over the forecast period attributable to the rapidly increasing regional population, rising prevalence of infectious respiratory diseases, high usage of surgical face masks in hospitals and clinics, and growing demand for disposable face masks amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Other factors such as deteriorating air quality levels, growing geriatric population, and rising disposable income are expected to fuel Asia Pacific market growth during the forecast period. China, India, and Japan are some major revenue-contributing countries in this region.
Major Companies in the Market Include:
- Alpha Pro Tech Ltd.
- Cardinal Health Inc.
- The 3M Company
- Ambu A/S
- Cantel Medical Corporation
- Medline Industries Inc.
- Honeywell International Inc.
- Owens & Minor Inc.
- Uvex Group
For this report, Emergen Research has segmented the global face mask market based on product type, material type, usability, end use, and region:
Product Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2018–2028)
- Surgical Masks
Material Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2018–2028)
Usability Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2018–2028)
End Use Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2018–2028)
- Hospitals & Clinics
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers
- Research Institutes
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Billion; 2018–2028)
- North America
- the U.S.
- the U.K.
- Rest of Europe
- the Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of APAC
- Latin America
- Rest of LATAM
- Middle East & Africa
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- Rest of MEA