Surgical Mask Market Overview
Surgical Mask Market size is forecast to reach $66.70 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.76% during the forecast period 2020-2025. Advancements in the field of medical surgery and diagnosis and increase in the number of the medical device manufacturing companies along with the frequent outbreak of epidemics are the major factors driving the growth of the market. Increase in the adoption of surgical mask among general population and the rising advancements in the field of medical surgery is set to further enhance the overall market demand of surgical mask during the forecast period 2020-2025.
The report: “Surgical Mask Market Forecast (2020-2025)” covers an in-depth analysis of the following segments of the Surgical Mask Market.
By Product Type: Basic Surgical Mask, Antifog Surgical Mask, Fluid Resistant Surgical Mask, Face Mask, N95 Mask, Others
By Distribution Channel: Direct to Hospitals, Drug Stores, Online Stores, Others
By Geography: North America, Europe, Asia -Pacific, RoW
- North America dominates the surgical mask market in 2019 owing to the growing advancements in the field of medical and surgical procedures and rising demand for N95 masks owing to COVID-19 pandemic. The surgical mask market scope for different regions will be provided in the final report.
- The outbreak of COVID-19, increasing need for improved safety standards and best practices with medicine & surgical procedures is likely to aid in the market growth of surgical mask.
- Detailed analysis on the Strength, Weakness and Opportunities of the prominent players operating in the market will be provided in the surgical mask market report.
- Improved safety standards and Supply Shortage and rise in prices of surgical mask is poised to create hurdles for the surgical mask market.
Product- Segment Analysis
The basic surgical mask segment held the largest share in the surgical mask market in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.32% during the forecast period 2020-2025 owing to ease of availability and low cost of surgical masks. Furthermore, surge in geriatric population, rise in health awareness, increased adoption of surgical masks in the general population is poised to drive the growth of the surgical mask market. Surgical masks are meant to protect doctors and surgeons from harmful infections and pathogens that is set to get suspended in the surgery room. The market for basic surgical mask has flown in from multiple healthcare facilities. However, N95 surgical mask is estimated to be the fastest growing segment and is set to register a highest CAGR during the forecast period 2020-2025 owing high demand in the healthcare industry and innovation with respect to product development.
Distribution Channel - Segment Analysis
Direct to Hospitals segment held the largest share in the surgical mask market in 2019 owing to demand up-surged to the patients with suspected infection and pandemic strain to slow down transmission of disease. Surgical masks are intended to be worn by medical staff and health professionals. The goal behind this is to prevent the spread of any kind of pathogenic infection to patients and fellow surgeons. Surgical and respiratory masks are conveniently available at over the counter of hospital pharmacy and are sold via distributors or directly by company are considered here. However, Online stores segment is estimated to be the fastest growing segment and is set to register a highest CAGR during the forecast period 2020-2025 owing to convenience in providing the customers with bulk orders and ease of delivering the orders directly at the doorsteps.
Geography - Segment Analysis
Asia Pacific dominates the surgical mask market with a share of more than 35.10% followed by North America in 2019. Growing advancements in the field of medical and surgical procedures are the factors that has led to the adoption of surgical mask contributing in the growth of the market in this region. Ease of availability and low cost of surgical masks along with the surge in geriatric population, rise in health awareness and increased adoption of surgical masks in the general population in countries such as Japan and India is also anticipated to boost the surgical mask market in Asia-Pacific.
However, North America is estimated to grow at a higher CAGR during the forecast period 2020-2025 owing to the increase in elderly population, increase in adoption of surgical mask in the general population owing to the outbreak of COVID-19 and surge in prevalence of contagious and chronic diseases has forced many key players to increase their production of surgical masks to meet the market demand. Increase in the level of air pollution has increased respiratory ailments among the population and is positively impacting the surgical mask market in the North America region.
Drivers - Surgical Mask Market
- Increasing need for improved safety standards
Increasing need for improved safety standard has led to the increase in the growth of the surgical mask market as success rate of surgeries largely depends on the level of safety and precautions taken during surgeries. Surgical mask are used as a barrier to avoid cross contamination by microorganisms and are used during surgical procedures. The surgical mask is used by surgeons during procedures and other medical professionals while interacting with the patients to avoid cross contamination of microorganisms. The patient who is under treatment also needs to be protected from infectious agents that is set to be discharged by others in the surgery rooms.
- Outbreak of pandemic & Increase in elderly population and increase in the number of the medical device manufacturing companies
According to WHO, currently, more than 4.2 million people worldwide are infected with Corona (COVID-19). In the context of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, the World Health Organization recommends the use of masks in home and health care settings. This in turn increases demand for surgical marks. Increase in elderly population, increase in adoption of surgical mask in the general population and surge in prevalence of contagious and chronic diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma along with the rise in the number of medical device manufacturing companies and rapid developments in nonwovens production technology is poised to contribute in the growth of the surgical mask market. Increasing focus toward preventing hospital-acquired infections and improvement in healthcare infrastructure & service are also some of the factors that are contributing in the growth of the surgical mask market.
Challenges - Surgical Mask Market
- Improved safety standards and Supply Shortage and rise in prices of surgical mask
Owing to the impending demand of surgical masks in the domain of medicine, and all forms of surgical aids, the shortage of masks and equipment has increased significantly. Besides, this shortage has also caused the rise in prices of surgical masks which ultimately acts as challenge for the growth of surgical mask market. Some of the other factors that can hamper the growth of the surgical mask market are rise in prominence of less invasive surgeries and concern regarding disposal of non-woven disposables surgical masks.
Surgical Mask Market Industry Outlook
Product launches, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and R&D activities are key strategies adopted by players in the surgical mask market. In 2019, surgical mask market share is fragmented by the top ten players present in the market. Surgical mask market top 10 companies are Thea Tex Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Z Plus Disposable, Medicare Hygiene Limited, Mediblue Health Care Private Limited.,Nexera Medical, Planar Tech, Medline Industries Inc., Plasti Surge Industries Pvt. Ltd., and Premium Health Care Disposables Private Limited. among others.
- In June 2017, Nexera Medical launched SpectraSheild 9500 Surgical Mask for protection against bacteria and influenza viruses.
- In March 2020, Planar Tech launched graphene enhanced antibacterial face masks.