Surgical Gloves Market  Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (Natural Rubber, Nitrile, Neoprene, Polyisoprene, Others), By Sterility (Sterile Gloves, Non- Sterile Gloves), By Form (Powder, Powder-free), By Distribution (Online, Offline), By End-use (Hospital, Veterinary, Emergency medical service, Dental, Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America), Global Economy Insights, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast Till 2031.

The report offers the value (in USD Billion) for the above segments.

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Market Overview:


According to a new report by IMIR Market Research on Global Surgical Gloves Market was valued at approximately USD 10.33 Billion in 2023. Over the course of the forecast period (2024–2031), the market is expected to develop at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3%, reaching a value of USD 13.05 Billion by 2031.

The growth in the market is expected to be driven by industry participants' growing awareness of the significance of employee safety. When performing surgical procedures, medical personnel frequently wear surgical gloves, which helps to lower the risk of infection transfer from patients to healthcare professionals. International expansion of the demand-supply gap in surgical gloves is anticipated as a result of supply constraints such as restricted manufacturing capacity, protracted construction periods, and a labor scarcity during the pandemic period.

In addition, it is anticipated that trade restrictions will make it more difficult for businesses to obtain raw materials logistically, which will widen the gap between the supply and demand for surgical gloves. Nonetheless, manufacturers are putting more of an emphasis on innovation, digitalization, automation, and artificial intelligence, which has increased process efficiency and will drive market growth in the years to come.

Additionally, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States and the World Health Organization (WHO) have recommended that medical gloves be worn exclusively for all treatments administered in the medical profession. Surgical gloves and other medical gloves are used by healthcare professionals to prevent the spread of microorganisms that may cause an infection or illness. In the upcoming years, it is expected that the aforementioned causes would increase demand for surgical gloves.

The rising number of surgical procedures performed in the US, such as a carotid endarterectomy, an appendectomy, cesarean delivery, Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG), & circumcision, is anticipated to fuel the need for surgical gloves. For example, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reports that U.S. hospitals swiftly implemented new safety regulations in response to the pandemic's effects, which led to a notable decrease in the rates of non-essential surgery. Healthcare workers are protected from infectious infections by the surgical gloves. Surgeons and other medical workers may become infected by patients while performing surgery. Consequently, surgical gloves help protect medical staff from cross-contamination.

Additionally, the government is supporting initiatives to raise awareness about safety and hygiene in hospitals and other healthcare facilities in response to an increase in hostile incidents brought on by subpar cleaning standards, which is anticipated to drive demand in the market. Strict laws, for example, mandate that companies evaluate the workplace for risks that call for the usage of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as surgical gloves. Furthermore, it is expected that an older population would increase hospital visits, which will boost market growth during the projected time. For example, according to WHO predictions, 80% of older people will reside in low- and middle-income countries in 2050, propelling market expansion.

Market Dynamics:
Market Drivers-

Rising Awareness of Infection Control and Safety Protocols

  • the market for surgical gloves is the growing understanding of safety precautions and infection control in healthcare environments. During medical examinations and surgeries, surgical gloves are essential in limiting the spread of infectious agents between patients and healthcare professionals. In order to reduce the risk of transmission and guarantee patient safety, healthcare facilities or professionals are placing a higher priority on the use of high-quality surgical gloves in response to growing concerns about infections related to healthcare (HAIs), contamination between items, and the spread of infectious diseases.  Furthermore, in order to adhere to infection control standards and recommendations, professional associations and regulatory bodies require the use of suitable personal protective equipment (PPE), such as surgical gloves, in healthcare environments. The surgical glove market is expected to develop as a consequence of the increased demand for surgical gloves that provide healthcare workers with excellent barrier protection, tactile sensibility, and comfort. Innovative glove designs, substances, and manufacturing techniques that boost functionality, lessen allergic reactions, and raise user happiness are how manufacturers are meeting this demand.

Increasing Surgical Procedure Volumes and Healthcare Expenditure

  • The growing number of surgical procedures carried out globally and the accompanying increase in healthcare costs are driving the surgical gloves market. Among the many surgical disciplines that rely on surgical gloves for their operations are general surgery, orthopedics, heart surgery, gynecology, and dentistry. Surgical therapies for a range of ailments, traumas, and chronic diseases are becoming more and more necessary as the world's population increases, ages, and becomes wealthier. Consequently, surgical gloves are more necessary in outpatient as well as inpatient settings. In addition, government efforts, healthcare reforms, and increasing access to healthcare services in developing nations are driving expenditures in employee education, medical supply procurement, especially surgical gloves, including healthcare infrastructure. The need for surgical gloves is anticipated to rise proportionately to the global increase in healthcare spending, which is being driven by changes in healthcare policies, disease load, and demographic trends. This will support the growth of the medical gloves market. The manufacturers are seizing this opportunity by expanding their product lines, strengthening their distribution networks, and boosting manufacturing capacity in order to meet the growing demand for surgical gloves across the globe.
Market Trends-

Demand for Latex-Free and Allergy-Free Gloves

  • The growing need for gloves devoid of latex and allergies, which is driving the surgical glove market. Since exposure to latex proteins can cause allergic reactions ranging from minor skin irritation to severe anaphylaxis in susceptible individuals, latex allergies are a major problem in healthcare settings. Healthcare professionals are beginning to favor non-latex gloves like nitrile, neoprene, & polyisoprene in order to solve this problem. These materials give similar barrier defense and tactile sensitivity with the possibility of latex allergies.  A greater variety of latex-free surgical gloves with cutting-edge materials and production techniques that offer better comfort, longevity, and protection against germs are being added by manufacturers in response to this trend. Further encouraging the market's acceptance of latex-free surgical gloves are design advancements such as raised surfaces, ergonomic forms, and moisture-wicking liners.

Focus on Sustainability and Eco-Friendly Practices

  • The increased focus on sustainability and environmentally friendly glove manufacturing and disposal methods is driving the surgical glove market. Healthcare providers & manufacturers are increasingly looking for sustainable alternatives to standard single-use gloves, that contribute to landfill trash and environmental deterioration, as consciousness about environmental issues including plastic pollution and garbage management rises. In addition to recyclable and compostable packaging materials, sustainable glove solutions also feature biodegradable materials like natural rubber latex from plantations that are ethically maintained. Closed-loop recycling systems, plant-derived additives, and bio-based polymers are just a few of the creative ways that glove manufacturers are putting money into R&D to create sustainable glove production methodologies.
Market Restraining Factors-

Supply Chain Disruptions and Raw Material Shortages

  • They are potential shortages of raw materials and disruptions in the supply chain in the surgical gloves market. The ability to manufacture surgical gloves depends on the availability of necessary raw materials, such as synthetic polymers, nitrile rubber, & natural rubber latex, which are imported from various countries. Natural disasters, political upheaval, or logistical challenges can all lead to supply chain interruptions, which may have an impact on raw material availability and, consequently, glove manufacturing and distribution.  Additionally, variations in the price of raw materials and currency rates may affect the profit margins and production costs of glove manufacturers, so driving up prices and limiting supply in the market.  Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has made supply chains more vulnerable and raised demand for surgical gloves and other personal protective equipment (PPE), increasing competition for raw materials and manufacturing capacity.
Report Coverage:

The report will cover the qualitative and quantitative data on the global Surgical Gloves Market. The qualitative data includes latest trends, market players analysis, market drivers, market opportunity, and many others. Also, the report quantitative data includes market size for every region, country, and segments according to your requirements. We can also provide customize report in every industry vertical.

Report Scope and Segmentations:

Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Forecast Year


Growth Rate

CAGR of 3% from 2024 to 2031


By Material, By Sterility, By Form, By Distribution, By End-use, By Region


USD Billion

By Material

  • Natural Rubber
  • Nitrile
  • Neoprene
  • Polyisoprene
  • Others

By Sterility

  • Sterile Gloves
  • Non- Sterile Gloves

By Form

  • Powder
  • Powder-free

By Distribution

  • Online
  • Offline

By End-use

  • Hospital
  • Veterinary
  • Emergency medical service
  • Dental
  • Others

By Region

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)


Surgical Gloves Market Players Analysis:
  • Top Glove Corporation
  • Hartalega Holdings
  • Sempermed
  • Globus Group
  • Kanam Latex Industries Pvt. Ltd.
  • Narang Medical Limited
  • MRK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  • Cardinal Health Inc.
  • Ansell Ltd.
  • Sun Healthcare (M) Sdn. Bhd.
  • Berner International GmbH
  • Dach
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Leboo Healthcare Products Limited

Key Industry Developments

  • In June 2023, South of Houston, in Brazoria County, Maxter Healthcare began building the first phase of a surgical glove production facility. With a possible $550 million investment, it would be Maxter Healthcare's first American site.
Surgical Gloves Market Segmentation Analysis:

By Material

  • Natural Rubber
  • Nitrile
  • Neoprene
  • Polyisoprene
  • Others

By Form

  • Powder
  • Powder-free

By Distribution

  • Online
  • Offline

By Sterility

  • Sterile Gloves
  • Non-sterile Gloves

By End-use

  • Hospital
  • Veterinary
  • Emergency medical service
  • Dental
  • Others

By Region

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA (Latin America, Middle East, Africa)

The report also helps in understanding Global Surgical Gloves Market dynamics, structure by analyzing the market segments, and project the Global Surgical Gloves Market size. Clear representation of competitive analysis of key players by type, price, financial position, product portfolio, growth strategies, and regional presence in the Global Surgical Gloves Market make the report investor’s guide.

Global Surgical Gloves Market Segmentation Insights:

The market is divided into segments based on By Material, By Sterility, By Form, By Distribution, By End-use.

By Form

Based on the Form of the market is segmented into Powder, Powder-free.

In 2022, the market leader and owner of 87.3% of the worldwide revenue share was the powder-free category. Powder-free gloves are predicted to rule the market over the coming years as their popularity grows in the healthcare sector. Furthermore, it is anticipated that stringent global regulatory restrictions on powdered gloves will help the powder-free glove market in the upcoming years. The FDA announced a rule banning powdered surgical medical gloves, citing the serious hazards that patients faced from these gloves, such as allergic responses, wound and airway inflammation, and adhesions following surgery. Moreover, the restriction does not apply to the powder used in the production of powder-free gloves; just a trace quantity is included into the final product.

Powdered gloves are anticipated to grow at a 4.4% CAGR throughout the forecast period. These gloves don't stick together because of the maize flour inside. Corn flour, an ingredient in powdered gloves, can cause skin irritation in both users and others who come into contact with them. Furthermore, there is a chance of contamination because powdered glove powder has been shown to stick to hands, objects, and clothes. Direct contact with starch occurs, for example, when dentists have to reach inside a patient's mouth with bare hands. Within the dentistry community, this is a major source of concern. In the upcoming years, the demand for powdered gloves is anticipated to increase more slowly due to the aforementioned issues.

By End-use

Based on the End-use of the market is categorised into Hospital, Veterinary, Emergency medical service, Dental, Others.

In 2022, the hospital end-use category held 63.8% parts of the global revenue share. The surge in hospital visits and readmissions resulting from chronic diseases is driving up the need for surgical gloves in hospitals. For example, in 2022 the World Health Organization projected that 4.1 million people worldwide were afflicted with chronic respiratory illnesses. Furthermore, according to a WHO research, chronic diseases, also known as non-communicable diseases, kill 41 million people each year, accounting for 74% of all fatalities globally.

The end-use sector for emergency medical services is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.1% during the lifespan of the projection period. The end-use sector for emergency medical services is anticipated to be driven by the rise in the number of patients seeking urgent treatment at clinics due to patients' growing preferences for amenities and cost. As a result, medical gloves are being used more frequently in these facilities to support the business environment. Furthermore, a number of important variables that are encouraging market expansion include the rising expense of healthcare, the increase in trauma cases, and the expanding need for emergency care.

Regional Snapshots:

By region, Insights into the markets in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the rest of the world are provided by the study.

North America held 36.6% of the global market revenue in 2022 due to the region's sustained advancements in surgery caused by medical technology and the assistance of supportive structures like High-Reliability Organizations (HROs), that are anticipated to increase product demand and spur the growth of the hospital sector. Strict government regulations governing the safety of medical personnel, patients, and other employees in hospitals and other facilities—as well as severe consequences for noncompliance are expected to be the driving force behind the requirement. For instance, surgical gloves must be sterile and free of powder, and products meeting their requirements must bear the "CE EN 455" designation. Furthermore, sterile, powder-free surgical gloves need to be provided.

The Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% over the course of the projection period. An increasing aging population, rising disposable incomes, increased health consciousness, easy access to insurance, and substantial spending by both public and private sector players are all likely to contribute to an increase in the demand for healthcare services. Furthermore, as the number of cases of obesity has climbed, so too has the nation's prevalence of chronic illnesses including diabetes and heart disease. More services and treatments will be required for these disorders, which will help the nation's market expansion.

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North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada


  • Switzerland
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Netherland
  • Turkey
  • Rest of Europe


  • India
  • Australia
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • China
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Indonesia
  • Rest Of APAC

Latin America

  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Brazil
  • Rest of South America

Middle East and Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • South Africa
  • Rest Of MEA
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Research Scope of Surgical Gloves Market:
  • Historic year: 2018-2022
  • Base year: 2023
  • Forecast: 2024 to 2031
  • Representation of Market revenue in USD Million

Surgical Gloves Market Trends: Market key trends which include Increased Competition and Continuous Innovations Trends:

  • PUBLISHED ON : May, 27-May-2024
  • BASE YEAR : 2023
  • STUDY PERIOD : 2020-2032
  • NO OF PAGES : 380

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