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Europe Nitrile Medical Glove Market - Outlook and Forecast 2023-2028
The nitrile medical glove market in Europe had a value of $2.39 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach $4.19 billion by 2028, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.83%.
Nitrile gloves, made from synthetic rubber, are considered an ideal alternative to latex gloves. They offer superior puncture resistance and have the advantage of being latex-free, making them suitable for individuals with latex sensitivities, latex allergies, and other skin disorders. Their non-allergic properties have contributed to their increasing popularity among healthcare professionals (HCPs) in recent years.
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USD 2.4 billion in 2021
Category, Application, End-User, and Geography
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The medical sector is the primary user of nitrile gloves, which have a long disposal time. To address this issue and produce environmentally friendly products, vendors have introduced biodegradable gloves to the market. These vendors have focused on developing eco-friendly products through continuous research and development efforts.
The new generation of nitrile latex gloves provides significant benefits to users. For example, these gloves can be sterilized without affecting their physical characteristics. As a result, they have become a valuable product in various industries.
Most nitrile glove manufacturers are based in Asia, with subsidiaries in European countries. However, European countries are aiming to reduce their reliance on Asian countries and develop domestic manufacturing capabilities. The majority of medical gloves in Europe are exported within European countries.
E-commerce distribution channels have played a crucial role in the market and will continue to drive the purchase of these products. The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness among people, leading to an increase in individuals purchasing medical gloves for personal use in recent years.
The market is segmented based on various factors, including category, application, end-user, and geography.
Segmentation by Category
Segmentation by Application
Examination (By Powdered & Non-Powdered)
Surgical (By Powdered & Non-Powdered)
Segmentation by End-users
Segmentation by Geography
There is a high and rapidly increasing demand for non-powdered nitrile medical gloves across Europe, driven by the prevalence of allergies associated with powdered latex gloves in the market. End-users are shifting from latex powdered gloves to nitrile disposable gloves due to their superior benefits compared to other types of medical gloves. Moreover, manufacturers are introducing environmentally-friendly products to meet market demands.
In terms of end-users, hospitals hold the dominant position in the market, with a 51.46% market share and a value of $1.23 billion in 2022. The hospital segment is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.64%. Hospitals are major consumers of nitrile medical gloves in Europe and procure them directly from manufacturers or via Group Purchase Organizations (GPOs) to obtain cost advantages. Although the number of hospitals is declining, the rise of alternative care platforms is increasing the overall consumption of medical gloves.
Nitrile examination medical gloves have versatile clinical applications and provide protection against hazardous substances. The increasing number of clinics and consultations in the region will significantly drive the demand for nitrile examination gloves. These gloves are preferred over other materials due to several benefits, such as being tear-resistant, providing puncture injury protection, offering better grip surfaces for instrument manipulation in wet and dry environments, and serving as an alternative for individuals allergic to latex. Additionally, nitrile examination gloves are impermeable and exhibit better resistance to hazardous chemical substances.
Germany holds the largest market share in the European nitrile medical glove market, accounting for 21.82% and valued at $0.52 billion in 2022. The country’s high healthcare standards, advanced healthcare facilities and systems, growing elderly population, targeted population, increased healthcare expenditure, and high demand for safety devices contribute to the growth of the medical glove market in Germany. The market in Germany is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.62%.
The competitive landscape in the European nitrile medical glove market is currently witnessing intensification as global players offer a wide array of products. In terms of market share, a select group of major players are currently dominating the market. These include Top Glove, Ansell, Hartalega, Kossan, and SUPERMAX. These prominent companies are concentrating their efforts on strategic acquisitions and collaborative agreements with emerging players to enter the nitrile glove market and gain access to commercially launched products.
Key companies profiled in this report include Ansell, Hartalega, Kossan Rubber Industries, Top Glove, A1 Globe, Adventa Health, Aldena Gloves, Alsace Protection, Akzenta International, B. Braun Melsungen, Bergamot Cardinal Health, Hepro, Hycare International, Intco Medical Technologies, Kanam Latex Industries, Leboo Healthcare Products, Low Derma, MÖLNLYCKE, Neomedic, Phoenix Rubber Products, Pidegree Industrial, RFB Latex, Riverside Holdings, Sorimex, Semperit, Tan Sin Lian Industries.
Key Questions Answered
What is the estimated value of the European Nitrile Medical Gloves Market?
The European Nitrile Medical Gloves Market was estimated to be valued at $2.39 Billion in 2022.
What is the growth rate of the European Nitrile Medical Gloves Market?
The growth rate of the European Nitrile Medical Gloves Market is 9.8%, with an estimated value of $4.19 Billion by 2028.
What is the forecasted size of the European Nitrile Medical Gloves Market?
The European Nitrile Medical Gloves Market is estimated to be worth $4.19 Billion by 2028.
Who are the key companies in the European Nitrile Medical Gloves Market?
Key companies in the European Nitrile Medical Gloves Market include A1 Globe, Adventa Health, Akzenta International, Aldena Gloves, Alsace Protection, Ansell, B. Braun Melsungen, Bergamot Cardinal Health, Hartalega, and Hepro.