; Face Masks Market Size, Share, Growth Rate, Forecast, 2030

Face Masks Market

Face Masks Market By distribution (online market, malls and superstore, wholesale market); By type (cotton, polyester, plastic and others); By end user (oil and chemical, healthcare industry, mining, textile, etc.) and Region -Analysis of Market Size, Share & Trends for 2016 - 2019 and Forecasts to 2030.

Published on: Sep-2022
Report Code: FG HC 00018
No. of Pages: 170-350
Report Format: PDF

Product overview

Face Masks Market to surpass USD 2.3 Billion by 2030, which is valued at 10.2 billion in 2030 at a compound annual growth rate of 15.40%

A face mask is an individual safety product used to protect the wearer from inhaling hazardous airborne materials, particle matter, gases, and vapors. The nose and mouth are covered by face masks on their faces. The facial mask is used for protecting people against breathing infections and creating a physical barrier between the user's nose and mouth and possible contaminants in the immediate environment. Face masks force the wearer's air through filter material before it is inhaled, which ensures a certain protection level. Direct exposure or contact may be caused by infectious material deposited on respiratory masks. Special care is therefore needed while removing masks to prevent skin, clothes, and mucous membranes from getting contaminated.

Market Highlights

This market is anticipated to grow due to the driving force of increasing concern for the security and safety of the workers. In addition, the face masks’ demand over the forecast period is projected to increase with the growing concern about the exposure to radioactive and toxic air pollution and rising instances of infectious biological hazards. Moreover, the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to have a positive impact on the growth of the market. Technological advances in features and functionality of face masks coupled with the growing demand for multiutility RPE are expected to provide sufficient market growth opportunities in the coming years. In addition, lighter weight masks are increasingly favored by users who are required to wear respirators for a longer time.

Face masks Market: Segments

Wholesale stores are expected to register the highest CAGR of 8.1% during the forecasted period.

Global Face Masks Market is segmented by distribution into the online market and supermarkets and malls, wholesale market. The online channel should also register significant growth as the e-commerce channel has significantly changed people's shopping habits by providing advantages such as doorstep delivery, discounts, and availability of many products on one platform.

The face masks market for the medical and healthcare segment

Global Face Masks Market is segmented based on End-user into chemical manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, marine, metal fabrication, agriculture, textile, medical and healthcare, military and aviation, public service, mining, aerospace, etc.

Market Dynamics


Outbreak of COVID-19

The ongoing coronavirus epidemic has prompted an increase in demand for face masks like N95 respirators that medical professionals frequently use to help protect them from contracting the virus. Surgical masks are also in high demand and are said to be most useful in the case of this pandemic in patients with the infection to prevent the further spread of the virus in a clinical setting. The effectiveness of surgical face masks in blocking the transmission of SARS is 68%.

Increasing atmospheric pollution

Growing issues in the atmosphere about toxic materials, contaminants, chemicals, and substances have contributed to increased demand for face masks. Furthermore, increasing airborne diseases, exposure to toxic chemicals, and others have led to an increase in concern about respiratory problems and thus the demand for such products.


Restricted Future Growth

Factors that could hamper the future growth of the masks market include environmental concerns, a shortage of masks, and increased use of homemade masks. Another factor that has hindered the growth of this market is the increase in the number of counterfeit products.

Increased competition

Another trend that has been observed is the number of competitive firms has increased which can supply at a lower price. The largest producer of face masks is China with a standard daily capacity of 20 million quantities.

Global Face Masks Market: Regions

Asia Pacific respiratory masks market generated over USD 2 billion in 2020.

Asia Pacific region is, therefore, the dominant region for the production and distribution of face masks. The development of the industry is due to the strong awareness of personal safety and the stringent regulations laid down by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) concerning the laboratory's use of face masks when operating in a hazardous environment.

Global Face Masks Market is further segmented by region into:

  • North America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – the United States and Canada
  • Latin America Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
  • CAGR – United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, NORDIC, Russia, Turkey, and the Rest of Europe
  • APAC Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – India, China, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Australia, and the Rest of APAC
  • MENA Market Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities, Y-o-Y Growth, CAGR – North Africa, Israel, GCC, South Africa

 Global face masks Market: Key Players 

  • 3M

Company Overview, Business Strategy, Key Product Offerings, Financial Performance, Key Performance Indicators, Risk Analysis, Recent Development, Regional Presence, SWOT Analysis

  • Alpha Pro Tech
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • DuPont
  • Avon Rubber p.l.c
  • ILC Dover
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Uvex Safety Group
  • Gateway Safety, Inc.
  • Other prominent players

The global Face Masks Market report also contains an analysis on:

Global Face Masks Market Segments:

  • By distribution

    • Online Market
    • Supermarket and malls
    • Wholesale market
  • By type             
    • Cotton
    • Polyester
    • Plastic
    • Others
  • By end-user
    • chemical manufacturing
    • construction
    • oil & gas
    • marine
    • textile
    • medical and healthcare
    • mining 
  • Global Face Masks Market Dynamics
  • Global Face Masks Market Size
  • Supply & Demand
  • Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
  • Competition & Companies Involved in the Market
  • Value Chain of the Market
  • Market Drivers and Restraints

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

The Face Masks Market size was estimated at USD 7.2 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 10.2 Billion by 2031.

3M, Alpha Pro Tech, Honeywell International, Inc., DuPont, Avon Rubber p.l.c, ILC Dover, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Uvex Safety Group, Gateway Safety, Inc., Other prominent players

Wholesale stores and medical and healthcare segment are anticipated to hold the largest Face Masks Market

Drivers: Outbreak of COVID-19 and Increasing atmospheric pollution

A face mask is an individual safety product used to protect the wearer from inhaling hazardous airborne materials, particle matter, gases, and vapors. The nose and mouth are covered by face masks on their faces

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