Report : Middle East & Africa Disposable Gloves Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis – by Material (Natural Rubber, Nitrile, Neoprene, Polyethylene, and Others) and Type (Powdered and Powder Free)

At 12.8% CAGR, the Middle East & Africa Disposable Gloves Market is speculated to be worth US$ 1,185.24 million by 2028. Also, based on volume the Middle East & Africa Disposable Gloves Market is estimated to reach 29,603 million units at a CAGR of 10.2% by 2028, says Business Market Insights    

According to Business Market Insights’ research, the MEA disposable gloves market was valued at US$ 510.80 million in 2021 and is expected to reach US$ 1,185.24 million by 2028, registering an annual growth rate of 12.8% from 2021 to 2028. Production of gloves on domestic level and powder free gloves becoming popular are the critical factors attributed to the market expansion.

At present, the prevention of transmissible infections in surgical practice environments is becoming increasingly important. The proper usage and selection of medical gloves is a key component in infection prevention methods. Powdered gloves are associated with a variety of health complications, such as latex allergies, which has led to the reduced use of these gloves.

Powdered gloves are not washed by surgeons prior to use, which may lead to various complications. Exposure to starch powder from both surgical and examination gloves may lead to adverse reactions, ranging from well-known allergy symptoms and upper respiratory tract disorders to adhesions, granulomas, pleuritis, myocarditis, central nervous system inflammation, or even misdiagnosis of carcinoma or tuberculosis, for both patients and healthcare staffs. Such conditions may lead to an increase in hospitalization time or even involve additional surgery.

Due to the risks associated with gloves powder, in January 2017, the FDA banned the use of powdered gloves (both surgical and patient evaluation gloves) in the public health sector. Hence there is a shift toward the powder-free medical glove as they generally contain low chemicals and endotoxins, which mitigates allergic reactions and skin diseases. Considering their growing demand, the key market players are involved in launching powder-free medical gloves, which, in turn fuels the growth of the market.

On the contrary, continuous shortage of disposable gloves hurdles the growth of MEA disposable gloves market.

The MEA disposable gloves market, by material, is segmented into natural rubber, nitrile, neoprene, polyethylene, and others. The nitrile segment held the largest share of the market with a share of 40.2% amassing US$ 205.39 million and is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast period, thus reaching upto 489.06 million by 2028 at 13.2% CAGR during 2021–2028.

Based on type, the MEA disposable gloves market is fragmented into powder and powder-free. With 85.5% share of the domain, the powder-free segment dominated the market in 2021. It accrued US$ 436.52 million in 2021 and is estimated to generate US$ 1,025.74 million by 2028 to grow at a CAGR of 13.0% over the forecast period.

Our regional analysis states that Saudi Arabia captured 33.8% market share in 2021. It was assessed at US$ 172.40 million in 2021 and is likely to hit US$ 391.72 million by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 12.4% during the forecast period.    

Key players dominating the MEA disposable gloves market are Ansell Limited, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Cardinal Health Inc, Hartalega Holdings Berhad, Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd, Mölnlycke, RUBBEREX, Sempermed, Supermax Corporation Berhad, and Top Glove Corporation Bhd among others.    

  • In June 2019, Top glove corporation launched BioGreen biodegradable nitrile powder free gloves for use in healthcare as well as non-Healthcare sector. These new biodegradable gloves has been proven to biodegrade 10 times faster than conventional nitrile examination gloves. Moreover, BioGreen gloves also minimize the risk of Type IV hypersensitivity reactions triggered by exposure of certain chemicals.  
  • In Oct 2020, Mölnlycke is celebrating World Handwashing Day with the global launch of the innovative Biogel PI UltraTouch S surgical disposable glove, which can addresses the problem of allergic contact dermatitis among surgical teams.
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