Surgical Masks Market

Surgical Masks Market

Surgical Masks Market Forecasts to 2030 - Global Analysis By Product Type (Reusable Mask, Disposable Mask, Basic Surgical Mask, Anti-fog Surgical Mask and Other Product Types), Material Type (Polypropylene (PP), Polyurethane, Cotton and Other Material Types), Mask Type, Protection Type, Distribution Channel, End User and By Geography

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Published: 2023 ID: SMRC23408

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

Years Covered


Estimated Year Value (2023)

US $5.12 BN

Projected Year Value (2030)

US $11.98 BN

CAGR (2023 - 2030)


Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa

Countries Covered

US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, Italy, France, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Rest of Asia Pacific, South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Middle East & Africa, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, and South Africa

Largest Market

Asia Pacific

Highest Growing Market


According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Surgical Masks Market is accounted for $5.12 billion in 2023 and is expected to reach $11.98 billion by 2030 growing at a CAGR of 12.9% during the forecast period. Surgical masks are a type of personal protection equipment (PPE) that obstructs direct airflow into and out of the mouth, nose, and other respiratory orifices. The physical barrier a surgical mask establishes between the wearer's mouth and nose and any potential pathogens in the nearby surroundings. During medical procedures, disposable surgical masks are used to protect the mouth and nose.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, around 6.8 million reconstructive procedures, over 13.2 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures, and around 2.3 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the United States.

Market Dynamics:


Increasing need to prevent exposure to particulate air pollution

Surgical masks are designed to protect the wearer from airborne particles, including dust, pollutants, and infectious respiratory droplets. They are an essential tool in reducing the risk of inhaling harmful particles and pollutants, especially in environments with high levels of air pollution. Many regions around the world are experiencing worsening air quality due to factors such as industrial emissions, vehicle exhaust, and urbanization. This has led to increased awareness of the adverse health effects of particulate air pollution, driving the demand for protective measures like surgical masks.


Using surgical masks frequently can cause severe problems

Using surgical masks frequently causes headaches, redness, acne, and skin deterioration. Some individuals may experience discomfort or headaches from wearing surgical masks for extended periods. This can be due to factors such as the pressure applied by the mask on the face or impaired airflow, leading to feelings of restricted breathing. Additionally, prolonged contact with the mask material and the accumulation of moisture and sweat can cause skin irritation and redness, especially in individuals with sensitive skin. The friction and moisture under the mask can lead to skin chafing and discomfort.


Rising prevalence of pandemic

The outbreak of global pandemics, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, has underscored the critical role of surgical masks in preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Governments, healthcare organizations, and individuals worldwide are now more conscious of the need for preparedness and the importance of maintaining an adequate supply of surgical masks. The experience of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a heightened awareness of the potential threats posed by contagious respiratory diseases. As a result, there is a growing emphasis on stockpiling and ensuring a ready availability of surgical masks to effectively respond to future outbreaks.


Supply chain disruptions

The surgical masks industry relies on a complex global supply chain, involving the sourcing of raw materials, manufacturing processes, and distribution networks. Disruptions at any stage of this supply chain can have severe consequences for market players and their ability to meet the demand for surgical masks. The manufacturing process of surgical masks involves multiple steps, including cutting, folding, and assembling. Disruptions in manufacturing facilities due to factors like labor shortages, equipment breakdowns, or restrictions on operations can impact production capacity and hinder the timely supply of masks.

Covid-19 Impact:

The COVID-19 epidemic has increased surgical mask demand in all parts of the world. Surgical masks are now in limited supply as a result of the unexpected increase in demand, and as a result of the supply chain disruption, prices have risen. Half of all masks produced worldwide come from China. To combat the COVID-19 epidemic, the county has so far kept the majority of its supplies. The supply of surgical masks is expected to slow down by 20% in the upcoming weeks, according to estimates from the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living. Since surgical masks are in short supply, the market for spoof masks has significantly increased as a result of their affordability and accessibility.

The hospitals & clinics segment is expected to be the largest during the forecast period

The hospitals & clinics segment held the largest share in the market owing to the increasing demand. The number of surgical procedures performed worldwide has increased as a result of more healthcare facilities. Along with an increase in the quantity of particular surgical operations, this segment's revenue growth is also linked to a rise in Outpatient Department (OPD) sessions in hospitals and clinics. Surgical masks are being used more frequently in hospitals and clinics to lessen direct contact with outside virus contamination.

The online segment is expected to have the highest CAGR during the forecast period

During the projection period, the online segment is expected to have the greatest CAGR. Growth in the area is anticipated to be positively impacted by rising internet and e-commerce adoption. In addition, governments all around the world are encouraging the purchase of necessary goods, such as PPE, through online marketplaces in an effort to stop the spread of the virus by upholding lockdown and social seclusion standards. Manufacturers of surgical masks use online ordering and delivery systems, either through associated or independent websites. Numerous industry players, such as 3M and O&M Halyard, Inc., have offered their products on multiple websites.

Region with largest share:

The Asia Pacific region market is estimated to witness the highest share of the global Surgical mask market during the forecast period. The market's rapid expansion is attributed to the government's increasingly strict laws and regulations. The implementation of mask mandates was linked to the comparatively quick spread of SARS-CoV-2 in nations like China and India, among others. Increasing numbers of healthcare facilities in the area have prompted the use of surgical masks as a HAI prevention measure. India had over 69,000 public and private hospitals in 2019, and this number is rapidly increasing, according to data. The market for surgical masks has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 virus outbreak in India since these masks lessen the risk of virus infection in symptomatic, asymptomatic, and presymptomatic patients.

Region with highest CAGR:

The Europe region is expected to have the highest growth rate over the forecast period. Because of the government's emphasis on halting the spread of diseases like COVID-19 and other airborne infections, the market in Europe has grown quickly. Additionally, a strong healthcare infrastructure and swift technological advancements in surgical procedures are anticipated to support market revenue growth. Furthermore, the region is seeing a rise in the use of surgical masks due to the rising number of deaths linked to air pollution. According to a report, there will likely be 370,500 air pollution-related fatalities in Europe in 2019. The need for surgical masks is anticipated to increase due to poor air quality.

Key players in the market

Some of the key players in Surgical Masks market include 3M Company, AlphaProTech, Ansell Ltd., Cardinal Health, Cartel Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Crosstex International, Inc., DuPont, Dynarex Corporation, Gaurav SanjivaniTechnicals, Good health Inc., Jullundur Enterprises, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Kwalitex Healthcare Private Limited, Mediblue Health Care Private Limited., Medicare Hygiene Limited, Neelkanth Healthcare (P) Ltd., Premium Health Care Disposables Private Limited, Salus Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Shree Medicare Products, Thea-Tex Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd. and Z Plus Disposable.

Key Developments:

In April 2022, DuPont partnered with Cummins Inc. to provide critical material used for manufacturing N95 respirator masks for healthcare professionals, which aid in filtering various airborne particles and help in preventing the spread of COVID-19

In January 2022, the 3M Company announced that it has increased its annual production rate of N95 surgical masks to 2.5 billion. The 3M Company produced 2 billion surgical masks worldwide in 2020. The company's ability to expand the production of masks is due to a flexible supply chain and short cycle times

In November 2021, Medline Industries, Inc. announced the expansion of its North American manufacturing plant to meet the rising demand for face masks due to the recent covid pandemic.

Product Types Covered:
• Reusable Mask
• Disposable Mask
• Basic Surgical Mask
• Anti-fog Surgical Mask
• Fluid/Splash Resistant Surgical Mask
• Other Product Types

Material Types Covered:
• Polypropylene (PP)
• Polyurethane
• Polyester
• Cotton
• Other Material Types

Mask Types Covered:
• Tie-on
• Ear-loop
• Other Mask Types

Protection Types Covered:
• High Barrier
• Moderate Barrier
• Low Barrier

Distribution Channels Covered:
• Online
• Offline

End Users Covered:
• Hospitals & Clinics
• Industrial & Institutional
• Personal/Individual Protection
• Other End Users

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan
o China
o India
o Australia
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

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- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
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- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary

2 Preface
2.1 Abstract
2.2 Stake Holders
2.3 Research Scope
2.4 Research Methodology
2.4.1 Data Mining
2.4.2 Data Analysis
2.4.3 Data Validation
2.4.4 Research Approach
2.5 Research Sources
2.5.1 Primary Research Sources
2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources
2.5.3 Assumptions

3 Market Trend Analysis
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drivers
3.3 Restraints
3.4 Opportunities
3.5 Threats
3.6 Product Analysis
3.7 End User Analysis
3.8 Emerging Markets
3.9 Impact of Covid-19

4 Porters Five Force Analysis
4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers
4.2 Bargaining power of buyers
4.3 Threat of substitutes
4.4 Threat of new entrants
4.5 Competitive rivalry

5 Global Surgical Masks Market, By Product Type
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Reusable Mask
5.3 Disposable Mask
5.4 Basic Surgical Mask
5.5 Anti-fog Surgical Mask
5.6 Fluid/Splash Resistant Surgical Mask
5.7 Other Product Types

6 Global Surgical Masks Market, By Material Type
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Polypropylene (PP)
6.3 Polyurethane
6.4 Polyester
6.5 Cotton
6.6 Other Material Types

7 Global Surgical Masks Market, By Mask Type
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Tie-on
7.3 Ear-loop
7.4 Other Mask Types

8 Global Surgical Masks Market, By Protection Type
8.1 Introduction
8.2 High Barrier
8.3 Moderate Barrier
8.4 Low Barrier

9 Global Surgical Masks Market, By Distribution Channel
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Online
9.3 Offline

10 Global Surgical Masks Market, By End User
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Hospitals & Clinics
10.3 Industrial & Institutional
10.4 Personal/Individual Protection
10.5 Other End Users

11 Global Surgical Masks Market, By Geography
11.1 Introduction
11.2 North America
11.2.1 US
11.2.2 Canada
11.2.3 Mexico
11.3 Europe
11.3.1 Germany
11.3.2 UK
11.3.3 Italy
11.3.4 France
11.3.5 Spain
11.3.6 Rest of Europe
11.4 Asia Pacific
11.4.1 Japan
11.4.2 China
11.4.3 India
11.4.4 Australia
11.4.5 New Zealand
11.4.6 South Korea
11.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
11.5 South America
11.5.1 Argentina
11.5.2 Brazil
11.5.3 Chile
11.5.4 Rest of South America
11.6 Middle East & Africa
11.6.1 Saudi Arabia
11.6.2 UAE
11.6.3 Qatar
11.6.4 South Africa
11.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

12 Key Developments
12.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures
12.2 Acquisitions & Mergers
12.3 New Product Launch
12.4 Expansions
12.5 Other Key Strategies

13 Company Profiling
13.1 3M Company
13.2 AlphaProTech
13.3 Ansell Ltd.
13.4 Cardinal Health
13.5 Cartel Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
13.6 Crosstex International, Inc.
13.7 DuPont
13.8 Dynarex Corporation
13.9 Gaurav SanjivaniTechnicals
13.10 Good health Inc.
13.11 Jullundur Enterprises
13.12 Kimberly-Clark Corporation
13.13 Kwalitex Healthcare Private Limited
13.14 Mediblue Health Care Private Limited.
13.15 Medicare Hygiene Limited
13.16 Neelkanth Healthcare (P) Ltd.
13.17 Premium Health Care Disposables Private Limited
13.18 Salus Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
13.19 Shree Medicare Products
13.20 Thea-Tex Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd.
13.21 Z Plus Disposable

List of Tables
1 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Region (2021-2030) ($MN)
2 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Product Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
3 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Reusable Mask (2021-2030) ($MN)
4 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Disposable Mask (2021-2030) ($MN)
5 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Basic Surgical Mask (2021-2030) ($MN)
6 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Anti-fog Surgical Mask (2021-2030) ($MN)
7 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Fluid/Splash Resistant Surgical Mask (2021-2030) ($MN)
8 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Other Product Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
9 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Material Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
10 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Polypropylene (PP) (2021-2030) ($MN)
11 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Polyurethane (2021-2030) ($MN)
12 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Polyester (2021-2030) ($MN)
13 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Cotton (2021-2030) ($MN)
14 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Other Material Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
15 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Mask Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
16 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Tie-on (2021-2030) ($MN)
17 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Ear-loop (2021-2030) ($MN)
18 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Other Mask Types (2021-2030) ($MN)
19 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Protection Type (2021-2030) ($MN)
20 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By High Barrier (2021-2030) ($MN)
21 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Moderate Barrier (2021-2030) ($MN)
22 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Low Barrier (2021-2030) ($MN)
23 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Distribution Channel (2021-2030) ($MN)
24 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Online (2021-2030) ($MN)
25 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Offline (2021-2030) ($MN)
26 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By End User (2021-2030) ($MN)
27 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Hospitals & Clinics (2021-2030) ($MN)
28 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Industrial & Institutional (2021-2030) ($MN)
29 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Personal/Individual Protection (2021-2030) ($MN)
30 Global Surgical Masks Market Outlook, By Other End Users (2021-2030) ($MN)

Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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