Global Surgical Masks Market Size, Share & Growth Analysis Report, 2022-2030
Surgical Masks Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, 2022 - 2030

Surgical Masks Market Share, Size, Trends, Industry Analysis Report, By Product (Basic, Fluid Resistant, Anti-Fog); By Distribution; By Region; Segment Forecast, 2022-2030

  • Published Date:Dec-2022
  • Pages: 117
  • Format: PDF
  • Report ID: PM2942
  • Base Year: 2021
  • Historical Data: 2018-2020

Report Outlook

The global surgical masks market was valued at USD 3,112.74 million in 2021 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period.

Improved healthcare spending and the growing importance of respiratory protection in the healthcare sector, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, are both factors that have contributed to the market's expansion.

Surgical masks Market Size
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A surgical mask is a disposable, loose-fitting mask used to physically separate the wearer's mouth and nose from any potential pollutants in the local area. Surgical masks, isolation masks, dental masks, and medical procedure masks may all be used, but they should not be shared.

The governments of the affected nations used social isolation and lockdowns as a response to the COVID-19 epidemic, which had an effect on international supply lines. The governments have implemented strict steps to reduce the number of fatalities and the virus's spread. The epidemic has also contributed to a severe economic catastrophe on a global scale.

The swift COVID-19 infection spread throughout the United States has boosted demand for surgical masks, which will aid in halting further transmission. The United States spends more than any other country on healthcare. The demand for surgical masks in the healthcare industry is therefore expected to be positively impacted by the aforementioned considerations.

Due to the increased demand for masks, government authorities have taken many measures to preserve an adequate supply of the product. For instance, the United States has passed special legislation like the Defense Manufacture Act (DPA) to boost PPE production and prohibit the export of limited medical supplies to keep them for domestic use. Additionally, a number of PPE producers in the nation are collaborating closely with the government to narrow the mask supply-demand gap.

Due to the expanding industrial sector, disposable face masks are predicted to become more and more necessary in rising economies like China, India, and Brazil in order to guard against pollution and hazardous viruses. The COVID-19 epidemic in 2020 contributed to a sharp rise in the demand for disposable face masks around the world. The usage of these disposable face masks acts as a key infection control strategy to slow the spread of the virus.

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Industry Dynamics

Growth Drivers
The World Health Organization (WHO) predicted in March 2020 that COVID-19 would require 89.0 million medical masks each month. The industry also grew manufacturing by 40.0%, according to the projections. People with specific sensitivities are anticipated to be a major market driver for these disposable face masks. Respiratory masks are offered in a variety of sizes and styles, making them suited for any person. These devices shield consumers not just from dust but also from tiny airborne particles. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) frequently stresses the use of disposable face masks, especially for medical staff who are frequently exposed to viruses, germs, and other diseases.

This may be due to the fact that various producers employ various materials, some of which may be allergic reaction-prone. Utilizing a disposable face mask is the initial line of defense to safeguard against smoke and dust because of the expanding detrimental effects of pollution. NIOSH-approved filtering respirators are available from 3M Company for a variety of tasks where there is a higher risk of contracting an illness.

Report Segmentation

The market is primarily segmented based on product, distribution, and region.

By Product

By Distribution

By Region

  • Basic
  • Fluid Resistant
  • Anti-fog
  • Online
  • Offline
  • North America (U.S., Canada)
  • Europe (France, Germany, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia. South Korea)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina)
  • Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa)

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In 2021, the basic surgical masks segment dominated the market, accounting for the largest market share.

Basic surgical masks are expected to dominate the market in 2021. Basic surgical masks are readily offered by hospitals and other pharmacies, retail stores, and online distribution platforms through a variety of distribution routes. These surgical masks are less expensive than other surgical masks and offer the wearer basic protection from the environment.

During the projected period, the anti-fog foam surgical mask market is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR. To prevent fogging, it forms a seal between the user's face and the mask. These masks use foam, adhesive, or film technology to keep moisture from penetrating the top of the mask, maintaining optical clarity and preventing spectacle fogging.

The online segment will account for a higher share of the market.

In 2021, the offline distribution channel segment held the majority of the market. Hospital pharmacies, drug stores, retail stores, and over-the-counter pharmacies all fall under this category. Offline distribution channels are projected to have a substantial impact on market expansion due to their simplicity and customer appeal.

Additionally, these stores are receiving subsidies from the governments of countries that have been badly impacted by the pandemic, such as India, Russia, Italy, Germany, the U.S., and Brazil. To maintain the market's supply of masks and other essential medical goods, a number of market participants, including Ansell Ltd., Cardinal Health, O&M Halyard, and Crosstex International, Inc., work closely with hospitals, large pharmacy chains, and retail shops.

During the forecast period, the online distribution channel is anticipated to grow at the fastest CAGR. The segment growth is anticipated to benefit from rising internet and e-commerce adoption. Additionally, due to COVID-19, governments all over the world are encouraging the purchase of necessary goods, such as PPE, through internet marketplaces in order to stop the virus from spreading by upholding lockdown and social seclusion standards.

The demand in North America is expected to witness significant growth.

One of the areas of the world that COVID-19 has most severely affected is North America. During the projected period, it is anticipated that the rapid expansion of COVID-19 in the area will increase demand. The regional market is expected to be driven by factors like rising healthcare costs, an aging population, and increasing awareness of healthcare-acquired illnesses among healthcare professionals. In 2021, Europe led the market due to growth in demand for these items in Europe throughout the forecast period is due to the expanding number of qualified nurses, midwives, associate nurses, and other care workers.

Due to a number of variables, including an aging population, declining birth rates, an increase in the prevalence of non-communicable and chronic diseases, and increased healthcare access, there is an increase in the demand for healthcare services in Central and South America. Thus, throughout the projection period, market expansion in the region is anticipated to be aided by developing healthcare infrastructure and the healthcare industry. During the projection period, the Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR due to growing healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and clinics, a rise in the use of home care services, and an increase in medical tourism in the area are major drivers of the market for surgical masks.

Competitive Insight

Some of the major players operating in the global market include, 3M, DuPont, Ansell Ltd., O&M Halyard, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., Cardinal Health, Crosstex International, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, AlphaProTech, Dynarex Corporation

Recent Developments

  • In April 2020, DuPont and Cummins Inc. collaborated to supply crucial components for the production of N95 respirator masks for healthcare workers, which serve to filter various airborne particles and aid in the prevention of COVID-19.

Surgical masks Market Report Scope

Report Attributes


Market size value in 2022

USD 3,275.84 million

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 5,065.58 million


5.6% from 2022 - 2030

Base year


Historical data

2018 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030

Segments covered

By Product, By Distribution, By Region

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America; Middle East & Africa

Key companies

3M, DuPont, Ansell Ltd., O&M Halyard, Inc., Medline Industries, Inc., Cardinal Health, Crosstex International, Inc., Kimberly-Clark Corporation, AlphaProTech, Dynarex Corporation