Face Mask Market Size – Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2026
global face mask market has reached USD 2.86 Million in 2019 and is further
projected to reach USD 4.38 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% during
the forecast period. Wearing face masks is one of the new norms in almost all
countries worldwide, in light of the global pandemic crisis. It is being
considered as an effective social norm to prevent the spread of the virus
infection. Thus, the increasing demand for face masks is fueling the growth of
the face mask market.
Face Mask Market Overview:
face mask is a type of protective mask that serves to protect against airborne
diseases including mumps, COVID19, chickenpox, influenza, and measles. It is a
half-face mask that usually protects the nose, mouth & chin. Moreover, the
outbreak of respiratory infection-based pandemic diseases such as H1N1 and
COVID19 drive the demand for face masks among frontline health workers
including first responders, nurses, and medical practitioners. Additionally,
the N95 respirator masks are finding considerable use in protecting healthcare
workers against job-related exposure to infectious viruses and micro-organisms.
Therefore, such factors are significantly boosting the sales of face masks from
Face Mask Market Forecast and Trends
of Communicable Diseases
occurrence of communicable diseases such as anthrax and influenza has
intensified the development of the global face mask market. Growing anxieties
concerning the defense of healthcare workers such as doctors, nurses, etc. from
these transmissible diseases served as one of the major promoters for the face
mask market growth. Additionally, growing airborne infections such as
chickenpox and measles have fortified both large-scale and small-scale
healthcare facility providers to include surgical facemasks in their offices.
Rapid growth in population and urbanization has led to frequent close
interpersonal contacts with other people which favors the transmission of
respiratory infections. During the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic,
facial masks, once dedicated to specific professions, are rapidly becoming
common amongst other end users.
from Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs)
of the most important functions of a face mask is to prevent patients from
picking up Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) that can be life-threatening.
With the recent advancements in medicare facilities, the awareness regarding
hospital-acquired infections has also increased. As per data released by the
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30% of HAIs are surgical
site infections that add a hefty amount to the hospital bill of the patient.
Due to this huge amount of money that patients have to spend because of the
surgical site infections, people have become more aware of the causes and
prevention of HAIs. This increasing awareness regarding HAIs is fueling the
growth of the global face mask in the hospital segment.
effect of face masks on the environment
is observed that the face mask was thrown out, near or outside the beach. Most
of these face masks contain or are made of polypropylene which is not quick to
break down. Pollution from marine plastics and face mask is a serious problem.
Each year more than eight million tons of plastic and a considerable amount of
face masks are expected to flood oceans. This waste does not disappear, but
rather slowly breaks down into micro-plastic with a devastating effect which
enters food chains. The aforementioned factor is projected to impede the growth
of face masks in the upcoming years.
of COVID-19 in the industry
ongoing novel pandemic of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has spread
exponentially in early 2020, causing 747,305 deaths, more than 20,810,774
cases, and widespread socio-economic disruption. With no vaccine available,
transmission-limiting measures are desperately needed. In summary, the use of
face masks can effectively provide some mitigation of transmission, especially
for a pathogen with the relatively common asymptomatic carriage, while
balancing provision between vulnerable healthy and symptomatic persons can
optimize mitigation efforts when resources are limited. It is observed that
face masks, even with a limited protective effect, can reduce infections and
deaths, and can delay the peak time of the epidemic. That allows players to do
mass production to meet the supply-demand chain.
Face Mask Market: By Type
on segmentation, the global face mask market is segmented into a hospital mask,
industrial mask, dental mask, veterinary mask & cloth mask. The increasing demand
for face masks due to rising cases of Covid-19 created an opportunity for
anti-pollution masks manufacturer to enhance production capacity with
government guidelines and cater to more customers. Growing demand for face
masks along with a shortage in the supply has led to many manufacturers ramping
up their production capacity, which is among the key attributes driving the
market growth. Consumers have been gravitating toward the usage of face masks
to protect themselves from breathing in pathogens that may be present in the
Face Mask Market: By Sales Channel
on the sales channel, the face mask market is categorized into pharmacy &
drugstore, supermarket & mall & online channel. The growth in the
online channel via major e-commerce giants including Amazon, Alibaba &
other players are acting as the major point of sale for the consumers across
the globe for buying the face mask and other numerous safety kits. The sale of
these products has been witnessing tremendous growth owing to contactless
delivery, door services, and the low price of the product.
Face Mask Market: Regional insights
global face mask market is segmented into five regions including North America,
Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa, wherein
the Asia Pacific accounts for the highest share. Growing awareness regarding
the benefits of protective masks is expected to drive the market growth. Due to
campaigns by governments, there has been increasing awareness about protective
benefits offered by masks during the COVID-19 crisis. Furthermore, Asian
countries, such as China and India have high levels of air pollution.
Protective face masks are beneficial in preventing respiratory illnesses due to
pollution. The increased awareness regarding these benefits would drive product
demand, boosting the regional industry.
Jan 2020: 3M is boosting production of face masks as demand skyrockets due to
the coronavirus outbreak. 3M Expanding N95 Mask Production to 95M Per Month. 3M
is increasing the production of masks at its facilities around the world.
2019: 3M Company recorded significant litigation-related charges of $762
million ($590 million after-tax) related to PFAS (certain perfluorinated compounds)
matters and coal mine dust respirator mask lawsuits of which $214 million
occurred in the fourth quarter.
players in the Face Mask market include- 3M Company, Honeywell International
Inc, Kowa Company Ltd, Shanghai Dasheng Health Products Manufacturing Co. Ltd,
Owens & Minor Inc., Cardinal Health, McKesson Corporation, Molnlycke Health
Care, Alpha Pro Tech Ltd, UVEX WINTER HOLDING GmbH & Co., Dupont Company,
Prestige Ameritech, Shiramoto Earth Co. Ltd (Hakugen Earth), Winner Medical
Group Inc, Shandong Aida Medical Products Co. Ltd, Irema, VENUS Safety &
Health Pvt. Ltd., Thea-Tex Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd., Z Plus Disposable.,
Salus Products, Smilepad Hygiene India Pvt. Ltd., Cartel Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.,
MBL Impex Private Limited and other prominent players.
Scope of the Report
data – 2016-2019
Base Year –
Forecast – 2020 – 2026
Revenue in USD Billion
Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Japan, South
Korea, China, India, Argentina, AUAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia
By type and sales
players for Face Mask Market
Company, Honeywell International Inc, Kowa Company Ltd, Shanghai Dasheng
Health Products Manufacturing Co. Ltd, Owens & Minor Inc., Cardinal
Health, McKesson Corporation, Molnlycke Health Care, Alpha Pro Tech Ltd, UVEX
WINTER HOLDING GmbH & Co., Dupont Company, Prestige Ameritech, Shiramoto
Earth Co. Ltd (Hakugen Earth), Winner Medical Group Inc, Shandong Aida
Medical Products Co. Ltd, Irema, VENUS Safety & Health Pvt. Ltd.,
Thea-Tex Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd., Z Plus Disposable., Salus Products,
Smilepad Hygiene India Pvt. Ltd., Cartel Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., MBL Impex
Private Limited and other prominent players.
Scope of the Report
Ø Hospital Mask
Ø Industrial Mask
Ø Dental Mask
Ø Veterinary Mask
Ø Cloth Mask
By Sales Channel
Ø Pharmacy & Drugstore
Ø Supermarket & Mall
Ø Online Channel
Ø Asia Pacific
Ø North America
Ø Middle East & Africa
Ø Latin America