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The global market for disposable gloves is primarily driven by the growing healthcare industry and increasing awareness of hygiene among patients as well as healthcare providers. Disposable gloves have served the medical sector effectively in terms of safety, hygiene and cost-effectiveness. However, volatile raw material prices and currency fluctuations may hamper the market growth. With rubber and nitrile latex accounting for 50 to 60% of the total cost of production, managing volatility in rubber prices is an important part of a glove maker’s business strategy. In addition, the growth potential of the healthcare industry, especially in Asia Pacific, along with the demand for nitrile gloves is expected to be an opportunity for the market in the coming years. 


This study analyzes, estimates, and forecasts the global disposable gloves market from the demand perspective, based on volume (million pieces) and revenue (USD million) from 2013 to 2019. The disposable gloves report also analyzes several driving and restraining factors of the market along with their impact over the forecast period. The disposable gloves study also compares key product types available in the market. 


The report provides a detailed view of the disposable gloves market by analyzing the key segments: product and applications. The disposable gloves report segments the market into key products such as natural rubber, nitrile, vinyl and others as well as key applications including medical and non-medical industries, which include food, cleanroom, industrial, and others. Factors such as production cost and physical characteristics such strength, glove weight and durability are expected to fuel global nitrile glove demand. In addition, the disposable gloves report segments the market based on key geographies including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The report further provides market volume (million pieces) and revenue (USD million) for each product and application segment under every regional segment. 


Based on disposable gloves product segments the report analyses the attractiveness of each segment with the help of an attractiveness tool. The disposable gloves study includes a value chain for better understanding of key players in the supply chain right from the raw material manufacturers to end users. The disposable gloves study analyses the market competition and industry players using Porter’s five forces analysis.


The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations, Internal and external proprietary databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases, statistical databases and market reports, news articles, press releases and webcasts among others. Secondary sources referred for disposable gloves study include Rubber Journal Asia, MARGMA, International Glove Association (IGA), The Star Online, Malaysian Rubber Board and WHO among others. Primary research represents the bulk of research efforts, supplemented by extensive secondary research.


The study includes an overview of the market share of key companies in the global disposable gloves market. The disposable gloves report provides company market share for key companies in the market. Company market share has been derived on the basis of production by the Original Equipment Manufacturers of disposable gloves. Key market participants profiled in the report include Ansell Healthcare, Hartalega Holdings, Supermax Corporation Berhad, Kossan Rubber Products, Rubberex and Top Glove Corporation Bhd. Profiles of key participants comprise key parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategy, SWOT analysis and recent developments. 


The report segments the global disposable gloves market as:


Disposable Gloves Market: Product Segment Analysis,

Natural rubber gloves

Nitrile gloves

Vinyl gloves

Others (Neoprene, polyethylene, etc)

Disposable Gloves Market: Application Segment Analysis,







Disposable Gloves Market: Regional Segment Analysis,

North America


Asia Pacific 

Rest of the World (RoW)

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