Surgical Masks Market Research Report — Global Forecast till 2032

Surgical Masks Market Research Report: Information By Product (Basic Surgical Masks, Anti-fog Foam Surgical Masks, Fluid/Splash Resistant Surgical Masks, Others), By Distribution Channel (Online, Offline) And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032

ID: MRFR/HC/17664-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki | February 2024         

Global Surgical Masks Market Overview


Surgical Masks Market Size was valued at USD 3.5 Billion in 2022. The Surgical Masks market industry is projected to grow from USD 3.7 Billion in 2023 to USD 5.8 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.80% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased raise the level of regulatory scrutiny and safety concerns are the key market drivers boosting the expansion of the market.


Surgical Masks Market Overview


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Surgical Masks Market Trends



  • Growing intensify regulatory scrutiny and safety concerns is driving the market growth


Market CAGR for Surgical Masks is being driven by the rising number of safety concerns. A surgical mask is a piece of personal protective equipment (PPE) that blocks direct airflow into and out of respiratory orifices (such the mouth and nose) by acting as a mechanical barrier. A surgical mask forms a physical barrier between the wearer's mouth and nose and any possible pollutants in the surrounding air. Surgical masks are single-use tools used to cover the nose and mouth during surgery. Additionally, it aids in the decrease of pathogen and other aerosolized pollutant transmission through the air. It is intended to keep the wearer safe from airborne pollutants.


Additionally, minimally invasive surgical techniques make heavy use of surgical mesh, which provides advantages like smaller incisions, less pain after surgery, and quicker recovery periods. This is what fuels the market for surgical mesh goods. Surgical mesh offers potential for innovation and product differentiation through ongoing research and development into better designs, materials, and production processes. Demand can be greatly influenced by government laws requiring the use of surgical masks in medical settings or during outbreaks. Since surgical masks are necessary to keep operating rooms sterile, their demand is growing along with the number of surgical procedures performed worldwide. Occupational safety regulations that require surgical masks in manufacturing, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals, for example, might propel market expansion.


As the world's population ages, more people are predicted to have age-related illnesses such hernias and pelvic organ prolapsed, which will increase demand for surgical mesh solutions. There are great prospects for market expansion in developing areas with expanding healthcare infrastructures and growing awareness of sophisticated surgical procedures. The general public's growing consciousness of the value of infection prevention and personal hygiene practices supports the need for surgical masks. Enhancing the comfort and efficacy of products through innovations in mask design, materials, and manufacturing methods can help propel market growth. Surgical masks may be more in demand in areas with high air pollution levels as a means of protection against airborne pollutants and particle matter.


For instance, as per the OECD data released in August 2022, Portugal accounted for around 94.87 thousand procedures performed in 2021, with Denmark following with 49.33 thousand, Ireland with 32.84 thousand, and Norway with 21.5 thousand surgeries. Furthermore, according to ASPS data updated in February 2022, over 13 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2021. Botulinum toxin was the most common procedure, accounting for 4.4 million procedures, followed by soft tissue filler (3.4 million) and laser skin resurfacing (997.3 thousand)., demand for Surgical Masks supplements will increase due to the safety concerns. Thus, result in driving the Surgical Masks market revenue.


Surgical Masks Market Segment Insights


Surgical Masks Product Insights


The Surgical Masks market segmentation, based on product includes Basic Surgical Masks, Anti-fog Foam Surgical Masks, Fluid/Splash Resistant Surgical Masks, Others. The Basic Surgical Masks segment dominated the market. Due to the fact that basic surgical masks are easily accessible in hospitals, pharmacies, retail stores, and online distribution channels, and they are offered through several distribution channels. Compared to other surgical masks, these masks are less expensive and offer the wearer basic protection from the surrounding environment.


Surgical Masks Distribution channel Insights


The Surgical Masks market segmentation, based on distribution channel, includes Online, Offline. The Offline generated the most income. Due to Hospital pharmacies, drugstores, retail establishments, and over-the-counter pharmacies are included in this category. Owing to their consumer-friendly nature and widespread appeal, offline distribution channels are expected to be crucial in driving market growth.


Figure1:  Surgical Masks Market, by Distribution channel, 2022&2032(USD Billion)


Surgical Masks Market, by Distribution channel, 2022&2032


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Surgical Masks Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The North American Surgical Masks market area will dominate this market, owing to a surgical mask demand is further increased by occupational safety requirements that require its use in areas including manufacturing, will boost market growth in this region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, German, France, the UK, Canada, Italy, Spain, India, Australia, South Korea, China, Japan, and Brazil.


Figure2: SURGICAL MASKS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


SURGICAL MASKS MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Primary Research, Secondary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Europe Surgical Masks market has the second-largest portion of the market due to the rising public awareness of the value of infection prevention and good personal cleanlines. Further, the German Surgical Masks market had the biggest market share, and the UK Surgical Masks market was the fastest growing market in the European region


The Asia-Pacific Surgical Masks Market is anticipated to expand between 2023 and 2032 at the quickest CAGR. This is due to rapidly increasing healthcare infrastructure, particularly in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare. Moreover, China’s Surgical Masks market had the biggest market share, and the Indian Surgical Masks market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Surgical Masks Key Market Players& Competitive Insights


Leading market players are putting a lot of money on R&D to expand their product lines, which will help the market for weight reduction products grow. Additionally, market players are engaging in a range of calculated initiatives to increase their worldwide presence, with important market developments involving the introduction of new products, contracts, M&A transactions, increased investment, and cooperation with other enterprises. To grow and endure in an increasingly cutthroat and dynamic market, Surgical Masks industry must provide reasonably priced goods.


Manufacturing locally is one of the primary business techniques used by manufacturers to cut operational costs in the Surgical Masks industry to help customers and expand the market segment. In recent years, the Surgical Masks industry has provided some of the biggest benefits to medicine. Major players in the Surgical Masks market, including 3M; DuPont; Ansell Ltd.; Owens & Minor; Medline Industries, LP.; Cardinal Health; Crosstex International., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The 3M Company, formerly known as the Minnesota Mines and Manufacturers Company, is a multinational corporation based in the United States that operates in the industries of consumer products, security for employees, healthcare, and industry. Over 60,000 products are produced by the company under multiple brands. These products include laminates, adhesives, abrasives, passive fire protection, PPE, opening films, protective paint films, dental and orthodontic goods, electrical and technological linking and insulating substances, medical supplies, car care products, electronic circuits, optical films, and dental and orthodontic products. Its headquarters are in Maplewood, a Minnesota suburb of Saint Paul. In January 2021, 3M raised the number of N95 respirators it produces annually to almost 2.5 billion. Additionally, through international and local humanitarian aid partners, the corporation has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by donating cash and products, such as surgical masks, breathing apparatus, and hand sanitizers.


Cardinal Health, Inc. is a multinational health care services corporation based in the United States that ranks 14th in terms of revenue generation. With more than 100,000 locations served, the company, which has its headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, specializes in the distribution of medications and medical supplies. In addition, the company produces surgical and medical supplies, such as gloves, surgical uniforms, and fluid management items. It also runs one of the biggest networks of radio pharmacies in the United States. More than 75% of hospitals in the US receive medical supplies from Cardinal Health.. In January 2022, Cardinal Health, Johnson & Johnson, McKesson, and AmerisourceBergen consented to settle with all states except five that had sued them for a total of $26 billion. The firms might have been fined up to $95 billion if the states had taken the matter to court.


Key Companies in the Surgical Masks market include



  • 3M

  • DuPont

  • Ansell Ltd.

  • Owens & Minor

  • Medline Industries, LP.

  • Cardinal Health

  • Crosstex International, Inc.

  • KCWW

  • ALPHAPROTECH

  • Dynarex Corporation.


Surgical Masks Industry Developments


November 2020: The intention of Medline Industries, Inc. to produce face masks in North America was declared. When both production lines are up and running, the business anticipates producing about 36 million face masks per month.


May 2022: Two new NIOSH-certified respiratory products from Honeywell were introduced to better serve the demands of healthcare professionals. The DC365 compact surgical N95 respirators are produced by the firm to provide protection for frontline personnel who require a smaller surgical N95 respirator.


August 2022: Respiratory protection firm Optrel introduced the P Air Clear, an NIOSH-approved N95 respirator featuring a clear window. The masks have a transparent glass as an extra bonus, providing the best possible protection.


Surgical Masks Market Segmentation


Surgical Masks Product Outlook



  • Basic Surgical Masks

  • Anti-fog Foam Surgical Masks

  • Fluid/Splash Resistant Surgical Masks

  • Others


Surgical Masks Distribution Channel Outlook



  • Online

  • Offline


Surgical Masks Regional Outlook



  • North America

    • US

    • Canada



  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe



  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific



  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size2022 USD 3.5 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 3.7 Billion
Market Size2032 USD 5.8 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.80% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Product, Distribution Channel, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, German, France, UK, Canada, Italy, Spain, India, Australia, South Korea, China, Japan, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  3M; DuPont; Ansell Ltd.; Owens & Minor; Medline Industries, LP.; Cardinal Health; Crosstex International, Inc.; KCWW; ALPHAPROTECH; Dynarex Corporation
Key Market Opportunities Obesity in Increasing Aging Population
Key Market Dynamics Increase in innovation and product differentiation. in costly operations




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The size of the worldwide market for Surgical Masks was estimated at USD 3.5 billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.80% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

In the market, North America accounted for the greatest share.

The leading companies in the industry include 3M; DuPont; Ansell Ltd.; Owens & Minor; Medline Industries, LP.; Cardinal Health; Crosstex International.

The Basic Surgical Masks dominated the market in 2022.

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