The 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, considering 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.
Degradation in the quality of air driving the demand for face masks
Pollution caused by coal-burning in industry, for home heating and power plants accounted for about 40% of PM2.5 exposures and lead to 4.2 Million deaths in 2019 due to stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and chronic respiratory diseases. Hence, raising public awareness of air quality and the burden of disease caused by air pollution is an essential step in reducing air pollution. This increased the demand for facemasks across polluted countries like China, India, the USA, and others. An N95 mask is a NIOSH-approved respirator that offers 95% protection from outdoor air pollutants. This is also approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as a surgical mask.
Rising commonness of counterfeit products lead to potential growth in the market
Increasing fake products, both in physical stores and online platforms, is one of the crucial factors driving market growth. The false masks are usually made in unsterile sweatshops that were formerly used to making designer jeans or fake handbags. In this regard, there have been examples of many creators cataloging their products with fake brand names of alleged medical supply manufacturers, such as 3M. Such factors are predictable to confine market growth throughout the prediction period.
Anti-Pollution Masks occupy the largest share of the face mask market
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 air.
Asia Pacific is expected to witness significant growth in the market during the forecast period
In recent years, the Asia Pacific face mask market has gained momentum mainly due to the growing awareness regarding the benefits of protective masks. Due to campaigns by governments and media, 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.
The leading players” in the face mask market includes, 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 are expanding their presence in the market by implementing various business strategies.
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