Medical Nitrile Gloves Market

Medical Nitrile Gloves Market Size by Product Type (Powdered and Non-Powdered), End User (Hospitals, Laboratories and Others), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2024 to 2033

Base Year: 2023 Historical Data: 2020-22
  • Report ID: TBI-14379
  • Published Date: Jun, 2024
  • Pages: 238
  • Category: Healthcare
  • Format: PDF
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The global medical nitrile gloves market was valued at USD 4 billion in 2023 and grew at a CAGR of 11% from 2024 to 2033. The market is expected to reach USD 11.35 billion by 2033. The growing healthcare sector will drive the growth of the global medical nitrile gloves market.

Market Introduction:

Medical nitrile gloves remain vital components of personal protective equipment (PPE) that is widely employed in healthcare premises. These gloves are made from nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR), and are suitable for application in healthcare, food processing and laboratory industries among others. they are highly elastic and flexible and are ideal for use in healthcare, food processing, laboratory and related industries. It is a synthetic rubber compound that boasts of high temperature resistance and has not been found to have any allergic reactions. as VWR nitrile gloves are not made from latex, they are perfect for people with the latex sensitivity or allergies. the processing entails the generation of nitrile compound through the combination of relevant raw materials after which the compound is moulded and sulphur is added through vulcanization to enhance elasticity, strength and durability. Nitrile gloves have impressive versatility in terms of resistance to punctures, tears, and any type of chemicals, making them perfect for operations that involve hazardous products, and as a protection barrier against bacteria and viruses. Nitrile gloves are wearable and disposable gloves made of nitrile rubber and are easy to put on and comfortable to use. Medical nitrile gloves are one of the most vital tools for safeguarding personnel in professional environments against the contraction of infectious diseases, adverse effects of dangerous chemicals, as well as unwanted contaminants. they are non-sticky, they do not leak and do not cause allergies thus making them suitable for use by the users as well as patients in healthcare settings.

Medical Nitrile Gloves Market Size

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Recent Development
  • The makers of nitrile gloves met with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) and urged them to intervene since the market is being saturated by low-quality glove dumping. Domestic glove manufacturers have requested the government take strong measures to raise quality standards to limit imports and dumping of low-grade bulk-packed gloves for medical use in India.

Market Dynamics:


The growing healthcare sector – The medical nitrile gloves demand and its growth have been augmented by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the growth of the healthcare industry. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of nitrile gloves for protective purposes for frontline workers and as part of personal protective equipment in hospitals increased significantly. The need for increased compliance with infection prevention and control protocols as well as a raised awareness of the value of wearing PPE made gloves a popular commodity. the demand for nitrile gloves has continued to increase as the result of healthcare sector expansion. the demand of health care has grown with each passing day which in turn has led to the construction and development of hospitals and clinics. this has significantly contributed to the demand for medical nitrile gloves.

  • During the coronavirus epidemic, the US federal government invested $123 million to create a huge chemical facility in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The goal was to ensure that supply-chain breakdowns would never again leave the country without medical gloves. Construction of the factory, the only one in the country capable of creating the synthetic rubber required to create disposable nitrile gloves, was completed in late spring.

The cost of medical nitrile gloves conventional nitrile gloves are generally more expensive, which can be attributed to a variety of factors such as the cost of raw materials, the method of production, the quality and efficiency of the glove, and market supply and demand. The foremost raw material used in producing nitrile gloves is the nitrile rubber which is derived from petroleum and the availability of this product is a variable of the oil prices. Complex manufacturing procedures, especially in instances of the production of nitrile gloves, as well as additional quality control measures are other causes that lead to increased production cost. However, changes in the demand and supply can also affect the pricing. Hence, the issues relating to cost will hamper the market's growth.


Technological advancements and robust regulatory framework – Compliance laws require that glove handling and particularly their use especially in a medical setting ensure a high level of safety for workers as well as patients. Due to advancements in technology, there has been an advancement in manufacturing of gloves. for instance, nitrile gloves have advanced in performance features with better features including ruggedness, flexibility, and resistance to chemicals. In addition, research and development activities have increased in the recent past which led to product innovations. Hence, technological innovation and the reinforced safety standards will bolster the market’s growth and expansion during the forecast period.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the most significant global medical nitrile gloves market, with a 35% market revenue share in 2023.

the region has a large healthcare industry which contributes to the increasing demand for nitrile gloves. Glove manufacturing in North American uses the most advanced materials and manufacturing technologies. The region dedicates a significant proportion of their funding towards research and innovation to find better materials and production techniques for nitrile gloves to improve their performance, durability and comfort. strict regulatory guidelines and accountability measures also augment the market's growth.

North America Region Medical Nitrile Gloves Market Share in 2023 - 35%

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  • A Quebec-based company specialising in personal protective equipment is constructing a new factory in London, Ontario, to supply medical-grade gloves for the province. Medicom Group Inc. has announced that it will establish a 140,000-square-foot factory southeast of London near Veteran Memorial Parkway and Bradley Avenue to enhance the domestic manufacture of nitrile gloves. Medicom stated that the $165 million facility will employ 135 people, with the province and federal governments contributing $72 million to cover construction costs.
Product Type Segment Analysis

The product type segment is divided into powdered and non-powdered. The non-powdered segment dominated the market, with a share of around 72% in 2023. Non-powdered medical nitrile gloves are gloves which have not been coated with powder material on surfaces inside the gloves. They make it very difficult to have contaminants in the environment by excluding the likelihood of these contaminants getting distributed through the powder. it is easier and safer to use a powder free glove. Additionally, these gloves offer maximum grip as they do not contain any powdery substances that may promote slipping. Moreover, powder-free gloves, as the name suggests, do not require any type of powder which makes them even more comfortable to wear, as the inside surface of the gloves is not as rough as that of the powder-included gloves, this is especially important in situations wherein one has to wear gloves for an extended period of time. they offer higher standards of hygiene, safety, performance, and comfort over their powdered counterparts.

End-user Segment Analysis

The end-user segment is divided into hospitals, laboratories and others. The hospital segment dominated the market, with a share of around 62% in 2023. Hospitals are part of the healthcare sector that delivers broad-ranging patient care services comprising medicine and surgery. Medical nitrile gloves are important instruments in guarding against transmission of infection in hospital institutions. These gloves are very important to hospitals due to high chances of cross transmission thus improving on future patient care. Furthermore, nitrile gloves are flexible and durable that makes them appropriate for practice across different fields of medicine, including wounds, intravenous procedures, and surgeries. The systems offer great tactile ability, lifespan, and chemical immunity that positively affects the quality of patient treatment besides providing comfort to patients and health care personnel. This is why hospitals follow the use of nitrile gloves instead of latex. A major reason why hospitals and other health care facilities have to follow set of organizational rules is due to infection control and safety which augments the demand for nitrile gloves in hospitals.

Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Ansell Healthcare LLC
  • Atrium Medical Care
  • Hartalega Holdings
  • Honeywell International Inc
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Mercator Medical S.A
  • Shield Scientific
  • Supermax Healthcare
  • Top Glove Corporation

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2023 USD 4 Billion
Market size value in 2033 USD 11.35 Billion
CAGR (2024 to 2033) 11%
Historical data 2020-2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast 2024-2033
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Product Type and End User

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the global medical nitrile gloves market was valued at USD 4 billion in 2023 to USD 11.35 billion by 2033.

Global medical nitrile gloves market is growing at a CAGR of 11% during the forecast period 2024-2033.

The market's growth will be influenced by the growing healthcare sector.

The cost of medical nitrile gloves could hamper the market growth.

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This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global medical nitrile gloves market based on below mentioned segments:

Global Medical Nitrile Gloves Market by Product Type:

  • Powdered
  • Non-Powdered

Global Medical Nitrile Gloves Market by End User:

  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Others

Global Medical Nitrile Gloves Market by Region:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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