Global Disposable Medical Gloves Market size was valued at USD 7.5 Billion in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 16.6 Billion by 2033, at a CAGR of 8.5% during the forecast period 2024 – 2033.

Disposable Medical Gloves Market: Overview

Disposable medical gloves are disposable gloves composed of materials which include latex, nitrile, or vinyl, and are intended to protect both healthcare workers and patients during medical operations. The gloves operate as a barrier, preventing the spread of hazardous infections, chemicals, and body fluids.

Increased infection prevention consciousness, notably in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemic, is driving interest in disposable gloves for medical care and other industries. Furthermore, an increased emphasis on hygiene standards and safety laws throughout the globe is encouraging the use of superior disposable gloves.

Following that advances in material technology, which includes the creation of sustainable and recyclable glove materials, have gained favor as environmental concerns rise. Furthermore, growing healthcare expenditures in emerging nations, along with expanding healthcare infrastructure, are driving market expansion.

Furthermore, the trend of customizing and specializing glove design to match individual customer wants and preferences is gaining traction. Finally, mergers, acquisitions, and collaborations among major market competitors are transforming the competitive landscape of the worldwide disposable medical industry.

By material, the latex segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. Latex dominates the reusable medical gloves industry because of its inherent flexibility, barrier characteristics, tactile sensitivity, and affordability, which make it a popular option among medical professionals globally.

By application, the examination segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. Examinations involve the use of disposable medical gloves to preserve cleanliness, avoid cross-contamination, and guarantee patient and staff security, resulting in a global demand for these gloves.

By end user, the hospitals segment held the highest market share in 2023 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2033. Hospitals dominate the disposable medical glove market due to strict cleanliness requirements, infection control methods, and the necessity to maintain patient and healthcare worker safety during medical operations.

North America dominates the disposable medical gloves market owing to strict hygiene laws, a strong medical industry, improved awareness of infection management, and rising demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top Glove Corporation Berhad is a Malaysian rubber glove producer that also produces face masks, dental dams, and other items. In July 2020, Top Glove donated a total of three million gloves costing RM700,000, in addition to medical equipment like ventilatory support and hospital suits costing RM300,000 to the Department of Health Malaysia.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2024 USD 7.5 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2033 USD 16.6 Billion
Market Size in 2023 USD 6.8 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 8.5% CAGR
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Key Segment By Material, Application, End User and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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CMI has comprehensively analyzed the Global Disposable Medical Gloves market. The driving forces, restraints, challenges, opportunities, and key trends have been explained in depth to depict an in-depth scenario of the market. Segment wise market size and market share during the forecast period are duly addressed to portray the probable picture of this Global Disposable Medical Gloves industry.

The competitive landscape includes key innovators, after market service providers, market giants as well as niche players are studied and analyzed extensively concerning their strengths, weaknesses as well as value addition prospects. In addition, this report covers key players profiling, market shares, mergers and acquisitions, consequent market fragmentation, new trends and dynamics in partnerships.

Global Disposable Medical Gloves Market 2024–2033 (By Billion)

List of the prominent players in the Disposable Medical Gloves Market:

  • Adventa Berhad
  • Ansell Limited
  • Braun Melsungen AG
  • Cardinal Health Inc.
  • Dynarex Corporation
  • Halyard Health
  • Hartalega Holdings Berhad
  • Kossan Rubber Industries Bhd
  • Medline Industries Inc.
  • Molnlycke Health Care AB
  • MRK Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  • Paul Hartmann AG
  • Semperit AG Holding
  • Smart Glove Corporation
  • Supermax Corporation Berhad
  • Top Glove Corporation Bhd
  • United Glove Inc.
  • Viet Glove Corporation
  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care
  • Zhonghong Pulin Medical Products Co. Ltd.
  • Others

The Disposable Medical Gloves Market is segmented as follows:

By Material

  • Latex
  • Vinyl
  • Nitrile
  • Others

By Application

  • Surgical
  • Examination

By End User

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Home Care

Regional Coverage:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America