Rise in the number of surgeries across the globe will drive increased adoption of disposable and reusable surgical gowns
Increasing number of surgeries is a major factor contributing to the revenue growth of the surgical gowns market across the globe. A rapidly growing aging population in the world is also responsible for the increased number of surgeries, not only in developed regions but also in the Asia Pacific and the Middle East and Africa region due to the rise in per capita income.
One of the most important functions of surgical gowns is to prevent patients from picking up Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) that can be life threatening. With the recent advancements in medicare facilities, the awareness regarding hospital acquired infections has also increased. As per data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 30% HAIs are surgical site infections that add a hefty amount to the hospital bill of the patient. Due to this huge amount of money that patients have to spend because of the surgical site infections, people have become more aware of the causes and prevention of HAIs. This increasing awareness regarding HAIs is fueling the growth of the global surgical gowns market.
Continuous innovation by surgical gown manufacturers and lucrative marketing is also expected to boost revenue growth of the global surgical gowns market. The market for surgical gowns has been an established market for a long time but there are a number of innovations in technology for increasing the efficiency of surgical gowns so that the gowns can provide better protection to patients as well as surgeons. Various options of surgical gowns are available in the market to cater to specific choices. A variety of fabrics such as spunlace, spunbond and SMS materials are available in the surgical gowns market. This huge variety available to meet end user requirements helps in the growth of the surgical gowns market.
Disposable surgical gowns more preferred than reusable surgical gowns
By product type, the disposable surgical gowns segment dominated the global surgical gowns market in revenue terms in 2016 and is projected to continue to do so throughout the forecast period. Disposable surgical gowns segment is the most attractive segment, with an attractiveness index of 5.0 over the forecast period. This segment is expected to grab about 68% market value share in 2017 and is likely to cross 70% market share by the end of 2025. Owing to the higher protection levels provided by disposable surgical gowns, these type of surgical gowns are expected to have significant adoption over reusable surgical gowns and thus exhibit comparatively higher growth over the forecast period. The reusable surgical gowns segment is expected to be the second most lucrative segment in the global surgical gowns market, with an attractiveness index of 1.4 over the forecast period. Owing to the higher protection levels provided by disposable surgical gowns, reusable surgical gowns are expected to have lesser adoption over disposable surgical gowns and thus exhibit comparatively lower growth over the forecast period.
Some parts of Middle East & Africa such as Central Africa prefer using reusable surgical gowns over disposable surgical gowns
The MEA is the only region among the seven assessed regions covered in this report where reusable surgical gowns are in good demand. Low disposable income, lack of awareness and unaffordability to purchase expensive disposable surgical gowns are few factors that are responsible for the growth in demand for reusable surgical gowns in the MEA surgical gowns market. This probably explains why the reusable surgical gowns segment dominated the Middle East & Africa surgical gowns market in revenue terms in 2017 with about 55% market share anticipated to be recorded in 2017.
The global surgical gowns market is anticipated to grow consistently. This market is expected to show significant growth in the Asia Pacific region during the forecast period i.e., between 2017 and 2025. For the further development of the market, manufacturers need to invest more in research and development of the products and increase their product portfolio. Acquisitions and mergers are equally important for key players to sustain in the global surgical gowns market. These two elements are not only expected to increase the product portfolio but will also be able to help companies attain a strong market presence across the globe. Our new publication titled “Surgical Gowns Market: Global Industry Analysis and Forecast (2017–2025),” highlights the innovations, opportunities and the reasons for saturation in this highly penetrated market. The market is categorized into four segments namely, by product type, distribution channel, region and end use. While inspecting the global surgical gowns market in detail, our analysts have carried out a value chain analysis to describe how raw material supply is sent to the distribution channels for processing once it comes to manufacturers. The processed raw materials are then sent to hospitals, clinics and ambulatory surgical centers.
Factors considered by end users while choosing surgical gowns – a key finding in our research
We have profiled some of the key players in the global surgical gowns market across the globe to get a clear picture of the current scenario of mergers and acquisitions in the global surgical gowns market. While studying these top vendors in the market we put these companies under the scanners of recent development, various financial strategies, SWOT analysis, key ratios and performance overview in the last few years. Regulatory scenario, standards and levels of barrier protection and the classifications by level have been considered while inspecting the global surgical gowns market. Year-on-Year growth and absolute $ opportunity has been evaluated for every segment along with market attractiveness analysis. In another section, we have covered the dynamics of the global surgical gowns market for a period of eight years. These dynamics include supply and demand side drivers, macro-economic drivers, restraints, opportunities and trends. Apart from all these factors, introduction, definitions and market taxonomy have been covered in this report in detail.
The global surgical gowns market is segmented into the following categories:
By End User
By Distribution Channel
By Product Type
Persistence Market Research is committed to offering a comprehensive report to our clients that incorporates in-depth secondary research to ascertain overall market size, top industry players and products. Our report on the global surgical gowns market delivers key industry insights and information in an easy-to-understand format. Our expert team of analysts has conducted extensive interviews with industry players, experts, retailers and distributors to obtain deeper insights into the global market for surgical gowns. We have considered indicators such as R&D expenditure and research funding from government and non-profit organizations to arrive at the indicated market numbers. Further, the historical consumption trend has been analyzed to track market data. The bottom-up approach has been used to assess market numbers for each product category, while top-down approach has been used to counter-validate the reached market numbers.