Some of the key factors leading to a significant growth in the usage of face masks in the GCC region are the current global pandemic of COVID-19, the accelerating rate of global air pollution, and the rising number of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases in the Emirates. According to the Ministry of Health and Prevention, Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the UAE. Around 40% of the people die via CVD. Moreover, the propelling COVID-19 cases in various countries has boosted the demand for disposable face masks, specifically in the healthcare industry. Therefore, the extensive demand for disposable face masks is expected to accelerate further during 2020-25.
“GCC Disposable Face Mask Market Analysis, 2020” provides comprehensive qualitative and quantitative insights on the industry potential, key factors impacting sales and purchase decisions, hotspots, and growth opportunities available for Disposable Face Mask providers across the globe. Moreover, the report also encompasses the key strategic imperatives for success for competitors along with strategic factorial indexing measuring competitor's capabilities on 16 parameters. This will help companies in the formulation of Go-to-Market Strategies and identifying the blue ocean for its offerings.
According to MarkNtel Advisors’ research report titled “GCC Disposable Face Mask Market Analysis, 2020”, the GCC Disposable Face Mask market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 25% during 2020-25. The polypropylene material segment acquired the dominant market share in the Disposable Face Mask market as it is one of the key raw materials for manufacturing personal protective equipment. Apart from this, the N95 filter masks are also made of polypropylene. Thus, the robust growth in the production of the N95 masks around the countries at present has accelerated the market growth of polypropylene material in the GCC disposable face mask industry.
UAE Holds the Significant Market Share in the Disposable Face Mask Market
In 2019, UAE held a significant market share in the GCC Disposable Face Mask market, as can be seen with numerous surgical face masks in UAE being out of stock due to amplified demand from the healthcare and public sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apart from this, rising consumer concern toward respiratory diseases due to the rising air pollution has accelerated the UAE Disposable Face Mask market growth.
According to the World Health Organization's guidelines, the United Arab Emirates air quality is considered unsafe at present. The recent data of the country indicates that the annual mean concentration of the UAE is PM2.5 is 60 µg/m3 which exceeds the recommended maximum of 10 µg/m3 in 2020.
Besides UAE, the market of disposable face masks is steadily burgeoning in Saudi Arabia as well due to an escalated production of the masks in the country to shorten the gap between the demand and supply. According to the Saudi Food & Drug Authority, an approximate of 3.7 million face masks are produced weekly in the country to help protect citizens from coronavirus. Hence, the COVID outbreak and rising air pollution have augmented the market of disposable face masks in the region as stated in the MarkNtel Advisors’ research report “GCC Disposable Face Mask Market Analysis, 2020”.
According to MarkNtel Advisors, the key players with a considerable market share in the GCC Disposable Face Mask market include 3M, Honeywell, BioClean, Kowa, Moldex, Kimberly, Clark, Medicom, Uvex, Gerson, etc. In order to fulfill the current requirement of face masks in the region, the companies are expanding their production to have a competitive edge over other market competitors.
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