According to the report on Market Research and future forecast of nitrile gloves in China (2022 Edition), nitrile gloves are mainly used in the medical industry, and their applications are very extensive and important. As an important isolation equipment in medical examination and medical care operation, medical gloves can effectively prevent the cross transmission of bacteria, viruses and other pollutants. Especially in the process of infectious disease prevention and control, they can form effective isolation and protection between medical workers, healthy people, confirmed patients and suspected patients.
The international market competition of nitrile gloves belongs to the global competitive market. The global production capacity of nitrile gloves is mainly concentrated in Malaysia, China and Thailand. Among them, Malaysia is the largest producer and supplier of nitrile gloves in the world, and China and Thailand are important producers.
Malaysia’s Top Glove Corporation Berhad, hartalega Holdings Berhad and kossan rubber industries Bhd are all large-scale nitrile glove manufacturers. The main domestic competitors are Yingke medical, lanfan medical and Shijiazhuang Hongrui Group Co., Ltd.
In 2016, the global sales volume of nitrile gloves was 119.19 billion, with a year-on-year increase of 9.6%; In 2017, the global sales volume of nitrile gloves was 131.35 billion, with a year-on-year increase of 10.2%; In 2018, the global sales volume of nitrile gloves was 145.01 billion, with a year-on-year increase of 10.4%; In 2019, the global sales volume of nitrile gloves was 161.25 billion, with a year-on-year increase of 11.2%; In 2020, the global sales volume of nitrile gloves reached 122.23 billion, with a year-on-year increase of 51.6%.
The consumption of nitrile gloves in Europe and America accounts for 78% of the global market. During the epidemic, the demand for nitrile gloves in the United States tripled, and the global demand for nitrile gloves is expected to increase from 170 billion to 510 billion.
In 2016, China produced 12.04 billion nitrile gloves, with a year-on-year increase of 13.5%; In 2017, China produced 13.86 billion nitrile gloves, with a year-on-year increase of 15.1%; In 2018, China produced 16.13 billion nitrile gloves, a year-on-year increase of 16.4%; In 2019, China produced 18.84 billion nitrile gloves, with a year-on-year increase of 16.8%; In 2020, China produced 32.4 billion nitrile gloves, with a year-on-year increase of 72.2%.
In 2016, China exported 10.04 billion nitrile gloves, 11.1 billion nitrile gloves in 2017, 12.32 billion nitrile gloves in 2018, 13.82 billion nitrile gloves in 2019 and 200 billion nitrile gloves in 2020.
Due to the huge gap of nitrile gloves, PVC gloves are forced to be used in some application scenarios. With the increase of the demand for PVC by the epidemic itself, the global supply of PVC gloves is also in short supply.