N95 Masks Market Size, Share | Industry Analysis 2028

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N95 Masks Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Product (With Exhalation Valve and Without Exhalation Valve), Distribution Channel (Online and Offline), and End User (Healthcare, Construction, Manufacturing, Mining, Oil and Gas, and Others); and Geography

Publication Month: Aug 2021 | Report Code: TIPRE00010216 | No. of Pages: 161 | Category: Medical Device | Status: Published

The N95 masks market is projected to reach US$ 4,925.80 million by 2028 from US$ 1,914.54 million in 2021; it is expected to register a CAGR of 14.5% from 2021 to 2028.

Face masks are a particular type of personal protective equipment designed to reduce the respiratory exposure of the wearer to dangerous substances such as toxic chemicals or infectious particles. N95 masks are capable of blocking at least 95% of the airborne particles larger than 2.5 microns, including particles or droplets carrying viruses and bacteria, thereby protecting people against respiratory tract infections and diseases.

The report offers insights and in-depth analysis of the N95 masks market emphasizing on various parameters such as market trends, technological advancements, market dynamics, and competitive landscape analysis of leading market players across the world. It also includes the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the market across all the regions. There has been a tremendous rise in the demand for N95 masks in the regions during the pandemic. To tackle the shortage, regulatory agencies such as USFDA have given revised guidelines regarding the PPE. The agency has liberalized the product approval procedures to facilitate early product availability in the market. Various market players of non-healthcare businesses are involved in the hospital gowns' productions to fulfill the high demand. The existing players are ramping up the production and supply chain for the hospital gowns in the region. However, in the current scenario, various counterfeit N95 masks of the branded companies are being marketed. The government has issued an alert regarding the same. For instance, Health Canada issued a warning regarding counterfeit 3M N95 respirators/masks. The COVID-19 has a positive impact on the N95 mask market in the region. The N95 masks market is segmented into product, distribution channel, end user, and region. The market, based on region, is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South and Central America.

Lucrative Regions for N95 Masks Market

Lucrative Regions for N95 Masks Market

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Market Insights

Prevalence of COVID-19

COVID-19 is a contagious disease that is transmitted through the nasal and oral cavity. Since its emergence, SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent, has undergone mutation a couple of times, which has added to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Right from the initial phases of this crisis, the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as health authorities from many countries, has been instructing healthcare professionals and the general public to use facial masks that lessen the chances of viral transmission from infected persons or carriers to healthy populations. Thus, the demand for masks has increased exponentially since 2020. The governments and regulatory bodies are insisting on the continuous use of masks in public places. As a result, the demand for N95 masks has also increased. As per COVID-19 tracker data by the Centers for Disease and Control (CDC), as of August 17, 2021, the seven-day case rate per 100,000 is 270.6, and over 113,993 new cases are reported in the US. Moreover, as per the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, as of August 12, 2021, the total count of COVID-19 cases reached ~35,381,520 in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Product-Based Insights

Based on product, the N95 masks market is segmented into without exhalation valve and with exhalation valve. In 2021, the without exhalation valve segment is estimated to account for a larger market share, whereas the with exhalation valve segment is expected to witness a higher CAGR during the forecast period. The growth of this segment is attributed to the high efficiency of protection provided during inhalation and exhalation. Various government bodies such as the WHO, the CDC, and health ministries across several countries are encouraging the usage of such masks to prevent the spread of the virus from an infected individual.

N95 Masks Market, by Product – 2020 and 2028

N95 Masks Market, by Product – 2020 and 2028

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Distribution Channel-Based Insights

Based on distribution channel, the N95 masks market is segmented into offline and online. The offline segment would hold a larger share of the market in 2021. However, the online segment is estimated to register a higher CAGR in the market during the forecast period.

End User-Based Insights

Based on end user, the N95 masks market is segmented into construction, manufacturing, healthcare, mining, oil and gas, and others. The construction segment would hold the largest share of the market in 2021, whereas the healthcare segment is estimated to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period

Strategic Insights

Report Coverage - N95 Masks Market
Report CoverageDetails
Market Size Value inUS$ 1,914.54 Million in 2021
Market Size Value byUS$ 4,925.80 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 14.5% from 2021-2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
No. of Pages161
No. of Tables83
No. of Charts & Figures72
Historical data availableYes
Segments coveredProduct , Distribution Channel , and End User ; and Geography
Regional scopeNorth America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America
Country scopeUS, Canada, Mexico, UK, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Brazil, Argentina
Report coverageRevenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
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The N95 masks market players adopt organic strategies such as product launch and expansion to expand their footprint and product portfolio worldwide as well as to meet the growing demand.

By Product

  • Without Exhalation Valve
  • With Exhalation Valve

By Distribution Channel

  • Offline
  • Online

By End User

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Mining, Oil and Gas
  • Others



  • North America

    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe

    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)

    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of APAC
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA
  • South and Central America (SCAM)

    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of SCAM

Company Profiles

  • 3M         
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation    
  • Medline Industries, Inc.         
  • Cardinal Health Inc     
  • Ansell Limited             
  • ALPHA PRO TECH, LTD.         
  • Honeywell International Inc.            
  • The Gerson Company            
  • Medisca Inc      
  • Moldex-Metric  

Frequently Asked Questions

N95 masks are widely used in a wide range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, mining, and oil & gas. These masks are capable of preventing the entry of micron-size particles and organisms into the human respiratory system and oral cavity.
The growth of the market is attributed to prevalence of COVID-19 and increasing investments and initiatives by market players and governments. However, the availability of alternate products hinders the market growth.
Based on product, the N95 masks market is segmented into without exhalation valve and with exhalation valve. In 2021, without exhalation valve segment accounted for the highest share of the market. The demand for N95 masks without an exhalation valve is expected to grow significantly owing to the high efficiency of protection provided during inhalation and exhalation. Various government bodies, such as the WHO, the CDC, and health ministries across several countries are encouraging the usage of such masks to prevent the spread of the virus from an infected individual to the community.

The List of Companies - N95 Masks Market

  1. 3M        
  2. Kimberly-Clark Corporation         
  3. Medline Industries, Inc.                
  4. Cardinal Health Inc         
  5. Ansell Limited    
  6. ALPHA PRO TECH, LTD.                 
  7. Honeywell International Inc.       
  8. The Gerson Company     
  9. Medisca Inc       
  10. Moldex-Metric
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