N95 Masks Market Size, Share | Industry Analysis 2028

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
  • Category : Consumer Goods
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 161
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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

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N95 Masks Market: Strategic Insights

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
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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  
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Product , Distribution Channel , and End User ; and Geography

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, RoAPAC, RoE, RoMEA, RoSCAM, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the use of N95 masks market?

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.

What are the drivers and restraints for the N95 masks market?

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.

Which segment among N95 masks market provides the most opportunity for 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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  1. Data Collection and Secondary Research:

As a market research and consulting firm operating from a decade, we have published many reports and advised several clients across the globe. First step for any study will start with an assessment of currently available data and insights from existing reports. Further, historical and current market information is collected from Investor Presentations, Annual Reports, SEC Filings, etc., and other information related to company’s performance and market positioning are gathered from Paid Databases (Factiva, Hoovers, and Reuters) and various other publications available in public domain.

Several associations trade associates, technical forums, institutes, societies and organizations are accessed to gain technical as well as market related insights through their publications such as research papers, blogs and press releases related to the studies are referred to get cues about the market. Further, white papers, journals, magazines, and other news articles published in the last 3 years are scrutinized and analyzed to understand the current market trends.

  1. Primary Research:

The primarily interview analysis comprise of data obtained from industry participants interview and answers to survey questions gathered by in-house primary team.

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  • Validates and strengthens in-house secondary research findings
  • Develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding

Primary research involves email interactions and telephone interviews for each market, category, segment, and sub-segment across geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Outside experts: Valuation experts, research analysts and key opinion leaders specializing in the electronics and semiconductor industry.

Below is the breakup of our primary respondents by company, designation, and region:

Research Methodology

Once we receive the confirmation from primary research sources or primary respondents, we finalize the base year market estimation and forecast the data as per the macroeconomic and microeconomic factors assessed during data collection.

  1. Data Analysis:

Once data is validated through both secondary as well as primary respondents, we finalize the market estimations by hypothesis formulation and factor analysis at regional and country level.

  • 3.1 Macro-Economic Factor Analysis:

We analyse macroeconomic indicators such the gross domestic product (GDP), increase in the demand for goods and services across industries, technological advancement, regional economic growth, governmental policies, the influence of COVID-19, PEST analysis, and other aspects. This analysis aids in setting benchmarks for various nations/regions and approximating market splits. Additionally, the general trend of the aforementioned components aid in determining the market's development possibilities.

  • 3.2 Country Level Data:

Various factors that are especially aligned to the country are taken into account to determine the market size for a certain area and country, including the presence of vendors, such as headquarters and offices, the country's GDP, demand patterns, and industry growth. To comprehend the market dynamics for the nation, a number of growth variables, inhibitors, application areas, and current market trends are researched. The aforementioned elements aid in determining the country's overall market's growth potential.

  • 3.3 Company Profile:

The “Table of Contents” is formulated by listing and analyzing more than 25 - 30 companies operating in the market ecosystem across geographies. However, we profile only 10 companies as a standard practice in our syndicate reports. These 10 companies comprise leading, emerging, and regional players. Nonetheless, our analysis is not restricted to the 10 listed companies, we also analyze other companies present in the market to develop a holistic view and understand the prevailing trends. The “Company Profiles” section in the report covers key facts, business description, products & services, financial information, SWOT analysis, and key developments. The financial information presented is extracted from the annual reports and official documents of the publicly listed companies. Upon collecting the information for the sections of respective companies, we verify them via various primary sources and then compile the data in respective company profiles. The company level information helps us in deriving the base number as well as in forecasting the market size.

  • 3.4 Developing Base Number:

Aggregation of sales statistics (2020-2022) and macro-economic factor, and other secondary and primary research insights are utilized to arrive at base number and related market shares for 2022. The data gaps are identified in this step and relevant market data is analyzed, collected from paid primary interviews or databases. On finalizing the base year market size, forecasts are developed on the basis of macro-economic, industry and market growth factors and company level analysis.

  1. Data Triangulation and Final Review:

The market findings and base year market size calculations are validated from supply as well as demand side. Demand side validations are based on macro-economic factor analysis and benchmarks for respective regions and countries. In case of supply side validations, revenues of major companies are estimated (in case not available) based on industry benchmark, approximate number of employees, product portfolio, and primary interviews revenues are gathered. Further revenue from target product/service segment is assessed to avoid overshooting of market statistics. In case of heavy deviations between supply and demand side values, all thes steps are repeated to achieve synchronization.

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