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European Surgical Glove Imports Soar Over $1.8B


European Surgical Glove Imports Soar Over $1.8B

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Surgical Gloves – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

In 2020, EU surgical glove imports exceeded $1.8B, reaching the highest level ever recorded. In physical terms, European imports of surgical gloves rose from 20.6B in 2019 to 35B pairs in 2020. Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark imported 69% of the total supplies in the EU. Germany, the largest European importer, saw a 10%-growth of the import volume last year, while the Netherlands doubled its purchases from abroad. In 2020, the average surgical glove import price in the EU grew by +14% y-o-y to $53 per thousand pairs. 

EU Surgical Glove Imports

In 2020, imports of surgical gloves in the EU surged from 20.6B in 2019 to 35B pairs in 2020. In value terms, surgical glove imports soared from $1B in 2019 to $1.8B (IndexBox estimates) in 2020.

The countries with the highest levels of surgical glove imports in 2020 were Germany (9.8B pairs), the Netherlands (8.2B pairs) and Denmark (6B pairs), together reaching 69% of total import. It was distantly followed by France (1.6B pairs), comprising a 4.5% share of total imports. The following importers – Austria (1,436M pairs), Sweden (1,237M pairs), Spain (1,196M pairs), Poland (988M pairs), Italy (769M pairs), Belgium (715M pairs) and Hungary (574M pairs) – together made up 20% of total imports.

In 2020, Denmark saw the most notable growth of imports in physical terms. Denmark increased surgical glove imports from 0.6B pairs in 2019 to 6B pairs in 2020. Over this period, the Netherlands doubled its imports of surgical gloves, while Germany’s purchases rose by +10 y-o-y.

In value terms, Germany ($725M) constitutes the largest market for imported surgical gloves in the EU, comprising 40% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($161M), with an 8.8% share of total imports. It was followed by France, with a 6.9% share.

The surgical glove import price in the EU stood at $53 per thousand pairs in 2020, with an increase of +14% against the previous year. There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major importing countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Italy, while Denmark was amongst the lowest. In 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Italy, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform