The demand for nitrile gloves is mainly divided into four fields:

medical care, industrial labor insurance, supermarket households, and service industries.

Among them, medical grade nitrile gloves accounted for 62% of the total use of nitrile gloves.

The number of nitrile gloves used in the laboratory is almost negligible in the face of such a huge amount of use.

However, in such an environment, its price does vary with the general environment.

According to the report of the European Center for Disease Control on October 21, 2020, the use of nitrile gloves requires that every medical staff need to change a pair of gloves for every patient who comes into contact with them (they must be sterilized and kept hygienic without conditions).

The demand caused by the epidemic has increased suddenly, and the overall demand is twice that before the epidemic. The requirements for the use of nitrile gloves for the protection of the new coronavirus in the United States have increased sharply, especially the daily contact of ICU severe patients must have 170*2=340 .


After the outbreak, the US health system’s demand for nitrile gloves increased from about 2.65 billion per month before the epidemic to about 10 billion per month (excluding general civilian use), more than 3 times the original. Among them, the demand for the hospital has reached more than 4 billion per month.

During the epidemic, the use of nitrile gloves in hospitals increased by 2-3 times. The reason for the huge increase in hospital usage is probably to prevent cross-infection. Now, the usage of a single nurse is 3 to 4 times that of the previous one.

In the field of disposable rubber gloves, the annual production of 296 billion in 2019, of which Malaysia produced 180 billion, accounting for only 63% of the market share, while China produced about 25 billion nitrile gloves and a little natural latex gloves, accounting for About 10%, the world’s largest nitrile glove factory – Top Glove Malaysia has closed its factory due to the outbreak of the factory, resulting in insufficient supply of nitrile gloves in the world. Therefore, the vacancy of the nitrile glove market in 2021 may be no less than that in 2020.

Post time: Apr-26-2022