<p>Saudi Arabia Personal Protective Equipment Market is Poised to Reach US$444.2 mn
In a somewhat consolidated market for personal protective equipment in Saudi Arabia,
where the top three companies accounted for over half the share in the overall market in
2014, competition is intense. The key players, namely Honeywell International, 3M
Corporation, and MSA Safety, compete on the basis of the range of product offerings. They
also bank on brand recall to bolster their sales â€“ something that gives them an edge over
smaller local companies.
However, local vendors steal a march over prominent ones with cheaper products in the
Saudi Arabia personal protective equipment. This has served to dent the shares of big
players, who thereby have had to scale back their research and development budgets to cut
A report by Transparency Market Research finds that the Saudi Arabia personal protective
equipment market will rise at a steady 7.0% CAGR during the period between 2015 and
2021. Expanding at this rate, the market which was worth US$318.7 mn in 2016 will likely
become worth US$444.2 mn in 2021.
The different types of products available in the Saudi Arabia market for personal protective
equipment are hearing protection, eye and face protection, head protection, protective
clothing, disposable respirator, respiratory protection, professional footwear, re-usable
respirator, hand protection, fall protection, etc. Of these, the segment of professional
footwear held the maximum market share of 25.0% in 2014 on the back of solid demand
from the oil and gas sector.
Region-wise, the key segments of the Saudi Arabia market for personal protective
equipment are Eastern Province, Western Province, Central Province, and others. Among
them, the Eastern Province accounts for maximum demand due to the presence of numerous
boroughs in the regions. By 2021-end, the Eastern Province is slated to generate about
US$233.6 mn in revenue.