Shining armor: Revenue will continue to grow, despite some low-cost import competition

The Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing industry thrives on safety regulations. Revenue growth depends on industrial production and construction activity because these downstream markets are the largest purchasers of personal protective equipment and clothing. While construction activity lagged early in the period, heavy construction activity is expected through 2016. Low-cost imports pose a growing threat to domestic manufacturers despite rising demand. To effectively compete, many companies are developing innovative products that compete on the basis of quality rather than price. Booming demand from construction and industrial growth will continue to drive demand for personal protective equipment and clothing over the five years to more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue has expanded as downstream industries have experienced growth
  • The industry has benefited from employers that increasingly strive to prevent workplace injuries
  • Demand from the construction market will drive industry growth over the next five years
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing industry is in its mature life cycle stage. Decades ago, new regulations regarding workplace safety were introduced that have fostered strong industry growth. However, growth has since slowed. Wholehearted market acceptance and market saturation are also indicative of the mature phase. Over the 10 years to 2021, industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to the overall economy, is expected to grow at an annualized rate of 0.9%. Over the same period, US GDP is anticipated to grow at an annualized rate of 2.1%, indicating that the industry's share of the economy is relatively stable. IVA...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Having a good reputation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Value of construction in the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry?

    Operators in this industry manufacture personal protective equipment. This includes protective equipment for hands, feet, eyes, ears, faces and respiratory systems. This industry also manufactures ergonomic and fall protection equipment, and protective clothing such as hazmat suits and reflective vests.

    Industry Products
  • Eye and face protection
  • Respiratory protection
  • Ergonomics/fall protection
  • Ear protection
  • Head protection
  • Industry Activities
  • Head protection equipment
  • Respiratory protection equipment
  • Protective ear equipment
  • Fall protection systems
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Value of construction
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Local and state government investment

  • Current Performance
  • Employers comply and industries buy
  • Injured by imports
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Employers comply and industries buy
  • Injured by imports
  • Industry structure
  • Table: Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Tool & Hardware Wholesaling

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Hose & Belt Manufacturing
  • Metal Tank Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Respiratory protection
  • Head protection
  • Eye and face protection
  • Ergonomics/fall protection
  • Ear protection
  • Chart: Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Wholesalers
  • Exports
  • Construction sector
  • Manufacturing sector
  • Mining sector
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Labor
  • Depreciation
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The 3M Company Honeywell International Inc.MSA Safety Inc.
  • Table: The 3M Company - financial performance
  • Table: Honeywell International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: MSA Safety Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Industrial production (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bump Camp
  • A specific type of head protection.
  • Carabiner
  • A metal loop used to connect components in safety-critical systems.
  • Ergonomics
  • The scientific study of the well being of the human body within a system.
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