Agricultural Gloves Market: Introduction
Agricultural gloves are used by farmers to in order to protect their hands. They protect farmers from harmful chemicals such as herbicides, pesticides, insecticides, and other chemicals. Agricultural gloves act as a wearable protective piece that acts as a shield against thermal, biological, chemical, and physical damage on the field. They are made from various types of materials such as latex, rubber, cotton, and leather. Different materials are used for the gloves according to their application. Latex gloves are widely used in farming for general purpose applications, due to their disposable nature. Rubber gloves are highly preferred in agriculture, due to their excellent chemical protection properties. Increase in awareness among the large farming population worldwide about the toxic nature of chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides is expected to boost the global agricultural gloves market. However, in several cases, latex causes skin irritation, redness, and rashes. This is projected to hamper the agricultural gloves market during the forecast period.
Agricultural Gloves Market: Segmentation
Based on material, the agricultural gloves market can be segmented into latex gloves, rubber gloves, leather gloves, cotton gloves, and others. The rubber gloves segment is projected to hold a leading share in of the agricultural gloves market during the forecast period. Rubber gloves are mostly preferred over other gloves for protection from occupational hazards. For example, cotton has liquid absorption properties and can be harmful for pesticide application. The exposure of chemicals from cotton gloves may lead to exposure to biological infections and deadly diseases. Materials such as rubber provide chemical resistance properties, which are essential to protect the hands during spreading of pesticides.
In terms of end-user industry, the agricultural gloves market can be classified into agriculture and horticulture. The agriculture segment is expected to hold a dominant share during the forecast period. A significant portion of the global population is involves in the farming of wheat, rice, and maize. Demand for agricultural gloves from this population is anticipated to fuel the market during the forecast period.
Agricultural Gloves Market: Region-wise Outlook
Based on the region, the agricultural gloves market can be segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In terms of production and consumption, Asia Pacific is expected to account for a leading market share during the forecast period. It is likely to remain a rapidly expanding region of the agricultural gloves market in the next few years. Furthermore, high growth in agricultural and horticultural output requires hand protection measures. This is also expected to drive demand for agricultural gloves in Asia Pacific. The presence of major rice exporting countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Thailand are likely to increase demand for agricultural gloves in the near future. North America and Europe are projected to account for a key share of the agricultural gloves market during the forecast period. In the U.S., mandatory protection measure for farmers is provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This is projected to propel demand for agricultural gloves in the next few years. The market in Latin America and Middle East & Africa is expected to expand at a moderate pace. Rise in awareness in countries such as Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa regarding health safety and adoption of protection measures such as using hand gloves is projected to fuel demand for agricultural gloves in the near future.
Agricultural Gloves Market: Key Players
A number of gloves producing companies operate in the global agricultural gloves market. Key manufacturers of agricultural gloves market include Ansell Europe, Superior Gloves, Nano-Metre Industrial Limited, Granberg AS, Sri Trang Agro-Industry Plc, and Arbeits Group.
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