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Analysis of the Personal Protective Equipment Market in Australia and New Zealand

Analysis of the Personal Protective Equipment Market in Australia and New Zealand

The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) personal protective equipment (PPE) market is a mature market that is currently negatively impacted by the slow down in growth across key end-use sectors such as mining and manufacturing in Australia (with New Zealand presenting slightly more favourable levels of activity). However, improved activity in construction, oil and gas, and forestry sectors is expected to sustain market revenue growth over the forecast period.

A stringent regulatory framework makes this market among the most advanced in the world in terms of adopting the latest products that offer optimum protection. This strong compliance framework is expected to be the single biggest driver of market growth moving forward.

Competition is fierce among leading international suppliers (e.g., 3M, Honeywell, MSA), local manufacturers (e.g., Protector Alsafe, ProChoice), distributors turned private label manufacturing (e.g., Blackwoods and Elliott), and niche local suppliers (e.g., PerformanceOnHand, Global Safety Solutions & Management).

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The total personal protective equipment (PPE) market will experience a drastic slow down between 2012 and 2014 due the decline in one of the key end-user sectors—mining. Nevertheless, the robust growth in construction sector, especially in residential construction, is expected to sustain demand from 2015 to 2021. Niche PPE suppliers that cater to specialised PPE markets have gained market share. In this challenging environment where organic growth is subdued, competitors are compelled to explore different channels to realise growth, such as value chain extension, mergers and acquisitions, and product range expansions.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Market Engineering Measurements
    • CEO's Perspective
  • Market Overview
    • Market Scope and Definitions
    • Regions Covered
    • Product Segments Covered
    • Market Definition
    • Key Questions This Study Will Answer
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Mega Trend Impact on PPE Market
    • Mega Trend Impact on PPE Market Explained
  • Personal Protection Equipment Regulatory Framework
    • Regulatory Framework
      • Table Total PPE Market: Applicable PPE Standards, ANZ, 2014
    • Regulatory Framework-New Zealand
  • External Challenges: Drivers and Restraints-Total PPE Market
    • Drivers-Impact and Duration
    • Drivers Explained
    • Restraints-Impact and Duration
    • Restraints Explained
  • Forecasts and Trends-Total PPE Market
    • Market Overview
      • Table Total PPE Market: Employee Number by Major End-user Sector Industry, ANZ, 2012 and 2014
    • Workplace Safety by Industry-Australia
    • Workplace Safety by Mechanism-Australia
    • Workplace Safety by Industry-New Zealand
    • Workplace Safety by Type of Injury-New Zealand
    • Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Total PPE Market: Market Engineering Measurements, ANZ, 2014
    • Revenue Forecast
      • Table Total PPE Market: Revenue Forecast, ANZ, 2014
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
      • Table Total PPE Market: Percent Revenue Forecast by Region, ANZ, 2012-2021
    • Percent Revenue Forecast by Major End-user Sector Industry
    • Revenue Forecast by Major End-user Sector Industry
      • Table Total PPE Market: Revenue Forecast by Major End-user Sector Industry, ANZ, 2014 and 2021
    • Percent Revenue Split by Product Segment
    • Revenue Forecast by Product Segment
      • Table Total PPE Market: Revenue Forecast by Product Segment, ANZ, 2014 and 2021
    • Revenue Forecast Discussion
    • Distribution Structure
    • Distribution Structure Discussion
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Product Segment Analysis
    • Above-the-Neck Protection Segment-Overview
    • Head Protection Segment-Overview
    • Head Protection Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Head Protection Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, ANZ, 2014
    • Head Protection Segment-Percent Revenue Split by Product Type
    • Head Protection Segment-Pricing Analysis
    • Head Protection Segment-Competitive Environment
    • Eye Protection Segment-Overview
    • Eye Protection Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Eye Protection Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, ANZ, 2014
    • Eye Protection Segment-Percent Revenue Split by Product Type
    • Eye Protection Segment-Pricing Analysis
    • Eye Protection Segment-Competitive Environment
    • Hearing Protection Segment-Overview
    • Hearing Protection Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Hearing Protection Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, ANZ, 2014
    • Hearing Protection Segment-Percent Revenue Split by Product Type
    • Hearing Protection Segment-Pricing Analysis
    • Hearing Protection Segment-Competitive Environment
    • Respiratory Protection Segment-Overview
    • Respiratory Protection Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Respiratory Protection Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, ANZ, 2014
    • Respiratory Protection Segment-Percent Revenue Split by Product Type
    • Respiratory Protection Segment-Lifecycle Analysis
    • Respiratory Protection Segment-Pricing Analysis
    • Respiratory Protection Segment-Competitive Environment
    • Hand Protection Segment-Overview
    • Respiratory Protection Segment-Competitive Environment
      • Table Hand Protection Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, ANZ, 2014
    • Hand Protection Segment-Percent Revenue Split by Product Type
    • Hand Protection Segment-Pricing Analysis
    • Hand Protection Segment-Competitive Environment
    • Protective Clothing Segment-Overview
    • Protective Clothing Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Protective Clothing Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, ANZ, 2014
    • Protective Clothing Segment-Percent Revenue Split by Product Type
    • Protective Clothing Segment-Pricing Analysis
    • Protective Clothing Segment-Competitive Environment
    • Foot Protection Segment-Overview
    • Foot Protection Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Foot Protection Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, ANZ, 2014
    • Foot Protection Segment-Percent Revenue Split by Product Type
    • Foot Protection Segment-Pricing Analysis
    • Foot Protection Segment-Competitive Environment
    • Fall Protection Segment-Overview
    • Fall Protection Segment-Market Engineering Measurements
      • Table Fall Protection Segment: Market Engineering Measurements, ANZ, 2014
    • Fall Protection Segment-Percent Revenue Split by Component
    • Fall Protection Segment-Pricing Analysis
      • Table Fall Protection Segment: Price Range*, ANZ, 2014
    • Fall Protection Segment-Competitive Environment
  • Company Profiles
    • Competitor Profiles
  • The Last Word
    • The Last Word-Three Predictions
  • Appendix
    • Australian Manufacturing Industry Overview
      • Table PPE Market: Major Manufacturing Sectors Revenue, Australia, 2007-2008 to 2012-2013
      • Table PPE Market: Major Manufacturing Sectors Income Growth Rate, Australia, 2007-2008 to 2012-2013
    • Australian Forestry Industry Overview
      • Table PPE Market: Forestry Industry Revenue, Australia, 2012-2013 to 2020-2021
    • Australian Construction Sector Overview
      • Table PPE Market: Construction Industry Development Index Change by Sector, Australia, 2011-2012 to 2020-2021
      • Table PPE Market: Construction Workforce, Australia, 2010-2011 to 2020-2021
    • Australian Construction Outlook by Segment
    • Australian Mining Industry Overview
      • Table Iron Ore and Concentrate, Bauxite, Metallurgical Coal, and Thermal Coal Production Volume Forecast, Australia, 2012-2013 to 2018-2019
      • Table Metallurgical Coal, Thermal Coal, and Iron Ore Export Volume Forecast, Australia, 2012-2019
    • Australian Oil & Gas Sectors
      • Table Oil & Gas Sector: Coal Seam Gas Production, Australia, 2007-2013
      • Table Oil & Gas Industry: LNG Export Forecast, Australia, 2012-2019
      • Table Oil & Gas Sector: Oil Production, Australia, 2002-2013
    • New Zealand Industry Overview
      • Table PPE Market: Export Revenue Growth by Industry, New Zealand, 2003-2013
    • Market Engineering Methodology

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