Projections of Demand and Estimates of Global Production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Equipment

7th September 2020
Author: Robin Richards

This report focusses on the global supply and demand for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes current production of PPE and projections of demand over the next few years. Findings from this review show that the demand for PPE in the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic far outstrips supply and that there is a huge need for escalating global production as COVID-19 evolves and has spread across the world.

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Suggested Citation

Richards, R. (2020). Projections of Demand and estimates of global production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). K4D Helpdesk Report 878. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.


7th September 2020


Continent: Asia, Global, South America

Country: China