Personal Flotation Devices Market by Product (Offshore Life Jacket, Near-shore Buoyant Vest, Flotation Aid, Throwable Devices, Special-use Devices), Application (Passenger and Aircraft Crew, Commercial Vessels, and Others), Sales Channel (Specialty Stores, Company Owned Outlets, Online Sales Channels, and Others), End User (Aquaculture Industry, Oil and Gas Industry, Naval Industry, and Others), and Region 2023-2028

Personal Flotation Devices Market by Product (Offshore Life Jacket, Near-shore Buoyant Vest, Flotation Aid, Throwable Devices, Special-use Devices), Application (Passenger and Aircraft Crew, Commercial Vessels, and Others), Sales Channel (Specialty Stores, Company Owned Outlets, Online Sales Channels, and Others), End User (Aquaculture Industry, Oil and Gas Industry, Naval Industry, and Others), and Region 2023-2028

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Market Overview:

The global personal flotation devices market size reached US$ 5.6 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 7.8 Billion by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.38% during 2023-2028. The increasing awareness regarding water safety, considerable rise in the popularity of various water sports, and enhanced focus in employee safety for workers in hazardous environments  represent some of the key factors driving the market. 

Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) refer to a type of equipment that is designed to provide buoyancy, help prevent drowning, and assist in water rescues. PFDs are made from buoyant materials, such as foam or inflatable bladders, that can keep the wearer afloat in water. They are designed to fit around the chest and fasten securely to the wearer, usually with straps or buckles. The primary function of a PFD is to provide insulation in cold water, which can prevent hypothermia and other cold-related injuries, particularly in the case of an emergency or accidental immersion. Some PFDs are designed with additional features, such as built-in whistles or lights, to help alert rescuers to the wearer's location. They are available in a variety of sizes and styles, including vests, jackets, and belts. Additionally, they are relatively inexpensive and widely available, and may be required to meet certain safety standards depending on their intended use.

Personal Flotation Devices Market Trends: 

The global market is majorly driven by the increasing awareness regarding water safety and the importance of wearing PFDs. This can be attributed to a considerable rise in the popularity of various water sports, such as surfing, kayaking, jet skiing and recreational boating activities. In line with this, the growing stringency in government regulations mandating the usage of PFDs while participating in water activities is also providing an impetus to the market. Moreover, continual technological advancements, such as the usage of innovative lightweight materials, ergonomic build design, and advanced buoyancy technology in PFDs, are creating lucrative growth opportunities in the market. Besides this, the escalating demand for product customization among the masses resulting in manufacturers offering customizable PFDs with snug fit and enhanced comfort is propelling the growth of the personal flotation devices market. The market is further fueled by the increasing number of water safety programs organized by government bodies as well as private agencies. Apart from this, the growing usage of PFDs as mandatory safety gear in various end-use industries, such as construction, mining, and oil and gas, due to an enhanced focus on employee safety is fueling the market. Some of the other factors contributing to the market include rapid urbanization, rising awareness regarding health and fitness, inflating disposable income levels, and extensive research and development (R&D) activities conducted by key players.

Key Market Segmentation: 

IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global personal flotation devices market, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on product, application, sales channel and end user. 

Product Insights: 

  • Offshore Life Jacket
  • Near-shore Buoyant Vest
  • Flotation Aid
  • Throwable Devices
  • Special-use Devices
     

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the personal flotation devices market based on the product. This includes offshore life jacket, near-shore buoyant vest, flotation aid, throwable devices, and special-use devices. According to the report, near-shore buoyant vest represented the largest segment. 

Application Insights: 

  • Passenger and Aircraft Crew
  • Commercial Vessels
    • Cargo Ships
    • Tugboats
    • Passenger Ferries
  • Others
     

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the personal flotation devices market based on the application. This includes passenger and aircraft crew, commercial vessels (cargo ships, tugboats, and passenger ferries), and others. According to the report, commercial vessels (cargo ships, tugboats and passenger ferries) represented the largest segment.

Sales Channel Insights: 

  • Specialty Stores
  • Company Owned Outlets
  • Online Sales Channels
  • Others
     

The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the personal flotation devices market based on the sales channel. This includes specialty stores, company owned outlets, online sales channels, and others. According to the report, specialty stores represented the largest segment. 

End User Insights: 

  • Aquaculture Industry
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Naval Industry
  • Others
     

A detailed breakup and analysis of the personal flotation devices market based on the end user has also been provided in the report. This includes aquaculture industry, oil and gas industry, naval industry and others. According to the report, oil and gas industry accounted for the largest market share. 

Regional Insights: 

  • North America 
    • United States 
    • Canada 
  • Europe 
    • Germany 
    • France 
    • United Kingdom 
    • Italy 
    • Spain 
    • Others 
  • Asia Pacific 
    • China 
    • Japan 
    • India 
    • South Korea 
    • Australia 
    • Indonesia 
    • Others 
  • Latin America 
    • Brazil 
    • Mexico 
    • Others 
  • Middle East and Africa 
     

The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa. According to the report, North America was the largest market for personal flotation devices. Some of the factors driving the North America personal flotation devices market included the increasing awareness regarding water safety, rising popularity of water sports, inflating disposable income levels, inflating disposable income levels, etc.  

Competitive Landscape: 

The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the global personal flotation devices market. Competitive analysis such as market structure, market share by key players, player positioning, top winning strategies, competitive dashboard, and company evaluation quadrant has been covered in the report. Also, detailed profiles of all major companies have been provided. Some of the companies covered include Absolute Outdoor Inc., Aqua Lung International, Galvanisers India, Hutchwilco Limited, Hydrodynamic Industrial Co. Ltd., Johnson Outdoors Inc., LALIZAS, Marine Rescue Technologies (Wescom Group), etc. Kindly note that this only represents a partial list of companies, and the complete list has been provided in the report. 

Report Coverage:

Report Features Details
Base Year of the Analysis 2022
Historical Period 2017-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2028
Units US$ Billion
Products Covered Offshore Life Jacket, Near-shore Buoyant Vest, Flotation Aid, Throwable Devices, Special-use Devices
Applications Covered
  • Passenger and Aircraft Crew
  • Commercial Vessels: Cargo Ships, Tugboats, Passenger Ferries
  • Others
Sales Channels Covered Specialty Stores, Company Owned Outlets, Online Sales Channels, Others
End Users Covered Aquaculture Industry, Oil and Gas Industry, Naval Industry, Others
Regions Covered  Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
Countries Covered United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
Companies Covered Absolute Outdoor Inc., Aqua Lung International, Galvanisers India, Hutchwilco Limited, Hydrodynamic Industrial Co. Ltd., Johnson Outdoors Inc., LALIZAS, Marine Rescue Technologies (Wescom Group), etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report: 

  • How has the global personal flotation devices market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years? 
  • What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global personal flotation devices market? 
  • What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global personal flotation devices market? 
  • What are the key regional markets? 
  • Which countries represent the most attractive personal flotation devices market? 
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the product? 
  • Which is the most attractive product in the personal flotation devices market? 
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the application?
  • Which is the most attractive application in the personal flotation devices market?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the sales channel? 
  • Which is the most attractive sales channel in the personal flotation devices market? 
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the end user?
  • Which is the most attractive end user in the personal flotation devices market? 
  • What is the competitive structure of the global personal flotation devices market? 
  • Who are the key players/companies in the global personal flotation devices market? 

Key Benefits for Stakeholders:  

  • IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the personal flotation devices market from 2017-2028.  
  • The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global personal flotation devices market.  
  • The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region. 
  • Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the personal flotation devices industry and its attractiveness. 
  • Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.  

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