Total % of healthcare expenditure of country’s GDP
UK and major European countries: 10.1%
Powdered latex gloves being the most popular among developing countries whose end-users are more cost-conscious. Powder-free latex and nitrile gloves were preferred by developed countries namely the US and Europe
Top Glove – By August 2013, the factory expansions and new facilities will have increased the Group’s capacity to around 44.8b pieces of gloves
Latex inventory 2 weeks
On average, manpower and energy each makes up about 10% of the cost structure while rubber, the primary raw material for glove production, accounts for the largest portion of some 60% of total cost.