Saudi industry alerted to medical glove niche:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Medical glove manufacture has been identified as a potentially lucrative niche for local entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia. A recent local study indicates that 140 million pairs were used there in 1994, of which only around 17 million are being produced by the kingdom's six manufacturers. Demand is projected to rise to 167 million pairs by 2000 as the Saudi health sector expands, reports Reuters. In 1993, 30 million pairs were imported, worth some SR 1 million ($267,000), according to the Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce and Industry study.