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The global medical devices market size was USD 432.23 billion in 2020. The global impact of COVID-19 has been unprecedented and staggering, with medical devices witnessing a negative impact on adoption rate across all regions amid the pandemic. Based on our analysis, the global market exhibited a decline of 3.7% in 2020. The market is projected to grow from USD 455.34 billion in 2021 to USD 657.98 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 5.4% in the 2021-2028 period. The sudden rise in CAGR is attributable to this market’s demand and growth, returning to pre-pandemic levels once the pandemic is over.
Increasing investment of medical technology companies in research & development and favorable scenarios provided by regulatory authorities for their approval is expected to boost the medical devices industry in the forecast period. For instance, according to the U.S FDA database, around 59 devices were approved by the FDA during the 2019-2020 period.
Reduced Elective Procedures to Dwindle Market amid Coronavirus
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented event globally. Supply chain disruptions of medical devices and essential medical supplies were prominent in 2020, especially due to travel and trade restrictions in Europe, Asia Pacific countries, and later in the U.S. Also, to prevent the rapid spread of covid-19 globally, medical procedures were classified as elective and essential procedures. All elective procedures were canceled, or healthcare facilities were directed to postpone these procedures during the first half of 2020.
This resulted in a moderate impact of covid-19 on specific segments of the market, such as the general surgery, minimally invasive surgery, ophthalmology, wound management, etc. In contrast, a higher negative impact on crucial segments such as orthopedic devices, dental devices, and cardiovascular devices were observed in 2020. However, few segments, including IVD, diabetes care, and other medical and hospital supplies, witnessed significant growth of the market during the same period due to sudden rise devices to manage patients suffering with coronavirus.
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Growing Customer Preference for Wearable Devices to Accelerate the Market Growth
Despite the limitations of wearable medical devices, such as security concerns, and concerns related to data privacy, there is still a significantly high preference for fitness trackers and activity monitors. The growing emphasis on fitness among adults globally and the increasing focus of regional and national healthcare agencies towards monitoring and diagnosis have been pivotal in higher demand for fitness trackers.
According to various independent surveys conducted in the U.S., an estimated 21.0% of the adult population in the country owned a fitness tracker in 2019. This demand has been further fueled by the outbreak of COVID-19 and the introduction of advanced models by market players, with new features, at competitive pricing, which has attracted customers. This presents a huge growth opportunity for new entrants and established players to focus on this segment and launch new wearable devices to cater to these devices’ growing demand.
Rising Prevalence of Chronic Diseases to Boost the Demand for Medical Devices
The rapid adoption of sedentary lifestyle and lack of patient visits to clinics for routine check-ups in some emerging countries are responsible for quick proliferation in lifestyle diseases. Also, chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders have exerted a substantial economic burden on the healthcare system.
Also, a rapid rise in the geriatric population is supplementing ophthalmic and orthopedic devices' growth due to the increasing incidence of impaired vision and hip fractures in the elderly population. For instance, according to the report published by United Health Foundation 2019, more than 300,000 adults aged 65 and older are estimated to be hospitalized each year for hip fractures.
Thus, the above factors and growing emphasis of healthcare agencies and government towards routine diagnosis of patients and their timely treatment have resulted in rising awareness among the population and is subsequently propelling the market’s growth during the forecast period.
High Cost of Medical Devices to Restrict the Market Growth
The medical device industry has witnessed noteworthy developments in the past decade regarding new technologies being implemented and new design modifications, among others. However, these devices' high cost, which includes a comparatively higher acquisition cost, and subsequent maintenance costs, leads to an overall increased device cost and ownership. Some of the advanced devices are associated with various other components such as chips, batteries, sensors, and some other accessories which require periodic replacement.
For instance, in the U.S, the average cost of an insulin pump is around USD 4,500 to USD 6,500 per device. Also, along with this, the total per year cost of this device's accessories, which include batteries, syringes, etc., is around USD 1,500. This leads to a comparatively higher cost of ownership to the patient. Additionally, reimbursement for medical devices has also been a restricting factor in the adoption of these devices in emerging countries. Thus, the above factors, along with inadequate reimbursement policies, have been responsible for the comparatively limited adoption of these devices in emerging countries.
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In-vitro Diagnostics (IVD) to Grow at a Faster Pace During 2021-2028 Period
Among types, the in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) segment is expected to register a higher CAGR owing to increasing uptake of real-time diagnostic tests for precise diagnosis of chronic and infectious diseases such as diabetes, cancer, HIV/AIDS, etc. The other segment held a dominating share in 2020 owing to higher demand and adoption of medical clothing, masks, gloves, surgical lights, fetal monitors, and other hospital supplies. The wound management segment is also expected to grow at a significant compound annual growth rate due to increasing investment by medical devices companies in introducing novel wound devices and bioactive therapies in the market.
Additionally, technological advancements in surgical robots and their increasing usage by healthcare providers are key factors expected to drive the minimally invasive surgery (MIS) segment's growth during the forecast period. However, the orthopedic and cardiovascular devices segments are anticipated to grow at a significant pace owing to a globally increasing patient pool suffering from different cardiac related and orthopedic disorders.
Also, increasing incidence of diabetes and retinal disorders among the general population is anticipated to boost the adoption of diabetes care and ophthalmic devices and will subsequently drive the market growth during the forecast period.
Hospitals & ASC’s to Held a Dominant Share in 2020
Based on end users, the medical devices market includes hospitals & ASC’s, clinics and others. The hospitals & ASC’s segment held a dominating share in 2020 due to the increasing number of multispecialty and community hospitals, especially in emerging countries. Thus, the above factors and growing emphasis of healthcare agencies and government towards routine diagnosis of patients and their timely treatment have resulted in rising awareness among the general population and is subsequently propelling the market's growth during the forecast period.
The clinics and others segments are expected to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period due to increasing funding by public and private players in small and medium-sized clinics and long-term care centers worldwide to improve healthcare infrastructure.
North America Medical Devices Market Size, 2020 (USD Billion)
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The market size in North America stood at USD 168.76 billion in 2020. Presence of adequate and favorable government regulations, developed healthcare infrastructure, rapid adoption of advanced medical technologies, and key players in the region are major factors primarily responsible for its dominance. The market in Europe is anticipated to register a significant CAGR owing to increasing healthcare expenditure, well-established infrastructure, and increasing adoption of advanced diagnostic and treatment devices.
Asia Pacific is expected to grow at a comparatively higher CAGR due to the increasing prevalence of diseases such as cardiovascular disorders, infectious diseases, dental disorders, diabetes, etc., along with the increasing focus of market players to expand its direct presence in emerging countries, including China, India and fulfill the demand of patients in this region.
On the other hand, Latin America and Middle East & Africa is expected to register a substantial CAGR during the forecast period due to rapidly developing healthcare infrastructure in few countries such as Saudi Arabia, Brazil, etc., and the entry of global market players in these regions through direct or indirect presence.
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Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Abbott, Stryker are Major Players of the Market
The global market is fragmented, with players like Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Abbott, Stryker accounting for a major share in 2020. The top market players focus on strategies such as acquisitions, collaborations, and new product developments and launches to strengthen their market position globally.
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., captured a significant medical devices market share in 2020 and is estimated to continue to hold its position in the forecast period due to its strong presence across the world and a vast distribution network. Other prominent players in the market are Siemens Healthineers AG, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, GE Healthcare, BD, Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, and Boston Scientific Corporation.
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The global medical devices market research report provides a detailed analysis of the market and focuses on key aspects such as leading companies, products, and end users. Besides this, it offers insights into the market trends and highlights key industry developments. In addition to the aforementioned factors, the report encompasses several factors that have contributed to the market's growth in recent years.
Value (USD billion)
Fortune Business Insights says that the global market stood at USD 432.23 billion in 2020 and is projected to reach USD 657.98 billion by 2028.
In 2020, the North America market size stood at USD 168.76 billion.
The market will exhibit steady growth at a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period (2021-2028).
Among type, the others segment will lead the market.
Rising prevalence of chronic disorders, and growing awareness among the general population are the key market drivers of the market.
Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Abbott, Stryker are the markets top players.
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