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World Medical Disposables

World medical disposables demand to increase 6.6% annually through 2018

The Freedonia Group projects that world demand for disposable medical supplies will increase 6.6 percent yearly to nearly $245 billion in 2018. The upgrading and enforcement of infection prevention standards, coupled with an expanding volume of hospital, surgical, and outpatient procedures, will promote overall gains. The United States, China, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Brazil, India, Italy, and the United Kingdom will comprise the 10 largest national markets, combining to absorb over two-thirds of the total value of global demand in 2018. During the forecast period (2013-2018), average annual growth in these markets will range from 3.6 percent in Japan to 15 percent in China.


Dialysis disposables to be fastest growing segment

Among the major disposable medical supply product segments, dialysis disposables will post the fastest increases in global demand based on an expanding prevalence of end-stage renal disorders and the high frequency of therapeutic requirements. Other segments projected to command average or better worldwide revenue growth include incontinence goods, infusion and hypodermic devices, nonwoven products, respiratory supplies and devices, sterilization supplies, and various other offerings such as urinary catheters and accessories, first aid kits, ostomy appliances, transdermal patches, and waste disposal supplies.

New products improving safety, healing of patients

Advances in disposable medical supplies are contributing significant improvements to the safety and outcome of patient procedures. Products such as Level 4 microbial resistant surgical gowns and drapes have reduced the risk of spreading air- and blood-borne infections during surgery. New polymer and bioengineered tissue sealants are decreasing the length of many surgical procedures and are promoting the faster recovery of postoperative patients.

Drug delivery is fast-growing application

Drug delivery is another fast growing application for disposable medical supplies. New and improved safety engineered prefillable and hypodermic syringes and IV catheters have substantially lowered the risk of accidental staff and patient needlesticks before and after medication injections. Innovations in prefilled inhalers and transdermal patches are expanding the range of chronic conditions adaptable to cost effective selftreatment. In addition to drug delivery, innovations in disposable medical supplies are enabling patients to perform other health care functions themselves, including urinary drainage, and chronic wound management.

Developed country markets to expand at slowest pace

Demand for disposable medical supplies in the United States, Western Europe, Japan, and most other developed countries will expand at a below average pace as their medical delivery systems are well established, meet the health care needs of most residents, and have already adopted stringent infection prevention standards. By contrast, growth in Brazil, Russia, India, China and many other emerging economies will exceed the world average as health care sectors are expanded, modernized, and adapted to formal infection prevention protocols.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study, World Medical Disposables, presents historical demand data for 2003, 2008 and 2013 and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by product, world region and for 16 major countries. In addition, the study considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 global industry players.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • General
  • World Macroeconomic Trends
    • Recent Historical Trends
    • World Economic Outlook
  • World Demographic Patterns
    • Total Population
    • Age Distribution
      • Population 50 Years & Older
      • Population 65 Years & Older
  • World Health Care Trends
    • Health Expenditures
    • Hospital Beds
    • Physicians
    • Patient Activity
      • Hospital Admissions
      • Surgical Procedures
      • Outpatient Episodes
  • Regulatory Environment

III. WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

  • General
  • Medical Disposables Demand by Region
  • Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • Surgical Instruments & Supplies
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Wound Closures
      • Procedural Kits & Trays
      • Surgical Catheters
      • Surgical Instruments
      • Plastic Surgical Drapes
  • Infusion & Hypodermic Devices
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Infusion Devices
      • Hypodermic Devices
  • Diagnostic & Laboratory Disposables
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Home Testing Supplies
      • Blood Collection Supplies
      • Disposable Labware
      • Diagnostic Catheters
      • Other Diagnostic & Laboratory Disposables
  • Bandages & Wound Dressings
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Disposable Bandages
      • Wound Dressings
  • Nonwoven Medical Disposables
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Surgical & Patient Gowns
      • Nonwoven Surgical Drapes
      • Face Masks
      • Other Nonwoven Medical Disposables
  • Sterilization Supplies
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Sterile Containers
      • Sterilization Wrap
      • Sterilization Indicators
  • Respiratory Supplies & Devices
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Prefilled Inhalers
      • Oxygen Delivery Supplies
      • Anesthesia Disposables
      • Nebulizers & Accessories
      • Humidifiers
      • Other Disposable Respiratory Supplies & Devices
  • Incontinence Goods
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Adult Undergarments
      • Adult Shields
      • Underpads
      • Other Incontinence Goods
  • Dialysis Disposables
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Hemodialysis Products
      • Peritoneal Dialysis Products
  • Medical & Laboratory Gloves
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Examination Gloves
      • Surgical Gloves
      • Laboratory Gloves
  • Patient Room Supplies
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
  • Other Medical Disposables
    • World Demand by Region
    • World Demand by Product Group
      • Urinary Catheters & Accessories
      • Ostomy Disposables
      • First Aid Kits
      • Medical Sponges
      • Transdermal Patches
      • Medical Waste Disposal Supplies
      • Medical Cotton Goods
      • Enema Supplies
  • Medical Disposables Shipments by Region
  • Medical Disposables Raw Materials

IV. NORTH AMERICA

  • Market Environment
  • Medical Disposables Demand
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico

V. WESTERN EUROPE

  • Market Environment
  • Medical Disposables Demand
  • France
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • United Kingdom
  • Other Western Europe

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Market Environment
  • Medical Disposables Demand
  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Other Asia/Pacific

VII. OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America
    • Market Environment
    • Medical Disposables Demand
    • Brazil
    • Other Central & South America
  • Eastern Europe
    • Market Environment
    • Medical Disposables Demand
    • Russia
    • Other Eastern Europe
  • Africa/Mideast
    • Market Environment
    • Medical Disposables Demand
    • Turkey
    • Other Africa/Mideast

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • General
  • Market Share
  • Competitive Strategies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Licensing & Related Agreements
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing & Distribution
  • Manufacturing

Company Profiles

  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Access Closure, see Cardinal Health
  • Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc
  • Ahlstrom Corporation
  • Ansell Limited
  • Asaleo Care, see Svenska Cellulosa
  • ASO Pharmaceutical Company Limited
  • AssuraMed, see Cardinal Health
  • Attends Healthcare Products, see Domtar
  • Bace Comércio Internacional, see HARTMANN (PAUL)
  • Bard (CR) Incorporated
  • BarrierSafe Solutions International, see Ansell
  • Baxter International Incorporated
  • Bayer AG
  • Becton, Dickinson, and Company
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Braun (B.) Melsungen AG
  • BSN medical GmbH
  • Cardinal Health Incorporated
  • Cederroth Intressenter AB
  • Centaur Guernsey LP Incorporated
  • Coloplast A/S
  • ConvaTec Healthcare B Sarl
  • Cordis, see Johnson & Johnson
  • Covidien plc
  • Degasa SA de CV
  • Derma Sciences Incorporated
  • Domtar Corporation
  • Ethicon, see Johnson & Johnson
  • Gambro, see Baxter International
  • Halyard Health, see Kimberly-Clark
  • HARTMANN (PAUL) AG
  • Hospira Incorporated
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Kinetic Concepts, see Centaur Guernsey
  • Laboratorios Indas, see Domtar
  • Latex Partners Berhad, see Semperit
  • LifeScan, see Johnson & Johnson
  • Lohmann & Rauscher GmbH & Company KG
  • Medline Industries Incorporated
  • Medtronic Incorporated
  • Mölnlycke Health Care AB
  • 180 Medical Holdings, see ConvaTec Healthcare B
  • Preferred Surgical Products, see Ansell
  • Reverse Medical, see Covidien
  • Roche Holding Limited
  • Rochester Medical, see Bard (CR)
  • Safety Syringes, see Becton, Dickinson
  • SCA Personal Care, see Svenska Cellulosa
  • SCHOTT AG
  • Semperit AG Holding
  • Sempermed USA, see Semperit
  • Siam Sempermed, see Semperit
  • Smith & Nephew plc
  • Smiths Group plc
  • STERIS Corporation
  • Suominen, see Ahlstrom
  • Svenska Cellulosa AB
  • Systagenix Wound Management, see Centaur Guernsey
  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • Terumo Corporation
  • 3M Company
  • United States Endoscopy Group, see STERIS

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Summary Table

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

  • World Health Care Indicators
  • World Gross Domestic Product by Region
  • World Population by Region
  • World Population 50 Years & Older by Region
  • World Population 65 Years & Older by Region
  • World Health Expenditures by Region
  • World Hospital Beds by Region
  • World Physicians by Region
  • World Hospital Admissions by Region
  • World Surgical Procedures by Region
  • World Outpatient Episodes by Region

SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

  • World Medical Disposables Demand by Region
  • World Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • World Surgical Instruments & Supplies Demand by Region
  • World Surgical Instruments & Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • World Infusion & Hypodermic Devices Demand by Region
  • World Infusion & Hypodermic Devices Demand by Product Group
  • World Diagnostic & Laboratory Disposables Demand by Region
  • World Diagnostic & Laboratory Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • World Bandages & Wound Dressings Demand by Region
  • World Bandages & Wound Dressings Demand by Product Group
  • World Nonwoven Medical Disposables Demand by Region
  • World Nonwoven Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • World Sterilization Supplies Demand by Region
  • World Sterilization Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • World Respiratory Supplies & Devices Demand by Region
  • World Respiratory Supplies & Devices Demand by Product Group
  • World Incontinence Goods Demand by Region
  • World Incontinence Goods Demand by Product Group
  • World Dialysis Disposables Demand by Region
  • World Dialysis Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • World Medical & Laboratory Gloves Demand by Region
  • World Medical & Laboratory Gloves Demand by Product Group
  • World Patient Room Supplies Demand by Region
  • World Patient Room Supplies Demand by Product Group
  • World Other Medical Disposables Demand by Region
  • World Other Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • World Medical Disposables Shipments by Region
  • World Medical Disposables Raw Materials Demand by Product Group & Region

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Health Care Indicators
  • North America: Medical Disposables Demand
  • United States: Health Care Indicators
  • United States: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Canada: Health Care Indicators
  • Canada: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Mexico: Health Care Indicators
  • Mexico: Medical Disposables Demand

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Health Care Indicators
  • Western Europe: Medical Disposables Demand
  • France: Health Care Indicators
  • France: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Germany: Health Care Indicators
  • Germany: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Italy: Health Care Indictors
  • Italy: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Spain: Health Care Indicators
  • Spain: Medical Disposables Demand
  • United Kingdom: Health Care Indicators
  • United Kingdom: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Other Western Europe: Health Care Indicators
  • Other Western Europe: Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • Other Western Europe: Medical Disposables Demand by Country

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Health Care Indicators
  • Asia/Pacific: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Australia: Health Care Indicators
  • Australia: Medical Disposables Demand
  • China: Health Care Indicators
  • China: Medical Disposables Demand
  • India: Health Care Indicators
  • India: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Japan: Health Care Indicators
  • Japan: Medical Disposables Demand
  • South Korea: Health Care Indicators
  • South Korea: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Health Care Indicators
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • Other Asia/Pacific: Medical Disposables Demand by Country

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

  • Central & South America: Health Care Indicators
  • Central & South America: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Brazil: Health Care Indicators
  • Brazil: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Other Central & South America: Health Care Indicators
  • Other Central & South America: Medical Disposables
  • Demand by Product Group
  • Other Central & South America: Medical Disposables
  • Demand by Country
  • Eastern Europe: Health Care Indicators
  • Eastern Europe: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Russia: Health Care Indicators
  • Russia: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Other Eastern Europe: Health Care Indicators
  • Other Eastern Europe: Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • Other Eastern Europe: Medical Disposables Demand by Country
  • Africa/Mideast: Health Care Indicators
  • Africa/Mideast: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Turkey: Health Care Indicators
  • Turkey: Medical Disposables Demand
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Health Care Indicators
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group
  • Other Africa/Mideast: Medical Disposables Demand by Country

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Medical Disposables Sales by Company, 2013
  • Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
  • Selected Cooperative Agreements

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND

  • World Medical Disposables Demand by Region, 2013
  • World Medical Disposables Demand by Product Group, 2013

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

  • North America: Medical Disposables Demand by Country, 2013

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

  • Western Europe: Medical Disposables Demand by Country, 2013

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

  • Asia/Pacific: Medical Disposables Demand by Country, 2013

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

  • World Medical Disposables Market Share, 2013
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