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Antibiotics Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

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Antibiotics Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)
Published: June 1, 2020 Content info: 116 Pages

The global antibiotics market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 4.7% during the forecasted period. Certain factors that are driving the market growth include the emergence of anti-MRSA drugs, development of generic drugs, and vulnerable aging population.

A company that initially produced the patented drug tries to generate maximum revenue before the patent expires. Once the patent expires, there will be many competitors who begin manufacturing the generic formulations. They have the same composition and same pharmacological activities as of the original drug. Almost 80% of the prescription antibiotics are generic. As a result of this, the price is reduced. More people can afford drugs, thus, resulting in improved healthcare outcomes. However, indiscriminate drug usage also leads to drug resistance and other complications.

Key Market Trends

Carbapenems are Expected to Show the Rapid Growth of in the Future.

The cephalosporin segment is expected to account for the largest market size during the forecast period. Carbapenems are expected to witness the highest CAGR of around 5.9% during the forecast period.

The rising threat of drug resistance and a weak pipeline of new molecules are leading to the development of combinational formulations. For instance, in countries, like India, the emergence of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a major factor driving the R&D expenditures. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is another bacterium responsible for several infections in humans that are difficult to treat. The MRSA infection is difficult to treat with standard antibiotics, such as penicillins (methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, and oxacillin), and the cephalosporins. In 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved four new antibiotics for the treatment of infections caused by gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA.

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market in the Forcasted Period

North America currently dominates the market for antibiotics and is expected to continue its stronghold for a few more years. This region is expected to increase its market share in the future, owing to the increased adoption of antibiotics. The United States holds the majority of the market in the North American region, due to the fact that the United States has the highest antibiotic prescribing rate in the North American region. In addition, there is a rise in per capita health expenditure in the country, which is expected to increase over the forecast period, owing to decrease in the unemployment rate.

Competitive Landscape

The antibiotics market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. However, with technological advancements and product innovations, mid-size to smaller companies are increasing their market presence, by introducing new products with less prices. Companies, like Glaxosmithkline, Pfizer PLC, Bayer AG, Novartis AG, and Abbott Inc., hold significant market shares in the antibiotics market.

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Table of Contents
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Table of Contents


  • 1.1 Study Deliverables
  • 1.2 Study Assumptions
  • 1.3 Scope of the Study




  • 4.1 Market Overview
  • 4.2 Market Drivers
    • 4.2.1 Emergence of Anti-MRSA/VRE Drugs
    • 4.2.2 Increasing Burden of Infectious Diseases​
    • 4.2.3 Vulnerable Aging Population
  • 4.3 Market Restraints
    • 4.3.1 Antibiotic Resistance
    • 4.3.2 Fewer Companies Involved in Active Research
    • 4.3.3 Longer Duration for the Regulatory Approval​
  • 4.4 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis


  • 5.1 By Product Type
    • 5.1.1 Cephalosporins
    • 5.1.2 Penicillins
    • 5.1.3 Fluroquinilones
    • 5.1.4 Macrolides
    • 5.1.5 Carbapenems
    • 5.1.6 Aminoglycosides
    • 5.1.7 Sulfonamides
    • 5.1.8 Other Product Types
  • 5.2 By Spectrum
    • 5.2.1 Broad-spectrum Antibiotics
    • 5.2.2 Narrow-spectrum Antibiotics
  • 5.3 Geography
    • 5.3.1 North America
      • United States
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • 5.3.2 Europe
      • France
      • Germany
      • United Kingdom
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Rest of Europe
    • 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific
      • China
      • Japan
      • India
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • Rest of Asia-Pacific
    • 5.3.4 Middle East & Africa
      • GCC
      • South Africa
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
    • 5.3.5 South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Rest of South America


  • 6.1 Company Profiles
    • 6.1.1 GlaxoSmithKline PLC
    • 6.1.2 Johnson & Johnson Inc.
    • 6.1.3 Merck & Co. Inc.
    • 6.1.4 Pfizer Inc.
    • 6.1.5 Bayer Healthcare AG
    • 6.1.6 Novartis AG
    • 6.1.7 Sanofi SA
    • 6.1.8 Abbott Laboratories
    • 6.1.9 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG


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