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Emergency Medical Supplies Market Size By Type (Infection Control Products {Hand and Arm Protection Equipment, Eye and Face Protection Equipment, Head Protection Equipment}, Diagnostics and Monitoring Equipment {ECG Monitors, Blood Pressure Monitors, Blood Glucose Monitors, Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzers, Pulse Oximetry}, Therapeutic Respiratory Devices {Tubes, Ventilators, Inhalers}, Cardiac Equipment {Defibrillation Supplies, Pacemaker}, Wound Care Supplies {Dressings and Bandages, Sutures and Staples}, Patient Handling Equipment {Patient Lifting Equipment, Medical Beds, Wheelchairs and Scooters}), By Application (Cardiac Care, Respiratory Care, Trauma), By Distribution Channel (Retail Pharmacy, E-commerce), By End-use (Hospitals, Trauma Centers, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Specialty Clinics), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2020 – 2026

  • Report ID: GMI4612
  • Published Date: Apr 2020
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry trends

Emergency Medical Supplies Market size exceeded USD 30 billion in 2019 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of over -17.8% between 2020 and 2026. Emergency medical supplies are used for patient care and management in urgent situations such as sudden physical injuries, respiratory & cardiac disorders, obstetric complications and infections, among others. These products include diagnostic kits, ventilators, dressings, bandages, personal protective equipment, thermometers, among several others. Recent improvements in critical patient care and sudden infectious outbreak including COVID-19 will contribute to tremendous demand for emergency medical supplies in the coming years.

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Coronavirus has infected over 7 million people worldwide by mid-June and created a huge demand for critical care products. There has been an upsurge in the demand of emergency medical supplies by COVID-19-affected countries, that will boost the market growth in the forthcoming years. Various initiatives and efforts are being taken by industry leaders and organizations to meet the unprecedented need, that will further augment emergency medical supplies industry growth.

Rapid increase in new cases of COVID-19 and resurgence of the disease will increase the adoption of emergency supply kits

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Rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic will offer robust growth to emergency medical supplies market. Medical kits facilitate immediate and effective management of emergencies. Coronavirus is leading to high number of fatalities and thus timely patient rehabilitation is necessary. Hence, subsequent rise in demand for emergency medical services will aid in business expansion over the forecast years.

Growing number of emergencies due to rising prevalence of chronic conditions will provide immense growth opportunities to emergency medical supplies market. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2017, about 14.5 million emergency department visits resulted into hospital admissions in the U.S. Furthermore, expansion of healthcare settings to support rising patient admissions will impel the demand for emergency medical supplies.

Presence of comorbidities in COVID-19 patients will increase the demand for diagnostic and monitoring equipment

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Diagnostic and monitoring equipment market was valued over USD 4.5 billion in 2019 and is expected to witness lucrative growth during projected period. Blood glucose monitors, ECG devices and respiratory devices are being rapidly devised to monitor vital signs of patients suffering from various chronic and infectious diseases. Furthermore, large geriatric pool, vulnerable to frequent fluctuations in health parameters is further expected to fuel the market demand.

Rising emergency situations associated with respiratory conditions will drive demand for emergency medical supplies

Respiratory care segment captured over 28% of revenue share in 2019. Increasing prevalence of chronic respiratory disorders such as asthma, lung cancer, pneumonia and viral infections affecting respiratory tract often lead to sudden health emergencies.

According to the World Health Organization, about 65 million people suffer through chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and 3 million die per year globally. Moreover, asthma is the most common respiratory disorders affecting about 14% children across the globe. Thus, increase in patients with respiratory conditions will offer significant growth potential to respiratory care segment during the analysis timeframe.

Ease of buying equipment through e-commerce platform will increase customer preference

E-commerce segment will account for over 32% share by 2026. Increasing internet penetration will offer lucrative potential to e-commerce channel. Moreover, advantages such as ease of purchase, availability of broad range of products and direct purchase through manufacturers will positively impact the segmental growth over forecast period.

Retail pharmacies held the largest share and constituted for 33% of market share in 2019. Fast access and easy availability of medical products will upsurge the demand of retail pharmacies. Moreover, growing healthcare expenditure by the government is positively impacting several retail pharmacies, that will further augment segment growth.

COVID-19 outbreak will upsurge hospital admissions for better treatment outcomes

Hospitals segment accounted for over USD 10 billion in 2019 and will witness substantial growth in the upcoming period. Increasing hospital admissions owing to growing incidence of COVID-19 has resulted into exponential demand for emergency medical supplies in hospitals.

Technological advancements in medical devices and equipment coupled with infrastructure development in hospitals will further augment the segmental growth. Moreover, increasing government funding to control burden of chronic and infectious diseases and presence of skilled workforce will lead to escalating demand for emergency medical supplies in hospitals.

Significant impact of COVID-19 in European countries will boost the adoption of emergency medical supplies

Europe emergency medical supplies market was valued at USD 7 billion in 2019. Regional growth is attributed to increasing spending by firms resulting into product enhancement and technological advancements. Moreover, government funding coupled with rising healthcare expenditure will provide immense growth potential to emergency medical supplies in the region.

Most of the European countries including Italy, Spain, and France are majorly affected by COVID-19. Emergence of COVID-19 pandemic has in turn increased the demand for emergency medical supplies. Coronavirus has high infection rate and thus healthcare workers and patients need critical protection and proper care. Furthermore, increasing patient admissions in intensive care units will further spur adoption rate in the region during the upcoming years.

Market players are focusing on strategic collaborations to upsurge production facility during COVID-19 outbreak

Some of the eminent business players operating in the emergency medical supplies market share include Stryker, Medtronic, Inc., Phillips, GE Healthcare and Smith & Nephew, among other players. These players are adopting various organic and inorganic growth strategies to gain market share and sustainable competitive advantage.

Recent industry developments:

  • In April 2020, Stryker announced the launch of Emergency Relief Beds to provide efficient care solutions during COVID-19 pandemic at low cost. This product launch will strengthen firm’s business growth and fortify customer base.
  • In June 2018, Royal Phillips announced the acquisition of Remote Diagnostic Technologies, an innovator company providing pre-hospital market solutions including monitoring and cardiac therapy portfolio for emergency care solutions. This strategic acquisition strengthened Phillip’s leadership position in resuscitation and emergency care industry.

The emergency medical supplies market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD from 2015 to 2026, for the following segments:

By Type

  • Infection Control Products 
    • Hand and Arm Protection Equipment
    • Eye and Face Protection Equipment
    • Head Protection Equipment
    • Others
  • Diagnostics and Monitoring Equipment 
    • ECG Monitor
    • Blood Pressure Monitors
    • Blood Glucose Monitors
    • Blood Gas and Electrolyte Analyzers
    • Pulse Oximetry
    • Others
  • Therapeutic Respiratory Devices 
    • Tubes
    • Ventilators
    • Inhalers
    • Others
  • Cardiac Equipment 
    • Defibrillation Supplies
    • Pacemakers
    • Others
  • Wound Care Supplies 
    • Dressings and Bandages
    • Sutures and Staples
    • Others
  • Patient Handling Equipment 
    • Patient Lifting Equipment
    • Medical Beds
    • Wheelchairs and Scooters   
    • Others
  • Others

By Application

  • Cardiac Care
  • Respiratory Care
  • Trauma
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Retail Pharmacies
  • E-commerce
  • Others

By End-use

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
  • Research and Diagnostic Laboratories
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE


Authors: Sumant Ugalmugle, Rupali Swain

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of emergency medical supplies crossed USD 30 billion in 2019.
The industry share of emergency medical supplies is expected to grow at -17.8% CAGR during 2020 to 2026.
According to this report, the emergency diagnostic and monitoring equipment market was valued at over USD 4.5 billion in 2019.
The retail pharmacies channel is the largest segment with more than 33% of market share in 2019.
Europe emergency medical supplies market was valued at USD 7 billion in 2019.
Respiratory care segment covered over 28% of revenue share in 2019, says this GMI report.

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  • Base Year: 2019
  • Companies covered: 14
  • Tables & Figures: 491
  • Countries covered: 19
  • Pages: 200
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