The Pharmaceutical Industry is a key segment for global economical growth. While the industry is dominated by developed countries mainly US, the developing countries like China and India shows an impressive growth in recent years. There is significant increase in the demand for innovative drugs which drives R&D investment in the industry across various countries. The biopharmaceuticals has brought revolutionary change for new drug inception. Proteomics, Molecular biology and Genomics have helped the manufacturers to to innovate effective drugs & processes for formulation.
The advancements in technology have changed the ways in which clinical instruments are used to treat patients. The new technologies have reduced not only the recovery time for patients but also the cost of treatment. Medical devices range from a small injection needle to large diagnostic machines. The manufacturers of these devices include small players as well as large multinational corporations such as Johnson & Johnson.
Chemicals & Materials
The chemical industry is one of the oldest industries in the country which contributes significantly to the economic growth of a nation. The chemical industry is one of the fastest growing segments in manufacturing industry. Chemicals broadly include bulk petrochemicals and intermediates, minerals, polymers, other derivatives, etc.
The industry has been undergoing important structural changes in the recent years, such as new developing markets, change in manufacturing locations, superior technologies, and rising raw material cost.
Technology & Media
The technology segment includes e-commerce and information technology (IT) outsourcing, media, networking, computer hardware, value-added services, and telecommunication and wireless technology. Wireless technology has helped the telecom sector to shift from wired to wireless systems, which emphasizes the importance of electromagnetic spectrum. E-commerce has promoted the online buying and selling of goods and services among the developed and developing countries.
Energy & Mining
Global demand for energy is constantly rising. According to the International Energy Agency, demand for energy is expected to increase by approximately 50% by 2030. Currently, fossil fuels account for more than 80% of demand for primary energy. Global energy consumption is at stake in the long run as reserves would last only until the next decade. This calls for a higher usage of sources of renewable energy to cope up with the rise in demand for energy.
The mining sector comprises organizations whose primary activities include extraction of naturally occurring resources and mineral solids. Ores, coal and precious stones are some of the examples of minerals.
Food & Beverages
The food and beverages industry is closely related to the life and health of individuals. This is an important sector for the economy to expand. It has grown manifold due to increase in the disposable income with the consumers in developing countries such as Asian nations and BRIC. The increase in demand in such countries provides the large multinational corporations and nationwide food chains to supply a wide variety of goods and to explore the untapped markets.
The major challenges for the manufacturers are low profit margin, high input cost, market saturation, threat of new substitutes, change in taste of consumers, country regulations, etc.
Semiconductor & Electronics
The electronics & semiconductor industry has becoming very competitive over the years due to decrease in profits by the manufactures, rising R&D expenditure and increase in competition.
There is a lot of pressure on the manufactures to produce small products at faster pace which low price in the market. Manufactures are offering better performance products with competitive prices which is possible due to advancement in nanotechnology MEMs (Micro-electro-mechanical) systems.
Consumer goods are the end products available to the consumers based on their needs and tastes. The demand for the consumer goods such as food items, baby care products, cosmetics, apparels, and cars has increased mainly in developing countries due to increase in level of disposable income available income with the consumers.
Today, Asian countries are considered as the greatest demand drivers for these products, thereby attracting large manufactures to set up their outlets to cater to the consumers’ needs.
Biotechnology involves the use of living cells or organisms, biological processes or systems to develop products useful to humankind. Biotechnology has been in use for a long time to make products which are used in agriculture, food and medicine. Earlier it was concerned with agriculture and food production such as beverages, cheese and bread.
Today, most of the efforts are focused on medicinal applications of biotechnology and living organisms are being used to produce antibodies, interleukins and vaccines. Continuing efforts in biotechnology have resulted in many interdisciplinary technologies such as proteomics, genomics, gene therapy, recombinant DNA technologies, polymerase chain reaction, stem cell, drug delivery and bioinformatics.
Increasing costs, conflicts in excellence and inefficiency are the prime challenges faced by the global healthcare system. These challenges have created an improved sense of necessity to meet the objective of improving healthcare for patients and reducing the cost of treatment by healthcare providers. In order to meet these objectives, both the public and private healthcare providers have spearheaded new forms of payment reform and care delivery. Among these initiatives, healthcare IT plays a crucial and fundamental role as a new model of patient care and has immense potential to improve the overall excellence, safety and efficiency of the healthcare system. Currently, there are very few healthcare providers who have fully adopted healthcare IT but surveys indicate that healthcare providers are striving towards improving their investment or funding towards IT.
Metals & Minerals
Metals and minerals are not only the raw materials used in manufacturing components used for daily needs of human life but also contribute significantly to the economic and industrial growth and stability of nations. The global metals and minerals industry, estimated at over USD 3 trillion at the end of 2012, is one of the largest growth-intensive markets of the 21st century.
This industry extends from extraction of ore, to the manufacture and application of metals and minerals in intermediate and ancillary industries, to end-user industries of automotives, electronics, building and construction, aviation and aerospace, transportation, chemicals, paper, environmental etc.
Defense & Aeronautics
Defense and Aeronautics play a significant role in development of any economy. We, at Transparency Market Research (TMR) provide comprehensive coverage of different segments such as Aircraft (bombers, fighter/attack, trainers, transports), unmanned systems, surface ships/undersea, ground vehicles, rotary aircraft, man portable, missiles, satellites. Other important defense industry segments which we cover in our research reports are US DOD Air Force, Army, Navy-Marines, SOCOM, National Guard Reserves, NATO, international MODs. Our research reports provide global industry analysis, market research and forecast, and market insights into emerging technologies designed to help your company address current challenges and trends, and identify new technologies.
The success and growth of the packaging industry depends not only on the world economy, but also on the wide range of industries it caters to, including healthcare, food and beverages, and consumer goods. Also governing the health of the packaging industry are the forces of supply and demand and fluctuating prices of raw materials. More than a decade ago, the global packaging industry recorded a turnover of approximately US$485 bn, according to the World Packaging Organization. Since then, the industry has undergone several massive changes.
The burgeoning e-commerce market and increasing consumption of packaged food are forces that have a direct impact on the packaging industry. Other factors indirectly affecting packaging demand, irrespective of the performance of the global economy, are trend towards smaller households and subsequently smaller pack sizes, rising requirements of brand differentiation and enhancement, development of sustainable packaging material, growing health awareness among consumers, and increasing awareness of environmental issues.