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Global Diabetes Drugs Market: Players Vie to expand Product Portfolio to Gain Competitive Advantage, notes TMR

Posted on Jan 11, 2018

Transparency Market Research (TMR), in one of its latest reports states the global diabetes drugs market to be fragmented and intensely competitive due to the presence of several key vendors. With the expansion of product portfolio of existing companies and entry of new players, the competition in the market is likely to intensify in the future. Geographical expansion by means of mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances continue to remain another key growth strategy for players in the market. 

The report identifies Novartis AG, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, Sanofi, Novo Nordisk A/S, Merck & Co., and Bayer AG as leading players in the global diabetes drugs market.

global-diabetes-drugs-market.jpgAccording to the TMR report, the global diabetes drugs market stood at a valuation of US$43.1 bn in 2016 and is likely to be valued at US$58.4 bn by the end of 2025 expanding at a CAGR of 3.6% between 2017 and 2025.

Among the key types of diabetes, Type 2 diabetes accounts for the leading market share due to its higher prevalence. Growing pace of obesity among urban populace, rising disposable income, and increasing awareness of therapeutics for diabetes are likely to have a positive impact on this segment. Out of the various segments based on distribution channel, hospital pharmacies currently hold the leading market share due to presence of trained staff to dispense medicines. The segment of online pharmacies is also likely to display remarkable growth due to growth of e-commerce and rising number of online shoppers. Geography-wise, North America is anticipated to lead the global market due to high awareness regarding therapeutics for diabetes and a robust public healthcare system.

Research and Development Pursuits to Introduce Novel Products Stokes Growth

The rising per capita income in several parts of world leading to changing lifestyles and adoption of unhealthy food habits has been one of the key factors behind the high prevalence of obesity, which accounts as a major cause for diabetes. Sedentary lifestyle leading to rise in the prevalence of diabetes has surged the demand for diabetes drugs. The increasing prevalence of diabetes in developing as well as developed countries is driving the diabetes drugs market. Rising disposable incomes leading to high consumption of high calories food combined with inclination for physical inactivity are some other key factors behind the high prevalence of diabetes, thus boosting the growth of diabetes drugs market. Increasing geriatric population globally and increasing adoption of therapeutics for type 1 and type 2 diabetes are anticipated to boost the diabetes drugs market.

Research and development for introduction of improved drugs is also acting in favor of the growth of diabetes drugs market. For example, in 2017, Novo Nordisk A/S launched Xultophy in the U.S. as an alternative to diet and exercise to improve glycemic level among patients of type 2 diabetes. According to World Health Organization, currently 422 million people suffer from diabetes globally, which is leading to a surging demand for diabetes drugs.

Patent Expiration of Blockbuster Drugs Hampers Growth

On the flip side, patent expiration of blockbuster drugs may restrain the demand for branded drugs during the forecast period. In addition, poor regulatory framework to monitor the dispensing of these drugs is also restraining the market’s growth. Poor rate of awareness regarding diabetes management is also hampering the market’s growth.

The review and information presented is based on the findings of a TMR report, titled “Diabetes Drugs Market (Therapy - Glucagon-like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) Agonist, Dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) Inhibitors, Sodium Glucose Co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) Inhibitors, and Insulin; Disease Type - Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Gestational Diabetes, Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Impaired Fasting Glycaemia; By Distribution Channel - Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies, and Online Pharmacies) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017 – 2025.

The global diabetes drugs market is segmented as follows:

Diabetes Drugs Market, by Therapy

  • Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) agonist
  • Dipeptidyl-peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors
  • Sodium glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors
  • Insulin
  • Others

Diabetes Drugs Market, by Disease Type

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Impaired Fasting Glycaemia

Diabetes Drugs Market, by Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Online Pharmacies

Diabetes Drugs Market, by Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • UK
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America

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