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Technological advancements in the research and development of defibrillators have been the primary growth driver for the defibrillators market across Saudi Arabia. Integration of vernacular medical assistance that provides audio and video help to paramedics has completely revolutionized the Saudi Arabia defibrillators market. Earlier, with only English being the language used for medical assistance, only the skilled professionals could use defibrillators. However, the addition of local languages as made is possible for a lesser-skilled person to use AEDs or ALS in the case of sudden cardiac arrests (SCA) as well. This has resulted in an increased uptake of defibrillators in both public and private institutions. 

The opportunity in the Saudi Arabia defibrillators market is anticipated to be worth US$49.8 mn by 2020 as it rises from US$28.6 mn in 2013. Through the forecast period of 2014 and 2020, the overall market is likely to expand at a CAGR of 8.3%. The global market is also anticipated to thrive as the government and private sector are making efforts to improve public safety solutions. For the same purpose, in 2011, Gulf Air installed Philips AEDs in all of its airplanes to assure onboard passengers of their safety in case of a cardiac arrest mid-air. Furthermore, the adoption of defibrillators at religious places in Saudi Arabia has also boosted the overall market. 

AED Segment Estimated to Expand at a CAGR of 18.1% over Forecast Period

The Saudi Arabia defibrillators market includes two main products: automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and advanced life support (ALS) defibrillators. The AED segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 18.1% between 2014 and 2020. The growing efforts by key players operating in this market segment such as efforts to establish strong distribution networks will boost the sales of AEDs. Furthermore, to compensate for the dipping sales in developed markets, manufacturers are intensifying their investments and operations in this market. 

The ALS defibrillators segment, on the other hand, is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of 5.9%, but is expected to garner higher revenues. The electrodes version of ALS defibrillators is preferred over paddles as it allows a unified shock therapy in the case of a sudden cardiac arrest. The growing campaigns and awareness programs conducted by private as well as public institutes about SCA and the appropriate reaction to save a life has augmented the demand for both these products. 

Hospitals Remain Significant Users of Defibrillators due to Large Pool of Trained Professionals

In the past few years, ALS defibrillators have been used by medical practitioners in ambulances and in hospitals to save lives in the event of sudden cardiac arrests. Thus, hospitals have been the significant users of defibrillators historically. The requirement of trained professionals to operate defibrillators in order to obtain exact results has also contained the scope of their usage to the healthcare sector, thereby fostering the adoption of defibrillators within hospitals to a large extent. Analysts predict that adoption of AEDs and ALS will go up in the coming years as several health institutions in Saudi Arabia are expected provide adequate training with respect to CPR delivery and attachment of paddles or electrodes to in victim in the case of emergencies. 

Some of the key players operating in the Saudi Arabia defibrillators market are iotronik SE & Co. KG, Defibtech, LLC, Cardiac Science Corporation, Nihon Kohden Corporation, GE Healthcare, HeartSine Technologies, Inc., Mindray Medical International Ltd., Philips Healthcare, and Schiller AG.  Research states that product innovation and manufacturing top-of-the-line products will help these companies to beat the intensive competition and emerge as leaders in the long run. Incorporating features such as telemedicine or remote patient monitoring are also anticipated to drive the global market in the coming years. 


In the Saudi Arabia market, one of the major growth factors has been technological advancement noted in the development of defibrillators. Besides, as assistance in the appropriate vernacular marks the regional landscape of the market, growth sees a high curve. As this gains prominence in aiding paramedics, demand grows notably as it removes the restriction of only English language speakers being able to comprehend what’s being explained. Now, people who are not as fluent in the language can be deployed in SCA cases where AEDs or ALS is supposed to be used, generating higher demand for defibrillators.

Thus, it does not come as a surprise that from 2014 to 2020, the global Saudi Arabia Defibrillators market is set to grow at significant growth rate (Compound Annual Growth Rate). It is quite in sync with the overall growth (of 8.3%) of the defibrillators market, flourishing thanks to efforts demonstrated by both private sector and the governments.

Some of the notable factors that the Saudi Arabia Defibrillators market is set to witness include:

  • The demand for AED would be huge, making it the dominant segment of the Saudi Arabia Defibrillators market over the forecast period. It is set to grow at am 18.1% Compound Annual Growth Rate as efforts directed towards creating robust networks for distribution reap benefits. A large number of players is also increasing investment in the market, improving upon the Research and Development of the product
  • Incidence of Cardiac Arrest is on a major upward rise owing to increase in smoking and intake of rich and oily diet, leading to a higher demand for defibrillators in the regional market. This demand if huge from the hospitals segment where a large pool of skilled professionals need these to help patients

This Defibrillators are critical life saving devices that are successfully used to save millions of lives across globe. This report provides in-depth analysis of defibrillators market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Stakeholders for this report include manufacturers of defibrillation products, raw material suppliers, government agencies and regulatory bodies. The Saudi Arabia defibrillators market has been studied from two perspectives: by products and by end users. In terms of products the study includes advanced life support devices (ALS) and automated external defibrillators. Whereas, the end users segment encompasses hospitals, public access defibrillators and business workplace. A detailed market analysis and forecast for each of these segments have been provided in this study in terms of market revenue (USD million) for the period from 2012 to 2020. The report also provides compounded annual growth rate (CAGR %) for each of these segments for the forecast period from 2014 to 2020, considering 2012 and 2013 as historical and base years, respectively.

The market overview section of the report demonstrates major market dynamics such as drivers, restraints and opportunities that influence the current and future status of this industry. The overview section also includes Porter’s Five Forces analysis and impact analysis of key industry events to provide a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the Saudi Arabia defibrillators market. The report also provides important recommendations for market players and new entrants. These recommendations would enable existing market players to expand their market share and help new companies establish their presence in the Saudi Arabia defibrillators market. The report concludes with company profiles section, which includes key information about major players in the market such as financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments.

The key players mentioned in the report include Biotronik SE & Co. KG, Defibtech, LLC, GE Healthcare, HeartSine Technologies, Inc., Cardiac Science Corporation, Mindray Medical International Ltd., Nihon Kohden Corporation, Philips Healthcare, Physio-Control, Inc., Schiller AG, and Zoll Medical Corporation. 

The Saudi Arabia defibrillators market is segmented as follows:

Saudi Arabia Defibrillators Market, by Product Type

  • Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) Defibrillators

Saudi Arabia Defibrillators Market, by End-users

  • Hospitals
  • Public Access Defibrillators
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Business Workplaces


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