Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/16/2017 -- Hospitals Emerge as Leading End User of Latex Medical Disposables
By product, latex gloves emerged as the leading segment of the latex medical disposables market, accounting for a 60.4% share in terms of revenue in 2015. Latex foley catheters and latex probe covers also show significant scope for growth and the trend is likely to continue through 2024.
The key end users latex medical disposables include hospitals (private and public), ambulatory surgical centers, clinics, and diagnostic centers. Hospitals formed the dominant segment in terms of revenue in 2015, attributed to a significantly high demand. The consumption of latex medical disposables is high in hospitals because of the increased number of procedures carried out and the growing preference of patients toward public and private hospitals. The hospital segment is expected to account for a 28.7% share in 2024, closely followed by diagnostic centers.
Latex Medical Disposables Market: Snapshot
The global latex medical disposables market has witnessed significant growth over the last decade primarily owing to the urgent need for infection control. The demand for latex medical disposables is not just limited to super specialty hospitals but has, of late, expanded to rural hospitals and clinics.
The opportunity in the global latex medical disposables market is expected to amount to US$6.4 bn by 2024, rising from a value of US$4.1 bn in 2015 at a modest CAGR of 4.9% therein. The growth in this market can be attributed to an expanding medical tourism industry across developing countries, vigorous growth of the healthcare sector, rising focus of the government toward the medical devices market, and growing healthcare awareness among the population.
Latex Medical Disposables Market: Competitive Landscape
The report also profiles major players in the latex medical disposables market based on various attributes such as company overview, financial overview, SWOT analysis, key business strategies, product portfolio, and recent developments. Key players profiled in this market report include B. Braun Melsungen, Medtronic plc. (Covidien), C.R. Bard, Ansell, Hartalega Holdings Bhd., Top Glove Corporation, Supermax Corporation Berhad, and Dynarex Corporation.
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Latex Medical Disposables Market: Scope and Methodology
This report on the global latex medical disposables market analyzes the current and future prospects of the market. The report comprises an elaborate executive summary, including a market snapshot that provides overall information of various segments and sub-segments.
The research is a combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research formed the bulk of our research efforts along with information collected from telephonic interviews and interactions via e-mails. Secondary research involved study of company websites, annual reports, press releases, stock analysis presentations, and various international and national databases. The report provides market size in terms of US$ Mn for each segment for the period from 2014 to 2024, considering the macro and micro environmental factors. Growth rates for each segment within the global latex medical disposables market have been determined after a thorough analysis of past trends, demographics, future trends, technological developments, and regulatory requirements.
A detailed qualitative analysis of factors responsible for driving and restraining market growth and future opportunities has been provided in the market overview section. This section of the report also includes market attractiveness analysis that provides a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global latex medical disposables market.
Market revenue in terms of US$ Mn for the period between 2014 and 2024 along with the compound annual growth rate (CAGR %) from 2016 to 2024 are provided for all the segments, considering 2015 as the base year. Market size estimations involved in-depth study of services and product features. Additionally, market related factors such as increasing preference for technologically advanced services, product innovation, and growing number of acute and chronic diseases in various geographies and historical year-on-year growth have been taken into consideration while estimating the market size.
Latex Medical Disposables Market: Segmentation
Based on product type, the global latex medical disposables market has been segmented into latex gloves, latex foley catheters, latex probe covers, urine bags and others. Based on end users, the market has been segmented into hospitals (public & private), ambulatory surgical centers, clinics, diagnostic centers and others.
Geographically, the global latex medical disposables market has been segmented into five regions: North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. In addition, the regions have been further segmented by major countries from each region. These include the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, China, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Brazil, and Mexico.
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