The global mechanical ventilators market size is expected to grow from USD 7.12 billion in 2020 to USD 9.13 billion by 2026 at a CAGR of 4.2%.
The unprecedented dawn of COVID-19 is expected to increase demand with jumping and mechanical ventilator limits. As per the Emergency Medical Association, the current stock of hospital ventilators in the US is close to 160,000 units by 2020 Q1. An additional 12,700 stocks with Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) will be available in critical condition. More than 6.09 million active cases of COVID-19 since August 2020, and an estimated 960,000 Americans in need of mechanical assistance to breathe during the epidemic, according to the American Association for Respiratory Care. Mechanical ventilators are therefore experiencing a sudden increase in demand by 2020.
Sensible measures taken by the government and manufacturers to prevent the early outbreak of the epidemic have led to the introduction of mechanical ventilators at an alarming rate. However, mechanical ventilators' coronavirus wave is expected to start in mid-2021 or 2022, thanks to the development of a Covid-19 vaccine that is effective in treating effective and moderate symptoms of infection. In addition, there is an expected decrease in the rate of coronavirus infection due to high awareness among humans and adherence to physical isolation pathways.
To curb the spread of the disease, governments in various countries have taken drastic measures that include segregation from society. In an acceptable move, the US FDA has temporarily withdrawn its enforcement and testing requirements, which could help manufacturers in various industries build much-needed equipment for mechanical ventilators and other critical care equipment. Supportive and timely government policies are expected to provide a platform for the growth of this market in the next financial year; thus, it has contributed to the growth rate in the forecast year.
Increased incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), rapid growth in the elderly, technological advancement, and an increase in respiratory emergency medical equipment are major factors that will drive the market during the forecast period. The advent of the patient, inexpensive, and portable devices further enhances their use.
An increase in the number of people in need of long-term ventilation is expected to further the need for health facilities that provide long-term treatment for chronic respiratory conditions. The growing demand for urgent treatment for chronic diseases and long-term treatment for lung diseases in children and adults is expected to further market growth.
The widespread emergence of mechanical ventilators for efficiency, design, safety has resulted in many important benefits such as improved weaning, better gas exchange, better oxygen delivery, and fewer lung damage. The combination of high-speed signal processing and intelligent onboard firmware in the air intake system has led to the provision of other benefits such as minor side effects and lower side effects in the circulatory system and lungs.
In terms of revenue, critical care ventilators dominated the market in 2020, due to high availability and the level of hospitalization. Sensitive care ventilators are widely used in intensive care units in the hospital. The increase in the number of hospitals during the forecast period is expected to stabilize market growth.
The demand for transport and the portable mechanical ventilator is growing exponentially due to their different efficiency of applications in different care delivery settings. Use of transport equipment and portable ventilators ranging from home care to ambulance facilities. Growth in the medical point market and the increase in medical emergencies is key factor in segment growth. Hospitals are promoting the use of portable ventilators to provide easier and faster care for patients from the ambulance to the hospital bed. Portable ventilators encourage patients to receive home care, which is why they increase your popularity.
The development of a production system and technology leading to the development of more integrated, robust, and smaller ventilators that provide high performance is expected to further partial growth. The development of newborns will continue due to the increase in female fertility rates and the increase in the age of birth by the different races. The rise in neonatal mortality and increasing cases of premature births with respiratory disorders are expected to boost the market growth of half of the newborns in the coming years. Each year 15 million births occur with complications that lead to death.
Ventilator accessories include breathing circuits, endotracheal tubes, respiratory masks, expiratory valves, humidifiers, etc. Increased use of these devices to control respiratory-related pneumonia contributes to the beneficial growth of ventilator accessories in the coming years.
North America dominated the mechanical ventilators market in 2020. The growing number of COVID-19 critical patients in the US (4,813,647 as of 3 August 2020) and the presence of leading manufacturers are due to this regime. In addition, American automobile operators such as Tesla, Ford, and GM have switched to manufacturing medical devices such as masks, machine ventilators, and other medical equipment. This, too, is expected to provide a track record of significant growth in the regional market in the next financial markets.
In the Asia Pacific, the market is expected to witness a significant growth rate during the forecast period due to increased COVID-19 cases, chronic respiratory infections, rising health care costs, and various interactions with strategic agreements. For example, Air Liquide, in 2017, acquired OxyMaster and Sogo Sangyo Kabushiki Kaisha to expand the portfolio of home healthcare products across the Asia Pacific.
Also, growth in the region is due to the development of infrastructure and health care policies that promote better care provided to individuals. The growing trend of lifestyle practices such as smoking and the development of allergies that accelerate the number of cases of respiratory disorders further exacerbate market growth. China's Five Year Plan from 2016 incorporates a variety of health care reforms that support market growth within the region. Over the next seven years, according to various economic reports, the cost of per capita health care is expected to rise in developing countries on the continent, which provides significant market benefits.
The prominent players in the mechanical ventilator market are Medtronic, Drägerwerk AG & Co. KGaA, Getinge AB, Vyaire Medical Inc., GE Healthcare, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Hamilton Medical, and Smiths Medical.