Healthcare Distribution Market Value To Grows At USD 1,137.23 Bn In 2023

Published Date : 16 May 2023

The global healthcare distribution market value is growing at USD 1,137.23 billion in 2023 and is expected to attain around USD 4.3 trillion by 2032, growing at a remarkable CAGR of 15.93% between 2023 and 2032.

Over the projected period, alliances in the healthcare delivery market and the introduction of new products are anticipated to unleash a surge of opportunities in the global healthcare distribution market.

Market Overview:

Healthcare institutions rely on distributors to purchase goods in bulk from manufacturers in order to improve supply chain efficiency, cost savings, and safety. Distributors then transport the goods to each facility in a tidy and timely manner after storing them, sorting, picking, and packing products exactly according to clients' particular orders and requested amounts. Several sectors employ this distribution model, yet it is frequently disregarded. The aforementioned market is being driven by the expanding demand for medical devices equipment, including diagnostic imaging equipment, in-vitro diagnostic equipment, and endoscopic equipment, which are employed in this sector for a range of purposes. As a result, the healthcare distribution industry needs a secure and efficient delivery network that can meet customer needs and hence substantially contribute to market growth.

Regional Analysis:

  • The American healthcare system is centered on pharmaceutical wholesalers. With 1,300 manufacturers and more than 180,000 sites of dispensation, distributors connect two extremely fragmented markets and manage 92 percent of pharmaceutical sales.
  • The key services of distributors, which include effective product distribution, inventory management, financial risk management, and information exchange, are valued at $33 billion to $53 billion yearly, according to the valuation approach used in this report.
  • The Indian healthcare industry is anticipated to increase by three times, at a CAGR of 22% between 2016 and 2022, from US$ 110 billion to US$ 372 billion. Indian healthcare infrastructure is anticipated to cost $349.1 billion by FY22.
  • The number of premiums that health insurance providers underwrote increased to Rs. 73,582.13 crores (US$ 9.21 billion) in FY22. 33.33% of the gross written premiums generated in the nation are in the health sector.

Healthcare Distribution Market Report Scope:

Report Coverage Details
Market Revenue in 2023 USD 1,137.23 Billion
Projected Forecast Revenue in 2032 USD 4.3 Trillion
Growth Rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 15.93%
Largest Market North America
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa

Competitive Landscape:

Due to the existence of several businesses operating both internationally and regionally, the healthcare distribution industry is fragmented. The competitive environment comprises a review of a few national and multinational businesses with significant market shares, including:

McKesson Corp. (MCK)

Pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies are distributed by McKesson Corp. throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. McKesson Corp. provides goods and services to 14 nations through collaborating with biopharma firms, healthcare organizations, pharmacies, producers, and governments.

AmerisourceBergen Corp. (ABC)

AmerisourceBergen Corp., a distributor of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, supports community-based care, sources and distributes products, and collaborates with manufacturers to bring items to market. By doing so, it enables people to get the healthcare products they require.

Cardinal Health Inc. (CAH)

Healthcare institutions may get performance and data solutions from Cardinal Health, a global manufacturer and distributor of medical and laboratory goods. 90% of all hospitals in the United States as well as 10,000 specialty physician offices and clinics are served by Cardinal Health through services including ambulatory surgical centers, home care, and long-term care.

  • Medline Industries
  • PHOENIX Group
  • Shanghai Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd.
  • Henry Schein Inc.
  • Owens & Minor, Inc.
  • Medline Industries
  • Rochester Drug Cooperative, Inc.

Market Dynamics:

Market Drivers: Personalized care and technological advancement driving the growth

In order to offer value-added services like independent pharmacy support, generic sourcing initiatives, hub services, and creative alliances, several distributors are expanding beyond their core product lines. Becoming a vital actor in the healthcare ecosystem requires this evolution: The existing business of distributors will probably be impacted by a number of new and convergent trends, such as industry integration and consolidation, personalized care, technological advancements, nontraditional competitors, and public scrutiny. These trends will also likely present new opportunities for growth, such as blended service offerings and analytics-driven insights.

Market Opportunities: Biosimilars driving healthcare distribution industry

Pharmaceutical outsourcing to Asian countries, growing pharmaceutical formulations, higher spending on pharmaceutical R&D, and a novel manufacturing process made possible by global pharmaceutical behemoths in new geographies all contributed to the Pharmaceutical Distribution Services segment's largest market share.

The future healthcare distribution industry participants also anticipate significant development prospects from developing nations like China and India to expand the biosimilars market, expand the distribution of specialist medications, and boost the use of biopharmaceuticals. Yet in the future years, the increasing pricing pressure on market participants will have a big impact.

Logistic Expertise in the healthcare distribution market

Most medical institutions are ill-equipped to handle the multiplicity of parts needed to manage inventory for a healthcare provider on their own. Among a wide range of other services and solutions, distributors help the healthcare sector become more efficient and less expensive by offering the following things:

  • Ample Supply Space: In order to provide clients and the general public with the best possible patient care, providers must make sure that their facility has access to the necessary products when they are needed. On the other hand, they must make sure that bulk products do not occupy or clog up their clinical space. Distributors simplify supply procedures while lowering costs and product inventories through the utilization of big warehouses for bulk ordering and the provision of LUM programs.
  • Recalls and Quality: It takes time and effort to thoroughly examine a product's quality and supplier's adherence to FDA standards. Distributors provide knowledgeable personnel that concentrates on finding just the best items for their clients. Also, they effectively monitor and distribute any market-wide product recalls that could take place.
  • Data analytics: Monitoring spending, spotting inefficiencies, and looking at buying patterns may significantly improve a healthcare provider's supply chain's efficacy and cost-efficiency. Distributors provide the reporting and data analytics procedures necessary to thoroughly examine spending and find areas for cost savings.

Pharmaceutical Insights:

The United States has the largest national pharmaceutical market in the world since many of the top pharmaceutical businesses are based there. China has emerged as one of the key participants in the sector, and in recent years, the expanding pharmaceutical market has had robust yearly growth rates. The traditional markets of North America and Europe will still be in the lead in 2025, according to forecasted pharmaceutical sales. The largest businesses in Europe are Novartis, Roche, GSK, and Sanofi.

End-User Insights:

The fact that retail pharmacies routinely handle a huge volume of prescriptions is a crucial element in fostering the development of the sector. Retail pharmacies also carry products for a variety of illnesses, from skin conditions to cardiovascular ailments. Also, the rising popularity of 24-hour pharmacies and retail pharmacy chains is anticipated to significantly contribute to the high revenue share of retail pharmacies. With a share of more than 52.9% in the end user group in 2022, retail pharmacies generated the most revenue.

Recent Development:

  • In May 2019, McKesson updated its CVS Health allocation deal through 2023. The company emphasizes innovation in existing products and solutions as its primary strategy for bolstering its market position.
  • In order to increase its support for neighborhood pharmacies and expand its business approach, AmerisourceBergen (US) acquired H.D. Smith in January 2018.
  • Diethelm Keller Siber Hegner, a multinational corporation, completed the acquisitions of the Korean Life Sciences Distributor in April 2021, solidifying its position as a premier Pan-Asian supplier of scientific instrumentation. It also completed the acquisition of Singapore-based medical device distributor MedWorkz, further enabling the expansion of its medical device business to Singapore.
  • In order to better the tracking of pharmaceutical equipment, such as first aid supplies and personal protective equipment, in transit to hospitals, pharmacies, and other care facilities throughout the world, Cardinal Health and FourKites launched a worldwide business in March 2021.

Market Segmentation:

By Product Type

  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Medical Device

By End User

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Other

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