Transparency Market Research (TMR) has published a new report titled ‘Portable Oxygen Concentrators Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018–2026.’ According to the report, the global portable oxygen concentrators market was valued at above US$ 1 Bn in 2017. The market is anticipated to reach a value of about US$ 3.1 Bn by 2026, expanding at a higher single digit CAGR during the forecast period.
Rise in COPD patient population, increase in other lung conditions, and surge in geriatric population are expected to augment the global market from 2018 to 2026. The global portable oxygen concentrators market is projected to expand, owing to the acceptance and rise in the demand for supplemental oxygen therapy ambulatory device and strong reimbursement policies.
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Rise in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) population is propelling the global portable oxygen concentrators market
The global portable oxygen concentrators market is expanding at a high growth rate, driven by the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This is an umbrella term used to describe various progressive lung diseases, such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and refractory asthma. Patients suffering from severe COPD require continuous supply of oxygen. According to WHO, COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the world, with approximately 2.75 million deaths per annum. The WHO predicts that COPD would be the third-leading cause of death by 2030. According to the CDC, over 16 million people in the U.S. are living with respiratory disorders such as lung cancer, COPD, and heart diseases, caused due to smoking.
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Increase in the global geriatric population is driving the need for oxygen therapy, such as portable oxygen concentrators, to improve mobility and fight respiratory conditions
Rising geriatric population globally is driving the demand for portable oxygen concentrators among this population, in order to carry out their daily routine. The geriatric population often suffers from certain chronic respiratory diseases that affect their mobility; hence, their dependence on portable oxygen concentrators helps improve the quality of their life. Rise in the geriatric population demands better treatment options, which in turn is likely to provide opportunities to companies that operate in the global portable oxygen concentrators market. According to the United Nations, the geriatric population, or people above the age of 60, is expected to double by 2050, and triple by 2100. It is projected to rise from 962 million in 2017 to 2.1 billion by 2050 and reach 3.1 billion by 2100. Globally, the geriatric population is the rising at a rapid pace, as compared to the population growth rate of the younger age group.