Global Antibiotics Market


  • Type: Common Disease Area
  • Published : March 2021
  • Region: Worldwide
  • Country: Other
  • Report ID : 1046

  • Format: PPT, PDF

Global Antibiotics Market: Segmented by Drug class (Cephalosporin, Penicillin, Fluoroquinolone, Macrolide, Carbapenem, Aminoglycoside, Sulphonamide) by Action Mechanism, by Route of Administration (Oral, Parenteral, Topical, Others), By End Users (Hospitals, Homecare, Specialty Clinics, Others), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America) – Growth, Trends, and Forecasts (2019 – 2028).


Report Overview

The global antibiotics market size was valued at USD 35.7 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5% from 20 to 2028.

The rising prevalence of infectious diseases and supportive government legislation are the major drivers of the market. Moreover, an increase in antibiotic resistance infections due to misuse or overuse of antibiotics is expected to shift the prescription patterns to novel therapies to treat bacterial infection. According to the CDC, the incidence of antibiotic-resistant infections is more than 2.8 million in the U.S. The pathogens such as Enterobacteriaceae, P. aeruginosa, and K. pneumoniae have a high resistance rate of an average of 40% in developed countries.

Market Drivers

Increasing number of patients suffering from infectious diseases drives the growth of antibiotics market. Ongoing clinical trials are being conducted by many pharmaceuticals’ companies will also boost up the antibiotics market growth. In addition, advances in antibiotics drugs and novel combination therapies to treat antibiotic-resistant microbial infections can advance the treatment landscape can also be a factor that drive the growth this market in the above forecasted period. Furthermore, a special designation from the regulatory authority to various potential pharmaceuticals companies is one of the factors which are expected to drive the market growth.

The rising threat of drug resistance and a weak pipeline of new molecules are leading to the development of combinational formulations. For instance, in countries, like India, the emergence of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a major factor driving the R&D expenditures. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is another bacterium responsible for several infections in humans that are difficult to treat. The MRSA infection is difficult to treat with standard antibiotics, such as penicillin’s (methicillin, dicloxacillin, nafcillin, and oxacillin), and the cephalosporins. In 2014, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved four new antibiotics for the treatment of infections caused by gram-positive bacteria, including MRSA.

1. Global Antibiotics Market Overview……………………………………………………….
A. Market Size
2. Market Growth Drivers………………………………………………………………….
A. Rising Prevalence of Infectious Disease and supportive government legislation
B. Emergence of Anti- MRSA/VRE Drugs
C. Vulnerable Aging Population
3. Regulatory and Political Forces…………………………………………………………………
4. Antibiotics Market Segmentation…………………………………………………………..
A. Drug
I. Cephalosporin
II. Penicillin
III. Fluoroquinolone
IV. Macrolide
V. Carbapenem
VI. Sulphonamide
VII. Aminoglycoside
B. Geography
I. North America Market Analysis
II. Europe Market Analysis
III. Asia-Pacific Market Analysis
IV. Middle-East and Africa Market Analysis
V. South America Market Analysis
5. Antibiotics Products Market Share…………………………………………………..
A. Key Findings
B. Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast – By End user Type
6. Competitive Landscape…………………………………………………………………
A. Major Players
B. Products in Pipeline
7. Key Company Profiles…………………………………………………………………..
A. Glaxo smith K line PLC Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
B. Johnson & Johnson Company overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
C. Pfizer Company, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
8. Healthcare Policies and Regulatory Landscape…………………………………
A. Policy changes and Reimbursement scenario
9. Factors Driving Future Growth………………………………………………………
A. New Trends and Development of Antibiotics market
B. Future Opportunities
10. Conclusion

Market Segmentation

By Drug:

Penicillin accounted for the largest share of 21.9% in 2019 and is expected to dominate the market over the forecast period due to maximum prescription and the largest number of generic manufacturers in the space. These drugs form the first line of choice in treating infections, such as pharyngitis, skin infections, bronchitis, gonorrhoea, and ear infections. Cephalosporin emerged as the second-largest drug class segment after Penicillin and is expected to grow at a significant rate during the forecast period.

The cephalosporin and fluoroquinolone segments are expected to grow at a significant rate from 2019 to 2028. The growth of these segments can be attributed to the commercialization of new drugs during the forecast period. Currently, there are three cephalosporin drugs in the third phase of clinical trials and are anticipated to commercialize in the next 3 to 4 years. Moreover, the U.S. FDA approval of Shionogi’s Fetroja (cefiderocol) in November 2019 is expected to increase the market share. Similarly, the approval of Lasvic (lascufloxacin) by Japan PMDA and the new drug application submission by Wockhardt Ltd. in India is going to propel the growth of the fluoroquinolone segment.

By Region:

Asia Pacific held the largest share of 40.2% in 2019 and is expected to register a significant growth rate over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the high consumption of antibiotics, increase in the prevalence of infectious diseases, and rising government initiatives to develop novel therapies to treat drug-resistant infections. Moreover, the presence of generic players is contributing to the growth of the regional market. India and China are the biggest markets for antibiotics in the region. Unregulated sales and excessive consumption of antibiotics are the key factors supporting the market growth in these nations.

North America emerged as the second-largest regional market for antibiotics in 2019, followed by Europe. North America and Europe collectively held more than 43.0% share in 2019. These markets are highly regulated with well-developed healthcare infrastructure. The rising incidence of infectious diseases and growing healthcare expenditure by the government are among the key factors driving the North American market. The U.S. government is undertaking various measures, including antibiotic stewardship initiatives and promoting the R&D activities of innovative therapies to control infectious diseases.

Top 5 Major Players

The antibiotics market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. However, with technological advancements and product innovations, mid-size to smaller companies is increasing their market presence, by introducing new products with less prices. Companies, like GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer PLC, Bayer AG, Novartis AG, and Abbott Inc., hold significant market shares in the antibiotics market.

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  8. Healthcare policies & regulatory framework
  9. Reimbursement scenario
  10. Factors driving future growth

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