South Korea Type II Diabetes Mellitus Market Analysis


  • Type: Common Disease Area
  • Published : June 2021
  • Region: Asia
  • Country: South Korea
  • Report ID : 4921

  • Format: PPT, PDF

South Korea Type 2 Diabetes Market: Segmented By Drug Class (Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 [DPP-4] Inhibitors, Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors, Biguanides, Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 [GLP-1] Receptor Agonists, Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors [SGLT2], Sulfonylureas, Other [Thiazolidinedione, Meglitinides, Glitazones]) and By Application (Glycaemic Control, Cardiovascular Safety, Hypoglycaemic Avoidance and Others) – Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2019 – 2028)

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Report Overview

The South Korea type 2 diabetes market size stood at around USD 460 million in 2019 and is projected to reach xx million by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of around xx% during the forecast period.

One in seven Koreans over 30 years of age have diabetes. The prevalence of diabetes among Koreans over 30 years stands at 13.8 percent in 2020, as 4.94 million people have the disease. The number almost doubles to reach 9.48 million, or 26.9 percent of the total population, when people with fasting blood sugar disorder are included. The prevalence is rising in both men and women with increase in age. The rate surpassed 10 percent among men in their 40s, and women in their 50s. Among people older than 70, 28.8 percent of men and 29.4 percent of women have diabetes.


Market Drivers

The increase in the diabetic population is also related to aging. Korea’s aging population is the fastest among the 37 OCED countries. The number of elderly people aged 65 or older in Korea increased by an annual average of 4.4% (290,000 per year), 1.7 times the OECD average (which is 2.6%). As the elderly population in Korea is expected to continue to increase, the diabetes treatment market is also expected to show rapid growth.

Although the number of diabetics is steadily increasing each year, the share of people recognizing their disease and receiving treatment remains low. About six or seven of 10 diabetic patients are aware of their illness, and six out of 10 are receiving treatment. This low level of awareness about disease and treatment impedes the growth of the market.


1. South Korea Type 2 Diabetes Market Overview…………..
A. Market Size
2. Market Growth Drivers…………………………………………………….
A. Increasing in Geriatric Population
B. Rise in Prevalence of Diabetes
3. Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes………………………………..
A. Prevalence
B. Incidence
4. Type 2 Diabetes Market Segmentation………………………….
A. Drug Class
I. Dipeptidyl Peptidase-4 (DPP-4) Inhibitors
II. Alpha-glucosidase Inhibitors
III. Biguanides
IV. Glucagon-Like Peptide-1 (GLP-1) Receptor Agonists
V. Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors (SGLT2)
VI. Sulfonylureas
VII. Other (Thiazolidinedione, Meglitinides, Glitazones)
B. Application
I. Glycaemic Control
II. Cardiovascular Safety
III. Hypoglycaemic Avoidance
IV. Others
5. Type 2 Diabetes Products Market Share………………………….
A. Market Analysis, Insights and Forecast – By Revenue
6. Competitive Landscape…………………………………………………………
A. Major Players
B. Products in Pipeline
7. Key Company Profiles……………………………………………………….
A. LG Chem Pharmaceuticals Company Overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
B. Daewoong Pharmaceuticals Company Overview, Product & Services, Strategies & Financials
C. Dong-A ST Pharmaceuticals Company Overview, 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 Type 2 Diabetes Market
B. Future Opportunities
10. Conclusion


Market Segmentation

By Drug Class:

On the basis of drug class, the market is segmented into dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors, alpha-glucosidase inhibitors, biguanides, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2), sulfonylureas, other (thiazolidinediones, meglitinides, glitazones). In 2019 the domestic SGLT-2 inhibitor market has grown by about 40%. SGLT-2 inhibitors are expanding their indications in the area of ​​heart failure treatment, and growth is expected to continue due to the high possibility of expanding benefits with DPP-4 inhibitors in the domestic diabetes treatment area.

By Application:

Glycaemic control, cardiovascular safety, hypoglycaemic avoidance, and others are the segments based on of application.


Top Players

Competition among domestic pharmaceutical companies to secure the diabetes treatment market is very fierce. The development of diabetes treatment drugs by domestic pharmaceutical companies is focused on the DPP-4 inhibitor series and the SGLT-2 inhibitor series. It is also characterized by active progress in the development of improved new drugs along with new drugs. Some of the major players in the market are Daewoong Pharmaceuticals, LG Chem, Dong A-ST, Daewon Pharmaceuticals, Aju Pharm, AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Astella Pharma.


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