Medical Nutrition Market, By Product (Infant Nutrition, Parenteral Nutrition, Enteral Nutrition), By

Published Date: June - 2019 | Report Code : FA2059125


The Global Medical Nutrition Market is projected to reach USD 73.33 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of5.4% during the forecast period.

global medical nutrition market

 Medical Nutrition Market

An increasingly aging population is now recognized as a global issue of importance. The aging population is increasing in almost all countries across the world. Furthermore, the geriatric population is more prone to age-related diseases such as nervous disorders, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and organ system failure. Such patients suffer from restrictive food ingestion and require parenteral nutrition feeding to maintain their nutritional levels. Around two-thirds of the general hospital beds are used by the geriatric population aged over 65 years, while people over 75 years have to stay for a longer period of time in hospitals. The burden of the geriatric population affects the nutrition balance and consequently, the use of parenteral nutrition has been increased since the last few years. Rising use of home parenteral nutrition therapy by the geriatric population with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and AIDS is anticipated to boost the growth of the global medical nutrition market. Increasing instances of malnutrition are anticipated to drive the global medical nutrition market owing to the fast spread of chronic diseases. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the major causes of disability. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), COPD is considered to be one of the top causes of death worldwide and the numbers are expected to be increasing by the day. COPD is expected to be responsible for the death of 3 Mn patients in 2015 globally. Malnutrition is considered to be one of the common problems in COPD patients who require nutritional support for survival.

Clinical malnutrition is a disease condition that can be treated only with medical intervention, through the use of specialized nutrients that are considered as proper medications, rather than as supplements. Medical nutrition products help to keep the patient healthy and aid in improving the metabolic system of the body by providing adequate supplements, such as minerals, vitamins, and other supplements. Additionally, the high birth rate and a higher number of premature births also demand advanced medical nutrition.

There are certain factors propelling the growth of the medical nutrition market that includes the increasing prevalence of metabolic disorders, high spending on healthcare, and the rise of the middle class in the emerging economies. Over the past decade, the prevalence of metabolic disorders has increased, in terms of raw data. The actual number of patients opting for the diagnosis of metabolic disorders has increased over the last decade, thereby resulting in an increase in the number of patients diagnosed. Thus, with the rising prevalence of metabolic diseases, there is a great opportunity for the medical nutrition market players to tap the emerging markets and establish their presence. It has also been observed that healthcare expenditure continues to grow faster than economic growth in most of the countries, maintaining a trend observed over the decades. Therefore, as healthcare spending increases among major countries of the world, because of its wide applicability, the medical nutrition market is expected to witness high growth. There are many funding opportunities for clinical nutrition from governments across the world, including private foundations and the international community. The major funding organizations are the National Institutes of Health, the US Department of Agriculture, the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, and the Nestle Foundation. These funding opportunities are found propelling the growth of the medical nutrition market.

Global Medical Nutrition Market

 Medical Nutrition Market

Based on the product, the infant nutrition segment is expected to dominate the medical nutrition market through the forecast period. The increasing amount of premature births and malnourished children will drive the medical nutrition market for infants. Increasing awareness camps and programs organized by domestic governments and other organizations coupled with frequent introduction of new infant nutritional products in the medical nutrition market will positively impact segment growth. Milk-based infant nutrition formulae are the most preferred infant nutritional formulae as its nutritional content is like breast milk. The parenteral medical nutrition market will expand owing to rising incidences of enfeebling diseases along with the growing geriatric population base. The increasing number of patients suffering from cancer, ischemic bowel disease, Crohn’s disease and short bowel syndrome requiring an external supply of nutrients and other trace elements will positively impact segment growth. Moreover, favorable reimbursement policies and the growth of home healthcare will propel business growth.

Asia-Pacific has the highest growth, in comparison to the other regions, in the forecast period, mainly due to high levels of malnutrition and the presence of severe chronic diseases in the region. Thus, due to the increased metabolic disorders and rising income inequality in various countries, the region is also expected to witness robust growth over the forecast period. North America is also expected to have a significant share in the medical nutrition market during the forecast period mainly due to the high adoption of a sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy dietary habits in the US, leading to a considerable number of people suffering from chronic conditions such as obesity and diabetes. Growth of the home healthcare segment, as well as increasing awareness about clinical nutrition formulae will drive the US medical nutrition market over the forecast timeframe.

Key Factors Impacting the Growth of Medical Nutrition Market:

  • Increasing aging population.
  • Rising use of home parenteral nutrition therapy.
  • Increasing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, cancer, and AIDS.
  • High birth rate and a higher number of premature births.
  • High spending on healthcare.

Key Developments in the Medical Nutrition Market:

  • In January 2017, Nestle Health Science (Switzerland) launched Compleat, which is a tube feeding formula for adults as well as children.
  • In February 2019, Cambrooke Therapeutics (US) and a specialty medical nutrition provider Trovita Health Science (US), recently announced a joint partnership for sales and development of ENU Nutrition meal replacement shakes. According to Cambrooke representatives, ENU offers them the chance to enter fresh fields of therapeutic and medical nutrition and provide a basis for a powerful stream of nutritional technologies to help ENU clients grow.

Global Medical Nutrition Market

 Medical Nutrition Market

What Does This Report Provide?

This report provides a detailed understanding of the global medical nutrition market from qualitative and quantitative perspectives during the forecast period. The report also provides dynamic indicators with a potential impact on the market during the forecast period and an in-depth analysis of the leading companies operating in the medical nutrition market.

Market Segmentation:

By Product:

  • Infant Nutrition
  • Parenteral Nutrition
  • Enteral Nutrition

By Consumer:

  • Child
  • Adult

By Region:

  • North America
    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Product
    • By Consumer
  • Western Europe:
    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Rest of Western Europe)
    • By Product
    • By Consumer
  • Eastern Europe:
    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)
    • By Product
    • By Consumer
  • Asia Pacific
    • By Country (China, Japan, India, Rest of Asia Pacific)
    • By Product
    • By Consumer
  • Middle East:
    • By Country (UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rest of Middle East)
    • By Product
    • By Consumer
  • Rest of the World
    • By Region (South America, Africa)
    • By Product
    • By Consumer

Companies Covered:  Major Companies profiled in the report which are key players in the global medical nutrition market are Grifols S.A., GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Abbott Nutrition, B. Braun Melsungen AG, Danone Nutricia, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, Nestlé Health Science, Danisco, Bayer AG, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, and Fresenius Kabi AG.

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