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Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.740 | Nov 2016

Moving ahead: NHS competition has fallen and demand is anticipated to continue increasing

IBISWorld’s Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Specsavers Limited Specsavers Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The ageing of the UK population means that industry products are in greater demand
  • The ageing population provides operators with opportunities and has supported industry growth
  • Consumer spending on medical goods should increase thanks to hospital stays becoming shorter
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Medical and Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers industry is forecast to perform strongly over the five years through 2016-17. Its largest market, those aged 65 and over, is growing as the UK population ages. This means the industry's products are in greater demand because an older population is more likely to need products and services that help with mobility and hearing defects. The development of more technologically advanced products has also spurred demand. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 4.7%. This includes a forecast rise of 2.8% in the current year, which is projected to bring total industry revenue to £913 million... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Mobility aids

Products in this segment include wheelchairs, crutches, walking frames, walking sticks, anti-slip mats and other mobility aids. Mobility scooters are the most significant products in this product category. The primary markets for this segment are people over the age of 65 who find it difficult to move around at home, but younger people who have experienced injuries or suffer from debilitating diseases may also need these products. The segment has done well as the proportion of the population aged over 65 has expanded. An increase in disposable income levels and the total level of health expenditure have further boosted growth in recent years. The segment is estimated to account for 42.5% o.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry are

  • Ability to attract local support/patronage
  • Effective product promotion
  • Having links with suppliers
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Population aged 65 years and over and Real private consumption expenditure in the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry?

    Operators in this industry retail medical and orthopaedic equipment, including mobility aids, hearing aids and other orthopaedic equipment. Operators also test and fit customers with the products. This industry excludes wholesaling and optical product retailing.

    Industry Products
    Hearing aids and testsMobility aidsOrthotic and prosthetic equipmentOther medical supplies
    Industry Activities
    Selling mobility aidsSelling hearing aidsSelling other medical and orthopaedic equipment

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from general medical practices
  • Total health expenditure
  • Health consciousness
  • Current Performance
  • Competition with the NHS
  • The ageing population
  • Technological advances
  • Mobility aids
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Older people and hearing loss
  • NHS budget constraints
  • Mounting competition
  • Table: Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • General Medical Practices
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer & Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electromedical & Imaging Equipment Manufacturing
  • Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Mobility aids
  • Hearing aids and tests
  • Orthotic and prosthetic equipment
  • Other medical supplies
  • Chart: Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 65 and over
  • People aged between 45 and 64
  • People aged between 25 and 44
  • People aged 24 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Advertising and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd
  • Table: Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Medical & Orthopaedic Supplies Retailers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A health-care professional that specialises in identifying, diagnosing, treating and monitoring disorders of the ear.
  • Clinical Commissioning Group
  • An NHS organisation set up by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to organise the delivery of services in England.
  • Orthopaedics
  • A branch of medicine that deals with preventing or correcting injuries or disorders of the skeletal system and the associated muscles, joints and ligaments.
  • Prosthesis
  • An artificial replacement for a body part.

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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
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