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Wheelchair Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Wheelchair Manufacturing Market Research Report | Life Sciences | Medical Supplies | May 2016

On a roll: The older population will foster revenue growth, despite high input costs

IBISWorld’s Wheelchair Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Invacare Corporation Invacare Corporation market share
Sunrise Medical Inc. Sunrise Medical Inc. market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$867m
Annual Growth 11-16
-0.6%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
2,097
Businesses
43
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Favorable demographic changes will benefit the industry, with demand for wheelchairs growing as a result of a greater need among older baby boomers. While input costs will remain high, they will not shift as drastically as in the previous five-year period. Nevertheless, fluctuations in research in development contribute to decreased revenue, as a result of the industry's reliance on advances in technology.


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Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Manual wheelchairs

Standard manual wheelchairs are expected to account for 53.9% of revenue. These wheelchairs are characterized by a cross-brace frame, which allows for easy folding; built-in or removable armrests, swing-away footrests, a mid- to high-level back, two large wheels (usually 20 to 26 inches) with push rims, two small wheels in the front and push handles to enable nonoccupants to propel the chair. Most manual wheelchairs require a significant amount of energy to propel, making them inadequate for many active users. Because manual wheelchairs require so much work, many consumers have switched over to power wheelchairs and scooters... purchase to read more

 


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What is the Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry?

This industry manufactures manual and powered wheelchairs and powered scooters.

Industry Products
Manual wheelchairsPowered wheelchairsPowered scootersWheelchair repair servicesWheelchair accessories
 
Industry Activities
Fabricating wheelchairs and wheelchair accessoriesResearch and developmentMarketing and distribution


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