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

IBISWorld’s Wheelchair Manufacturing 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.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The aging population will bolster demand, but an excise tax may constrain margins
  • Private health coverage has helped sustain demand
  • Revenue is vulnerable to the performance and regulatory standing of a few key players

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Wheelchair Manufacturing industry experienced a steady decline over the five years to 2017. Although key trends in the healthcare sector have been positive in recent years, domestic manufacturing of wheelchairs has fallen. The number of adults aged 65 and older, the largest downstream user of wheelchairs, has steadily increased over the five years. Moreover, Medicaid and Medicare spending, as well as the number of people with private health insurance, have steadily grown. This has generated an overall increase in total healthcare expenditures, which has supported more purchases of healthcare related equipment...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry has a low level of capital intensity; for every $0.11 spent on capital, $1.00 is spent on wages. Wheelchair manufacturers produce a range of products and not all products can be manufactured on an automated production line. Therefore, the need for hands-on work augments labor costs. Furthermore, skilled specialists are needed to research and develop medical devices and these employees command salaries well above the manufacturing sector's average wage. Wages are expected to account for 16.4% of industry revenue in 2017.

    Depreciation costs represent 1.8% of revenue. Larger industry operators frequently acquire small companies to broaden their range of products and markets. As ..

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    Additional Insights for the Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Economies of scale
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Number of adults aged 65 and older and Total health expenditure in the Wheelchair Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    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
  • Number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Total health expenditure
  • Healthy eating index
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Drags on industry revenue
  • Positive demand factors
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Reversal of key problems
  • Strong underlying demand
  • Industry shifts
  • Table: Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling
  • Airport Operations
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Natural Disaster & Emergency Relief Services

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminum Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Hose & Belt Manufacturing
  • Plastic Pipe & Parts Manufacturing
  • Rubber Product Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Parts and accessories
  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Powered wheelchairs
  • Powered scooters
  • Chart: Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals aged 65 and older
  • Individuals aged 18 to 64
  • Exports
  • Individuals aged under 18
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wheelchair Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Invacare CorporationPride Mobility Product CorporationSunrise Medical Inc.
  • Table: Invacare Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Pride Mobility Product Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: Sunrise Medical Inc. - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wheelchair Manufacturing 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 Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total health expenditure (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Premarket notification for most devices; named for the section of the law that requires these submissions.
  • End-User
  • Consumers that use the product for its purpose rather than resell it for a profit.
  • Trade Surplus
  • An economic measure of a positive balance of trade, where a country's exports exceeds its imports.
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