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Wheelchair Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Wheelchair Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS OD4098 | 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.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The aging population will bolster demand, but an excise tax may constrain margins
  • A rise in public healthcare spending has helped stabilize the industry’s performance
  • Baby boomers will become the largest market, as more seniors buy wheelchairs for long-term use
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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 Analysis Chapter

The Wheelchair Manufacturing industry has remained relatively stable over the five years to 2016. An aging population and substantial private and public health spending have helped sustain industry operators. However, the industry has been negatively affected by rising material costs, such as the increasing price of plastic. Rising input costs have pressured industry profit margins and are expected to continue doing so in 2016. Overall, industry revenue is expected to fall at an average annual rate of 0.6% to $867.4 million over the five years to 2016. In 2016, revenue is anticipated to increase 1.5%, driven by a higher number of people with private health insurance and an increase in total health expenditure. The.. ... purchase to read more

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
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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

    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
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Research and development expenditure
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • An aging population
  • Funding sustains demand
  • Costs and profit
  • Healthcare reform
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Wheelchair demand rises
  • The role of the wheelchair
  • Input costs
  • 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
  • Manual wheelchairs
  • Powered wheelchairs
  • Powered scooters
  • Wheelchair accessories
  • Wheelchair repair services
  • Chart: Wheelchair Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Healthcare distributors
  • Exports
  • Chain retailers
  • Home healthcare providers
  • Independent retailers
  • Consumers
  • 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 Corporation
    Sunrise Medical Inc.
  • Table: Invacare 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
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Total health expenditure (2007-2021)
  • 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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    The Wheelchair Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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