Breast Pump Market Share, Size & Trends Report

Breast Pump Market Share, Size & Trends Analysis By Product (Open System, Closed System), By Technology (Manual, Battery-powered, Electric), By Application (Electric Pumps) (Personal Use, Hospital Grade), And Segment Forecasts, 2012 - 2025

  • Published Date: Feb, 2018
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2016
  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-215-0
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014-2016
  • Number of Pages: 73

Industry Insights

The global breast pump market size was valued at USD 891.5 million in 2016 and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. Some of the factors supporting the market growth include change in lifestyle, favorable change in reimbursement policies, technological advancements such as introduction of hands-free breast pumps, increasing patient disposable income, and rising awareness levels.

Growing global population, as well as rate of employment among women and rising birth rates in emerging and underdeveloped economies with large untapped opportunities, are some other factors expected to drive breast pump market demand. 

U.S. breast pump market

Increasing rate of working women is expected to serve this industry as a high impact-rendering driver. Working mothers hold relatively higher disposable incomes and lesser time to breastfeed their babies. As a result, they are regarded as ideal customers of breast pumps. Additionally, developed economies such as Germany and U.S. have made it mandatory for companies to have break policies during work hours for lactating mothers in order to pump breast milk.

Lactating mothers are becoming increasingly aware about the benefits and importance of breastfeeding. With an overall increase in literacy rates globally, people are now keen on adopting advanced medical technologies in their everyday lives.

Women in some developing regions are turning to technologically-advanced devices in their daily lives in a bid to reduce time spent on routine activities. This is mainly on account of increasing awareness and disposable incomes. Extensive geographic presence of key market players has resulted in greater availability of latest devices in this market, thereby driving their uptake.

Product Insights

The breast pump market, based on product, is bifurcated into open system and closed system. The closed system segment dominated the overall market in terms of revenue in 2016 due to their relatively higher prices and increasing usage rates. Closed system breast pumps will continue to capture a greater market share over the forecast period and this is owing to the fact that it offers a more hygienic milk collection mechanism since as it is not exposed to air at all.

The open system variant does not have a barrier between the milk collection kit and the pumping unit or motor, presenting a possible risk of milk contamination. Impurities such as bacteria, smoke, and dust in the air may contaminate the milk and sometimes mold can be seen in collection bottles due to improper cleaning. Revenue generated from open system pumps is expected to decline during the forecast period as consumers are rapidly shifting toward using safer alternatives in developed regions such as North America.

Technology Insights

The breast pumps market is classified into manual, battery-powered, and electric, based on technology. Electric pumps have been identified as the most lucrative segment in the market, registering the highest CAGR during the course of the forecast period. This can be attributed to greater efficiency in terms of comfort and user-friendliness.

Higher patient compliance can also be credited to the superior technology used in these pumps. However, these are more expensive compared to other types and hence, their penetration in developing areas is anticipated to be limited.

Battery-powered pumps held a share of over 54.0% in the market in 2016 and the segment is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. Considering these devices are relatively more affordable, they are used by a greater section of the target population, enabling it to hold a majority of the market through 2025.

Application Insights

By application, electric breast pumps can be bifurcated into personal use and hospital grade. Hospital grade devices dominated the market in 2016, owing to the presence of a large number of hospitals using these devices and increasing global birth rate.These pumps are designed and approved by the U.S. FDA, rendering them safe for multiple users. Designed for frequent, daily pumping, more than one individual can use these devices as they have special barriers and filters that prevent cross-contamination.

Electric breast pumps for personal use are anticipated to grow at a lucrative rate over the forecast period. The penetration of these is anticipated to increase more in developing economies owing to rising healthcare expenditure as well as growing number of working mothers. These pumps are already widely used in the U.S. as they are covered under the Affordable Care Act. They increase patient compliance due to easy and convenient usage.

Regional Insights

North America accounted for the largest share in 2016 and is likely to continue its leading streak throughout the forecast period. Factors that can be attributed to its large share include increased awareness about breastfeeding and a high employment rate among women. Favorable reimbursement scenario in the U.S. for visiting lactation consultants and for purchasing breast pumps has also given usage rates a major boost.

Global breast pump market

The Asia Pacific region is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. Presence of numerous untapped opportunities in emerging economies such as India and China is expected to fuel the growth of this market in future. Rapid economic development, increasing healthcare expenditure, growing awareness levels, and rapidly increasing rate of employment among women other factors expected to boost demand for these products.

Breast Pumps Market Share Insights

Some of the major players competing in this space are Medela Inc.; Philips; Ameda Breastfeeding Solutions; Hygeia Medical Group; Whittlestone; and Lansinoh Laboratories. These players focus on growth strategies such as new product launches, operational expansion, and mergers and acquisitions. In January 2017, Lansinoh Laboratories began operations at its new factory in Turkey with the aim of increasing its production capacity.

Report Scope

Attribute

Details

Base year for estimation

2016

Actual estimates/Historical data

2012 – 2015

Forecast period

2017 – 2025

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2017 to 2025

Regional scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, & MEA

Country scope

U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Japan, China, Brazil, Mexico, Saudi Arabia and South Africa

Report coverage

Revenue, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2012 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research, Inc. has segmented the global breast pumps market report on the basis of product, technology, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2025)

    • Closed system

    • Open system

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2025)

    • Manual

    • Battery powered

    • Electric

  • Application (Electric Pump) Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2025)

    • Personal use

    • Hospital grade

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2025)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

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