GVR Report cover Malaria Diagnostics Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Malaria Diagnostics Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology (RDTs, Microscopy, Molecular Diagnostic Tests), By Region (Eastern Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Africa), And Segment Forecasts, 2019 - 2026

  • Published Date: Jun, 2019
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2018
  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-711-7
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2017
  • Number of Pages: 84

Industry Insights

The global malaria diagnostics market size was valued at USD 661.24 million in 2018 and is anticipated to witness a CAGR of 5.4% during the forecast period. Rising demand for malaria diagnostics and the introduction of novel diagnostic techniques are the key factors driving the market. Malaria is one of the most widespread life-threatening diseases, commonly occurring in the tropical and subtropical regions due to changing climate, low economic growth, underdeveloped healthcare infrastructure, and lack of access to advanced treatment.

The tropical disease caused by female Anopheles mosquito, infected by the Plasmodium species caused over 4,35,000 deaths globally in 2017, as stated by the World Health Organization (WHO). Statistics from the same source indicate that over 219 million cases of malaria were recorded globally, with over 92% cases being reported from Africa, 6% from South East Asia, and 2% from the Eastern Mediterranean regions. Thus, rising disease incidence is also anticipated to boost the market growth in futures.

India malaria diagnostics Market

It is one of the leading causes of death in many African, Asian, and Latin American countries, such as Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Columbia, Peru, and India. Malaria during pregnancy can cause low birth weights, stillbirths, and congenital infection. Technological advancements are also expected to be one of the key drivers for the market. Increasing demand and rising need for high-quality and cost-efficient diagnostic methods are likely to trigger advancements that can offer improved access to diagnostics, especially in remote areas.

Heavy investments by government bodies and private investors to curb the disease prevalence is also one of the major factors driving the market. According to the data published by WHO, in 2017, approximately USD 3.1 billion were invested in the control and elimination of the disease by private international investors and government authorities of endemic nations. Over 312 million rapid diagnostic tests were delivered globally, mostly in the WHO African region, which is the worst affected region.

Technology Insights

Based on technology, the malaria diagnostics market is segmented into microscopy, Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs), molecular diagnostic tests. Microscopy was the second-largest segment owing to intermittent usage of the technique for disease diagnosis. It is one of the traditional and most reliable methods for diagnosis of the disease. According to the estimates from WHO, over 204 million microscopic malarial tests were conducted globally.

Malarial parasites including P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax, at different stages of life, can be identified through this method. Additionally, the parasite density can also be quantified to accordingly design treatment plans. The molecular diagnostic test segment is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period due to the accurate diagnosis offered by these tests.

Europe malaria diagnostics Market

Molecular diagnostic tests include conventional Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and quantitative or Real Time-PCR (qPCR). The usage of qPCR using DNA extracted from blood samples have been used to detect low parasite counts or mixed infections. These tests are accurate, highly sensitive, and capable of detecting low parasite count. However, the market share of these tests is less owing to high costs and a lack of specialized laboratories and skilled workforce.

An RDT is another method used for detecting specific malaria antigens in the blood sample. Estimates from WHO indicate that over 312 million RDTs were delivered globally in the year 2016. According to National malaria control program reports and sales data from manufacturers, 225 million P. falciparum tests were delivered in Africa, while the remaining were combination tests for P. falciparum, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax.

Regional Insights

Africa is expected to lead the market owing to the highest disease burden. P. falciparum is the most prevalent malarial parasite in the region, accounting for an estimated 99% of all cases in Africa. According to the WHO, an estimated 92% of the global malaria cases and 93% of global malarial deaths were recorded in this region. These facts are indicative of the rising prevalence of malaria in Africa.

Southeast Asian market is estimated to hold the second position with India accounting for the largest share of the regional market. The disease diagnostic testing, in terms of volume, in India is majorly led by microscopy testing. With the rising awareness about the disease and increasing funding from the private sector, the need for diagnostic testing and care-based surveillance systems is anticipated to increase, thereby propelling the market growth.

Malaria Diagnostics Market Share Insights

Some of the key companies include Access Bio., Inc.; Abbott Laboratories; Premier Medical Corporation Pvt. Ltd.; Sysmex Partec GmbH; bioMérieux; Beckman Coulter, Inc.; Siemens Healthineers; Leica Microsystems GmbH; Nikon Corporation; Olympus Corporation; and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. Abbott; bioMérieux; Beckman Coulter Inc.; Siemens Healthineers; Leica Microsystems GmbH; and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., in particular, account for significant market shares due to their strong global presence and distribution channel. For instance, bioMérieux has a vast network of distributors in more than 150 countries through 42 subsidiaries providing diagnostic solutions.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2015 - 2017

Forecast period

2019 - 2026

Market representation

Revenue in USD Million and CAGR from 2019 to 2026

Regional scope

Africa, Eastern Mediterranean, America, Europe, South-East Asia, and Western Pacific

Country scope

Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda, India, Myanmar, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, China, Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Turkey, France, U.K., and Germany

Report coverage

Revenue forecast, company share, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue and volume growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2015 to 2026. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global malaria diagnostics market report on the basis of technology and region:

  • Technology Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Microscopy

    • Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs)

    • Molecular Diagnostic Tests

      • Conventional PCR

      • Real-Time PCR (qPCR)

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2015 - 2026)

    • Africa

      • Nigeria

      • Democratic Republic of Congo

      • Uganda

    • Southeast Asia

      • India

      • Myanmar

      • Indonesia

    • Eastern Mediterranean

      • Saudi Arabia

      • Pakistan

    • Western Pacific

      • China

      • Papua New Guinea

      • Cambodia

    • Americas

      • Venezuela

      • Brazil

      • Colombia

    • Europe

      • Turkey

      • France

      • U.K.

      • Germany

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