Mortuary Bags Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Mortuary Bags Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Raw Material (PVC, Polyethylene, Nylon, Polyester), By Size (Adult Bags, Child/Infant Bags), By End-use (Hospital, Morgue), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Published Date: Oct, 2020
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2019
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-091-1
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2016 - 2018
  • Number of Pages: 114

Report Overview

The global mortuary bags market size was valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2019 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.0% from 2020 to 2027. The increasing number of road accidents and the rising prevalence of epidemics and pandemics are some of the key factors responsible for the increasing demand for mortuary bags. The number of deaths from road accidents has increased in recent years. The rising number of fatalities from road accidents is attributable to speeding, alcohol and substance abuse, less use of helmets, seat-belts and child restraints, unsafe road infrastructure, and inadequate traffic law enforcement. As per the reports published by the WHO, every year, around 1.4 million people die from road accidents. Road accidents cost 3.0% of the gross domestic product for many countries. It also reported that about 93.0% of road accident fatalities occur in low and middle-income countries.

U.S. mortuary bags market size

According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT), in the U.S., more than 38,000 fatalities occur every year due to road accidents. It also reported that road crashes are one of the leading causes of death in the 1-54 age group in the U.S. Road accidents cost more than USD 380.0 million in direct medical cost. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported that more cyclists and pedestrians have died due to road accidents in 2018 than in any other year, since 1990. Such factors are anticipated to boost the demand for mortuary bags.

The rising prevalence of pandemics and epidemics is also anticipated to boost the growth of the market. The deaths resulting from viral diseases require high-grade mortuary bags. The virus can spread even after the death of the infected person. In recent years, the outbreak of epidemics and pandemics such as COVID-19, Ebola, MERS-CoV, and bird flu, has increased the demand for mortuary bags across the globe. For instance, as per the WHO, till September 29, 2020, the number of deaths reported due to COVID-19 was 1,007,223, which is expected to rise in upcoming months.

In addition, the growing incidence of many non-communicable diseases is also anticipated to boost the growth of the body bags market over the forecast period. For instance, as per Our World in Data, non-communicable diseases account for more than 73.0% of deaths across the globe. The non-communicable diseases that claim the majority of the lives are ischemic heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's and other dementias, trachea, bronchus, lung cancer, and diabetes mellitus. High blood pressure, smoking, high blood sugar, and air pollution are the major risk factors across the globe.

Raw Material Insights

The polyethylene segment dominated the market and held the largest revenue share of around 31.0% in 2019, and is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period. Polyethylene is a lightweight, durable, cheap, and widely produced plastic in the world. Thus, it is majorly used in the manufacturing of mortuary bags, which are used in wrapping and carrying the bodies of patients suffering from non-communicable diseases.

The Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period. PVC is economical, and the third most widely produced synthetic plastic. It is used in the manufacturing of mortuary bags as it can effectively prevent the leakage of body fluids from the bag. These are also used in wrapping the dead bodies suffering from communicable diseases.

Size Insights

The adult bags segment dominated the market and held the largest revenue share of 45.5% in 2019 owing to the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and the increasing incidence of epidemics and pandemics. For instance, the COVID-19 pandemic has majorly impacted adults as compared to the young population. Moreover, an increasing number of adults suffering from various kinds of heart diseases and disorders is also anticipated to boost market growth over the forecast period.

Heavy duty and bariatric bags are anticipated to witness significant growth in demand over the forecast period. The growth of the segment is attributable to the high prevalence of obesity across the globe. For instance, as per the CDC, in the U.S., the obesity prevalence rate in 2017 – 2018 was 42.4%. According to reports published by the WHO, since 1975, the population suffering from obesity has tripled across the globe. Obesity causes various diseases and disorders such as diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, gallbladder disease, and osteoarthritis.

End-use Insights

The morgue segment dominated the mortuary bags market and held the largest revenue share of 44.4% in 2019. Morgues are storage rooms for human corpses awaiting identification or removal for burial or autopsies. These rooms comprise of refrigerators to delay the decomposition of dead bodies kept for autopsies or study purposes. In the morgue, human corpses are wrapped with mortuary bags and are stored in refrigerators. Moreover, deaths from road accidents and criminal activities have increased in recent years, and the corpses are transferred to the morgue for further investigations.

Global mortuary bags market share

The hospital segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period owing to the rising prevalence of cardiovascular diseases across the globe. For instance, as of 2017, 30.3 million American adults were diagnosed with some kind of heart disease. The death rate from heart disease per 100,000 population was 274.5 in white males, 202.8 in black males, 231.4 in white females, and 165.5 in black females.

Regional Insights

North America dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 15.9% in 2019. The region is expected to witness a growth rate of 5.7% over the forecast period. The market in North America is mainly driven by the rising prevalence of the COVID-19 pandemic and growing obese population in this region. For instance, as of September 30, 2020, in the U.S., 210,797 people died due to COVID-19, which is the highest in the world. Such factors are expected to increase the demand for mortuary bags.

In Asia Pacific, the market is anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate over the forecast period. The growth of the market is attributable to the rising prevalence of diabetes and the growing geriatric population in the region. For instance, the prevalence rate of diabetes in adults in India is 8.9%. Such a high prevalence rate of diabetes is expected to boost the growth of the market in the region.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

Key companies are engaging in partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions, aiming to strengthen their product portfolio and manufacturing capacities. In addition, companies are also stressing on research and development to develop technologically advanced products to gain a competitive edge. For instance, due to COVID-19, an integrated multi-layered mortuary bag has been designed for corpses that require Bio-safety Level (BSL) 3 and 4. Some of the prominent players in the mortuary bags market include:

  • CLASSIC PLASTICS

  • Mopec

  • Auden Funeral Supplies Ltd.

  • Smart Choice Funeral Supplies

  • Deluxe Scientific Surgico Pvt. Ltd.

Mortuary Bags Market Report Scope 

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2020

USD 1.2 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 1.8 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 6.0% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation

2019

Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Raw material, size, end-use, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; Japan; China; Brazil; Mexico; South Africa; Saudi Arabia

Key companies profiled

CLASSIC PLASTICS; Mopec; Auden Funeral Supplies Ltd.; Smart Choice Funeral Supplies; Deluxe Scientific Surgico Pvt. Ltd.

Customization scope

Free report customization (equivalent up to 8 analyst’s working days) with purchase. Addition or alteration to country, regional & segment scope.

Pricing and purchase options

Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs. Explore purchase options


Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global mortuary bags market report on the basis of raw material, size, end-use, and region:

  • Raw Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Polyvinyl chloride

    • Polyethylene

    • Nylon

    • Polyester

    • Others

  • Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Adult Bags

    • Child/Infant Bags

    • Heavy Duty and Bariatric Bags

  • End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Hospital

    • Morgue

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

    • Asia Pacific

      • Japan

      • China

    • Latin America

      • Brazil

      • Mexico

    • Middle East & Africa

      • South Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

Pricing & Purchase Options

Service Guarantee

  • Quality assurance

    Insured Buying

    This report has a service guarantee. We stand by our report quality.

  • Information security

    Confidentiality

    We are in compliance with GDPR & CCPR norms. All interactions are confidential.

  • grand view research PCI DSS complaint grand view research gdpr verified
  • Custom research service

    Custom research service

    Design an exclusive study to serve your research needs.

  • Research support

    24/5 Research support

    Get your queries resolved from an industry expert.

Buy Chapters or Sections

Avail customized purchase options to meet your exact research needs:

  • Buy sections of this report
  • Buy country level reports
  • Request for historical data
  • Request discounts available for Start-Ups & Universities