GVR Report cover Vials And Ampoules Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Vials And Ampoules Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Material (Glass, Plastic), By End-use Industry, By Product, By Size, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028

  • Published Date: Oct, 2021
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2020
  • Report ID: GVR-4-68039-630-4
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2017 - 2019
  • Number of Pages: 120

Report Overview

The global vials and ampoules market size was estimated at USD 6.0 billion in 2020 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.5% from 2021 to 2028. The market growth is expected to be driven by the increasing consumption of biologics, insulin, and vaccine globally. Moreover, the rise in demand for parenteral packaging due to the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and the growing geriatric population is further propelling the market growth.  

U.S. vials and ampoules market size, by material, 2018 - 2028 (USD Million)

In 2020, the demand for vials and ampoules has increased multi-folds due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The increasing demand for the COVID-19 vaccines is the major factor for the vials and ampoules growth in recent times. A large number of pharmaceutical and parenteral packaging manufacturers have increased their production capacity to a large extent. Manufacturers are utilizing their full production capacity and manufacturing millions of vials and ampoules in a month.

Vials and ampoules are used majorly in the pharmaceutical industry. However, these products are also finding applications in the cosmetics and food industry. Increasing regulations in the food industry are one of the major factors for the growth of vials and ampoules in the food and beverage industry. Chromatography vials, HPLC vials are increasingly being utilized in the food industry for testing the food and beverage samples.

Vials and ampoules are the largest categories of parenteral packaging. They are extensively used to fill and store various types of medicines and drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. These products can be used to store chemically unstable products and various types of drugs and chemicals. They help in preventing contamination of medicines and other products stored in them. Vials can be used to store drugs and medicines or any sample for a longer period.

Vials and ampoules are of different types, shapes, and sizes. Glass vials and ampoule are extensively used and are popular in the pharmaceutical industry. Plastic vials are gaining high importance in recent times owing to their durability and lightweight. However, their usage is limited, plastic vials and ampoules cannot contain highly unstable compounds. Eye drops, nasal sprays, among others are some products that are offered in plastic vials.  

Material Insights

The glass segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 77.5% in 2020. Glass is the most extensively used material for the manufacturing of vials and ampoules. Glass is extensively used for parenteral packaging owing to its properties such as being inert and reusable. Due to its inert nature, it can store highly corrosive and chemically unstable compounds. Moreover, glass can store products for the long term compared to plastics. It is also approved by FDA as GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe).

The plastic segment is likely to witness a CAGR of 11.8% over the forecast period. The plastic segment is expected to gain high momentum during the upcoming years owing to its durability, lightweight, and low cost compared to glass. Moreover, it gives other advantages such as higher dimensional accuracy while manufacturing and design flexibility. COC (Cyclic Olefin Copolymer) and COP (Cyclic Olefin Polymer) vials are the most popular plastic vials in the market.

Product Insights

The ampoules segment led the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 76.1% in 2020. The ampoule is used to contain various types of injectable medicines or vaccines in the pharmaceutical industry. The increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic have increased the demand for ampoules. Manufacturers offer various types of ampoules such as funnel type, straight-stem, and closed ampoules, among others. The size of ampoule ranges between 0.5 ml and 8 ml is extensively used in the pharmaceutical industry.

The vials segment is likely to witness a CAGR of 11.4% over the forecast period. The outbreak of coronavirus has increased the demand for vials in the pharmaceutical sector. A large population has been infected with the coronavirus globally. Governments of various nations are cooperating with manufacturers to increase their production capacity and produce a large number of vials and ampoules so that they can provide vaccines to everyone. Moreover, increasing applications in the cosmetics industry and food and beverage industry are anticipated to drive the vials demand over the forecast period.

Size Insights

The small size segment led the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 69.2% in 2020. Small size includes vials and ampoules range between 0.5 ml to 10 ml. Small size vials and ampoules are majorly used in the pharmaceutical sector for manufacturing vaccines. The demand for small-sized vials and ampoules has increased more owing to the outbreak of coronavirus.  

The large-sized product segment is likely to witness a CAGR of 9.6% over the forecast period. The large segment includes vials and ampoules whose size is above 10 ml. Large vials and ampoules are used in cosmetics, personal care, and the food industry. However, in the pharmaceutical industry, large size vials and ampoules have lower demand compared to smaller size vials and ampoules.  

End-use Industry Insights

The pharmaceutical segment led the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 81.9% in 2020. Pharmaceutical is the major end-use industry for vials and ampoules. Also, vials and ampoules are the largest categories of pharmaceutical and parenteral packaging in the world. Glass, as well as plastic vials and ampoules, are used in the pharmaceutical industry. The size of ampoule ranges between 0.5 ml and 8 ml is extensively used in the pharmaceutical industry. However, the size of vials between 2 ml and 10 ml is extensively used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Personal care and cosmetics is the second major end-use industry for vials and ampoules. Vials and ampoules are used to store various types of chemicals used in the cosmetics and personal care industry. They are used to store essential oils, cold creams, gels, perfume samples, among other products in the personal care and cosmetics industry.

Global vials and ampoules market share, by end-use industry, 2020 (%)

The food and beverage segment is likely to witness a CAGR of 12.8% over the forecast period. The growing demand for catalysts, enzymes, and food essence in the bakeries and confectionaries is expected to drive the vials and ampoules demand in the food and beverage industry. Moreover, increasing regulations in the food and beverage industry are expected to fuel the demand for these products. As vials are also used to collect samples/specimens for the quality check of food products, while manufacturing and inspecting.

The chemical segment is expected to grow steadily during the forecast period. Vials and ampoules are used to store various types of chemicals in the chemical industries. They are also used to collect and store samples in chemical laboratories. Glass vials and ampoules are extensively used in the chemical industry owing to the corrosive nature of various chemicals.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 36.3% in 2020, on account of several factors, including the growing food pharmaceutical industry coupled with increasing government initiatives and support for the development of the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry in the region. Countries such as India, China, and Japan are the major contributors to the growth of the regional market.

According to India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India is the largest provider of generic medicines in the world. India stood at 3rd position in terms of pharmaceutical production by volume. The country supply more than 50% of the global demand for various vaccines, 25% of all medicines in the U.K., and 40% generic medicines in the U.S. 

In North America, the market is expected to witness a CAGR of 8.3% over the forecast period. This is due to the presence of a large number of pharmaceutical manufacturers in the U.S. In addition, the U.S. is the world’s largest pharmaceutical market and accounted for more than one-third of the global market share. These factors are responsible for the regional market growth.

The U.S. dominated the market in North America. One of the major factors for this growth is the presence of many pharmaceutical and drugs manufacturers including multinational and local players. Moreover, the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases in the U.S. such as diabetes, cancer, hypertension, and obesity are further driving the market.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market is highly competitive due to the presence of global, regional, and local manufacturers. Manufacturers in the market offer a wide range of vials and ampoules made of different materials such as glass, COP, and COC. Manufacturers are offering these products in various sizes ranges between 0.5 ml to 100 ml. Major players in the market include Schott AG, Gerresheimer AG, and SGD SA. The competition among players is based on numerous parameters including quality, product offerings, production capacity, innovation, corporate reputation, and price. Innovation, distribution network expansion, joint venture, mergers, and acquisitions are some of the key strategies adopted by the players operating in the market to strengthen their position in the market and gain a higher market share. Some of the prominent players in the vials and ampoules market include:

  • Schott AG

  • Gerresheimer AG

  • SGD SA

  • Nuova Ompi SRL (Stevanato Group)

  • NIPRO Corporation

  • Piramida d.o.o.

  • APL Solutions Pvt. Ltd

  • Crestani srl

  • Pacific Vials Manufacturing Inc.

  • Borosil

Vials and Ampoules Market Report Scope

Report Attribute

Details

Market size value in 2021

USD 7.4 billion

Revenue forecast in 2028

USD 13.4 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 10.5% from 2021 to 2028

Base year for estimation

2020

Historical data

2017 - 2019

Forecast period

2021 - 2028

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2021 to 2028

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Material, end-use industry, product, size, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; France; U.K.; Italy; China; Japan; India; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; Colombia; Saudi Arabia; UAE; South Africa

Key companies profiled

Schott AG; Gerresheimer AG; SGD SA; Nuova Ompi SRL (Stevanato Group); NIPRO Corporation; Piramida d.o.o.; APL Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; Crestani srl; Pacific Vials Manufacturing Inc.; Borosil

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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 the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2028. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global vials and ampoules market report based on material, end-use industry, product, size, and region:

  • Material Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Glass

    • Plastic

  • End-use Industry Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Pharmaceutical

    • Food & Beverage

    • Chemical

    • Personal Care & Cosmetics

  • Product Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Vials

    • Ampoules

  • Size Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • Small

    • Large

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2028)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • France

      • U.K.

      • Italy

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

      • Australia

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • Saudi Arabia

      • UAE

      • South Africa

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