Online Medical Supplies Sales in Australia: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Online Medical Supplies Sales Market Research Report | Online Retail | Online Pharmaceutical, Health & Beauty | Apr 2013

Growth injection: Consumer acceptance of e-tailers and ageing population drive growth

IBISWorld’s Online Medical Supplies Sales market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 08-13
Annual Growth 13-18
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Online Medical Supplies Sales industry has performed strongly over the past five years, driven by the overall growth in online retailing and robust demand conditions in downstream markets. Flailing business and consumer confidence had minimal impact on the industry's fortunes, as demand for medical supplies is highly inelastic given its essential nature. To staff and equip clinics, medical practitioners and institutions rely on federal and state government funding, which has increased strongly over the past five years. The ease of purchasing medical consumables, such as catheters, applicators, drug-testing kits, protective apparel and disposable instruments, online has resulted in strong revenue growth over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

There is a moderate level of barriers to entry within the Online Medical Supplies Sales industry. Prospective entrants need to be aware of existing players. However, the level of market share concentration remains low and there is significant room for new players. The most notable barriers to entry for prospective participants are a required ability to have strong supplier contacts and minimise costs, capital investment for starting operations and regulatory requirements.


The ability for firms in the industry to procure equipment and instruments for sale presents a barrier for new firms. Prospective entrants will need contacts or experience within the medical industry in some form in order to begin sourcing products... purchase to read more


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What is the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry?

This industry includes online retailers of medical supplies, which includes equipment and tools used in health care for diagnosis, therapy or surgery. Industry operators also sell products such as topical treatments and dressings, antiseptics, bandages, cotton, first-aid kits, syringes, thermometers and heating pads.

Industry Products
Surgical and medical instrumentsSurgical and medical diagnostic equipmentConsumables and general supplies Dental equipment and supplies Other medical supplies
Industry Activities
Retail sale of medical suppliesRetail sale of medical supplies

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