Booster shot: Revenue rises due to the ageing population and an increase in online shopping

The Online Medical Supplies Sales industry has performed strongly over the past five years, driven by growth in online retailing and robust demand conditions in downstream markets. Weak growth in business confidence and volatile consumer sentiment over the period have not significantly affected industry revenue growth because demand for medical supplies is inelastic. Medical practitioners and institutions rely on federal and state government funding to staff and equip clinics, and this funding has increased strongly over the past five years. Australia’s ageing population has partly driven funding more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Online Medical Supplies Sales industry is in the growth phase of its life cycle, characterised by strong revenue growth, growing participation and a high rate of technological change. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, industry value added is expected to increase at an annualised 5.6%, which is significantly higher than annualised GDP growth of 2.5%, suggesting that the industry is outperforming the general economy. Similar to the rest of online retailing, sales of medical supplies have grown dramatically as businesses and consumers have migrated online, seeking greater choice and lower prices...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry are

  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Effective cost controls
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Public health expenditure and Demand from health services in the Online Medical Supplies Sales industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry?

    The industry includes online retailers of medical supplies, which include 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 instruments
  • Surgical and medical diagnostic equipment
  • Consumables and general supplies
  • Dental equipment and supplies
  • Other medical supplies
  • Industry Activities
  • Retail sale of medical supplies
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Public health expenditure
  • Demand from health services
  • Population aged 50 and older
  • Internet connections

  • Current Performance
  • Demographics
  • Industry structure
  • Profitability and competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Innovation and demand
  • Competition and profit
  • Table: Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Hospitals
  • General Practice Medical Services
  • Specialist Medical Services
  • Dental Services
  • Optometry and Optical Dispensing
  • Diagnostic Imaging Services
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Courier Pick-up and Delivery Services
  • Medical and Scientific Equipment Wholesaling
  • Medical and Surgical Equipment Manufacturing
  • Telecommunications Services
  • Textile Product Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Consumables and general supplies
  • Surgical and medical instruments
  • Surgical and medical diagnostic equipment
  • Dental equipment and supplies
  • Other medical supplies
  • Chart: Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • General practice medical firms
  • Specialist medical firms
  • Other healthcare firms
  • Pathology and diagnostic imaging firms
  • Dental service firms
  • Consumers
  • Optometry and optical firms
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Online Medical Supplies Sales

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Online Medical Supplies Sales Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Ecg Monitors
  • Diagnostic equipment for electrocardiography.
  • Ict
  • Information and communication technologies.
  • Sponsor
  • A person or company legally responsible for supplying a medical device in Australia.
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