Antibiotics Market Size, Industry, Trend, Growth Analysis By 2028

Antibiotics Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Drug Class (Sulfonamides, Aminoglycosides, Carbapenem, Macrolides, Fluoroquinolones, Penicillin, Cephalosporin, Others); Action Mechanism (Mycolic Acid Inhibitors, RNA Synthesis Inhibitors, DNA Synthesis Inhibitors, Protein Synthesis Inhibitors, Cell Wall Synthesis Inhibitors), and Geography

Publication Month : Apr 2021

  • Report Code : TIPRE00003406
  • Category : Pharmaceuticals
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 161
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The antibiotics market was valued at US$ 44,111.31 million in 2020 and is projected to reach US$ 59,253.24 million in 2028; it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.0% during 2021–2028.

Antibiotics are powerful medicines that are used to fight against bacterial infections and diseases. These are specifically used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as, Staph., Strep., or E. coli. Antibiotics either kill the bacteria (bactericidal) or restrict it from reproducing and growing (bacteriostatic). The antibiotics market do not work against any viral infection. Some of the common infections treated with antibiotics are, conjunctivitis, skin or soft tissue infection, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat), and among others.

Lucrative Regional Antibiotics Markets

Lucrative Regional Antibiotics Markets
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Market Insights

Increasing Development of Generic Drugs

A generic medicine is a copy of a branded drug that is no longer under patent. Generic versions are introduced in the market with an aim to offer cost-efficient drugs and increase the reach of these drugs to people belonging to different economic classes. Generic versions are popular due to their availability and affordability. For instance, according to a study published on the NCBI in 2018, the average brand name prescription price was almost 4-times the average generic price. Additionally, the companies are also focusing on the development of generic versions with an aim to offer antibiotics at minimal costs. For instance, in June 2018, Lupin launched generic Tobramycin inhalation solution in the US market. Further, encouragement from government authorities is also projected to drive the production of generic antibiotics, which would eventually drive the growth of the antibiotics market during the forecast period. For instance, in February 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) announced approval for commercialization of generic medicines manufactured by Indian drug companies in the US.

Test Type Insights

Based on drug class, the antibiotics market is segmented into sulfonamides, aminoglycosides, carbapenem, macrolides, fluoroquinolones, penicillin, cephalosporin, and others. The cephalosporin segment held the largest share of the market in 2020; whereas the fluoroquinolones segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period.

Global Antibiotics Market, by Product Type – 2020 & 2028

Global Antibiotics Market, by Product Type – 2020 & 2028
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Action-Mechanism Insights

Based on action mechanism, the antibiotics market has been segmented into mycolic acid inhibitors, RNA synthesis inhibitors, DNA synthesis inhibitors, protein synthesis inhibitors, and cell wall synthesis inhibitors. The cell wall synthesis inhibitors segment held the largest share of the market in 2020, whereas the DNA synthesis inhibitors segment is estimated to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period.

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Antibiotics Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 44,111.31 Million in 2020
Market Size Value byUS$ 59,253.24 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 4.0% from 2021-2028
Forecast Period2021-2028
Base Year2021
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Product launches and approval strategies are commonly adopted by companies to expand their footprint and product portfolio worldwide and meet the growing demand.

The market players operating in the antibiotics market adopt the strategy of expansion to enlarge customer base across the world, which also permits the players to maintain their brand name globally. For instance, in July 2019, the company such as Pfizer has launched an international research consortium to discover and develop new TB antibiotics in collaboration with eight biotechnology partners and European academic.

Global Antibiotics Market – By Drug Class

  • Cephalosporin
  • Penicillin
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Macrolides
  • Carbapenem
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Sulfonamides
  • Others

Global Antibiotics Market – By Action Mechanism

  • Cell Wall Synthesis Inhibitors
  • Protein Synthesis Inhibitors
  • DNA Synthesis Inhibitors
  • RNA Synthesis Inhibitors
  • Mycolic Acid Inhibitors
  • Others

Global Antibiotics  – By Geography

  • North America

    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe

    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)

    • China
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa
  • South America

    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America

Company Profiles

  • Pfizer, Inc
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. (Janssen Pharmaceuticals),
  • Abbott,
  •  GlaxoSmithKline Plc,
  • Sanofi,
  •  Novartis AG,
  •  Bayer AG,
  • Bristol Myers Squibb Company,
  • Eli Lilly and Company,
  • Astellas Pharma

Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Drug Class ; Action Mechanism , and Geography

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

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

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the regional analysis in terms of antibiotics?

The North American region holds the largest market for the breast cancer screening. The United States held the largest market for antibiotics market and is expected to grow due to factors such as increasing number of rising in prevalence of breast cancer , growing developments for screening and imaging process by the companies and others.

What are the driving factors for antibiotics market across the globe?

The growth of the market is attributed to some key driving factors such as rising prevalence of bacterial infections, growing geriatric population and increasing development of generic drugs. However, tedious and expensive process of antibiotic development is expected to restraint the growth of the market during the forecast years.

What are antibiotics ?

Antibiotics are powerful medicines that are used to fight against bacterial infections. Antibiotics are also known as antibacterials which include a range of powerful drugs and are used to treat diseases caused by bacteria. These are specifically used to treat infections caused by bacteria such as, Staph., Strep., or E. coli. and either kill the bacteria (bactericidal) or keep it from reproducing and growing (bacteriostatic). The antibiotics do not work against any viral infection. Some common infections treated with antibiotics are, conjunctivitis, skin or soft tissue infection, upper respiratory tract infection, bronchitis, streptococcal pharyngitis (strep throat) and among others.

The List of Companies - Antibiotics Market

  1. Pfizer, Inc
  2. Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. (Janssen Pharmaceuticals),
  3. Abbott,
  4.  GlaxoSmithKline Plc,
  5. Sanofi,
  6.  Novartis AG,
  7.  Bayer AG,
  8. Bristol Myers Squibb Company,
  9. Eli Lilly and Company,
  10. Astellas Pharma

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