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United Kingdom: Wheelchair Market Overview 2021

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Wheelchair Market Size in the UK

In 2020, the UK wheelchair market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the second consecutive year after three years of growth. Over the period under review, the total consumption indicated a slight increase from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, consumption decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Wheelchair consumption peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Wheelchair Production in the UK

In value terms, wheelchair production rose to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, the total production indicated a moderate expansion from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, production increased by +X% against 2014 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the peak level in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.

Wheelchair Exports

Exports from the UK

In 2020, shipments abroad of wheelchairs decreased by -X% to X units, falling for the second year in a row after four years of growth. Overall, exports, however, continue to indicate a modest expansion. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, exports reached the peak of X units. From 2014 to 2020, the growth exports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, wheelchair exports dropped dramatically to $X in 2020. In general, exports, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, exports attained the peak of $X. From 2014 to 2020, the growth exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Ireland (X units), the Netherlands (X units) and France (X units) were the main destinations of wheelchair exports from the UK, together comprising X% of total exports. Germany, Spain, Japan, the United Arab Emirates, the Czech Republic, Norway, Italy, the U.S. and China lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Japan, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for wheelchair exported from the UK were Ireland ($X), France ($X) and the Netherlands ($X), together comprising X% of total exports. These countries were followed by Norway, Germany, the U.S., Spain, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, China and the Czech Republic, which together accounted for a further X the main countries of destination, Japan recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average wheelchair export price stood at $X per unit in 2020, with an increase of X% against the previous year. In general, the export price, however, saw a mild setback. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2019 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices hit record highs at $X per unit in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2020, export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($X per unit), while the average price for exports to the Czech Republic ($X per unit) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to China, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Wheelchair Imports

Imports into the UK

In 2020, supplies from abroad of wheelchairs decreased by -X% to X units, falling for the second consecutive year after three years of growth. Over the period under review, imports, however, enjoyed modest growth. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum at X units in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, wheelchair imports contracted to $X in 2020. In general, total imports indicated a modest expansion from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, imports decreased by -X% against 2018 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2020, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2020, China (X units) constituted the largest wheelchair supplier to the UK, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, wheelchair imports from China exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Denmark (X units), fourfold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Taiwan (Chinese) (X units), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from China amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Denmark (+X% per year) and Taiwan (Chinese) (+X% per year).

In value terms, China ($X) constituted the largest supplier of wheelchair to the UK, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Taiwan (Chinese), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from China amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (+X% per year) and Taiwan (Chinese) (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average wheelchair import price stood at $X per unit in 2020, surging by X% against the previous year. In general, the import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average import prices attained the maximum at $X per unit in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2020, import prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Germany ($X per unit), while the price for Denmark ($X per unit) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Denmark, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for wheelchairs in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of wheelchair consumption was India (16M units), accounting for 41% of total volume. Moreover, wheelchair consumption in India exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, China (4.1M units), fourfold. The U.S. (2M units) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 5.1% share.
What are the largest producers of wheelchairs in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of wheelchair production in 2020 were India (16M units), China (12M units) and Pakistan (802K units), together accounting for 69% of global production.
What are the leading suppliers of wheelchairs to the UK?
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In value terms, China ($31M) constituted the largest supplier of wheelchair to the UK, comprising 36% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($13M), with a 15% share of total imports. It was followed by Taiwan (Chinese), with a 11% share.
What are the leading importers of wheelchairs from the UK?
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In value terms, the largest markets for wheelchair exported from the UK were Ireland ($7M), France ($3.8M) and the Netherlands ($2.7M), with a combined 59% share of total exports. Norway, Germany, the U.S., Spain, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, China and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 22%.
What is the average export price for wheelchairs in the UK?
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The average wheelchair export price stood at $381 per unit in 2020, surging by 5.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for wheelchairs in the UK?
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In 2020, the average wheelchair import price amounted to $183 per unit, increasing by 10% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• Prodcom 30922030 - Invalid carriages not mechanically propelled
• Prodcom 30922090 - Invalid carriages motorised or mechanically propelled

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the wheelchair market in the UK. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• United Kingdom

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in the UK
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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