Oral Contraceptive Pills Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Consumption, Revenue, Company Analysis and Forecast 2020-2027

Oral contraceptive pills market size surpassed at US$ 16.2 billion in 2019 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2019 to 2027.

According to Vision Research Reports, the global oral contraceptive pills market size is projected to surpass US$ 28 billion by 2027, high incidence of unintended pregnancies, awareness programs by governments and NGOs, increase in maternal age and late pregnancies are projected to drive the global oral contraceptive pills market during the forecast period.

Contraceptive pill or birth control pill is a daily pill that contains hormones to change the way the body works and prevents pregnancy. Two main types of oral contraceptive pills are available in the market: combination pill containing two hormones (estrogen and progestin) and progestin-only pill. Contraceptive pill or birth control pill is a daily pill that contains hormones to change the way the body works and prevent pregnancy. Two main types of oral contraceptive pills are available in the market: combination pill containing two hormones (estrogen and progestin) and progestin-only pill.

North America dominated the global oral contraceptive pills market in 2018 and the trend is anticipated to continue during the forecast period. Highly structured healthcare industry, increased usage of emergency contraceptive pills, and introduction of the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. are expected to drive the market in North America. Asia Pacific is likely to be a highly lucrative market and is expected to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period

Side Effects and Ethical & Social Issues to Hamper Market

  • Contraceptive drugs involve several health risks and side effects, discouraging their use in women. Hence, women opt for natural contraceptive and permanent contraceptive methods such as sterilization, vasectomy, tubal ligation, and withdrawal. Contraceptive pills carry serious long-term and life-threatening side effects such as increased risk of breast cancer, blood clots, and stroke. This discourages the consumers from using them. Other side effects include high blood pressure, nausea, stroke, dizziness, and mood swings.
  • Various ethical and social issues regarding certain contraceptive methods, especially contraceptive pills, lead to restriction on their usage in some countries. For instance, sale of emergency contraceptive pills is restricted in the Middle East, as these are considered a means of abortion.

High Incidence Rate of Unintended Pregnancies and Surge in Programs by Governments and NGOs to Promote Usage of Contraceptive Pills: Key Drivers

  • High incidence of unintended pregnancies among women aged between 15 and 44 drives demand for contraceptives
  • Large percentage of these unintended pregnancies result in abortions, which entail preventable healthcare expenditure. In an attempt to curb this redundant healthcare expenditure, governments of various countries, including developed and developing nations such as the U.S., Sweden, Norway, and India, encourage women to opt for more effective modern contraceptive methods.
  • Governments of various countries and NGOs such as Population Services International (PSI), Marie Stopes International, and Futures Group, along with prominent market players organize family planning programs and contraception awareness programs to expand the knowledge about contraceptives and their advantages in preventing pregnancy. For instance, Marie Stopes International entered into strategic agreements with contraceptive manufacturers, such as Bayer HealthCare, to cater to the unmet contraception (pill and implant) needs of women in the emerging and underdeveloped (Africa) economies by reducing prices by around 50%.

High Incidence of Unintended Pregnancies and Increase in Maternal Age and Late Pregnancies to Drive Market

High incidence of unintended pregnancies among women aged between 15 and 44 drives the demand for contraceptives. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicated that around 45% of the total pregnancies in the U.S. in 2018 were unintended. Increase in maternal age and late pregnancies is also major factor for boosting the growth of the oral contraceptive pills market. For instance, in the U.S., the average age of first time mothers was 26 years in 2013. It increased to 30 years in 2018.

Increase in Use of Combination Pills to Drive Market

Based on type, the global oral contraceptive pills market has been divided into combination pills, progestin-only pills, and others (ormeloxifene and mifepristone). The combination pills segment has been bifurcated into monophasic, triphasic and others (biphasic, quadriphasic). The combination pills segment dominated the global oral contraceptive pills market in 2019 and the trend is projected to continue during the forecast period. Increase in use of combination pills to accelerate the growth of the segment. Moreover, rise in the popularity of monophasic combination pills is also major factor for to boost the market growth. Low estrogen monophasic pills cause less bloating or breast tenderness. Hence, most women consider monophasic pill as a first line of choice for contraception. Moreover, fewer side effects, optimum price of the pills, and higher efficacy makes it preferable for use among women

Generic Oral Contraceptive Pills to be in High Demand

In terms of category, the global oral contraceptive pills market has been classified into branded oral contraceptive pills and generic oral contraceptive pills. The generic oral contraceptive pills segment dominated the oral contraceptive pills market due to availability of cost effective (low cost) drugs with similar bioavailability and bioequivalence as the branded drugs, rising preference for generic drugs among patients, and growing awareness about unintended pregnancies. The branded oral contraceptive pills segment includes Tri-Cyclen-Lo, Lo Loestrin, Loestrin 24, Beyaz, Generess, and Yaz.

North America to Dominate Global Market

In terms of region, the global oral contraceptive pills market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America dominated the global oral contraceptive pills market in 2019, followed by Europe. North America accounted for major share of the global oral contraceptive pills market in 2019, owing to increase in abortion rate and unintended pregnancies, new product launch, and presence of major players. According to WHO, in the U.S., nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion, there are over 3,000 abortions per day.

The oral contraceptive pills market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a high CAGR from 2020 to 2027. This can be attributed to rapid economic growth in developing economies such as India, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, and the Philippines. Availability of generic contraceptive pills at lower prices such as i-pill, Unwanted, Preventol, and Truston is fueling market growth.

Leading players operating in the global oral contraceptive pills market are

  • Allergan plc
  • Bayer AG
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
  • Mankind Pharma Ltd.
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
  • Piramal Enterprises
  • Syzygy Healthcare LLC

Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Combination
    • Monophasic
    • Triphasic
    • Others
  • Progestin Only
  • Others

By Category

  • Generic
  • Branded

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific          
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC Countries
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Report Scope

The Oral contraceptive pills market research report covers definition, classification, product classification, product application, development trend, product technology, competitive landscape, industrial chain structure, industry overview, national policy and planning analysis of the industry, the latest dynamic analysis, etc., and also includes major. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global market. It covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on the demand during the forecast period. The report also highlights opportunities in the market at the global level.

The report provides size (in terms of volume and value) of Oral contraceptive pills market for the base year 2019 and the forecast between 2020 and 2027. Market numbers have been estimated based on form and application. Market size and forecast for each application segment have been provided for the global and regional market.

This report focuses on the global Oral contraceptive pills market status, future forecast, growth opportunity, key market and key players. The study objectives are to present the Oral contraceptive pills market development in United States, Europe and China.

It is pertinent to consider that in a volatile global economy, we haven’t just conducted Oral contraceptive pills market forecasts in terms of CAGR, but also studied the market based on key parameters, including Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) growth, to comprehend the certainty of the market and to find and present the lucrative opportunities in market.

In terms of production side, this report researches the Oral contraceptive pills capacity, production, value, ex-factory price, growth rate, market share for major manufacturers, regions (or countries) and type.

In terms of consumption side, this report focuses on the consumption of Oral contraceptive pills by regions (countries) and application.

Buyers of the report will have access to verified market figures, including global market size in terms of revenue and volume. As part of production analysis, the authors of the report have provided reliable estimations and calculations for global revenue and volume by Type segment of the global Oral contraceptive pills market. These figures have been provided in terms of both revenue and volume for the period 2016 to 2027. Additionally, the report provides accurate figures for production by region in terms of revenue as well as volume for the same period. The report also includes production capacity statistics for the same period.

With regard to production bases and technologies, the research in this report covers the production time, base distribution, technical parameters, research and development trends, technology sources, and sources of raw materials of major Oral contraceptive pills market companies.

Regarding the analysis of the industry chain, the research of this report covers the raw materials and equipment of Oral contraceptive pills market upstream, downstream customers, marketing channels, industry development trends and investment strategy recommendations. The more specific analysis also includes the main application areas of market and consumption, major regions and Consumption, major Chinese producers, distributors, raw material suppliers, equipment providers and their contact information, industry chain relationship analysis.

The research in this report also includes product parameters, production process, cost structure, and data information classified by region, technology and application. Finally, the paper model new project SWOT analysis and investment feasibility study of the case model.

Overall, this is an in-depth research report specifically for the Oral contraceptive pills industry. The research center uses an objective and fair way to conduct an in-depth analysis of the development trend of the industry, providing support and evidence for customer competition analysis, development planning, and investment decision-making. In the course of operation, the project has received support and assistance from technicians and marketing personnel in various links of the industry chain.

Oral contraceptive pills market competitive landscape provides details by competitor. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies’ focus related to Oral contraceptive pills market.

Prominent players in the market are predicted to face tough competition from the new entrants. However, some of the key players are targeting to acquire the startup companies in order to maintain their dominance in the global market. For a detailed analysis of key companies, their strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities are measured in the report by using industry-standard tools such as the SWOT analysis. Regional coverage of key companies is covered in the report to measure their dominance. Key manufacturers of Oral contraceptive pills market are focusing on introducing new products to meet the needs of the patrons. The feasibility of new products is also measured by using industry-standard tools.

Key companies are increasing their investments in research and development activities for the discovery of new products. There has also been a rise in the government funding for the introduction of new Oral contraceptive pills market. These factors have benefited the growth of the global market for Oral contraceptive pills. Going forward, key companies are predicted to benefit from the new product launches and the adoption of technological advancements. Technical advancements have benefited many industries and the global industry is not an exception.

New product launches and the expansion of already existing business are predicted to benefit the key players in maintaining their dominance in the global market for Oral contraceptive pills. The global market is segmented on the basis of region, application, en-users and product type. Based on region, the market is divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa (MEA).

In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Oral contraceptive pills are as follows:

  • History Year: 2016-2019
  • Base Year: 2020
  • Forecast Year 2020 to 2027

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- Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
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In-depth interviews and discussions were conducted with several key market participants and opinion leaders to compile the research report.

This research study involved the extensive usage of both primary and secondary data sources. The research process involved the study of various factors affecting the industry, including the government policy, market environment, competitive landscape, historical data, present trends in the market, technological innovation, upcoming technologies and the technical progress in related industry, and market risks, opportunities, market barriers and challenges. The following illustrative figure shows the market research methodology applied in this report.

Market Size Estimation

Top-down and bottom-up approaches are used to estimate and validate the global market size for company, regional division, product type and application (end users).

The market estimations in this report are based on the selling price (excluding any discounts provided by the manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler or traders). Market share analysis, assigned to each of the segments and regions are achieved through product utilization rate and average selling price.

Major manufacturers & their revenues, percentage splits, market shares, growth rates and breakdowns of the product markets are determined through secondary sources and verified through the primary sources.

All possible factors that influence the markets included in this research study have been accounted for, viewed in extensive detail, verified through primary research, and analyzed to get the final quantitative and qualitative data. The market size for top-level markets and sub-segments is normalized, and the effect of inflation, economic downturns, and regulatory & policy changes or others factors are accounted for in the market forecast. This data is combined and added with detailed inputs and analysis from Vision Research Reports and presented in this report.

Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation

After complete market engineering with calculations for market statistics; market size estimations; market forecasting; market breakdown; and data triangulation. Extensive primary research was conducted to gather information and verify and validate the critical numbers arrived at. In the complete market engineering process, both top-down and bottom-up approaches were extensively used, along with several data triangulation methods, to perform market estimation and market forecasting for the overall market segments and sub-segments listed in this report.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Sources occupies approximately 25% of data sources, such as press releases, annual reports, Non-Profit organizations, industry associations, governmental agencies and customs data, and so on. This research study includes secondary sources; directories; databases such as Bloomberg Business, Wind Info, Hoovers, Factiva (Dow Jones & Company), TRADING ECONOMICS, and avention; Investing News Network; statista; Federal Reserve Economic Data; annual reports; investor presentations; and SEC filings of companies.

Primary Sources

 In the primary research process, various sources from both the supply and demand sides were interviewed to obtain qualitative and quantitative information for this report. The primary sources from the supply side include product manufacturers (and their competitors), opinion leaders, industry experts, research institutions, distributors, dealer and traders, as well as the raw materials suppliers and producers, etc.

The primary sources from the demand side include industry experts such as business leaders, marketing and sales directors, technology and innovation directors, supply chain executive, end users (product buyers), and related key executives from various key companies and organizations operating in the global market.

The study objectives of this report are:

  • To analyze and study the global market capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2016-2019) and forecast (2020-2027);
  • Focuses on the key manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
  • Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
  • To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
  • To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
  • To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
  • To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
  • To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
  • To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
  • To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

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