APAC Ambulance Services Market Research Report - Segmented By Transport, Emergency Services, Equipment & Country (India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia & New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore & Rest of APAC) - Industry Analysis on Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast (2024 to 2029)

Updated On: January, 2024
ID: 12753
Pages: 110

APAC Ambulance Services Market Size (2023 to 2028)

The ambulance services market in the APAC region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.11% from 2023 to 2028 and be worth USD 16.81 billion by 2028 from USD 9.49 billion in 2023.

The increasing incidence of road accidents is the primary factor driving the ambulance services market forward in the Asia-Pacific region. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) reports, there were 155,622 injuries and deaths in India due to road accidents, of which 69,240 were two-wheeler. Due to increasing road crashes on national highways in India, the National Highway Development Authority (NHAI) decided to set up a centralized ambulance service across over 140,000 km of national highways. According to data provided by SaveLife Foundation, India's road crash severity gradually from 2015-2021. In this situation, the ambulance service offers essential treatment for the person who met a road accident as early as possible less than an hour. They keep the patient stable until they reach the hospital.

The growing aging population is anticipated to demand more ambulance services, promoting the market growth. As per the report by the Technical Group on Population Projections for India, there will be nearly 138 million elderly persons in India in 2021. These ambulance services help older patients to reach their destination safely. These older people need special equipment and treatment during the journey.

An increase in ambulance usage in an emergency due to the Y-O-Y rise in the incidence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer is further propelling the ambulance services market growth in the APAC region. Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death in India. These chronic diseases are common in the age group above 40. The recently published Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) says that the Indian elderly are most prone to chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and respiratory and heart disease. These people require emergency treatment due to sudden heart attack or sudden increase of the disease infection that they are suffering. For emergency treatment, these ambulance services are used to take them to hospitals for treatment in between; they provide primary treatment to keep patients stable.

The rise in medical tourism in India and increased advancements in ambulance services are expected to drive the market in the coming years. In addition, India gives medical services such as cosmetic surgery, dental consideration, heart surgeries, coronary bypass, heart check-ups, knee replacements, kidney and liver transplants, and ayurvedic therapies.

On the other hand, the shortage of ambulances, lack of skilled professionals in ambulance service, and strict regulation for licenses hamper the growth of the ambulance services market.

This research report on the APAC ambulance services market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories.

By Services:

  • Emergency Services
  • Non-emergency Services

By Transport:

  • Ground Ambulance Services
  • Air Ambulance Services
  • Water Ambulance Services

By Equipment:

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulance Services
  • Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulance Services

By Country:

  • India
  • China
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Singapore
  • Rest of APAC

The Asia Pacific ambulance services market is expected to account for a significant global market share during the forecast period. In this region, India led the market in 2021. In Kolkata, they have introduced emergency ambulance services with advanced technology to support patent until they reach hospitals. Both public and private ambulance services in Kolkata have all the advanced features to save patients during critical conditions. In this area, there is also a special ambulance for disabled people who cannot travel without some medical requirement from one place to another.

Japan's growing demand for ambulance services has increased in the last ten years. In Japan, ambulance services are increasing yearly due to factors such as the increasing usage of ambulances by elderly patients. In Japan, ambulances are staffed with trained people with knowledge about the patient condition to do first aid.

China's government measures the quality of providing ambulance services to their people. If there is a shortage of state ambulances in China, the scarcity should fill them with private services. Increasing usage of ambulance services in this region has increased recently. The government is taking steps to manufacture ambulances with advanced facilities for patient safety. During the Covid-19 pandemic, these ambulance services had the highest market growth in this region due to many people being affected by coronavirus disease. All these factors drive the ambulance service market in this region.


Companies such as Falck A/S, Babcock International Group PLC (Scandinavian AirAmbulance), Acadian Ambulance Service, Inc. (Acadian Companies), Medivic Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. (Medivic Aviation), BVG India Ltd., America Ambulance Services, Inc., Air Methods Corporation (ASP AMC Intermediate Holdings, Inc.), Global Medical Response, Inc., Ziqitza Health Care Limited and Dutch Health B.V. are currently playing a leading role in the APAC ambulance services market.

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