The Middle East & Africa wheelchair Market was worth USD 236.94 million in 2022 and is estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 5.19%, to reach USD 305.09 million by 2027.
The wheelchair is an assisted device to improve the quality of life by supporting personal mobility-related issues in people who have disabilities in walking, like individuals with spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, old age, etc. Wheelchairs provide freedom for the disabled person to perform daily tasks in comfort to do normal daily functions.
One of the key drivers for the MEA wheelchair market is the ever-increasing aging population. Senior People are more prone to acquire mobility challenges as they become older, which is expected to increase demand for wheelchairs, moving the market forward over the forecast period.
The market is likely to develop at a quick rate throughout the forecast period, owing to the rapid growth in the number of spinal cord injuries among the elderly.
In addition, the increasing government efforts and policies in low-resource countries to provide better wheelchair accessibility are expected to boost market growth over the forecast period.
However, the Key firms are constantly active in the sector, launching new wheelchairs and related goods, stimulating growth in the MEA wheelchair market. For instance, the NAVIGO joystick power system for wheelchair users has been released by Yamaha Motor Corporation in the Middle East. The NAVIGO joystick power system is a portable and robust joystick power system that may be used with manual wheelchair frames. Therefore, firms have a significant opportunity to expand their market share with new product introductions.
However, Manual and motorized wheelchairs are the two types of wheelchairs available on the market. There is no battery in a manual wheelchair; therefore, it must be operated by hand. Because the bulk of the users are elderly and disabled, they must entrust their wheelchairs to others to operate. Manual wheelchairs can be replaced with powered wheelchairs, which run on electricity and can be operated by patients themselves.
Also, these powered wheelchairs are more expensive than manual wheelchairs, which is expected to hamper the growth of the Middle East & Africa wheelchair market throughout the forecast period. Participants from the Middle East and Africa mentioned specific community locations or infrastructures where they frequently encountered challenges in the market. The most serious issue facing the wheelchair industry is adapted modes of mobility in wet or snowy conditions.
This research report on the MEA wheelchair market has been segmented and sub-segmented into the following categories:
The Middle East and Africa wheelchair market are anticipated to witness a moderate share in the market during the forecast period. Demand for wheelchairs is predicted to climb in this region as the senior population grows and the number of people with mobility impairment conditions. In addition, improving healthcare infrastructure, growing healthcare spending, and supportive government policies are fueling the market growth. Moreover, the presence of major companies in the wheelchair industry is expanding the market growth in the region. Furthermore, the developed countries in the region such as South Africa, UAE, and Saudi Arabia significantly contribute to the MEA wheelchair market growth.
South Africa Dominated the MEA Wheelchair market over the forecast period, and it is likely to continue its growth in the coming years. The market growth is expected to be driven by the growing number of geriatric patients, the number of children with developmental disabilities, an increase in the number of unintentional injuries resulting in loss of mobility, and supportive government policies.
On the other hand, emerging countries such as Saudi Arabia and UAE are projected to showcase a promising MEA wheelchair market during the forecast period. The market growth is attributed to the increased use of powered wheelchairs and the growing unmet demands. In addition, availability of better infrastructure and well-equipped facilities, and the implementation of new policies by the government for the Middle East & Africa wheelchair market.
KEY MARKET PLAYERS:
Invacare Corporation, Carex Health Brands, Ottobock, Sunrise Medical Limited, Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing, Pride Mobility Products Corp., and GF Health Products, Inc. are a few of the prominent companies operating in the MEA wheelchair market.
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