Vials and Ampoules Market Intelligence

A comprehensive Vials & Ampoules Market that answers these questions

A comprehensive Vials & Ampoules Market that answers these questions

  • What are the key trends in Vials and Ampoules category?
  • Am I paying the right price?
  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in Vials and Ampoules industry?
  • How is Vials and Ampoules industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  • Market Trends
  • Technology & Innovation Trends
  • Global Supplier List and Capabilities
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Market Size


6 - 7 Percent

Market Size North America

$ 2.9 Bn

Market Size Europe

$ 3.3 Bn

Market Size Asia Pacific

$ 3.3 Bn

Table of contents

  1. Vials and Ampoules Executive Summary
  2. Executive Summary
  1. Vials and Ampoules Market Analysis
  2. Value Chain Analysis
  3. Global Market Outlook
  4. Current Market Size
  5. Demand - Supply Trends and Forecast
  6. Key End-use Industries
  7. Trade Dynamics
  8. Regional Market Outlook (North America, EU, APAC, South America)
  9. Current Market Size
  10. Demand - Supply Trends and Forecast
  11. Trade Dynamics
  1. Industry Outlook (North America, EU, APAC, South America)
  2. Drivers and Constraints for the Industry
  3. Mergers & Acquisitions
  4. Innovations
  5. SWOT Analysis
  6. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
  1. Vials and Ampoules Cost Analysis
  2. Cost Model for Glass Vials and Ampoules
  1. Vials and Ampoules Supplier Analysis
  2. Mergers and Acquisitions
  3. Capacity Expansions
  4. Supplier Market Share: Global
  5. Key Global and Regional Suppliers
  6. Key Supplier’s Capability Analysis
  7. Product Portfolio
  8. Detailed Supplier Profiling of Top Global Suppliers
  9. SWOT Analysis for the Top Three Global Suppliers
  10. Financial Risk for Top Global Suppliers (if publicly listed)

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Vials and Ampoules Market Analysis and Global Outlook

The global vials and ampoules market is expected to grow at 6–7 percent CAGR in 2017–2021 to reach $12.4 billion, driven by the increasing consumption of vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, and insulin, especially in the emerging markets. Globally, the ampoules and vials supply base is consolidated with the top three suppliers holding about 60 percent of the market share.

Cost break-up for Vials and Ampoules is as follows:  0.4% utility cost, 4.1%labor & OH cost, 23% raw materials cost, 31.1% ETO sterilization cost, 41.1% fixed & indirect cost. 

Top Global Suppliers of Ampoules and Vials and their respective market share as of 2017 (%) are Schott-30%, Gerresheimer-21%, Nuova Ompi-14%, Nipro-7%.


Regional Demand Overview

The growing consumption of parenteral packaging in the emerging markets would led the suppliers to expand their manufacturing facilities in countries, such as Thailand, China, Malaysia, India, etc., over the next five years

Global Market Size: Parenteral Containers

  • The global demand for parenteral packaging, which is forecasted at 9 – 10 percent CAGR in 2017 – 2021, would be largely driven by increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, growing geriatric population, and the preference for injection-based treatments. Additionally, the shift in preference for packaging material from glass to plastics would also influence value growth.
  • The global parenteral packaging market is driven by the growing complexity of drugs, fostered by increasing lifestyle diseases, increasing health awareness, and aging population. The emerging region is expected to contribute to a major portion of growth, with a CAGR of over 10 percent in 2017–2021
  • The key end-use segments are insulin, biopharmaceutical, and vaccines, which expected a strong demand of over 10 percent CAGR, facilitating growth. APAC and LATAM are expected to grow at a CARG of 13–14 percent from 2017 to 2021, owing to and rising demand for injectable drugs in these regions
  • Ampoules and vials are the largest segments in parenteral packaging, contributing to over 70 percent. However, the market is being penetrated by prefilled syringes, which is growing at a CAGR of 13–14 percent (2017– 2021). Advancements in delivery devices, like auto injectors, are also gaining  main stage in parenteral delivery

Global Market Size: Vials and Ampoules

  • Growing complexity of drugs and increasing lifestyle diseases, like diabetes, are likely to foster growth in vials and ampoules,  driven by rapid consumption from the emerging markets, like India and China.
  • The global vials and ampoules market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~6–7 percent from 2017 to 2021, majorly driven by the increasing consumption of vaccines, biopharmaceuticals, and insulin, especially in the emerging markets
  • Vials and ampoules is the largest segment in parenteral packaging. The global pharma trend of increasing focus towards biopharmaceuticals is expected to facilitate sustained vials and ampoules demand over the next five years until 2021
  • More than 80 percent of the vials and ampoules are in glass format, owing to its suitability with varied drug combination, but faces challenges like  delamination, breakage, etc. Alternative plastic vial options, like COP, COC formats, are likely to gain significant market share in the next five years

Market Overview

Over the next five years, the demand for vials and ampoules would be driven by the increasing consumption rates in emerging regions. More than 80 percent of the vials and ampoules are in glass format. COP or COC vials and syringes are emerging as the key substitute for glass containers, owing to design flexibility, lightweight, strong barrier properties, and delamination control. The global vaccine market is growing at a rate of around 10 percent and is expected to reach $53 billion by 2021. Vaccines generally use vials and ampoules packaging. Ampoules and vials on demand in emerging markets, like India, China, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, etc.are expected to drive the need for parenteral packaging. Plastic or COC vials are expected to gradually gain penetration into the glass vials and ampoules market, owing to greater acceptance and various benefits.As the industry trends toward combined drug and device products, there will be an increased necessity to gain accreditations from different regulatory agencies. 

Why You Should Buy This Report

The report provides information on the cost breakup, supplier analysis and key profiles, SWOT analysis and critical performance indicators of suppliers like SCHOTT AG, Gerresheimer, Nipro, etc. It lists out the industry drivers and constraints, key trends and innovations in the Vials and Ampoules Market and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the developed and emerging regions.



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