Lipid Regulators Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Type(Statins, Non-statins) and Geography

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 5.1 %

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Market Overview

Lipids are important biomolecules, for example cholesterol acts as precursor for steroid hormones and bile acids. However, any kind of lipid in excess is not good for health. Lipid regulators, apart from cholesterol control, deal with fragile bones with high susceptibility to break which is termed as Osteoporosis and also they keep a check on myocardial infarctions which is commonly known as heart attack.

Recently due to increase in prevalence of diseases like Dyslipidemia, have increased the demand for lipid regulators. Dyslipidemia increases the chance of clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) and heart attacks, stroke or other circulatory concerns, especially in smokers. Moreover, geriatric population is more prone to cardiovascular diseases. In the elderly age group, lipid-altering medication has been proven to reduce cardiovascular risk.

Hence, these factors are helping the growth of the market. However, lack of awareness regarding the lipid regulators and presence of low-cost generics have been hindering the market growth.

Scope of the Report

Lipid regulators or lipid-regulating drugs are used to treat dyslipidemias, cardiovascular problems, osteoporosis and post-menopause complications. This is why these lipid regulators come under class of most prescribed medications.

In the report, a detailed analysis of the lipid regulators market is provided. The market is evaluated by collating revenues generated across segments, categorized by Type and Geography.

By Type
Branded statins
Statin combinations
Generic statins
Fibric-acid derivatives
Bile-acid sequestrants
Nicotinic acid derivatives
Other new products
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle-East and Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East and Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Statins Segment are Expected to Dominate the Market

Dyslipidemia, defined as elevated total or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels, or low levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. The prevalence of dyslipidemia increases in diabetic population.

According to a report by Yaru Li et al., published in PLoS One Journal 2018, the prevalence of dyslipidemia in the Chinese population was 39.9%, 46.8%, and 59.3% in population with normal glucose, prediabetes, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Moreover, the diabetic population has increased over the years.

As per a World Health Organization 2018 report, the number of people with diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014, resulting in a rise in global prevalence of diabetes among adults over 18 years of age from 4.7% in 1980 to 8.5% in 2014. Hence, the increasing prevalence of diabetes may result in increasing prevalence of dyslipidemia.

The statins competitively inhibit HMG-CoA reductase. Statins are more effective than other lipid-regulating drugs at lowering LDL-cholesterol concentration. Hence, the demand for statins is expected to increase as prevalence of dyslipidemia increases. 

In addition, the lipid regulatory market is being dominated by statin and most of the statin drugs patents are coming to an end and there would be an increased competition in the generics.

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North America is Expected to Dominate the Lipid Regulators Market

According to OECD, the North American countries of United States and Mexico have one of the highest prevalence of Obesity and Diabetes in the world. Moreover, being overweight or obese increases the chances of developing the common type of diabetes, type 2 diabetes. As the presence of diabetes increases the risk of dyslipidemia, its prevalence is expected to increase. 

However, the United States (US) and Canada have a developed and well-structured health care system. These systems also encourage research and development. These policies encourage global players to enter the US and Canada. As a result, these countries enjoy the presence of many global market players. As high and increasing demand is met by the presence of global players in the region, the market is further expected to increase.

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Competitive Landscape

Majority of the lipid regulators are being manufactured by the global key players. Market leaders with more funds for research and better distribution system have established their position in the market. Moreover, Asia-pacific is witnessing an emergence of some small players due to the rise of awareness. This has also helped the market grow.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Increasing Prevalence of Diabetes and Cardiac Diseases

      2. 4.2.2 Growing Geriatric Population

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Low Awareness of Lipid Regulators

      2. 4.3.2 Introduction of low cost generics

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Statins

        1. Branded statins

        2. Statin combinations

        3. Generic statins

      2. 5.1.2 Non-statins

        1. Fibric-acid derivatives

        2. Bile-acid sequestrants

        3. Nicotinic acid derivatives

        4. Other new products

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.2.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.2.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.2.4 Middle-East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.2.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 AbbVie Inc

      2. 6.1.2 Amgen

      3. 6.1.3 Andrx Corporation

      4. 6.1.4 AstraZeneca

      5. 6.1.5 Bristol-Myers Squibb

      6. 6.1.6 Merck KGaA

      7. 6.1.7 Novartis

      8. 6.1.8 Pfizer

      9. 6.1.9 Teva Pharmaceuticals

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Lipid Regulators Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Lipid Regulators Market is growing at a CAGR of 5.1% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

AstraZeneca, AbbVie Inc, Amgen, Pfizer, Teva Pharmaceuticals are the major companies operating in Lipid Regulators Market.

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