Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The Report Covers Diabetes Medication in Malaysia Market Price and it is segmented into Drugs (Oral Anti-diabetic Drugs, Insulin, Non-insulin Injectable Drugs, and Combination Drugs). The report offers the market size in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Market Size

Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market Summary
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Study Period 2018- 2028
Base Year For Estimation 2022
Forecast Data Period 2023 - 2028
Historical Data Period 2018 - 2021
CAGR 3.10 %

Major Players

Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Market Analysis

The Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market size is estimated at USD 357.17 million in 2023, and is expected to reach USD 416.08 million by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 3.10% during the forecast period.

Malaysia's Ministry of Health reported 5,809 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, comprising 5,782 locally infected and 27 imported cases, increasing the national total to 2,541,147. So far, about 78.4 percent of the Malaysian population has gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, with 75.9 percent completely vaccinated. According to the Health Ministry, four out of every ten patients who died from COVID-19 in Malaysia this year had diabetes. Diabetes affects one in every five Malaysians, or around 3.9 million persons aged 18 and up.

The number of young diabetics is increasing. Diabetes is becoming more common in younger individuals, with the number of diabetics aged 18 to 40 more than tripling in the last 15 years. The growing population of diabetics means a greater burden of the illness and its consequences, including heart disease, stroke, blindness, chronic kidney disease, and lower limb amputation.

In reality, underlying comorbidities account for most coronavirus mortality in Malaysia, with diabetes and hypertension leading the list.

In terms of medicines, the insulin category commands a sizable market share. Over 100 million people worldwide use insulin, including all persons with Type 1 diabetes and 10% to 25% of people with Type 2 diabetes. Insulin production is extremely sophisticated, and only a few insulin manufacturers are on the market. As a result, there is fierce rivalry among these producers, who continually strive to satisfy patients' demands by providing the highest-quality insulin.

Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Market Trends

Oral-Anti Diabetes Drugs is having the highest market share in 2021

The Oral-Anti Diabetes Drugs segment is expected to increase with a CAGR of over 3.7% during the forecast period, mainly due to the demand from the diabetes population, which was more than 4.2 million by the end of 2022.

Malaysia has the highest diabetes rate in the Western Pacific and one of the highest in the world, with an annual cost of roughly 600 million US dollars. Various variables contribute to the trend, including population increase, aging, urbanization, and rising obesity and physical inactivity rates. The growing prevalence of diabetes and its effects in Malaysia prompted this study to comprehensively identify, describe, and quantify Malaysia's pooled prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes. Insulin therapy is the most potent hypoglycaemic medication currently available for diabetes treatment; however, the potency of insulin deteriorates if it is stored under improper conditions. In Malaysia, NCDs, including diabetes, account for more than 70% of all deaths. Obesity leads to a more than seven times increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, while being overweight increases the risk by three times.

The Malaysia government's encouragement increased the usage of Management Devices over the forecast period.

Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market, Volume CAGR (in %), By Drugs, 2023-2028

Increasing Diabetes population in Malaysia

Diabetes and prediabetes are on the rise in Malaysia, hence the Malaysian government is implementing diabetes prevention and management programs throughout the country. To minimize the prevalence of diabetes in the country, the Malaysian government should develop a comprehensive approach and plan to enhance diabetes knowledge, control, prevention, and treatment. Being overweight and obese are major contributors to Malaysia's younger diabetic population. According to a recent NHMS, one in every two adults in Malaysia is overweight or obese. Diabetes patients have excessive levels of glucose or sugar in their blood. It is a condition caused by the body's inability to produce enough insulin to manage blood sugar levels. It can also be caused by the body's inefficient utilization of insulin, which is known as insulin resistance. Obesity, bad eating habits, sedentary lifestyles, and heredity are all factors that contribute to this process. According to current figures from the ministry's National Diabetes Registry (NDR), 84% of diabetic patients in Malaysia are overweight, with young Malaysians aged 18 to 40 being among them. The ministry is now investigating the Sama-Sama program, which aims to empower family members and caregivers to offer support for persons living with diabetes to enhance disease control and outcomes. The ministry is collaborating with the commercial sector on the program to train healthcare personnel and, subsequently, carers.

Thus, owing to the above factors it is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.

Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market: Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs, Diabetes Population in million, Malaysia, 2017-2022

Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Industry Overview

The diabetes drugs market is moderately fragmented, with few significant generic players. A few major players, like Novo-Nordisk, Sanofi, AstraZeneca, and Bristol Myers Squibb, dominate the insulin drugs and Sglt-2 drugs market. The market for oral drugs, like Sulfonylureas and Meglitinides, comprises more generic players. The intensity of competition among the players is high, as each player is striving to develop new drugs and offer them at competitive pricing. Furthermore, players are tapping into new markets to increase their market shares, especially in emerging economies where the demand is very high compared to the supply.

Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Market Leaders

  1. Eli Lilly

  2. Boehringer Ingelheim

  3. Astrazeneca

  4. Sanofi

  5. NovoNordisk

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market Concentration

Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Market News

  • May 2022: Tirzepatide (Mounjaro) was approved for treating Type 2 diabetes in adults. Tirzepatide's FDA approval marks the first in a new class of diabetes medications: a dual GIP/GLP-1 receptor agonist.
  • March 2022: Oramed announced that ORMD-0801 is being evaluated in two pivotal Phase 3 trials and can be the first oral insulin capsule that has the most convenient and safest way to deliver insulin therapy. This drug is expected to be a game-changer in the insulin and oral anti-diabetes drugs markets. Oramed is also developing an oral GLP-1 analog capsule (ORMD-0901).

Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 Oral Anti-diabetic drugs

      1. 5.1.1 Biguanides

        1. Metformin

      2. 5.1.2 Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors

        1. Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors

      3. 5.1.3 Dopamine D2 receptor agonist

        1. Bromocriptin

      4. 5.1.4 SGLT-2 inhibitors

        1. Invokana (Canagliflozin)

        2. Jardiance (Empagliflozin)

        3. Farxiga/Forxiga (Dapagliflozin)

        4. Suglat (Ipragliflozin)

      5. 5.1.5 DPP-4 inhibitors

        1. Onglyza (Saxagliptin)

        2. Tradjenta (Linagliptin)

        3. Vipidia/Nesina(Alogliptin)

        4. Galvus (Vildagliptin)

      6. 5.1.6 Sulfonylureas

        1. Sulfonylureas

      7. 5.1.7 Meglitinides

        1. Meglitinides

    2. 5.2 Insulins

      1. 5.2.1 Basal or Long Acting Insulins

        1. Lantus (Insulin Glargine)

        2. Levemir (Insulin Detemir)

        3. Toujeo (Insulin Glargine)

        4. Tresiba (Insulin Degludec)

        5. Basaglar (Insulin Glargine)

      2. 5.2.2 Bolus or Fast Acting Insulins

        1. NovoRapid/Novolog (Insulin Aspart)

        2. Humalog (Insulin Lispro)

        3. Apidra (Insulin Glulisine)

      3. 5.2.3 Traditional Human Insulins

        1. Novolin/Actrapid/Insulatard

        2. Humulin

        3. Insuman

      4. 5.2.4 Biosimilar Insulins

        1. Insulin Glargine Biosimilars

        2. Human Insulin Biosimilars

    3. 5.3 Combination drugs

      1. 5.3.1 Insulin combinations

        1. NovoMix (Biphasic Insulin Aspart)

        2. Ryzodeg (Insulin Degludec and Insulin Aspart)

        3. Xultophy (Insulin Degludec and Liraglutide)

      2. 5.3.2 Oral Combinations

        1. Janumet (Sitagliptin and Metformin)

    4. 5.4 Non-Insulin Injectable drugs

      1. 5.4.1 GLP-1 receptor agonists

        1. Victoza (Liraglutide)

        2. Byetta (Exenatide)

        3. Bydureon (Exenatide)

        4. Trulicity (Dulaglutide)

        5. Lyxumia (Lixisenatide)

      2. 5.4.2 Amylin Analogue

        1. Symlin (Pramlintide)


    1. 6.1 Type-1 Diabetic Population

    2. 6.2 Type-2 Diabetic Population



      1. 7.1.1 Takeda

      2. 7.1.2 Novo Nordisk

      3. 7.1.3 Pfizer

      4. 7.1.4 Eli Lilly

      5. 7.1.5 Janssen Pharmaceuticals

      6. 7.1.6 Astellas

      7. 7.1.7 Boehringer Ingelheim

      8. 7.1.8 Merck And Co.

      9. 7.1.9 AstraZeneca

      10. 7.1.10 Bristol Myers Squibb

      11. 7.1.11 Novartis

      12. 7.1.12 Sanofi

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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

Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Industry Segmentation

Diabetes or diabetes mellitus describes a group of metabolic disorders characterized by a high blood sugar level in a person. With diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or the body's cells do not respond properly to insulin, or both. Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market witnessed USD 339 million in the current year and is anticipated to register a CAGR of over 3% during the forecast period. Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market is segmented into Drugs (Oral Anti-diabetic Drugs, Insulin, Non-insulin Injectable Drugs, and Combination Drugs). The report offers the market size in value terms in USD for all the abovementioned segments.

Oral Anti-diabetic drugs
Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors
Alpha-Glucosidase Inhibitors
Dopamine D2 receptor agonist
SGLT-2 inhibitors
Invokana (Canagliflozin)
Jardiance (Empagliflozin)
Farxiga/Forxiga (Dapagliflozin)
Suglat (Ipragliflozin)
DPP-4 inhibitors
Onglyza (Saxagliptin)
Tradjenta (Linagliptin)
Galvus (Vildagliptin)
Basal or Long Acting Insulins
Lantus (Insulin Glargine)
Levemir (Insulin Detemir)
Toujeo (Insulin Glargine)
Tresiba (Insulin Degludec)
Basaglar (Insulin Glargine)
Bolus or Fast Acting Insulins
NovoRapid/Novolog (Insulin Aspart)
Humalog (Insulin Lispro)
Apidra (Insulin Glulisine)
Traditional Human Insulins
Biosimilar Insulins
Insulin Glargine Biosimilars
Human Insulin Biosimilars
Combination drugs
Insulin combinations
NovoMix (Biphasic Insulin Aspart)
Ryzodeg (Insulin Degludec and Insulin Aspart)
Xultophy (Insulin Degludec and Liraglutide)
Oral Combinations
Janumet (Sitagliptin and Metformin)
Non-Insulin Injectable drugs
GLP-1 receptor agonists
Victoza (Liraglutide)
Byetta (Exenatide)
Bydureon (Exenatide)
Trulicity (Dulaglutide)
Lyxumia (Lixisenatide)
Amylin Analogue
Symlin (Pramlintide)

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Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Market Research FAQs

The Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market is growing at a CAGR of 3.10% over the next 5 years.

The Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market is valued at 352 Million USD in 2018.

The Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market is valued at 412 Million USD in 2028.

Eli Lilly, Boehringer Ingelheim, Astrazeneca, Sanofi, NovoNordisk are the major companies operating in Malaysia Diabetes Care Drugs Market.

Malaysia Diabetes Drugs Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Malaysia Diabetes Drugs market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Malaysia Diabetes Drugs analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2028 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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