Nebulizer Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Report Covers Nebulizer Market Analysis and it is Segmented by Type (Jet Nebulizer, Ultrasonic Nebulizer, and Mesh Nebulizer), Portability (Tabletop Nebulizer, and Portable Nebulizer), Sales Channel (Direct Purchase and Online Purchase), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The Market values are Provided in (USD million) for the above segments.

Nebulizer Market Size

Nebulizer Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Size (2024) USD 2.14 Billion
Market Size (2029) USD 3.06 Billion
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 7.48 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market North America

Major Players

Nebulizer Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Nebulizer Market Analysis

The Global Nebulizer Market size is estimated at USD 2.14 billion in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 3.06 billion by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 7.48% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the nebulizer market globally. The article titled "Impact of COVID-19 on people with asthma: a mixed methods analysis from a UK-wide survey" published in January 2022 stated that there was an increased inhaler use and worse asthma management in patients with COVID-19, compared with those not reporting COVID-19. Moreover, the article published in PubMed Central under the title "Guidance on nebulization during the current COVID-19 pandemic" in January 2021 stated that patients were hesitant about utilizing inhalation drugs that were thought to be possible sources of viral transmission and immunosuppression because they were aware of the possibility of airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Patients with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), however, should continue taking all inhaled drugs as directed. While some researchers do not rule out the possibility that nebulizer treatments may increase the risk of infection transmission via droplet nuclei and aerosols, it appears that inhalers, including pressurized metered-dose inhalers (pMDI), dry powder inhalers (DPI), or soft mist inhalers (SMIs), have a low risk of contamination. Thus, COVID-19 had a notable impact on the nebulizer market.

Certain factors are driving the market growth, which includes rising incidences of chronic respiratory diseases, increasing demand for home healthcare devices, and a rising geriatric population base. Tobacco smoking is one of the primary causes of the increase in respiratory diseases worldwide. As per the World Health Organization, May 2022 update, in 2020, 22.3% of people worldwide used tobacco, of which 36.7% reported were men and 7.8% reported were women. Additionally, the substantial increase in the prevalence and incidence of asthma has led to an increase in the patient population. For instance, as per the data from national and state surveillance systems administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in May 2022, the prevalence of asthma was 25,257,138 in 2020. Furthermore, the American Cancer Society estimated that lung and bronchus cancer incidence in the United States in 2022 was 236,740. Such a high burden of lung cancer, asthma, and other respiratory diseases creates a need for nebulizers and hence drives the growth of the market.

Additionally, the launch of technically advanced nebulizers in different parts of the world is also propelling the growth of the market. For instance, in December 2020, AireHealth received 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its connected nebulizer branded as VitalMed. The device is a portable, electronic vibrating mesh nebulizer designed to nebulize liquid medications for inhalation by a patient in and out of the home. Such approvals are propelling the growth of the market.

Thus, owing to the abovementioned factors, the market is expected to project growth over the forecast period. However, drug loss during drug delivery is the major restraining factor for the market studied.

Nebulizer Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Nebulizer Market according to our research experts:

The Jet Nebulizer Segment is Expected to Hold a Significant Share Over the Forecast Period

A nebulizer changes medication from a liquid to a mist. Jet nebulizers use compressed gas to make an aerosol (tiny particles of medication in the air). A jet nebulizer is a machine that turns liquid medicine into a fine mist that a patient can breathe in through a face mask or mouthpiece. The major advantage of jet nebulizers is their effectiveness and requirement for only simple, tidal breathing. Moreover, in jet nebulizers, dose modification and dose compounding are possible.

The substantial increase in prevalence and incidence of asthma has led to an increase in the patient population, which has, in turn, increased the demand for these drugs. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2021 factsheet, asthma is a major noncommunicable disease (NCD) affecting children and adults. According to the same source, asthma affected approximately 262 million people worldwide. Thus, such a high burden of asthma creates the need for the jet nebulizer for the treatment and thus drives the growth of the segment.

Moreover, the rising adoption of jet nebulizers over ultrasound nebulizers is due to their convenience and cost-effectiveness compared to ultrasound nebulizers, which is expected to influence the segment's growth positively. According to the November 2021 article from Healthline, ultrasonic nebulizers can't deliver certain COPD medications. However, all COPD medications can be delivered through jet nebulizers. Thus, the advantages of jet nebulizers also contribute to the growth of the segment.

Hence, owing to the above-mentioned factors, jet nebulizers are expected to boost market growth.

Nebulizer Market : Estimated New Cases of Lung and Bronchus Cancer (In Thousands), By Gender, United States, 2022

North America is Expected to Dominate the Market Over the Forecast Period

The North American nebulizer market is expected to grow due to continuous technological innovations in the field of nebulizers. As the population in the region follows a fast-moving lifestyle, patients are looking for more portable nebulizer devices that can be transferred easily in a time of need for patients with asthma and other airway diseases. 

The United States is the largest market in the North American region. The burden of respiratory diseases, such as tuberculosis, COPD, and sleep apnea, is increasing in the United States, which is fueling the demand for nebulizers across the country. As per the National Asthma Prevalence 2020 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 25,257,138 people were affected by asthma in the United States, of which 4,226,659 were children aged less than 18 and 21,030,479 were adults aged above 18. Thus, such a high prevalence of asthma is expected to propel the growth of the market.

Moreover, several mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and product launches by the market players also positively influence overall market growth. For example, in June 2020, Respira Technologies announced the launch of a pharmaceutical-focused commercial development program for its RespiRx drug-delivery device platform, which is a portable, handheld vibrating mesh nebulizer. Additionally, in June 2020, the company Renovion raised USD 8.1 million in funding for the clinical development of ARINA-1 (ascorbic acid), which is an experimental nebulizer therapy to clear mucus and reduce inflammation in people with non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis.

Thus, the abovementioned factors are expected to boost the growth of the nebulizer market in North America.

Nebulizer Market : Growth Rate by Region

Nebulizer Industry Overview

The nebulizer market is highly competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, a few of the major players currently dominate the market. Various strategies, such as mergers and acquisitions, product approvals, and agreements, are being adopted by these key market players to increase the outreach of their products and strengthen their product portfolios. Some of the market players are Agilent Technologies, VYAIRE MEDICAL, INC, Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare, Rossmax International Ltd., and GF Health Products Inc., among others.

Nebulizer Market Leaders

  1. Agilent Technologies


  3. GF Health Products Inc.

  4. Rossmax International Ltd.

  5. DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Nebulizer Market Concentration
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Nebulizer Market News

  • In July 2022, Ziccum signed an agreement with TEKCELEO, an innovative mechatronic manufacturer with advanced knowledge of nebulizers, for the development of its new nebulizer. The component is central to the advanced drying capabilities and scaleup of Ziccum's LaminarPace system, which formulates vaccines as thermostable powders that require no cold chain transport.
  • In March 2021, PARI Pharma GmbH received authorization for the LAMIRA Nebulizer System to deliver Insmed's drug product, ARIKAYCE, in Japan.

Nebulizer 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

      1. 4.2.1 Rising Incidences of Chronic Respiratory Diseases

      2. 4.2.2 Increasing Demand for Home Healthcare Devices

      3. 4.2.3 Rising Geriatric Population Base

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 Drug Loss During Drug Delivery

    4. 4.4 Industry Attractiveness Porter's Five Forces 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

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)

    1. 5.1 By Type

      1. 5.1.1 Jet Nebulizer

      2. 5.1.2 Ultrasonic Nebulizer

      3. 5.1.3 Mesh Nebulizer

    2. 5.2 By Portability

      1. 5.2.1 Tabletop Nebulizer

      2. 5.2.2 Portable Nebulizer

    3. 5.3 By Sales Channel

      1. 5.3.1 Direct Purchase

      2. 5.3.2 Online Purchase

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.4.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.4.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.4.4 Middle East and Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East and Africa

      5. 5.4.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Agilent Technologies

      2. 6.1.2 VYAIRE MEDICAL, INC

      3. 6.1.3 Rossmax International Ltd.

      4. 6.1.4 DeVilbiss Healthcare

      5. 6.1.5 GF Health Products Inc.

      6. 6.1.6 Invacare Corporation

      7. 6.1.7 Koninklijke Philips NV

      8. 6.1.8 Medline Industries Inc.

      9. 6.1.9 Omron Corporation

      10. 6.1.10 PARI Pharma

      11. 6.1.11 Air Liquide Medical Systems

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

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Nebulizer Industry Segmentation

As per the scope of the report, a nebulizer is a medical device that converts the drug into mist and delivers it directly to the lungs. The nebulization technique is commonly used to treat respiratory diseases, including asthma, cystic fibrosis, and COPD. There are various devices that can be used for nebulization. Some of the devices are rechargeable, and electrically powered ones are the most widely used. The Nebulizer Market is segmented by Type (Jet Nebulizer, Ultrasonic Nebulizer, and Mesh Nebulizer), Portability (Tabletop Nebulizer, and Portable Nebulizer), Sales Channel (Direct Purchase and Online Purchase), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and South America). The market report also covers the estimated market sizes and trends for 17 countries across major global regions. The report offers the value (USD million) for the above segments.

By Type
Jet Nebulizer
Ultrasonic Nebulizer
Mesh Nebulizer
By Portability
Tabletop Nebulizer
Portable Nebulizer
By Sales Channel
Direct Purchase
Online Purchase
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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Nebulizer Market Research FAQs

The Global Nebulizer Market size is expected to reach USD 2.14 billion in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 7.48% to reach USD 3.06 billion by 2029.

In 2024, the Global Nebulizer Market size is expected to reach USD 2.14 billion.

Agilent Technologies, VYAIRE MEDICAL, INC, GF Health Products Inc., Rossmax International Ltd. and DeVilbiss Healthcare LLC are the major companies operating in the Global Nebulizer Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the North America accounts for the largest market share in Global Nebulizer Market.

In 2023, the Global Nebulizer Market size was estimated at USD 1.99 billion. The report covers the Global Nebulizer Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Global Nebulizer Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Nebulizer Industry Report

Statistics for the 2023 Nebulizer market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Nebulizer analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Nebulizer Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)