Dosage Cups Market

2021 Analysis and Review: Dosage Cups Market by Product – Reusable and Disposable for 2021-2031

Dosage Cups Market Snapshot

Global dosage cups market registered steady growth with worldwide revenues up by 4.6% year-over-year in 2021. As per Future Market Insights (FMI), the sales of dosage cups between 2021 and 2031 will total US$ 3.3 Bn. The market has been forecast to exhibit growth at 5.0% CAGR over the course of the assessment period.

As per FMI, the global consumption of dosage cups is forecast to increase by year-on-year (YoY) growth of 4.4% in 2021, totaling 45.2 billion units.  Demand in the U.S. market is estimated to increase by 3.7% year on year, surpassing sales of US$ 429.5 Mn in 2021.

Key Highlights from Report from Dosage Cups Market Survey

  • Market Estimates and Forecast 2021-2031
  • Key Drivers and Restraints Impacting Market Growth
  • Segment-wise, Country-wise, and Region-wise Analysis
  • Competition Mapping and Benchmarking
  • Market Share Analysis
  • Key Product Innovations and Regulatory Climate
  • COVID-19 Impact on Dosage Cups Market and How to Navigate
  • Recommendation on Key Winning Strategies

2016-2020 Dosage Cups Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

Rising demand for accurate measuring devices among the end users is driving the dosage cups market. The global market is projected to register growth at 5.0% CAGR between 2021 and 2031 in comparison to the 3.8% CAGR registered during 2015 to 2020. 

Dosage cups are used to measure dose of the drug or medication to be administered to any patient. They are extensively used in hospitals, clinical labs, medical institutions, and in homecare settings.

As per the analysis, dosage cups are becoming popular and are expected to outpace the demand for steel spoons on the back of rising demand for accurate measurement devices. Increasing application of dosage cups within pharmaceutical companies and hospitals is driving the adoption.

Due to cost-effectiveness and convenience they offer in measuring the dose of drugs, sales of dosage cups expected to grow considerably over the coming years.

Expansion of healthcare and pharmaceutical industries due to the outbreak of COVID-19 also fueled the demand for dosage cups. As the industry witnessed high demand for vaccines and drugs to curb the spread of the diseases, adoption of accurate measurement devices increased during the FQ-20.

What are the Factors Driving Dosage Cups Demand?

Outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe aided the expansion of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. With the outbreak of the pandemic, demand for medicines and vaccines to curb the spread of the disease increased and so did the demand for dosage cups.

Governments across the globe encouraged pharmaceutical companies to increase their production capacity to meet the rising demand for healthcare & pharmaceutical products. This also improved the adoption of dosage cups.

Key players are focusing on innovation in dosage cups such as introducing child resistant caps attached to dosage cups. Driven by these developments, the market is expected to gain traction in the coming years.

How will Increasing Geriatric Population Contribute towards the Sales of Dosage Cups?

Increasing geriatric population across the globe have fuelled the need for special and proper healthcare services. As elderly population are more susceptible to diseases and infections, need for medications among them is high.

As per the report published by United Nation on World Population Ageing 2020, the population aged 65 years or above is expected to increase from 9.5% in 2020 to around 16.0% in 2050.

On the back of rising geriatric population, increasing demand for medicines and drugs is aiding the adoption of dosage cups. Dosage cups allow administering medications to older patients in precise dosage, even in home care setting. This is one of the key factors enabling sales in the market.

How Will Market Gain From Increasing Sales of Over-the-Counter Drugs?

Increasing sales of over-the-counter drugs is expected to fuel the demand for dosage cups. According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA), retail sales of over-the-counter medicine accounted for around US$ 36.5 billion in 2020. This indicates positive growth prospects for the dosage cups market.

Rising demand for cost-effective solutions offering greater accuracy in drug delivery will fuel the demand for dosage cups in the coming years.  They are often sold alongside over-the-counter drugs to ensure precise dispensing of medicines.

How will Innovation in Dosage Cups Attract End Users?

Child-resistant packaging is most popular within diverse end-use industries such as pharmaceutical, food & beverage, and cosmetics to avoid harm to children.

Driven by this trend, key players are introducing dosage cups with child restraint caps to woo the consumers. As per the European Child Safety Alliance, every year, 3,000 children below the age of 14 years die due to acute poisoning caused after gaining access to pharmaceutical products.

Due to this, pharmaceutical companies are focusing on offering child-proof packaging. This also has encouraged leading players in the dosage cups market to focus more on innovations.

For instance, in January 2020, LLC Farmmash launched a new dosing cup SD-15, which can be equipped with a child resistance cap and this dosing cup ranges from 20 ml to 25 ml.

Child-resistant packaging prevents the intake of harmful and unintended medicinal products by children, therefore it is an important safety measure that manufacturers are taking into consideration.

What Is the Impact of COVID-19 on the Global Market for Dosage Cups?

The global market for dosage cups witnessed high demand during the COVID-19 with the expansion of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. As the demand for medicines increased following the outbreak, adoption of dosage cups surged within pharmaceutical industry, hospitals, and clinical labs.

Key manufacturers operating in dosage cups market are focusing on increasing their production capacity to meet the rising demand for measurement devices among the end users.

Expanding healthcare services to cure the patient suffering from COVID-19 are augmenting the sales of dosage cups across the globe. The focus on providing the accurate dose of medication will fuel the adoption of dosage cups.

Country-wise Insights

How will Demand for Dosage Cups Fare in the U.S.?

The U.S. is expected to hold the leading share in the North America dosage cups market. According to the study, the U.S. is expected to account for nearly 92% of sales in total North America during the forecast period.

The U.S. is estimated to be the most attractive market for dosage cups due to the rising incidence of chronic diseases across the country. Growing burden of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis in the country will lead  to the need for various healthcare and pharmaceutical products, improving the adoption of  dosage cups.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 6 adults out of 10 in the United States have a chronic disease while 4 out of 10 adults have two or more chronic diseases. As a result, the demand for various medical services is increasing in the U.S., which will in turn create opportunities for dosage cups sales.

Why is Demand for Dosage Cups Increasing in Germany?

Germany is anticipated to hold around 1/5th of Europe dosage cups market share. The dosage cups market in Germany is expected to create incremental opportunity of US$ 58.9 Mn during the assessment period. 

Growth in the country is attributed to the increasing geriatric population. With increasing need for medications and drugs among older population, demand for dosage cups is expected to rise. According to the European Union (EU), in the start of 2018 there were around 101.1 million people aged 65 years or more years which account to almost 1/5th of the total population in EU-28.

The old age population requires advanced and special healthcare and medical services which has resulted in the expansion of various healthcare services. On the back of this factor, the demand for dosage cups in Germany is anticipated to increase during the forecast period.

What is the Growth Outlook of China’s Dosage Cups Market?

The market for dosage cups in China is poised to expand at a healthy CAGR of 6.7% during 2021-2031. China is estimated to hold leading share in the East Asia market, contributing over 72% of the total revenue generated in the region. 

Easy availability of raw material and low production cost are attracting leading players in the market for dosage cups. Besides this, the expansion of healthcare and pharmaceutical industry in China which is driving the sales of dosage cups.

How will Expansion of Pharmaceutical Industry in India Drive the Dosage Cups Sales?

In South Asia, India will hold a market share of approximately 45% by the end of 2031. Expansion of pharmaceutical sector in India will create lucrative growth opportunity for dosage cups market.

As per the India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), India is considered to be the largest provider of generic drugs across the globe. India supplies around 50% of the demand for vaccine, 40% demand for generic drug to US, and 25% of the medicine demand to UK.

Also, India stands on the 3rd position in terms of pharmaceutical production. Hence, with favorable government policies and expanding pharmaceutical sector in India, demand for dosage cups will increase.

Category-wise Insights

Why is Demand for Up to 15 ml Capacity Type Dosage Cups Increasing?

Based on the capacity type, up to 15ml segment is considered to be the most lucrative segment in dosage cups market. The segment is anticipated to register growth at a CAGR of 6.8% during 2021-2031, reaching US$ 498.4 Mn during the forecasted period.

Patients or the healthcare professional prefer dosage cups up to 15ml capacity to measure the dose as it is considered as the recommended dosage by medical professionals.

Also, prices for dosage cups varies based on different capacity of dosage cups. Cost for the above 35ml segment is the highest among the other types. Due to the low cost, demand for dosage cups up to 15 ml capacity is high, especially across emerging economies.

Who is the Leading End User in the Global Market for Dosage Cups?

In terms of end user, the pharmaceutical segment followed by hospital segment is anticipated to hold the leading market share. The pharmaceutical segment is projected to hold around 58% of the market in the next five years.

Expansion of healthcare and pharmaceuticals industries across the globe is driving the demand for dosage cups. The segments is estimated to create incremental opportunity of US$ 889.5 Mn during 2021-2031.

Why Printed Dosage Cups Are Most Preferred Among End Users?

Based on printing, printed segment is estimated to expand by 1.9x during the forecast period, surpassing US$ 1.7 Bn by the end of 2031. The printed dosage cups are preferred by the end users as the printing marks offered on the outer surface of dosage cups are clearly visible, it does not harm the property of medication or drug, and it offers greater precision in drug delivery.

Why are Sales of Reusable Dosage Cups Increasing?

By product type, reusable dosage cups are expected to hold the leading share in the market. It is expected to account for 74% of the total sales. Focus on sustainability will encourage the sales of reusable dosage cups.

In the coming years, the demand for disposable cups made from recycled plastic also will rise, creating attractive opportunities for growth of the market.

Competitive Landscape

Key players engaged in manufacturing dosage cups are focusing on increasing their production capacity by expanding their manufacturing facilities to meet the rising demand. Also, the dosage cups manufacturers are trying to increase their global footprint through merger & acquisitions with local players.

For instance,

  • In July 2021, H&T Manufacturing Ltd. announced the acquisition of Novelex AG, a manufacturer of plastic components and devices for the pharmaceuticals industry.
  • In June 2020, Comar LLC expanded its footprint in East Coast by building a new plant, which will help in expanding their capacity.
  • In January 2020, LLC Farmmash launched the new dosing cup SD-15, which can be equipped with a child resistance cap and this dosing cup ranges from 20 ml to 25 ml.
  • In April 2019, SGH Healthcaring announced the investment of US$ 3.9 Mn in its production plant, which will help the company expand its production capacity and cater the increasing demand for medical & pharmaceuticals products across the globe.
  • On 7 March 2019, a company named Gerresheimer announced the investment in a new plant in North Macedonia, for medical plastic systems and syringes. Also, in December 2019, the company opened a new plant for production of pharmaceuticals primary plastic packaging in China.

Scope of Report



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Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value and Mn Units for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe,  South Asia, East Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, Italy,  France, U.K., Spain, Russia, Turkey, South Africa, GCC, Northern Africa, China, Japan, South Korea, India, and Australia

Key Segments Covered

Capacity, Product Type, Printing, End Users, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • Sonoco Products Company
  • Origin Pharma Packaging
  • Comar LLC
  • Adelphi Healthcare Packaging
  • SGH Healthcaring
  • Gerresheimer AG
  • Hammarplast Medical AB
  • Medline Industries, Inc.
  • Plastic Bubbles
  • Hiwalt (Pty) Ltd.
  • H&T Presspart Manufacturing Ltd.
  • LLC Farmmash
  • Reynard Health Supplies
  • Phormpak SA
  • Techplas Aust Pty Ltd.
  • Parekhplast India Limited
  • AG Poly Packs Private Limited
  • Suzhou Xuanweicheng Biotechnology Co., Ltd
  • Plasticmate Sdn Bhd
  • UD Pharma Rubber Products

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Key Questions Answered in the Report

  • What is the current market value of dosage cups?

    The market value of dosage cups is expected to reach US$ 2.0 Bn by 2021.

  • At what rate did the global market for dosage cups expand in the last 5 years?

    The global market for dosage cups exhibited steady growth at 3.8% CAGR in the last five years from 2016 to 2020.

  • What is the demand outlook for dosage cups market?

    The global market for dosage cups experienced a positive growth during COVID-19 due to expansion of healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. According to FMI, the market will expand at a CAGR of 5.0% during 2021 and 2031.

  • Which trend is driving the global market for dosage cups?

    Manufacturers are offering child resistant caps attached to the dosage cups which is attracting the consumers as this reduces the unexpected consequences caused due to accidental intake of drug or medication by a child.

  • Which key factors will augment the sales of dosage cups?

    Rising demand for accurate measuring devices in order to ensure proper and right intake of drug or medication by a patient will fuel the demand for dosage cups. What is the sales outlook for dosage cups in Europe?

    The Europe dosage cups market is anticipated to hold around 27% of the global market share in 2031.

  • What is the cumulative share of the top ten companies in the global market for dosage cups?

    Sonoco Products Company, Gerresheimer AG, Medline Industries, Inc., Comar LLC, SGH Healthcaring, H&T Presspart Manufacturing Ltd., Hammarplast Medical AB, and Origin Pharma Packaging are identified as the top players by FMI. These players are estimated to hold nearly 20% to 25% share in the global market for dosage cups.

  • At what rate will the market for dosage cups grow in South Asia?

    As per the FMI analysis, the market for dosage cups in South Asia is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 6.5 % between 2021 and 2031.

  • Which are the top five countries exhibiting high demand for dosage cups?

    The U.S., China, Germany, India, and U.K. are the top five countries, exhibiting high demand for dosage cups.

  • At what rate will the China dosage cups market grow?

    According to FMI, the China dosage cups market is expected to rise at 6.7% CAGR between 2021 and 2031

Dosage Cups Market by Category

By Capacity:

  • Upto 15ml
  • 16ml to 35ml
  • Above 35ml

By Product Type:

  • Reusable
  • Disposable

By Printing:

  • Printed
  • Non-printed
  • Embossed

By End-Users:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinical Labs
  • Medical Institutions
  • Households
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Others

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • South Asia
  • East Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

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