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Black Lung Disease Market Research Report Information By Type (Simple, Complicated), By Diagnosis (Biopsy, Imaging), By Treatment (Oxygen Therapy, Bronchodilators), By End-User (Hospitals & Clinics, Research Organizations, Diagnostic Centers) ‚Äď Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/Pharma/4256-HCR | 90 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki| July 2024

Global Black Lung Disease Market Overview


Black Lung Disease Market Size was valued at USD 12.43 Billion in 2023. The Global Black Lung Disease industry is projected to grow from USD 13.21 Billion in 2024 to USD 20.73 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.36% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032).

Black Lung Disease Market

Black lung disease or coal workers' pneumoconiosis is caused by long exposure to coal dust and is commonly diagnosed in many of the coal miners. The medical condition is characterized by a progressive building of the inhaled coal dust in the lungs, which may lead to inflammation, fibrosis, necrosis, and others. Increasing prevalence of black lung disease is one of the major drivers of market growth during the forecast period. According to the 2005-2016 report of the Health and Safety Executive, it was estimated that the average number of new cases for black lung disease was 25 (on a yearly basis). Moreover, increasing mining activities, increasing research and development expenses, and rising healthcare expenditures boost the market growth. In 2015, according to the Office for National Statistics, the total healthcare expenditure was estimated to about USD 271 billion within U.K.

However, factors such as lack of awareness, limited availability of medicinal treatment options followed by the high cost of surgical therapeutics including lung transplantation and stem cell therapy are estimated to restrain the market growth during the forecast period. In 2016, the average cost of lung transplantation was expected to be around USD 111, 618.

Global Black Lung Disease Market Segmentation


The global black lung disease market is segmented by the type, diagnosis, treatment, and end-user.

On the basis of the type, the black lung disease market is segmented into simple coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, complicated coal worker’s pneumoconiosis, and others. 

On the basis of the diagnosis, the market is segmented into biopsy, imaging, full blood count, pulmonary/lung function tests, physical examination, and others. The imaging segment is segmented into CT, X-ray, and others. 

On the basis of the treatment, the market is segmented into oxygen therapy, bronchodilators, lung transplant, stem cell therapy, and others. 

On the basis of the end users, the market is segmented into hospitals & clinics, research organizations & academic institutes, diagnostic centers & labs, and others.

Global Black Lung Disease Market Regional Analysis


The Americas dominate the global black lung disease market owing to a well-developed healthcare sector and huge patient population. Moreover, increasing healthcare expenditure and presence of the key players like GENERAL ELECTRIC and Medtronic within the regions boosts the growth of the market in the Americas. Additionally, developed economies of the region like U.S. and Canada boost.

Europe is the second largest market for black lung disease and is followed by Asia Pacific. Rising government support, huge patient population, and rising healthcare expenditure are some of the major drivers for market growth within the region. On a regional basis, the European black lung disease market is segmented into Western Europe and Eastern Europe. Western Europe is estimated to lead the regional market due to the presence of developed economies like Germany, U.K, France, and others within the region.

Asia Pacific is the fastest growing region for the black lung disease market. Factors such as the presence of a huge patient population, continuously developing healthcare sector, and rising healthcare expenditure drives the market growth within the region. In 2017, a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health journal stated that the number of new cases for pneumoconiosis was about 26,873 in 2014, of which about 13,846 (51.52%) accounted for black lung disease.

The Middle East & Africa has the least share in the global black lung disease market. Presence of poor economies, lack of a developed healthcare sector, stringent government policies, and lack of awareness of the disease, restrain the market growth, especially within the Africa region. A majority of the market of this region is held by the Middle East.

Key Players in Black Lung Disease Market


The key players for the global black lung disease market are: 


  • Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (Germany)

  • GlaxoSmithKline plc (U.K)

  • Novartis AG (Switzerland)

  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Israel)

  • AstraZeneca (U.K) 

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V. (The Netherlands)

  • GENERAL ELECTRIC (U.S.)

  • Siemens AG (Germany)

  • TOSHIBA CORPORATION (Japan)

  • Medtronic (U.S.)


Intended Audience



  • Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Biotechnological Institutes

  • Government and Private Laboratories

  • Research and Development (R&D) Companies

  • Medical Research Laboratories

  • Market Research and Consulting Service Providers


Research Methodology Black Lung Disease Market Research Methodology


Sources: WHO, Health and Safety Executive, Office for National Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Annual Reports, Press Release, White Paper, And Company Presentation


Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size  USD 20.73 Billion 
  CAGR  13.36%
  Base Year  2023
  Forecast Period   2024-2032
  Historical Data  2022
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Million)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, diagnosis, treatment, and end-user
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors    Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (Germany), GlaxoSmithKline plc (U.K), Novartis AG (Switzerland), Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Israel), AstraZeneca (U.K), Koninklijke Philips N.V. (The Netherlands), GENERAL ELECTRIC (U.S.), Siemens AG (Germany), TOSHIBA CORPORATION (Japan), Medtronic (U.S.), and others
  Key Market Opportunities   Research and development
  Key Market Drivers   Increasing prevalence of black lung disease


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