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Bronchitis Market Research Report Information By Type (Acute Bronchitis and Chronic Bronchitis) By Treatment (Drugs and Oxygen Therapy) By Diagnosis (Chest X-Ray, Sputum Tests, and Pulmonary Function Test) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)‚ÄĒForecast till 2030


ID: MRFR/Pharma/4303-HCR | 110 Pages | Author: Rahul Gotadki| May 2024

Global Bronchitis Market Research (MRFR Insights)


Bronchitis market size is expected to reach USD Significant Value at CAGR of 7.10% during the forecast period 2022-2030. Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, which transport air to and from the lungs. Bronchitis patients frequently cough up heavy mucus. Bronchitis can be acute or persistent. Acute Bronchitis, usually known as a chest cold, is frequently caused by a cough and cold and normally resolves within a week to ten days with no long-term consequences, but the cough may persist for a few weeks. Chronic Bronchitis is becoming more common with age, cigarette use, occupational exposure, and socioeconomic position. Other factors influencing the market for bronchitis include a growth in the senior population, which has a higher prevalence of Bronchitis, an increase in smoking habits, which may be involuntary passive inhalation, and rising levels of inhaling hazardous chemical pollutants. Thus, all these factors are anticipated to drive the market of bronchitis over the forecast period.


COVID-19 Impact Analysis


As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most healthcare, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology businesses have focused on diagnostic kits, safety equipment (PPE kits, face shields, masks), and treatments and medication against the Novel coronavirus. R&D laboratories are also working to develop a novel vaccination against Novel coronavirus. Furthermore, medical personnel delivers COVID-19-related services, resulting in neglect in other healthcare areas. Persons suffering from Bronchitis must take additional measures because bronchitis is one of the illnesses mentioned under COPD and has a significant risk of becoming infected with new coronaviruses, making the situation worse. Bronchitis does not produce COVID-19, but a patient with chronic Bronchitis would be exceedingly unwell if infected with a new coronavirus, which might result in death. As a result, persons suffering from lung ailments such as bronchitis are advised to stay at home, and additional treatment is provided through virtual clinics.


Bronchitis Market Dynamics


A huge patient pool is a crucial element driving the growth of the market for bronchitis during the forecast period. In addition, harmful habits, such as smoking and growing levels of chemical pollutants, are important drivers driving market expansion. The rising prevalence of chronic bronchitis is linked to age, cigarette use, occupational exposure, and socioeconomic position. Other factors influencing the bronchitis treatment market include an increase in the geriatric population, which has an increased prevalence of bronchitis, an increase in smoking habits, which may be involuntary passive inhalation, and increased levels of breathing toxic chemical pollutants. Furthermore, a sedentary lifestyle and the availability of improved bronchitis therapy drive the market for bronchitis growth.


Market Drivers



  • Rising prevalence of lung diseases


The increasing prevalence of lung diseases is a major factor driving the market for bronchitis leiomyoma growth in the coming years. Chronic respiratory disorders are among the most frequent noncommunicable diseases worldwide, owing to the prevalence of noxious environmental, occupational, and behavioral inhalational exposures. In addition to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, chronic respiratory illnesses include interstitial lung disease, pulmonary sarcoidosis, and pneumoconioses such as silicosis and asbestosis.


Market Restraints:



  • Lack of awareness and stringent policies


Lack of patient knowledge about the condition and distinct symptoms may limit the market for bronchitis growth throughout the projected period. However, stringent rules governing medication release and the cost of approval are expected to impede the market for bronchitis growth.


Market Opportunities:



  • The rising popularity of smoking around the world


Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of chronic bronchitis. More than 90% of patients with chronic bronchitis have a smoking history, even though only 15% of all cigarette smokers are eventually diagnosed with some form of COPD, such as chronic bronchitis. Smoking habit is continually increasing among the young population worldwide, and bronchitis is one of the negative results of smoking. For instance, smoking killed almost 8 million people in 2021, and the number of smokers rose as young people worldwide picked up the habit. This increased smoking habit will create an opportunity for drug manufacturers during the forecast period.


Bronchitis Market Segmentation


Type Insights


The market of bronchitis is segmented based on type into acute bronchitis and chronic bronchitis. The chronic bronchitis segment held a significant revenue share in the bronchitis market growth in 2021. Chronic bronchitis is a dangerous medical illness characterized by long-term inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs. Persistent bronchitis is a chronic productive cough lasting more than three months that occur within two years. It's one of the numerous lung illnesses with a significant morbidity and fatality rate. Chronic bronchitis is often characterized by repeated lung inflammation and damage. It is closely related to Smoking and one of its causes.


Treatment Insights


The market of bronchitis is segmented based on treatment into drugs and oxygen therapy. The drugs segment accounted for the majority of revenue share in the market in 2021. This growth is majorly attributed to the growing usage of drugs in treating bronchitis and rising product approvals from the regulatory authority. The oxygen therapy segment is expected to register a significant CAGR over the forecast period due to reducing the oxygen level in the patient bronchitis as it directly impacts the lungs. The rising cases of chronic lung disease are responsible for the segment’s growth during the forecast period.


Diagnosis Insights


The market of bronchitis is segmented based on the diagnosis into chest X-rays, sputum tests, and pulmonary function tests. The chest x-ray segment held a significant revenue share in the market in 2021. Chronic lung diseases are initially diagnosed with chest X-rays in hospitals and private laboratories. As a result, it drives the demand for chest X-rays for diagnosis, which in turn fuels the growth of the segment in the market.


Global Bronchitis Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)Bronchitis Market Share, By Region, 2021


Bronchitis Market Overview by Region


By Region, the bronchitis market has been divided into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2021. Asia-Pacific is to register a significant growth rate over the forecast period.


North America


North America held most of the revenue share in the market for bronchitis in 2021. This is primarily attributed to factors such as the increasing incidence of Bronchitis, a rising smoking habit in the young generation, and a growing number of strategic initiatives by industry players across the Region. For instance, in February 2022, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report which showed that 5% of adults in the United States were diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, or chronic emphysema. As a result, it drives the demand for bronchitis treatment in the country, propelling the market growth in this Region.


Asia-Pacific


Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at a significant CAGR over the coming years for the market for bronchitis due to the increased prevalence of COPD, asthma, and other lung diseases and increasing initiatives by the government and pharmaceutical organizations to spread awareness. This growth can be ascribed to the rising trend of Smoking among the young generation, the rising incidence of chronic illness, the Region's expanding senior population, an increase in air pollution, and an increase in healthcare spending and facilities.


Bronchitis Market Competitive Landscape


The market includes tier-1, tier-2, and local players. The tier-1 and tier-2 players have  reach with diverse product portfolios. Companies such as GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited and Boehringer Ingelheim dominate the market for bronchitis due to product differentiation, financial stability, strategic developments, and diversified regional presence. The participants are focused on research and development. Furthermore, they support strategic growth efforts like product development, product launch, joint ventures, and partnerships to increase their market position and grab a large consumer base.


Prominent players in the market reseaerch of bronchitis include GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi, Cathay Drug Company Inc., Kaiser Permanente Inc., AstraZeneca, and others.


Scope of the bronchitis Market Report


Type Outlook



  • Acute Bronchitis

  • Chronic Bronchitis


Treatment Outlook

  • Drugs

  • Oxygen Therapy


Diagnosis Outlook



  • Chest X-Ray

  • Sputum Tests

  • Pulmonary Function Test


Region Outlook



  • North America


    • US

    • Canada

    • Mexico


  • Europe


    • UK

    • Germany

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe


  • Asia-Pacific


    • China

    • India

    • Japan

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific


  • Rest of the World


    • South America

    • Middle East

    • Africa



Objectives of the Study


The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:


Bronchitis Market Forecast and Size:


To identify and estimate the market size of bronchitis segmented by type, treatment, diagnosis, and value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers in the market forecast between 2020 and 2030


Market Trends and Landscape


To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the market growth of bronchitis.


Market Influencing Factors:


To find out the factors which are affecting the bronchitis market size among consumers


Impact of COVID-19:


To identify and understand the various factors involved in the market affected by the pandemic


Company Profiling:


To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience



  • Drug Manufacturers

  • Drug Suppliers

  • Medical Research Laboratories

  • Research and Development (R&D) Companies

  • Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies

  • Investors and Trade Experts

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   2030: Significant Value
  CAGR   7.10% (2020-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Significant Value))
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Type, Treatment, Diagnosis
  Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi, Cathay Drug Company Inc., Kaiser Permanente Inc., AstraZeneca, and others
  Key Market Opportunities   Rising smoking habits across the globe
  Key Market Drivers   Rising prevalence of lung diseases


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The  bronchitis market forecast period is 2020 - 2030

The market is expected to register a CAGR of ~7.10% over the next ten years, according to bronchitis market research.

The increasing prevalence of lung diseases is the major driver for the Bronchitis Market.

North merica held the largest share in 2021

The major companies operating in the  market include GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi, Cathay Drug Company Inc., Kaiser Permanente Inc., AstraZeneca, and others.

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