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Kinesio Tape Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

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  • 110 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Mordor Intelligence
  • ID: 5529279
The Kinesio tape market has been projected to record a CAGR of nearly 9.6% over the forecast period.

The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented health concern and has significantly impacted the sports medicine market worldwide. Most biopharmaceutical companies are striving extensively to develop vaccines against the SARS-CoV2 virus.

The primary factor contributing to the market's growth is the increase in the prevalence of muscle pain due to accidents and sports. Furthermore, as the increasing geriatric population is more prone to diseases like arthritis, back pain, and muscle cramps, this is leading to market growth. According to the revised World Population Prospects by the United Nations, the number of people aged 60 years or above is expected to grow more than double by 2050, from 962 million in 2015 to 2.1 billion by 2050 worldwide. This age group is at high risk for various age-related illnesses, which require the help of personal mobility. According to Disabled World, currently, about 10% of the world's population, or nearly 650 million people, are living with a disability. In most OECD countries, females have higher rates of disability than males, and according to the UN Development Program (UNDP), 80% of persons with disabilities live in developing countries.

Furthermore, the factors fueling the market include the rising burden of sports injuries, consistent innovation of new products and treatment modalities, and rising demand for minimally invasive surgeries. According to the article published by Sarah Megginson in February 2020, 89% of Australian adults participate in sports every year, with 62% participating at least three times a week. Furthermore, in 2019, a study published by Wu Jianxi et al. in the International Journal of Sports and Exercise Medicine reported that the increasing popularization of futsal in China led to the highest number of ankle-related injuries, as futsal is a whole-body contact sport of technical confrontation. Thus, with the rising number of sports injuries, the demand for Kinesio tape may boost the market over the forecast period.

Therefore as the elder population increases, the need for Kinesio tapes also increases, propelling the overall market growth.

Key Market Trends

Pre-cut Shape is the Fastest-growing Segment

The growing popularity of pre-cut tapes is due to the reduction of time required to cut down the Kinesio tapes into strips, as they are already cut and pre-shaped. With their rising popularity, the availability of pre-cut strips in a variety of sizes and lengths has increased steadily. Although it contains no medications or topical substances, kinesiology tape can effectively relieve both acute and chronic pain. This is especially effective for pain from scorching injuries, where the intensity of the pain is out of proportion to the severity of the injury. It reduces swelling and inflammation, accelerates the recovery from bruises and contusions, and relieves muscle spasms and cramping.

According to World Ageing Report, in 2019, there were 6.602 million people aged above 65 years in Canada. The number of older adults is expected to increase to 11.436 million by 2050. Similarly, the United Kingdom has 12.499 million people aged 65 years and above in 2019, which is expected to reach 18.775 million by 2050. Thus the increasing geriatric population is expected to boost the segment over the forecast period.

Furthermore, the increasing geriatric population is a major factor propelling the segment growth. As the number of injuries and cramps is increasing, the need and popularity of the pre-cut tapes also increase.

North America Expected to Dominate the Market

North America is expected to dominate the overall market throughout the forecast period. The market growth is due to factors such as the presence of key players, the high prevalence of accidents and muscle pains and spasms in the region, and established healthcare infrastructure. These are some of the key factors accountable for its large share in the market.

According to the Rural Health Information Hub 2020 report, in the United States, there are more than 46 million older adults aged 65 and up; by 2050, that number is expected to rise to nearly 90 million. The number of older adults is expected to increase by nearly 18 million between 2020 and 2030. Thus the rising geriatric population in the country is expected to boost the market study.

Furthermore, beneficial government initiatives and an increase in the number of research partnerships are some of the drivers expected to increase the market growth. For Instance, in February 2020, KT Tape announced its continued partnership with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), serving as the official kinesiology tape licensee of Team USA through the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020

The United States has the maximum share in this region due to supportive healthcare policies, a high number of patients, and a developed healthcare market.

Competitive Landscape

The Kinesio Tape market is moderately competitive and consists of several players. There are many manufacturers of kinesiology tapes that compete in the market and provide different product portfolios. Some companies currently dominating the market are Kinesio Tape, Spidertech Inc, KT TAPE, STRENGTHTAPE, NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, Implus LLC, Atex, DL Medical&Health, and Kindmax.

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Table of Contents

1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Rise in Muscle Pain due to Minor Accidents and Sports
4.2.2 Increase in Geriatric Population
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 Patent Rights Required to Manufacture Tapes
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5 MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size by Value - USD million)
5.1 By Type
5.1.1 Pre-cut Strips
5.1.2 Roll Forms
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Rehabilitation
5.2.2 Alignment
5.2.3 Pain Management
5.2.4 Other Applications
5.3 By Distribution Channel
5.3.1 Franchised Store
5.3.2 E-commerce
5.3.3 Other Distribution Channels
5.4 Geography
5.4.1 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.4.2 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Spain Rest of Europe
5.4.3 Asia-Pacific China Japan India Australia South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa GCC South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa
5.4.5 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Kinesio Tape
6.1.2 Spidertech Inc
6.1.3 KT TAPE
6.1.4 Compass Health Brand (STRENGTHTAPE)
6.1.6 Implus LLC
6.1.7 Vela Software (Atex)
6.1.8 DL Medical&Health
6.1.9 Kindmax

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Kinesio Tape
  • Spidertech Inc
  • Compass Health Brand (STRENGTHTAPE)
  • Implus LLC
  • Vela Software (Atex)
  • DL Medical&Health
  • Kindmax