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South Korea General Anesthesia Market to Grow at a CAGR of 4.5% During 2024-2032, Aided by Rising Surgical Procedures and Diagnostic Interventions

South Korea General Anesthesia Market

According to a new report by EMR titled, ‘South Korea General Anesthesia Market Report and Forecast 2024-2032’, the market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2024 and 2032. The market is being aided by the rising surgical procedures and diagnostic interventions.

The general anesthesia market in South Korea is experiencing significant growth, fuelled by a growing consumer preference for safe and effective anesthesia during surgeries. This trend is driven by a heightened awareness of general anesthesia's benefits, such as complete unconsciousness, pain management, and muscle relaxation. This shift in patient preference has significantly increased demand for general anesthesia procedures, propelling the market forward.


Further, the market is influenced by the advancements in the pharmaceutical industry. Companies in the sector such as Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) continuously strive to develop novel and improved anesthesia drugs.  These medications ideally possess fewer side effects, faster acting mechanisms, and promote quicker recovery times for patients. This relentless pursuit of innovation in drug development by pharmaceutical companies plays a significant role in shaping the South Korea general anesthesia market dynamics.


Fuelled by a growing elderly population, a rise in chronic illnesses, and advancements in surgical techniques, the market is experiencing significant demand. General anesthesia plays a vital role in a wide range of surgical procedures, from common operations like gallbladder removal and hernia repair to intricate interventions like heart surgery and organ transplants. This underscores general anesthesia's critical role in enabling safe and effective surgical care across a spectrum of complexities.


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Market Breakup by Drug Type, Route of Administration, Surgery Type, and End-Use:

  • On the basis of the drug type, the market is divided into propofol, sevoflurane, desflurane, and dexmedetomidine, among others.
  • The market can be segmented based on the route of administration into intravenous and inhalation.
  • On the basis of the surgery type, the market is divided into heart surgery, cancer surgery, knee and hip replacements, and general surgery, among others.
  • The market can be segmented based on end-use into hospitals and ambulatory surgical centres.


Key Findings of the Report:

  • The South Korea general anesthesia market expansion can be attributed to the development and widespread use of advanced anesthesia delivery systems. These systems, which include anesthesia machines equipped with integrated monitoring and alarm functions, alongside advanced ventilation modes, have demonstrably improved patient safety and streamlined the entire anesthesia administration process.


Population Ages 65 and Above of Total Population


  • The increasing number of outpatient surgeries signifies a shift towards less complex procedures, and the growing popularity of minimally invasive surgeries minimises patient recovery time. These factors create a strong demand for short-acting anesthetic agents, essential for efficient outpatient surgeries and faster post-operative recovery.
  • South Korea's rapidly ageing population presents a unique challenge for its healthcare system. The growing number of elderly individuals, often accompanied by an increase in chronic diseases, necessitates a corresponding rise in medical procedures. This trend directly translates to a heightened demand for anesthetic medications to ensure safe and effective surgical interventions.


Key Offerings of the Report:

  • The EMR report gives an overview of the South Korea general anesthesia market for the periods (2017-2023) and (2024-2032).
  • The report also offers historical (2017-2023) and forecast (2024-2032) market information for drug types, routes of administration, surgery types, and end uses of general anesthetia in South Korea.
  • The report analyses the market dynamics, covering the key demand and price indicators in the market, along with providing an assessment of the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces models.


The major players in the South Korea general anesthesia market are Fresenius Kabi Korea Ltd, Hana Pharm Co., Ltd., Daewon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Pfizer Ltd., Baxter International Inc., and AbbVie Inc., among others. The comprehensive report by EMR looks into the market share, capacity, and latest developments like mergers and acquisitions, plant turnarounds, and capacity expansions of the major players.


Key Highlights of the Report

Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2017-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Drug Type
  • Route of Administration
  • Surgery Type
  • End-use
Breakup by Drug Type
  • Propofol
  • Sevoflurane
  • Desflurane
  • Dexmedetomidine
  • Others
Breakup by Route of Administration
  • Intravenous
  • Inhalation
Breakup by Surgery Type
  • Heart Surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Knee and Hip Replacements
  • General Surgery
  • Others
Breakup by End-use
  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centres
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • Fresenius Kabi Korea Ltd
  • Hana Pharm Co., Ltd.
  • Daewon Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
  • Pfizer Ltd.
  • Baxter International Inc.
  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Others


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