Global Medical Humidifier Market Size, Share, and COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (Heated Humidifiers, Passover Humidifiers, Integrated Humidifiers, Built-In Humidifiers, and Stand-Alone Humidifiers), By Channel (OTC and Prescribed), By End-Use (Hospital, Outpatient Facility, and Homecare), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East, and Africa), Analysis and Forecast 2023 - 2033

Industry: Healthcare


Global Medical Humidifier Market Insights Forecasts to 2033

  • The Global Medical Humidifier Market Size was Valued at USD 0.71 Billion in 2023
  • The Market Size is Growing at a CAGR of 5.82% from 2023 to 2033
  • The Worldwide Medical Humidifier Market Size is Expected to Reach USD 1.25 Billion by 2033
  • Asia Pacific is Expected to Grow the fastest during the forecast period.


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The Global Medical Humidifier Market Size is Anticipated to Exceed USD 1.25 Billion by 2033, Growing at a CAGR of 5.82% from 2023 to 2033.


Market Overview

A medical humidifier is a machine that puts moisture into the air. Humidified air makes breathing easier for persons with conditions like cystic fibrosis, Sjogren’s syndrome, sinusitis, eczema, and other allergic disorders. It helps to prevent dryness that can irritate many parts of the body like skin, nose, throat, and lips, relieving dry skin, sinus congestion/headache, dry throat, nose irritation, bloody noses, irritated vocal cords, dry cough, and cracked lips. Heated humidifiers are used to prevent the drying of secretions in the tracheostomies of infants receiving continuous mechanical ventilation by mediating adequate humidity and temperature of the gas mixture to the lungs of a patient. Passover humidifiers treat sleep-related disorders such as sleep apnea and other respiratory disorders by alleviating dry mouth or nose dryness. Allergic rhinitis, for example, often includes nasal congestion, irritation, and inflammation of the delicate, moist tissues of the nasal mucosa. Healthcare organizations use respiratory humidifiers to provide patients, particularly young children and newborns, with warm moisture and breathing gases. Patients with various respiratory problems are being treated with high-flow humidifiers as part of a new therapy called high-flow humidification therapy (HfT).


Report Coverage

This research report categorizes the market for the global medical humidifier market based on various segments and regions forecasts revenue growth and analyzes trends in each submarket. The report analyses the key growth drivers, opportunities, and challenges influencing the global medical humidifier market. Recent market developments and competitive strategies such as expansion, product launch, and development, partnership, merger, and acquisition have been included to draw the competitive landscape in the market. The report strategically identifies and profiles the key market players and analyses their core competencies in each sub-segment of the global medical humidifier market.


Global Medical Humidifier Market Report Coverage

Report CoverageDetails
Base Year:2023
Market Size in 2023:USD 0.71 Billion
Forecast Period:2023 to 2033
Forecast Period CAGR 2023 to 2033 :5.82%
2033 Value Projection:USD 1.25 Billion
Historical Data for:2021 -2022
No. of Pages:200
Tables, Charts & Figures:115
Segments covered:By Type, By Channel, By End-Use, By Region and COVID-19 Impact Analysis
Companies covered:: Koninklijke Philips N.V, GE Healthcare, OasisMist, Vadi Medical Technology Co., Ltd., Teleflex Incorporated, Acare Technology, Hamilton Medical, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Heinen + Löwenstein, Braun & Company Ltd., Precision Medical, Inc., Becton, Dickinson, and Company, Hamilton Medical, Air Liquide and Others Key Vendors.
Pitfalls & Challenges:COVID-19 Empact, Challenges, Future, Growth, & Analysis

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Driving Factors

Geriatric patients are more susceptible to respiratory conditions such as COPD, asthma, and pneumonia. Thus, the increasing geriatric population contributes to driving the market demand. Respiratory distress in term of infants is a predisposing factor for neonatal mortality and morbidity. Thus, the growing cases of respiratory distress syndrome in neonates driving the market demand. The technological advancement in medical humidifiers such as automation in device power, equipped with bluetooth or wifi connectivity further enhances the market growth. The adoption of home healthcare devices. For instance, the Humi-Rainbow bubble humidifier by DZ Medicale is intended for medical applications of oxygen therapy for hospital and home use, to relieve the drying of the mucous membranes caused by pure oxygen.  


Restraining Factors

The high maintenance of medical humidifiers to prevent mold growth and keep out unwanted particles is a challenging task. Further, the high installation costs of the medical humidifier are restraining the global medical humidifier market.


Market Segmentation

The global medical humidifier market share is classified into type, channel, and end-use.


  • The heated humidifiers segment accounted for the largest revenue share of the global medical humidifier market in 2023.

Based on the type, the global medical humidifier market is categorized into heated humidifiers, passover humidifiers, integrated humidifiers, built-in humidifiers, and stand-alone humidifiers. Among these, the heated humidifiers segment accounted for the largest revenue share of the global medical humidifier market in 2023. A heated humidifier is an active humidifier that adds water vapor and heat to the inspiratory air from temperature-regulated water reservoirs independently of the patient for respiratory therapy. The increasing cases of respiratory disorders lead to enhanced market demand in the heated humidifiers segment. 


  • The OTC segment is anticipated to grow at significant CAGR growth during the forecast period.

Based on the channel, the global medical humidifier market is categorized into OTC and prescribed. Among these, the OTC segment is anticipated to grow at significant CAGR growth during the forecast period. OTC humidifiers are user-friendly, portable, and cater to a broader consumer base. The rising awareness among consumers about the importance of maintaining optimal humidity levels for respiratory health is anticipated to drive the market in the OTC segment.


  • The hospital segment dominated the market with the largest revenue share in 2023.

Based on the end-use, the global medical humidifier market is categorized into hospitals, outpatient facilities and home care. Among these, the hospital segment dominated the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. The hospital segment fulfills the requirement of the regulatory standards and guidelines for the use of medical humidifiers which leads to the adoption of advanced and innovative medical humidifier that result in driving the market in the hospital segment.


Regional Segment Analysis of the Global Medical Humidifier Market

  • North America (U.S., Canada, Mexico) 
  • Europe (Germany, France, U.K., Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, India, Rest of APAC)
  • South America (Brazil and the Rest of South America) 
  • The Middle East and Africa (UAE, South Africa, Rest of MEA)


North America is anticipated to hold the largest share of the global medical humidifier market over the predicted timeframe.

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North America is projected to hold the largest share of the global medical humidifier market over the forecast period. The high prevalence of respiratory diseases and the presence of well-established healthcare infrastructure are driving the market. Between 1980 and 2022, the median age of the population increased from 30.0 to 38.9 as per a report by PRB. Thus, the growing aging population in the region is responsible for driving the market. The increased demand for respiratory care devices is driving the market demand. Further, the presence of major market players and continuous technological advancements with the introduction of innovative and advanced medical humidification technologies contributed to market growth.

Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR growth of the global medical humidifier market during the forecast period. The increasing adoption of medical humidifiers in healthcare settings enhancing the market growth in the region. Further, the rising prevalence of respiratory disorders in the region, owing to rising air pollution, changing lifestyles, and an aging population are driving the market. Further, the growing awareness regarding respiratory care with the rising focus on enhancing healthcare infrastructure, boosting the market demand. The growing healthcare expenditure for facilitating the integration of advanced technologies of humidification systems in healthcare facilities is driving the market growth. These factors are expected to boost the medical humidified market over the forecast period.


Competitive Analysis:

The report offers the appropriate analysis of the key organizations/companies involved within the global medical humidifier market along with a comparative evaluation primarily based on their product offering, business overviews, geographic presence, enterprise strategies, segment market share, and SWOT analysis. The report also provides an elaborative analysis focusing on the current news and developments of the companies, which includes product development, innovations, joint ventures, partnerships, mergers & acquisitions, strategic alliances, and others. This allows for the evaluation of the overall competition within the market.


List of Key Companies

  • Koninklijke Philips N.V
  • GE Healthcare
  • OasisMist
  • Vadi Medical Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Teleflex Incorporated
  • Acare Technology
  • Hamilton Medical
  • Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Heinen + Löwenstein
  • Braun & Company Ltd.
  • Precision Medical, Inc.
  • Becton, Dickinson, and Company
  • Hamilton Medical
  • Air Liquide
  • Others


Key Target Audience

  • Market Players
  • Investors
  • End-users
  • Government Authorities 
  • Consulting And Research Firm
  • Venture capitalists
  • Value-Added Resellers (VARs)


Recent Developments

  • In January 2023, Carel implemented adiabatic and isotheral humidification systems at Paideia International Hospital. It is part of a major Indoor Air Quality project aimed at ensuring the correct ventilation and indoor relative humidity control.
  • In January 2021, Vadi Medical Technology, a leading provider of medical devices and solutions, introduced the VH3000-220 model. This new addition to their range of humidifiers marked a strategic move to address evolving healthcare needs and enhance their offerings in the market.


Market Segment

This study forecasts revenue at global, regional, and country levels from 2020 to 2033. Spherical Insights has segmented the global medical humidifier market based on the below-mentioned segments: 


Global Medical Humidifier Market, By Type

  • Heated Humidifiers
  • Passover Humidifiers
  • Integrated Humidifiers
  • Built-In Humidifiers
  • Stand-Alone Humidifiers


Global Medical Humidifier Market, By Channel

  • OTC
  • Prescribed


Global Medical Humidifier Market, By End-Use

  • Hospital
  • Outpatient Facility
  • Homecare


Global Medical Humidifier Market, Regional Analysis

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Uk
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • South America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Qatar
    • South Africa
    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

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