The erythropoietin (EPO) market consists of sales of erythropoietin drugs by entities (organizations, sole traders, and partnerships) that manufacture erythropoietin biosimilars. Erythropoietin (EPO) is a hormone produced by kidneys and plays a vital role in the production of red blood cells, which carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body. Lack of sufficient erythropoietin results in low red blood cells, which may lead to anaemia. The erythropoietin (EPO) drugs are used for treatment for anaemia, kidney disorders, cancer, and other conditions.
The global erythropoietin (EPO) market is expected to decline from $1.01 billion in 2019 to $0.95 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -6.27%. The decline is mainly due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of industries and other commercial activities resulting in operational challenges. The entire supply chain has been disrupted, impacting the market negatively. The market is then expected to recover and reach $2.27 billion in 2023 at a CAGR of 33.9%.