2019 Family Planning Market Report

16th December 2019

Analysis from the newly published 2019 Family Planning Market Report shows an overall increase in market value from 2017 to 2018, though not to the historical levels seen prior to 2016. Notably, Couple Years of Protection (CYPs) shipped of IUDs increased significantly in 2018 from a historic low in 2017, returning to levels seen over the 2014 to 2016 period. These trends coincide with an increase in donor spend from USAID and UNFPA from 2017 to 2018. Uncertainties over longer-term donor funding and growing funding gaps, as highlighted by the 2019 RHSC Global Contraceptive Commodity Gap Analysis, remain critical factors in determining the health of this market.The report – jointly produced by the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition – is now in its fifth iteration, has added one new supplier to its dataset and now focuses on the latest five-year trend. The 2019 report will provide the most visibility in terms of data coverage for the 69 FP2020 focus countries, along with the most up-to-date data, methodology, and trends/commentary perspective. 

Drawing on discussions with stakeholders, the report proposes an explanation for the most prominent trend observed in 2018 – the increase in CYPs shipped, driven by increased shipments of IUDs. Some stakeholders suggested that the increase in IUDs shipped in 2018 was a reversal from the significant drop seen in 2017. Specifically, Egypt saw the largest drop in IUD volumes in 2017 following the devaluation of the Egyptian Pound against the US dollar. It also accounted for the greatest increase in IUD shipments in 2018. Year-to-year observations may also be attributed, at least in part, to the nature of the supplier shipment data and cyclical procurement patterns, which may not always reflect programmatic changes.

A webinar on the 28th of January 2020 at 10-11 EST will discuss the report's findings.

The 2019 Family Planning Market Report, now in its fifth iteration, features data from 15 suppliers, 14 of which had also participated in prior year reports. The report focuses on the most recent five-year trends. The 2019 report will provide the most visibility in terms of data coverage for the 69 FP2020 focus countries, along with the most up-to-date data, methodology, and trends/commentary perspective. 

The report is a product of the Global Markets Visibility Project. Jointly produced by the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition, it provides the community with the most comprehensive and reliable view into the public and social sectors of the family planning procurement market across the 69 FP2020 focus countries. The report provides insightful and strategic outputs for donors, Ministries of Health (MoH), implementing organizations, and suppliers to develop and implement more effective strategies aimed at ensuring that an additional 120 million women in the world’s 69 poorest countries have access to family planning products and services by 2020. We thank the 15 participating suppliers for their important contribution in this initiative and DFID for funding this valuable project.

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