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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 10:11:00 AM
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The global market for diabetes care products amounts to £27.5 billion ($41 billion). The market has grown by around 12% annually in the last decade and is expected to experience continued solid growth driven by an increased prevalence of diabetes and the need for better treatments. Of this global market, insulin accounts for 55%, oral diabetes products for 38% and GLP-1 products for 7%.

http://www.pharmafile.com/news/499362/moving-forward-diabetes

Pleas explain the use of definite article in the "the global market"

We use definite article when the reader/ listener knows about the noun- the reference to the noun is made specific

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 10:52:34 AM

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It is a unique object.

"The global market for diabetes care products"

There is only one global market - unless you go to another globe (planet).

It is the total amount of money spent on diabetes treatments, everywhere on Earth.

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thar
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 10:53:24 AM

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Which global market us it? For what products and services is this market?

It is specified in the sentence.

The market is specified. There is only one.

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 10:58:36 AM

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thar wrote:
There is only one.
Edit - posted same time. Whistle



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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Friday, May 18, 2018 11:08:44 AM
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