BMI View : Slower economic growth and a further weakening of the Australian dollar will continue to weigh on market growth in 2016, which will be negative in US dollar terms. Government austerity measures aimed at narrowing the budget deficit remain an additional threat to growth despite the strength of market drivers such as the ageing population, rising hospital admissions and the increasing prevalence of chronic age-related disease. Australia will be the slowest growing market in our Asia Pacific region.
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We forecast that the market will record a negative 2014-2019 CAGR of 2.3% in US dollar terms, ranging from -3.6% for dental products to -0.6% for orthopaedics & prosthetics. The low dollar growth rate reflects a weak AUD, which will continue to depreciate against the US dollar in 2016 and 2017, following a sharp fall in 2015. We project that the market will decline from USD5,001.4mn in 2014 to USD4,459.7mn in 2019.
We expect import growth to remain negative in US dollar terms in 2015, due to the depreciation of the Australian dollar and cuts in health expenditure. Imports decreased by 5.0% y-o-y in 9M15 and by 7.8% y-o-y to USD1,120.1mn over the three months to November 2015.
Despite a decrease of 12.4% in US dollar terms during the three months to November 2015 to USD440.5mn, we expect export growth to resume in 2016 as purchasers take advantage of the weakened Australian dollar.
Medical device prices will be reviewed in the light of rising health insurance premiums, as part of the federal review of private health insurance. Reform of prostheses pricing will be made a priority through the establishment of an industry working group comprising health insurers, device manufacturers, hospitals, clinicians and consumers.
The Australia Medical Devices Report features market forecasts supported by trade, production and healthcare estimates by Espicom, a BMI Research's company. These forecasts and estimates focus on six product areas: Consumables, Diagnostic Imaging, Dental Products, Orthopaedics & Prosthetics, Patient Aids and Other Medical Devices.
Detailed product breakdown for market, trade and production data in Australia provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives and analysts with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Australia Medical Devices industry.
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BMI Industry View
Provides industry, political and economic views. Briefly analyses the medical devices market, taking into account the latest industry forecasts, healthcare indicators and industry trends & developments.
SWOT analyses of the medical devices market, the political environment, the economic landscape and the business environment.
Evaluates and analyses the medical devices market in terms of historical and forecast trends, covering six product areas: Consumables, Diagnostic Imaging, Dental Products, Orthopaedics & Prosthetics, Patient Aids and Other Medical Devices. Additionally, presents annual and monthly import and export trade data.
Presents macroeconomic forecasts impacting the medical devices market.
Industry Risk Reward Index
Risk Reward Indices tool, which provides a globally comparative and numerically based assessment of the medical devices market’s attractiveness.
Assesses the medical devices market in the current year. Additionally, covers healthcare trends shaping the market, focusing on health status, healthcare system, healthcare funding, healthcare resources, healthcare activity and healthcare personnel. Includes historical healthcare data.
Industry Trends & Developments
Analyses the latest industry trends and developments shaping the market, in terms of monthly trade performance, forecast trends, production changes, regulatory developments, competitive strategies, political events and economic performance.
A focus on government healthcare reforms, epidemiological trends, mergers and acquisitions, product launches, market entries, FDI activity, R&D, biotechnology, clinical trials and supply chain issues.
Values historical medical devices production, and analyses the presence of national and multinational manufacturers operating in the market. Also, compares the presence of leading multinational company operations, either via sales & marketing, distribution or manufacture. Finally, takes into account market access drivers, including major distribution channels, trade associations and trade shows.
Carefully explains the medical devices market methodology, trade classifications, Risk Reward Index methodology and sources used in the medical devices market Report.