BMI Industry View: The medical device market is small but per capita expenditure ranks highest in Latin America. We forecas t a high single -digit 201 4-2019 CAGR in US dollar terms, fuelled by public hospital modernisation . The market will remain reliant on imports as production is limited . Chile has generally avoided regional full membership in trading blocs such as MERCOSUR or CAN, preferring bilateral agreements such as its FTA with the USA, which will continue to shape market trends .
Headline Industry Forecasts
Market growth will remain positive, boosted by substantial investment programmes in the public health sector. We forecast a 2014-2019 CAGR of 7.8% in US dollar terms, ranging from 6.4% for dental products to 8.4% for both orthopaedics & prosthetics and other medical devices. The market will reach USD1.0bn by 2019.
The market will be dominated by imports, primarily from the USA, the European Union and China. In the 12 months to March 2015, import performance was fairly flat overall, increasing by 1.4% in US dollar terms to USD693.7mn. Previously, imports recorded a 2009-2014 CAGR of 13.7%, ranging from 9.5% for consumables to 17.5% for other medical devices.
Exports will remain low, resulting in a significant balance of trade deficit. In the 12 months to March 2015, exports were down by 6.6% in US dollar terms, to USD21.0mn. Over the 2009-2014 period, exports recorded a CAGR of 5.4%, ranging from -1.9% for dental products to 22.4% for orthopaedics & prosthetics.
Chile produces very little medical equipment. Locally-manufactured items tend to be at the lower end of the technology scale, such as bandages and supplies, medical instruments, prosthetics, mechano-therapy apparatus, medical furniture and wheelchairs. There are exceptions, including engineering expertise in electromagnetic and magnetic shielding for MRI units.
Headline Risk/Reward Index
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The Chile 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 Chile provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives and analysts with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Chile 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.