BMI View : Germany will remain one of the most attractive medical device markets in Western Europe, testament to the un derlying strength of the German economy and a commitment to maintain a high quality healthcare service. From January 2016, a hospital reform programme will help to address the problem of chronic hospital underinvestment. This development, along with the increasing healthcare needs of the elderly population will underpin market demand. However, sustained downward pressure on prices, particularly from co-operative purchasing and tender s , will continue to hit profit margins .
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We forecast that the market will grow at a 2014-2019 CAGR of 5.5% in euro terms. In US dollar terms, the 2014-2019 CAGR will be lower at 3.2%, which will see the market grow from USD26.3bn in 2014 to USD30.8bn in 2019.
We expect imports will post an improved performance in US dollar terms during 2016 as the euro stabilises against the US dollar. In the 12 months to August 2015, imports grew by 8.8% in euro terms, but fell by 7.4% in US dollar terms. This compares to gains of 1.2% in euro terms and 2.8% in US dollar terms for the full 2014 year, when imports reached USD18.5bn.
We expect exports will gain momentum in 2016, benefitting from an upturn in key eurozone markets . In the 12 months to August 2015, exports grew by 8.4% in euro terms, but fell by 7.6% in US dollar terms. This compares to gains of 0.2% in euro terms and 1.7% in US dollar terms for the full 2014 year, when exports reached USD28.9bn.
Despite an improving domestic economy, the operating environment for medical device suppliers will remain challenging in 2016 with profit margins squeezed by higher commodity prices and sustained downward pressure on prices. As a result, the industry will continue to see faster sales growth and higher profit margins in overseas markets during 2016.
The Germany 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.
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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.
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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.
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