BMI View: Iran will remain an attractive market in the region due to its large size, but it will register low growth in US dollar terms, due to the depreciation of the rial. With a deal over the country's nuclear activity reached in July 2015, the easing of international sanctions should see a rise in imported medical devices into Iran during 2016. We do not expect a sharp rise, however, as import growth will likely be tempered by lower oil prices and the country's lack of investment over the past decade.
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We forecast that the market will expand by a 2014-2019 CAGR of 4.7% in US dollar terms, down from a 2009-2014 CAGR of 5.6%, taking the value to USD1,110.2mn in 2019. The much lower US dollar growth rate reflects the continued forecasted depreciation of the rial, as the currency remains sensitive to developments in nuclear negotiations in the coming quarters.
The market will remain import reliant, despite the manufacture of products such as syringes, needles & catheters, dental instruments & fittings and orthopaedics. The latest collated monthly mirror trade data show that imports in the three months to December 2015 grew by 18.6% in US dollar terms to USD257.2mn. Imports in the year to December 2015 rose by 12.2% to USD893.0mn.
Exports will remain low and fluctuate considerably. Exports decreased by 45.4% in US dollar terms to USD2.2mn in the three months to December 2015. In comparison, exports in the year to December 2015 decreased by 31.4% to USD7.2mn.
The Iranian market will benefit from the country's more positive economic outlook, following the lifting of economic sanctions. Iran has signed about 16 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with foreign companies, which will expand healthcare access. Collaboration agreements with South Korea and Pakistan will also strengthen the healthcare sector. In addition, a development assistance programme with Japan will expand the diagnostic imaging sector.
The Iran 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 Iran provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives and analysts with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Iran Medical Devices industry.
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