BMI Industry View: We forecast that t he medical device market will experience moderate growth . T he instability o f the political environment, declining oil prices and a lack of healthcare facilities are likely to affect market competitiveness . As there is very little domestic production, the market is heavily reliant on imports, which have experienced strong growth in recent years but are declining in 2015 , while the level of exports is very l ow .
Headline Industry Forecasts
In US dollar terms, the market will expand at a 2014-2019 CAGR of 6.0%, ranging from 3.0% for other medical devices to 9.7% for diagnostic imaging. The market will increase from USD536.2mn in 2014 to USD716.2mn in 2019. The instability of the political environment and declining oil prices will have a negative effect on market growth.
The market is heavily reliant on medical device imports, but we expect ongoing political instability and falling oil prices to impact on imports in the near future. Using monthly mirror trade data, imports reached USD392.9mn in the 12 months up to May 2015, representing a y-o-y decline of 32.2% in US dollar terms. Import growth, however, was strong between 2009 and 2014, with imports increasing by a CAGR of 25.6% in US dollar terms.
We expect medical device exports to continue to be weak over the forecast period, therefore the trade balance will remain negative. Using monthly mirror trade data, exports increased by 26.2% in US dollar terms in the 12 months up to May 2015, to USD0.4mn. Exports, however, fell by a CAGR of -10.1% in US dollar terms between 2009 and 2014.
We estimate that domestic medical device production is very low, which explains why the market is so heavily dependent on imports.
Headline Industry Risk/Reward Index
Iraq is the fourteenth most attractive market in the Middle East & Africa region in which to commercialise a medical device in Q415, according to BMI's Medical Device Risk/Reward Index, down...
The Iraq 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 Iraq provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives and analysts with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Iraq 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.