Japan Medical Devices Report

Published 20 March 2015

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Japan Medical Devices Report

BMI Industry View: The Japanese medical device market remains the second largest in the world, behind only the USA. The medical device market has continued to exhi bit a slow but positive growth in local currency terms in recent years, with under half of the market supplied by imports. The market looks set to expand by a CAGR of 2.9% in US dollar terms to 2018. Exports from Japan are likely to continue making positive gains due to the weakening local currency in the short to medium term. Japanese manufacturers are also expected to continue seeking acquisition opportunities abroad to expand their footprint and seek new opportunities for growth.

Headline Industry Forecasts

  • The Japanese medical device market remains the second largest in the world, behind only the USA. In US dollar terms, the market is projected to expand by a CAGR of 2.9%, which should see it rise from an estimated USD30,160.5mn in 2013 to USD34,854.8mn in 2018. Due to exchange rate differences, the market growth in local currency terms is expected to be higher, recording a CAGR of 3.8% during the period in question.

  • Japan is the world's third largest importer of medical devices, behind only the USA and Germany. In US dollar terms, due to exchange rate differences, imports fell by 6.9% to USD12,022.8mn in 2013, compared with USD12,915.1mn reported in 2012. In local currency terms, imports actually rose, by 13.8% over the previous year to reach JPY1,173.5bn in 2013, compared with JPY1,031.2bn reported in 2012. Based on the latest collated monthly data, medical device imports to the year ending January 2015 fell by 2.9% to USD11,671.4mn.

  • Japan is amongst the world's top 10 largest medical device exporters. In US dollar terms, exports fell by 4.4% to USD6,721.9mn in 2013, compared with USD7,028.1mn reported in 2012. In local currency terms, exports actually grew, by 16.9% to reach JPY656.1bn in 2013, compared with JPY561.2bn reported in 2012. Based on the latest collated monthly...

Table of Contents

Espicom Industry View
7
SWOT
10
Medical Device Market
10
Political
11
Economic
12
Business Environment
13
Industry Forecast
15
Medical Device Market Forecast
15
2008-2013 Performance
15
2013-2018 Performance
16
Table: Projected Medical Device Market, 2013-2018
17
Table: Detailed Medical Device Market By Product Area, 2008-2018 (US$mn)
18
Consumables Market Forecast
22
Bandages & Dressings
22
Suturing Materials
22
Syringes, Needles & Catheters
22
Other Consumables
22
Table: Consumables Market, 2008-2018 (US$mn)
23
Table: Consumables Market, 2009-2018 (US$mn % Change)
24
Diagnostic Imaging Market Forecast
26
Electrodiagnostic Apparatus
26
Radiation Apparatus
27
Imaging Parts & Accessories
27
Table: Diagnostic Imaging Market, 2008-2018 (US$mn)
27
Table: Diagnostic Imaging Market, 2009-2018 (US$mn % Change)
28
Dental Products Market Forecast
30
Capital Equipment
30
Instruments & Supplies
30
Table: Dental Products Market, 2008-2018 (US$mn)
30
Table: Dental Products Market, 2009-2018 (US$mn % Change)
31
Orthopaedics & Prosthetics Market Forecast
33
Fixation Devices
33
Artificial Joints
33
Other Artificial Body Parts
33
Table: Orthopaedics & Prosthetics Market, 2008-2018 (US$mn)
34
Table: Orthopaedics & Prosthetics Market, 2009-2018 (USmn % Change)
34
Patient Aids Market Forecast
36
Portable Aids
36
Therapeutic Appliances
36
Table: Patient Aids Market, 2008-2018 (US$mn)
36
Table: Patient Aids Market, 2009-2018 (US$mn % Change)
37
Other Medical Devices Market Forecast
39
Table: Other Medical Devices Market, 2008-2018 (US$mn)
40
Table: Other Medical Devices Market, 2009-2018 (US$mn % Change)
41
Annual Medical Device Imports
43
Table: Medical Device Imports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (US$000s)
46
Table: Medical Device Imports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (US$000s % Change)
47
Table: Medical Device Imports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (Local Currency 000s)
48
Table: Medical Device Imports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (Local Currency 000s % Change)
49
Table: Top 20 Medical Device Suppliers, 2013 (US$000s)
51
Table: Detailed Medical Device Imports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (US$000s)
52
Table: Detailed Medical Device Import Trends By Product Area, 2013
55
Table: Detailed Leading Medical Device Suppliers By Product Area, 2013 (US$000s)
58
Monthly Medical Device Imports
62
Table: Monthly Medical Device Imports By Product Area, June 2011-August 2014 (US$mn)
62
Annual Medical Device Exports
64
Table: Medical Device Exports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (US$000s)
68
Table: Medical Device Exports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (US$000s % Change)
69
Table: Medical Device Exports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (Local Currency 000s)
70
Table: Medical Device Exports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (Local Currency 000s % Change)
71
Table: Top 20 Medical Device Destinations, 2013 (US$000s)
73
Table: Detailed Medical Device Exports By Product Area, 2009-2013 (US$000s)
74
Table: Detailed Medical Device Export Trends By Product Area, 2013
77
Table: Detailed Leading Medical Device Destinations By Product Area, 2013 (US$000s)
80
Table: Detailed Medical Device Trade Balance, 2009-2013 (US$000s)
83
Monthly Medical Device Exports
86
Table: Monthly Medical Device Exports By Product Area, June 2011-August 2014 (US$mn)
86
Macroeconomic Forecasts
88
Economic Analysis
88
Table: Economic Activity (Japan 2009-2018)
92
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
93
Table: APAC Medical Device Risk/Reward Ratings, Q414
94
Market Overview
95
Medical Device Market Overview
95
Table: Medical Device Market, Key Ratios, 2013
96
Table: Medical Device Market By Product Area, 2013
97
Healthcare Overview
98
Health Status
98
Healthcare System
98
Healthcare Funding
99
Healthcare Resources
101
Table: Medical Device Technology By Type, 2008/2011 (Units)
101
Table: Medical Device Technology By Type, 2008/2011 (Rate/mn Population)
102
Healthcare Personnel
103
Key Healthcare Data
103
Table: Key Healthcare Data, 2008-2013
103
Industry Trends And Developments
106
Industry Trends & Developments
106
Regulatory Development
109
Medical Device Regulations
109
Competent Authorities
109
Medical Device Regulations
110
Medical Device Pricing & Reimbursement
112
Medical Device Pricing
112
Medical Device Reimbursement
112
Medical Treatment Fees Reimbursement
114
Competitive Landscape
115
Domestic Medical Device Production
115
Table: Medical Device Production, 1991-2012
115
Table: Medical Device Production By Category, 2011-2012 (JPYmn)
116
Table: Medical Device Production By Category, 2011-2012 (US$mn)
117
Table: Diagnostic Imaging And Therapeutic Systems Domestic Production, 2011
118
National Medical Device Manufacturers
119
Multinational Medical Device Manufacturers
130
Multinational Market Activity
131
Table: Multinational Market Activity, 2014
131
Medical Device Market Access
133
Market Environment
133
Distribution
133
Trade Associations
133
Trade Fair
134
Methodology
135
Medical Device Market Methodology
135
Trade Code Classifications
136
Table: Used HS Trade Codes, 2014
136
Table: Rearranged HS Trade Codes, 2014
138
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
141
Table: Medical Devices Risk/Reward Ratings Indicators, 2014
142
Sources
143
Contact
144

The Japan 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 Japan provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives and analysts with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Japan Medical Devices industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's Medical Devices market forecasts, which take into account macroeconomic and industry-specific forecasts for Japan, to test analysis as it is a key input for budgeting and strategic business planning. Use our standardised data to gain a better understanding of market performance in Japan.
  • Target Business Opportunities in the Japan Medical Devices market by using our assessments and projections for demographic trends, regulatory developments, investment dynamics and domestic demand in Japan.
  • Assess the activities and market position of your competitors via our assessments of domestic production, national and multinational manufacturers, along with the trade and distribution outlets of multinationals, key company developments and future growth prospects.

Coverage

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

SWOT analyses of the medical devices market, the political environment, the economic landscape and the business environment.

Industry Forecasts

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.

Macroeconomic Forecasts

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.

Market Overview

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.

Regulatory developments

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.

Competitive Landscape

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.

Methodology

Carefully explains the medical devices market methodology, trade classifications, Risk Reward Index methodology and sources used in the medical devices market Report.

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