BMI Industry View: The South Korean medical device market registered an improved performance in 2014 with growth driven by a rapidly ageing population and increasing demand for sophisticated medical technology. Domestically produced products have continued to make gains at the expense of imported medical devices. Medical device imports will come under further pressure from locally produced products in certain sectors. Although the domestic manufacturing industry remains fragmented, the number of producers has more than doubled in recent years and domestic output will continue to see steady growth as South Korea seeks to further reduce its reliance on imported products, whilst boosting its share of the global medical device market.
Headline Industry Forecasts
We forecast that the medical device market will register a 2014-2019 CAGR of 5.2% in US dollar terms, taking the value from USD5.4bn to USD7.0bn. The market will see low single-digit growth in 2015, with higher mid-single digit growth from 2016. South Korea will remain the third largest medical device market in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region behind Japan and China.
We expect that medical device imports will see low single-digit growth in 2015. The running annual total reached USD3.1bn in the 12 months ended June 2015, representing y-o-y dollar growth of 3.3%.This confirms the upturn in medical device performance registered in 2014, following a very weak performance in 2013. We anticipate that the import share of the market will continue to decline from its current level of around 55%.
We expect medical device exports will see mid single-digit growth in 2015 constrained by weaknesses in key markets. The running annual total reached USD2.5bn in the 12 months ended June 2015, representing y-o-y dollar growth of 5.2%. Although export performance has started to tail off, we expect exports will continue to outpace imports allowing South Korea to further reduce its trade deficit from USD549.6mn in 2014.
The South Korea 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 South Korea provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives and analysts with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the South Korea 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.