This report forecasts US medical device packaging demand in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2019. National health expenditures and medical device shipments are also forecast to 2019. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of: pouches, trays, clamshell packs, bags, boxes, other containers, labels, lidding, and other accessories. Medical device shipments are segmented by product in terms of: surgical appliances and supplies, surgical and medical instruments, diagnostic products, electromedical equipment, ophthalmic goods, and dental equipment and supplies.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, regulatory factors, and trends in healthcare and medical device shipments. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 24-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.