Impact of China on Medical Devices Industry - Thematic Research

Impact of China on Medical Devices Industry - Thematic Research


China is among the top 10 largest medical devices markets worldwide, and is regarded as one of the most promising markets. The estimated market value of medical devices in China was around $42.6 billion in 2022, accounting for 8.3% of the world total.

While the global medical devices market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2% through 2025, China’s medical devices market is forecast to grow at a faster CAGR of 5.6% over the same period. It is expected to grow to $59.5 billion in the next five years. The key drivers of growth in China’s medical devices market include the growing aging population, an increase of chronic conditions, increasing penetration of medical devices at all levels of healthcare, the growing coverage by Chinese health insurance funds, and increased purchasing power by an expanding Chinese middle class.

As the initial epicenter of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, all medical procedures and services were severely impacted. All operating rooms were unused, except for emergencies. All medical resources and personnel were reassigned to COVID-19 patients. The pandemic boosted the sales of domestic medical devices related to COVID-19 prevention and management due to the strong demand in China and abroad. However, medical devices that were not related to COVID-19 experienced a sharp drop in demand.

The medical devices industry had returned to pre-pandemic levels in 2021 when sales increased again. However, a new wave of COVID-19 hit China again on a large scale in March 2022. This had a severe impact on the supply chain, which affects many industries including medical devices.


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  • Executive Summary
  • Players
    • Table Figure 1: Who are the leading players in the China’s medical devices industry and where do they sit in the value chain?
  • Thematic Briefing
    • China's medical devices market is substantial and continues to expand.
      • Artificial intelligence
      • Big data
      • Wearable devices
      • Point-of-care testing
      • Precision medicine
  • Trends
    • Demographic trends
      • Table Demographic trends
    • Macroeconomic trends
      • Table Macroeconomic trends
    • Policy trends
      • Table Policy trends
  • Industry Analysis
    • Market size and growth forecasts
      • Table Figure 2: China’s medical devices sector is rapidly growing, with a robust CAGR of 5.6%.
      • Cardiovascular devices
      • Diagnostic imaging devices
      • In vitro diagnostics
      • Orthopedic devices
    • Mergers and acquisitions
      • Table Figure 3: The number of key M&A activities in major markets almost quadrupled from 2018 to 2021.
      • Table Mergers and acquisitions
    • Patent trends
      • Table Figure 4: Patents in China focus on smart healthcare.
    • Hiring trends
      • Table Figure 5: The number of active jobs in China has been impacted by COVID-19.
    • Timeline
      • Table Figure 6: The Chinese medical devices story
  • Value Chain
    • Table Figure 7: China’s medical devices value chain
    • Cardiovascular devices
      • Table Figure 8: The cardiovascular devices value chain
    • Diagnostic imaging devices
      • Table Figure 9: The diagnostic imaging devices value chain
    • In vitro diagnostics
      • Table Figure 10: The IVD value chain
    • Orthopedic devices
      • Table Figure 11: The orthopedic devices value chain
  • Companies
    • International players
      • Table International players
    • Domestic companies
      • Table Domestic companies
  • Sector Scorecard
    • Medical devices sector scorecard
      • Who’s who
        • Table Figure 12: Who does what in the medical devices space?
      • Thematic screen
        • Table Figure 13: Thematic screen
      • Valuation screen
        • Table Figure 14: Valuation screen
      • Risk screen
        • Table Figure 15: Risk screen
  • Further Reading
    • GlobalData reports
      • Table GlobalData reports
  • Our thematic research methodology
    • Table Figure 16: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
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