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The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA: Forecasts to 2018


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The Market for Medical Devices in EMEA

For makers of medical devices, the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) economies represent significant opportunities. This report as part of its coverage concentrates on the EMEA medical device industries and estimates the business in specific device categories. For the following countries and regions, the report contains specific device business estimates:

  • Israel
  • Iran
  • UAE
  • Jordan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • Egypt
  • Europe
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Germany
  • France
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Other Europe
Highly competitive in nature, the EMEA medical device industry has experienced the usual business cycles of high and low profitability, as well as high and low demand. Due to the relatively inelastic nature of demand from diseased patients, this business remains stable overall. But profits are being hurt by various trends in the external environment such as buyers’ increasing bargaining power, government regulations, and increasing competition. The industry is continuing its transition toward consolidation. As a result, the participants, although fewer in number, will wield more power. Small improvements in offerings, although not radically innovative in nature, are helping customers and as well industry players. A high reliance on relationship-based marketing continues. The establishment of sound relationships with distributors is also beneficial, as manufacturers can then leverage their relationships with distributors and home health agencies to move their offerings.

Subsegmentation into main medical device categories was performed for each region and specific country within that region, including:
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal and General Surgery
  • Imaging
  • IVD
  • Orthopedic
  • Cardiovascular
  • Gynecology (GYN) and Urinary
  • Neurology and Others
All market information is for the EMEA market at the manufacturers’ level. Information is expressed in current U.S. dollars. The market was further segmented by select countries such as Israel, Iran, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, South Africa, Egypt, Germany, France, UK, Italy, and others. 2013 was the base year for information. The forecast information is provided for each of the years 2013 and 2018. Base year and forecast information are provided for each industry segment.

The information and assessment given in this study are based on extensive interviews with senior management of top competitors in the market for medical devices. Key information from published literature was used to hold interviews with over 13 industry representatives and product managers to confirm and obtain expert opinion on current and future trends in the European, Middle Eastern and African medical device industry. Interviews were also used to confirm and/or adjust industry size estimates, as well as in formulating industry projections. Future growth was forecast based on healthcare spending and population trends.


  • Executive Summary
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SCOPE AND METHODOLOGY
    • CATEGORY SUMMARY
    • MARKET SUMMARY
      • Table The Medical Device Market in the EMEA (in $ billions) 2013-2018
  • Introduction to the Industry
    • OVERVIEW
    • WORLD DEMOGRAPHICS
      • Table Estimated World Population by Age and Geographical Region, 2012
      • Life Expectancy
        • Table Average Life Expectancy in Years by Country 1980 and 2012
      • Chronic Disease Impact
    • DISEASE AND AN AGING POPULATION
      • Table Elderly Support Ratio in Selected Countries (2050) (Note: Ratio is Number of 15 to 64 year olds for every 65+ year old.)
  • Europe Medical Device Markets
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET FORECAST AND GROWTH
      • Table Market Size and Growth for European Medical Device Markets by Category 2013-2018 ($billions)
      • Markets by Geographical Region
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the German Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($billions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the French Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($billions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the UK Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($billions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the Italian Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($billions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the Other European Regions Medical Device Market 2013-2018 (billions)
  • Middle East Medical Device Markets
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET FORECAST AND GROWTH
      • Table Market Size and Growth for Middle East Medical Device Markets by Category 2013-2018 ($billions)
      • Markets by Geographical Region
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the Israeli Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($millions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for Iranian Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($millions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the UAE Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($millions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the Saudi Arabian Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($millions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the Jordanian Medical Device Market 2013- 2018 ($millions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the Other Middle East Regions Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($millions)
  • Africa Medical Device Markets
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET FORECAST AND GROWTH
      • Table Market Size and Growth for African Medical Device Markets by Category 2013-2018 ($millions)
      • Markets by Geographical Region
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the South African Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($millions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the Egyptian Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($millions)
        • Table Market Size and Growth for the Other African Regions Medical Device Market 2013-2018 ($millions)
    • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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