2013-02-17 14:19:51 - New Medical Devices market report from Espicom Business Intelligence: "The Medical Device Market: Japan"
Espicom’s in-depth medical device market reports are ideal for executives wanting to understand the key drivers in medical markets and have access to a wealth of statistical data. Each report opens with an outlook section that provides analysis of the market, 5-year market forecasts, national data projections, market outlook and key developments such as regulation, health facilities and government policy. The report also provides extensive background information, population trends, health status, health expenditure, organisation & administration, hospital services, medical personnel, healthcare development, market access information, trade data and essential industry contacts. Included with the report are 3 free quarterly updated outlook reports, enabling you to keep up to date with market developments for a year.
Japan is the third largest economy
in the world behind the USA and China. The medical device market remains the second largest, behind only the USA. Per capita GDP is also high, among the top ten in the world. The USA and Germany are the only countries to import more medical equipment, and Japan is the eighth highest exporter of medical devices in the world.
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Japan has some of the best vital statistics in the world, including the lowest infant mortality rate and highest adult life expectancy.
A rapidly ageing population has burdened the healthcare system both in terms of funding and facilities and is of great concern for the Japanese government. As a result, payments made by the government to medical institutions have been slashed (by record levels in 2006) in an attempt to ease national medical spending.
In September 2011, the Ministry of Health said medical spending has continued to rise in line with the aging population and also blamed the rise on the use of increasingly sophisticated and expensive equipment & technology, such as MRI, CT and endoscopic keyhole surgery.
Japan has the most expensive medical equipment in the world. It should however be borne in mind that some of the reasons for this lie with a distribution system that hikes up retail prices with hidden costs.
In 2008, more reimbursement price revisions were made to medical devices, bringing the total price cuts to 126 functional categories since the foreign reference price system was introduced in 2002. The latest revisions however made several positive allowances in favour of innovative medical devices, by raising reimbursement prices in order to provide an incentive for the development of more such devices and use in the country’s healthcare system.
Increasingly, domestic companies are tending to focus on developing their markets abroad, particularly in other parts of Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The leading local industry players have begun to place even more emphasis on expanding their marketing and sales presence in these emerging markets.
Latest collated quarterly figures to September 2011 show that imports grew by 0.2% in local currency terms over the previous year’s quarter ending September 2010. The economy was affected by the impact of the March 2011 earthquake, especially in the earlier part of the year. In US dollar terms however the rise was more pronounced, at 10.2% over the same period.
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Partial Table of Contents:
Key Background Data
Marke t De velopments
Me dical Marke t Analysis
The Market in 2012
Past Performance 2007-11
Future Performance 2012-17
The Japanese Market for Consumables
The Japanese Market for Diagnostic Imaging
The Japanese Market for Dental Products
The Japanese Market for Orthopaedic & Prosthetic Products
The Japanese Market for Patient Aids
The Japanese Market for Other Medical Devices
Orthopaedic & Prosthetic Products
Monthly Import Analysis
Monthly Export Analysis
Domes tic Production
Domes tic Manufacturing
Access ing the Marke t
Medical Device Regulations
Faster Approval Times for Medical Devices
Device Pricing & Reimbursement
2006 Price Revisions
2008 Price Revisions
Methodology & Sources
Trade Code Classifications
List of Tables
Espicom Analysis of the Japanese Medical Market, 2012
Key Economic Data Projections, 2012-17
Total Health Spending, 2001-10
Summary of Key Data, 2006-11
Japanese Medical Device Market, Key Ratios, 2012
Japanese Medical Device Market by Category, 2012
Projected Medical Device Market, 2012-17
The Japanese Medical Device Market, 2007-17 (US$ millions)
The Japanese Medical Device Market, 2007-17 (US$ per capita)
The Japanese Medical Device Market, 2007-17 (% of Total)
The Japanese Medical Device Market, 2007-17 (% Change)
The Japanese Consumables Market, 2007-17 (US$ millions)
The Japanese Consumables Market, 2007-17 (US$ Per Capita)
The Japanese Consumables Market, 2007-17 (% Change)
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