2013-02-17 14:19:43 - Recently published research from Espicom Business Intelligence, "The Medical Device Market: Germany", is now available at Fast Market Research
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.
Germany is the third largest medical
device market in the world, ranking behind the USA and Japan. In 2011, the German medical device market is estimated at US$19.5 billion, equal to US$240 per capita.
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Although in decline, the population of Germany still accounts for around 20% of the total population of western Europe with an estimated 81.6 million inhabitants in 2011.
At over 11% of GDP, healthcare expenditure is at a high level but is increasingly constrained. The domestic market remains tight, with continued downward pressure on prices. Government funding of hospitals in recent years has remained static, therefore hospitals in the public sector are maintaining existing equipment rather than investing in new appliances. This has led to domestic producers becoming increasingly reliant on the export market.
Germany has a history of producing high quality medical equipment, with particular emphasis on diagnostic imaging, dental products and optical technologies. The country has a handful of large producers, headed by Siemens, B. Braun and Fresenius. Total production is estimated to be in the region of 20 billion euros.
Despite a strong domestic manufacturing industry, imports, which totalled US$13.8 billion in 2009, supply around three-quarters of the medical market.
Following the re-election of Angela Merkel as Chancellor, Germany now has its first centre-right government in more than a decade. The coalition government comprising the centre-right Christian Democratic Union and the liberal Free Democratic Party has committed itself to a healthcare reform programme that aims to rein in expenditure growth, whilst increasing financial resources through higher health insurance contributions.
Major healthcare reforms were introduced in January 2004 and in July 2007. One of the aims has been to increase competition between health insurers, which in turn is giving rise to a more competitive operating environment for suppliers of healthcare goods and services.
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Partial Table of Contents:
Key Background Data
Healthcare Provision Act 2012
Healthcare System Reform 2007
Universal Health Insurance Coverage & Financing Reform
Modernisation of the Health Insurance Funds
Improved Medical Care
Claim to home nursing
Statutory Health Insurance
Private Health Insurance
Long Term Nursing Insurance
Marke t De velopments
Import Growth Moderates, Weak Demand in Eurozone Impacts on Export Performance
Domestic Medical Device Industry Continues to See Upturn in Output Although Pace of Growth Slows
Financial Position of Health Insurance System Improves in 2012 Despite Higher Spending Growth
JFC Proposes Subsidy to Support Trial Regulation of New Medical Technologies
Cabinet Approves Law to Develop Cancer Screening and Quality of Oncological Care
Diagnostic Imaging Heads Growth in Hospital Inpatient Activity
Me dical Marke t Analysis
The Market in 2012
Past Performance 2007-11
Future Performance 2012-17
The German Market for Consumables
The German Market for Diagnostic Imaging
The German Market for Dental Products
The German Market for Orthopaedic & Prosthetic Products
The German Market for Patient Aids
The German Market for Other Medical Devices
Orthopaedic & Prosthetic
Orthopaedic & Prosthetic
Monthly Export Analysis
Domes tic Production
Bundesverband Medizintechnologie e.V.(BVMed)
Zentralvereingung medizinisch-technischer Fachhändler, Hersteller, Dienstleister und Berater e.V. (ZMT)
Zentralverband Elektrotechnik und Elektronikindustrie e.V. (ZVEI)
Domes tic Manufacturing
Access ing the Marke t
Me dical De vice Re gulations
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