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'Chinese Medical Device Market Outlook 2012-2022' says Visiongain report

LONDON, UK. 4th September 2012: A new report by visiongain, a London-based business information provider, predicts that the Chinese medical device market will be worth $45.0bn by 2022.

 
PRLog - Sep. 19, 2012 - LONDON, U.K. -- The market generated sales of $13.4bn in 2011. Currently the US dominates the global medical device market, holding a 39.8% market share. However this market, in addition to the European and Japanese markets are well established, while countries in Far East Asia and Latin America are regarded as potential target regions for medical device manufactures, as they remain relatively underpenetrated. The medical device market in China is well structured, with more than 70.0% of all products falling into four primary categories – diagnostic imaging, consumables, orthopaedic and implantable devices, and dental. Currently the market is ranked the second largest in the Asia-Pacific region and fourth largest globally.

Hemant Mistry, healthcare industry analyst, says: “The Chinese medical device industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, as a result of sweeping healthcare reforms implemented by the government, which has involved providing universal healthcare access to all Chinese citizens and investing in the construction of many new healthcare facilities. The goal of this investment is to move away from an over reliance on large hospitals and towards smaller, more functional centres which will demand basic medical devices”.

Visiongain’s research also suggests that the Chinese medical device market will also benefit from increased awareness. The industry relies largely on imports and with China’s economy growing at an unprecedented rate in recent years (10% growth in GDP per annum), visiongain predicts there will be increased demand for imported medical products and equipment. Moreover, there is substantial opportunity for foreign medical devices manufacturers to set up operations in China in order to take advantage of the increased government investment and vast patient pool. For instance, most recently the US-based company GE Healthcare announced the movement of the headquarters of their X-ray business to Beijing in order to exploit the growth of diagnostic imaging in China. This is one example of large multinational corporations increasingly establishing a local Chinese presence in order to take advantage of the country’s favourable business environment (reduced tariff rates on foreign medical products and services, which came into effect after China joined the World Trade Organisation).
Visiongain predicts that patient demographics in China will also be a key factor that will drive the country’s medical device industry. Current estimates show that by the year 2050, a third of the China’s population will be aged 60 or above. This rise in the aging population has fuelled an increased incidence and prevalence in age-related diseases, such as cancer, neurological and cardiovascular disease. As the disease incidence in China continues to rise, visiongain anticipates that there will be strong demand from patients seeking advanced medical procedures and techniques that can provide safe and effective diagnoses or treatment, ultimately fuelling an increased use of medical devices.


For sample pages and further information concerning the Visiongain report The Chinese Medical Device Market Outlook 2012-2022 please visit http://www.visiongain.com/Report/879/Chinese-Medical-Devi...

For an executive summary please contact: Sara Peerun sara.peerun@visiongainglobal.com
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7336 6100

Notes for Editors
If you are interested in a more detailed overview of this report, please send an e-mail to sara.peerun@visiongainglobal.com or call her on +44 (0) 207 336 6100

About visiongain
Visiongain is one of the fastest growing and most innovative independent media companies in Europe. Based in London, UK, visiongain produces a host of business-2-business conferences, newsletters, management reports and e-zines focusing on the Energy, Telecoms, Pharmaceutical, Defence, Materials sectors.

Visiongain publishes reports produced by its in-house analysts, who are qualified experts in their field. Visiongain has firmly established itself as the first port-of-call for the business professional, who needs independent, high quality, original material to rely and depend on.

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