U.S. Surgical And Medical Instrument Market Reached 36B USD in 2015

Medical And Dental Instruments May 25, 2017
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

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According to market research conducted by IndexBox, from 2008 to 2015, the U.S. surgical and medical instrument market showed positive dynamics. In 2015, the surgical and medical instrument market reached 36,007 million USD, which was 2,845 million USD (9%) more than in 2014.

U.S. growth in surgical and medical instrument consumption is expected to decelerate to +1.0% (currently +2.9%) in the medium term, amid excise tax load and increasing marketing costs. The main growth driver of consumption is higher health insurance coverage. High consumption growth rate in recent years can be explained by strong employment growth which leads to a rise in income, providing a solid base of consumer spending, which will continue for the medium term.

U.S. surgical and medical instrument manufacturing illustrated steady growth over the last few years. In 2014, the value of shipments in the industry reached 40,790 million USD, rising with a CAGR of +3.0% from 2008 to 2015.

Intense competition from imports, particularly from Mexico, has increasingly constrained industry performance during this period. Mexico was the main supplier of surgical and medical instrument into the U.S., accounting for 30% of total U.S. imports in 2015. It was followed by Ireland (10%), Germany (9%), Costa Rica (8%), Switzerland (7%), and China (6%), with a combined share of 40% of total imports. Mexico's share grew with a CAGR of +6.6% from 2007 to 2015, however, China (+13.8% per year), Switzerland (+10.4% per year) and Costa Rica (+10.3% per year) were the fastest growing suppliers over the period under review. Mexico, China, Costa Rica, and Switzerland strengthened their positions in the U.S. import structure. By contrast, Ireland and Germany saw their shares reduced.

U.S. exports of surgical and medical instruments have experienced steady growth since 2007. The export growth rates were higher than those of production and consumption. As U.S. companies improved their positions on overseas markets, domestic manufacturers enjoyed a new growth driver. In 2015, Belgium (14%), Netherlands (13%), Japan (10%), and Mexico (9%) were the main destinations of U.S. surgical and medical instrument exports. The share exported to Belgium increased (+6 percentage points), while the shares of the other leaders remained relatively stable throughout the analyzed period.

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Source: U.S. Surgical And Medical Instrument Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025