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Egypt Medical Devices Report

Published 01 October 2014

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Egypt Medical Devices Report

Espicom Industry View:   The   Egypt ian medical device market   is fairly small compared to other countries in the   Middle East and Africa ( MEA ) region   but it is projected to register one of the fastest 2013-2018   CAGRs in the region . Per c apita medical device expenditure is low, which indicates the enormous potential for growth as the country has the second largest population in the region. As production is limited, the market is reliant on imports. The public sector needs modernisation, therefore opportunities exi st for medical device companies which are prepared to operate in a climate of political uncertainty.

Headline Industry Forecasts

  • The medical device market is fairly small compared to other MEA countries covered by Espicom and per capita consumption is very low by regional and world standards. Low per capita medical device expenditure indicates the enormous market potential in the long term. Opportunities exist for medical companies to increase sales and market share. The market is expected to record a 2013-2018 CAGR of 11.1%, one of the highest CAGRs in the region, reaching US$1,009.3mn.

  • The vast majority of the market is supplied by medical device imports, particularly from Germany, the USA, China and Japan. In US dollar terms, imports increased by 11.1% in 2013, reaching US$540.5mn. Other medical devices and diagnostic imaging remained the largest import product areas.

  • Medical device exports increased by 30.2% in 2013, to US$86.7mn. Consumables and other medical devices remained the largest export product areas.

  • Medical device production is limited. The medical device industry is largely confined to the production of consumables such as dressings, needles and tubing, and other medical devices such as furniture and basic dialysis products.

Headline Industry Risk/Reward Rating

  • Egypt is the sixth least attractive market in the MEA region in which to commercialise a medical device in Q414, a ranking it has...

The Egypt Medical Devices Report features market forecasts supported by trade, production and healthcare estimates by Espicom, a Business Monitor International (BMI) company. These forecasts and estimates focus on six product areas: Consumables, Diagnostic Imaging, Dental Products, Orthopaedics & Prosthetics, Patient Aids and Other Medical Devices.

Detailed product breakdown for market, trade and production data in Egypt provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives and analysts with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Egypt Medical Devices industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's Medical Devices market forecasts, which take into account macroeconomic and industry-specific forecasts for Egypt, to test analysis as it is a key input for budgeting and strategic business planning. Use our standardised data to gain a better understanding of market performance in Egypt.
  • Target Business Opportunities in the Egypt Medical Devices market by using our assessments and projections for demographic trends, regulatory developments, investment dynamics and domestic demand in Egypt.
  • Assess the activities and market position of your competitors via our assessments of domestic production, national and multinational manufacturers, along with the trade and distribution outlets of multinationals, key company developments and future growth prospects.


BMI Industry View
Provides industry, political and economic views. Briefly analyses the Medical Devices market, taking into account the latest industry forecasts, healthcare indicators and industry trends & developments.

SWOT analyses of the Medical Devices market, the political environment, the economic landscape and the business environment.

Industry Forecasts
Evaluates and analyses the Medical Devices market in terms of historical and forecast trends, covering six product areas and 40+ specific product categories. In addition, presents annual and monthly import and export trade data.

Product Areas:

  • Consumables: medical dressings, suturing materials, syringes, needles & catheters, blood-grouping reagents, first-aid boxes & kits, ostomy products and surgical gloves.
  • Diagnostic Imaging: electrocardiographs, ultrasound, MRI, scintigraphic apparatus, other electrodiagnostic apparatus (i.e. patient monitors), CT scanners, other X-ray apparatus, ABC ray apparatus, contrast media, X-ray film, X-ray tubes and other imaging parts & accessories.
  • Dental Products: dental drills, dental chairs, dental X-ray, dental cements, dental instruments and teeth & other fittings.
  • Orthopaedics & Prosthetics: fixation devices, artificial joints and other artificial body parts.
  • Patient Aids: hearing aids, pacemakers, other portable aids (i.e. stents), mechano-therapy apparatus and therapeutic respiration apparatus.
  • Other Medical Devices: wheelchairs, ophthalmic instruments, hospital furniture, medical/surgical sterilisers, UV/IF apparatus, blood pressure monitors, endoscopy monitors, dialysis apparatus, transfusion apparatus and anaesthesia apparatus.

Macroeconomic Forecasts
Presents macroeconomic forecasts impacting the Medical Devices market.

Industry Risk Rewards Rankings
Industry Risk Rewards Rankings (IRRR) tool, which provides a globally comparative and numerically based assessment of the Medical Devices market’s attractiveness.

Market Overview
Assesses the Medical Devices market in the current year. Additionally, covers healthcare intelligence affecting the market, including healthcare organisation, healthcare developments and health expenditure. Includes historical healthcare data, in terms of health status, health expenditure, health infrastructure, health services and health personnel.

Industry Trends & Developments
Analyses the latest industry trends and developments shaping the market, in terms of monthly trade performance, forecast trends, production changes, regulatory developments, competitive strategies, political events and economic performance.

Regulatory Developments
Focuses on the latest regulatory developments, covering the competent authority, the latest regulations and marketing registrations. Also, reviews key pricing & reimbursement measures.

Competitive Landscape
Values historical Medical Devices production, and analyses the presence of national and multinational manufacturers operating in the market. Also, compares the presence of leading multinational company operations, either via sales & marketing, distribution or manufacture. Finally, takes into account market access drivers, including major distribution channels, trade associations and trade shows.

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