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Poland Medical Devices Report

Published 18 September 2014

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Poland Medical Devices Report

Espicom Industry View: The Polish medical device market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 7.7 % over the 2013-2018 period, due to the strengthening of the economy, and subsequently, medical device imports. Poland is heavily reliant on imported medical devices a nd this is expected to remain the case for the time being , as n o ma jor developments are foreseen for the domestic medical device industry in the short-term .

Headline Industry Forecasts

  • In 2013, the Polish medical device market was estimated at US$2,069.7mn, or US$54 per capita. This market size is comparable to Turkey; in per capita terms, the market is similar to Hungary. The market grew by an estimated 2.1% over the 2008-2013 period, but the market is expected to expand at a 2013-2018 CAGR of 7.7%, reaching US$2,997.3mn, or US$79 per capita by 2018.

  • Around 85% of the medical device market is supplied by imports. Poland imported medical devices valued at US$1,762.7mn in 2012; this represented an increase of 12.5% over 2012 and a 2008-2013 CAGR of 2.0%. Imports have grown every year since 2003, with the exception of 2009 and 2012.

  • Much of Poland's export trade is a result of EU companies, principally from Germany, opening operations in Poland for the purpose of exporting back to other countries of the EU. Total exports have risen consistently since 2003, falling only in 2009 and 2012. The 2008-2013 CAGR was 4.7%. The trade deficit shrunk from -US$719.1mn in 2012 to -US$663.5mn in 2013, due to rapid export growth.

  • Poland has a strong industrial base and a significant medical device sector, although a large proportion of it remains university-based and under-capitalised. Polish companies manufacture a wide range of products from cheap disposables to electrodiagnostic equipment. Domestic medical device production is estimated to be around US$1.4bn.

Headline Industry Risk/Reward Ratings

  • Poland is the second most attractive market in Central & Eastern Europe in which to...

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
Poland Renewables Forecast Scenario
Table: Poland Total Electricity Generation Data & Forecasts, 2012-2017
Table: Poland Total Electricity Generation Long-Term Forecasts, 2018-2023
Table: Poland Electricity Generating Capacity Data & Forecasts, 2012-2017
Table: Poland Electricity Generating Capacity Long-Term Forecasts, 2018-2023
Poland Renewables Projects Database
Table: Poland Key Projects - Renewables
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
Poland Renewables Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
Sustainable Energy Policy and Infrastructure
Targets (Renewables And Emissions)
Competitive Landscape
Tauron Polska Energia
Table: Glossary Of Terms
Methodology And Sources
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Ratings Methodology
Table: Renewables Risk/Reward Rating Indicators
Table: Weighting Indicators

The Poland 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 Poland provides industry professionals, strategists, company executives and analysts with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Poland Medical Devices industry.

Key Benefits

  • Benchmark BMI's Medical Devices market forecasts, which take into account macroeconomic and industry-specific forecasts for Poland, 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 Poland.
  • Target Business Opportunities in the Poland Medical Devices market by using our assessments and projections for demographic trends, regulatory developments, investment dynamics and domestic demand in Poland.
  • 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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