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Serbia Medical Devices Report

Published 08 April 2014

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Serbia Medical Devices Report

Espicom Industry View: The Serbi an medical device market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 2. 2 % over the 2013-2018 period, hinde red by relatively slow GDP growth. The majority of medical devices are im ported as local manufactur ers focus on disposables such as bandages and s yringes, and low-tech equipment. The government is continuing to reform the healthcare system , however . In recent years, an extensive programme of renovation has been undertaken, with the help of external financing from international organisations such as the World Bank.

Headline Industry Forecasts

  • In 2013, the Serbian medical device market was estimated at US$171.4mn, or US$24 per capita. This market size is comparable to Estonia; in per capita terms, the market is similar to Romania. The 2008-2013 CAGR was estimated at -8.7% but the market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 2.2% over the 2013-2018 period, reaching US$191.2mn, or US$27 per capita by 2018.

  • Around 90% of the medical device market is supplied by imports. Serbia imported medical devices valued at US$137.0mn in 2012; this represented a decrease of 23.7% compared with 2011 and a 2007-2012 CAGR of -8.7%. Imports grew every year between 2003 and 2011, except for 2009-2010. The running annual import total amounted to US$132.8mn in the 12 months to November 2013, representing a y-o-y decrease of 5.2%.

  • Serbia exported medical devices worth US$59.8mn in 2012, representing a decrease of 1.8% compared with 2011 and a 2007-2012 CAGR of 9.0%. The trade deficit decreased notably from -US$118-.6 in 2011 to -US$77.2mn in 2012, due to falling imports. The running annual export total amounted to US$68.6mn in the 12 months to November 2013, representing a y-o-y increase of 14.2%.

  • Domestic production of medical equipment and devices is small and largely covers medical supplies such as bandages and syringes, as well as low-tech and small amounts of hi-tech medical equipment. Domestic medical device production is estimated to...

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

Key Benefits

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