Business Monitor International

Switzerland Medical Devices Report

Published 06 August 2014

  • 133 pages
Switzerland Medical Devices Report

Espicom Industry View: The Swiss medical device market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 1.4 % over the 2013-2018 period, with other medical devices and orthopaedics & prosthetics expected to have the highest growth during this period. Over the last 15 years the Swiss medical technology sector has grown faster than almost any other sector in the country. Government technology development programmes, favourable tax rates, quality staff and research have all contributed.

Headline Industry Forecasts

  • In 2013, the Swiss medical device market was estimated at US$3,554.1mn, or US$440 per capita. The total market is twice the size of Denmark; per capita spending is the highest in the world at US$400, just ahead of the USA. The market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 1.4% over the 2013-2018 period, reaching US$3,808.1mn, or US$449 per capita by 2018.

  • Around 84% of the medical device market is supplied by imports. Switzerland imported medical devices valued at US$4,285.7mn in 2013; this represented an increase of 9.9% over 2012 and a 2008-2013 CAGR of 4.3%. Imports grew every year between 2004 and 2013, except for 2012.

  • Switzerland's medical equipment export sector has apparently grown rapidly in recent years, but this growth is partly attributable to re-exports of medical device goods. In 2013, exports stood at US$10,877.9mn, around double the total in 2005. This represented a rise of 5.4% over 2011 and a 2008-2013 CAGR of 4.2%. The trade deficit surplus increased from US$6,419.8mn in 2012 to US$6,592.2mn in 2013, due to strong export growth.

  • The Swiss market provides high quality products and has a reputation for innovation. Domestic manufacturing is very strong, particularly in the orthopaedics sector, where Switzerland is one of the world's leading exporters. Domestic medical device production is estimated to be around US$12bn.

Headline Industry Risk/Reward Ratings

  • Switzerland is the fourth most attractive market in Western Europe (WE) in...

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

Key Benefits

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