Monday, September 23, 2013

Global Cardiovascular Medical Devices Market by 2015

A report made by Research and Markets suggests that the global cardiovascular medical devices market will worth $65.6 billion by 2015. The report covers the years between 2009 and 2015 and it expects that the market of these devices will have grown at the compound annual growth rate of 9,8%.
When talking about regional markets, it indicates that North America will have the biggest share of the market at 40%, followed by Europe with a share at 30%. Asia-Pacific will be fastest growing region with a growth rate of 11,6% (comparing to the global growth rate of 9,8%), the market is expected to worth $17.9 billion by 2017.
Finally, Research and Markets divides the cardiovascular medical devices market in segments and for each one, the company indicates the CAGR (compound annual growth rate) and market values. For example, it expects that the Cardiac Rythm Management Devices will worth $22.3 billion at a rate of 9.9% by 2017, followed by Interventional Cardiac Devices that will worth $12.3 billion at a rate of 11.6%.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Brazilian Healthcare Market 2012: a retrospective

    As an innovative industry, the Brazilian healthcare industry exports to more than 180 countries and generates around 100 thousand jobs in the national territory. The sector is considered an important component in the Brazilian economy. And so, it is important to analyze its updated market numbers.
   ABIMO is the Brazilian Healthcare, Medical and Dental Equipment Industry Association. It releases healthcare market numbers every year. One can access some of the 2012 statistics in ABIMO’s official webpage. There are information about the healthcare national production value, productivity, investment, international trade, national production and demand, Brazilian taxes, etc. Some indicators draw more attention than others. The “healthcare national production value” is one of them, as it reached almost R$5 billion (more than US$2.17 billion) last year. “Investments” is as well an important indicator and it represented more than R$300 million (more than US$130 million) in 2012.
    Unfortunately, the Brazilian healthcare industry must be careful about the numbers of international trade (imports surpassed exports) and the national production only represents 38,9% of the national demand.