In the first semester of 2013, the Brazilian medical device sector increased 6,5% (compared to the same period of 2012). This is according to Abimed (Brazilian Association of High Technology Equipment, Products and Medical Supplies). This association represents 150 healthcare companies which are responsible for almost 60% of the Brazilian medical device sector.
According to the report, the sales were also increased by 8,6% and the sector was responsible for the creation of 3500 new jobs, both industrial and commercial sector. These numbers are way above national economy average.
The healthcare sector represents 0,6% of Brazil’s GDP, gathers 13 thousand companies responsible for 120 thousand jobs and its revenue was about US$ 9 billion in 2012.