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Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C32.500 | Dec 2016

Healthy growth: Rising exports are projected to support revenue growth in the current year

IBISWorld’s Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Smith & Nephew plc Smith & Nephew plc  market share
Smiths Group plc Smiths Group plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Higher levels of domestic demand are expected to have boosted industry revenue
  • The ageing of the UK population is anticipated to have boosted demand for industry products
  • Britain's EU exit is likely to result in the loss of funding for research and development activities
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Demand for the industry's products is driven by demand for medical and dental services, which is affected by factors such as the size and age of the population, life expectancy, lifestyle choices, rising access to medical services in developing countries and expectations of medical and oral-care outcomes. Economic conditions and the state of government finances also influence the level of spending on medical services.

Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.1% over the five years through 2016-17. A projected increase in domestic demand is expected to have bolstered industry performance, supported by the ageing population, rising levels of obesity, technological advances and the fact that health-care services remain vital... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

There are a number of barriers to entering this industry, including the importance of brand recognition, research and development (R&D) costs and access to highly skilled staff. Overall, the barriers to entry are high and steady.

A significant barrier to success is the dominance of existing firms and their brands. Brand names enjoy a high degree of recognition in their respective markets. Medical distributors and hospitals generally prefer to buy from well-established and reputable companies with trusted products and equipment. This gives established firms an advantage over newer entrants to the industry.

The competitive nature and high degree of specialisation requires significant investment in research and development. Ind.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry are

  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • Establishment of brand names
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as MSCI World Index and Total health expenditure in the Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in the Medical and Dental Instrument Manufacturing industry make laboratory apparatus, surgical and medical instruments, surgical appliances and supplies, dental equipment and supplies, orthodontic goods, dentures and orthodontic appliances. The industry also includes firms that manufacture medical and dental furniture where the additional specific functions determine the purpose of the product, such as dentists' chairs with built-in hydraulic functions.

    Industry Products
    Artificial joints and partsSyringes, needles and cathetersFurnitureDental productsArtificial body parts (excluding teeth)Products and parts related to eye care
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing surgical drapes and sterile string and tissueManufacturing dental preparations, artificial teeth and bridges, dental instruments and dental lab furnacesManufacturing bone reconstruction cementsManufacturing laboratory ultrasonic cleaning machineryManufacturing laboratory sterilisersManufacturing laboratory-type distilling apparatus and laboratory centrifugesManufacturing medical, surgical, dental or veterinary furniture Manufacturing bone plates and screws, syringes, needles, catheters and cannulaeManufacturing orthopaedic and prosthetic devicesManufacturing ophthalmic goods, eyeglasses, sunglasses, prescription lenses and safety goggles

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • MSCI World Index
  • Total health expenditure
  • Level of obesity
  • Population
  • Population aged 65 years and over
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Current Performance
  • Domestic demand
  • Technological advances
  • Exports constrain expansion
  • Margins expand
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Ageing population fuels growth
  • Medical advances
  • Health-care expenditure
  • International trade influences
  • Profitability rises
  • Table: Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Hospitals
  • General Medical Practices
  • Specialist Medical Practices
  • Dental Practices
  • Diagnostic & Ambulance Services
  • Residential Nursing Care
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Products and parts related to eye care
  • Artificial joints and parts
  • Syringes, needles and catheters
  • Dental products
  • Furniture
  • Artificial body parts (excluding teeth)
  • Chart: Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Exports
  • Wholesalers
  • National Health Service
  • Other health-care providers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Smith & Nephew plc
    Smiths Group plc
  • Table: Smith & Nephew plc - financial performance
  • Table: Smiths Group plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • A thin tube made from medical grade materials serving a broad range of functions.
  • Coronary Stent
  • A tube-shaped device placed in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart, to keep the arteries open.
  • Orthopaedics
  • The medical specialty involving the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones and the tissues that connect them.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Medical & Dental Instrument Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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