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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 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 - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Medical and Dental Instrument Manufacturing industry has a low level of concentration. The top four players in the industry are expected to generate 19% of total industry revenue in 2016-17. However, concentration is much higher within product segments.

The industry has some large multinational companies operating alongside a large number of relatively small businesses focusing on manufacturing a narrow range of products. Over 75% of the firms operating in the industry employ fewer than 10 employees, while only 3.4% of enterprises employ 100 or more people. This also suggests that the industry is fragmented and has a low level of concentration.

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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

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