Middle Eastern Medical Device Market: Facts and Figures 2011

Date: March 30, 2011
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Middle Eastern Medical Device Market: Facts and Figures 2011
Why Middle East, and why now?

Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Jordan, Bahrain, Algeria, Saudi Arabia and Syria – hardly a state in North Africa and the Persian Gulf has been untouched by popular demands for political reform. It may be through revolution or political concession, but a wind of change is sweeping through the region. What is less certain is how it will pan out and what the new realities will bring. For exporters of medical equipment and supplies, the region has always presented opportunity and challenge: the wealthy oil-rich states taking social healthcare to the highest of levels in contrast with their non oil-rich neighbours who can be counted amongst the most poorly provided. As the political tide ebbs and flows, it is appropriate to benchmark the state of healthcare provision in each country.

Health expenditure: wide variations

Health expenditure provision varies widely. The less well-off countries tend to have a limited public sector augmented by whatever people can afford out-of-pocket. There is, however, a trend towards boosting expenditure through health insurance schemes, such as that recently introduced in Morocco. There is little external aid funding for health expenditure in the region, although some funding is occasionally available on an ad-hoc basis for the purposes of reconstruction in places like Iraq or Lebanon. The wealthier Gulf States used to operate a policy of free government-funded healthcare for all, but increasing costs have led to changes over the past decade. Most states now require expatriate workers to have insurance arrangements, and the contributory insurance concept has also been extended to locals in places like Kuwait over the past decade.

Imports of medical equipment and supplies topped US$5.1 billion in 2009

The first thing to note is a near total reliance on imported products. Only a handful of countries have any noticeable capacity to manufacture even the most basic items. These largely comprise Israel and the more developed states of northern Africa, although some basic capacity also exists elsewhere. Even the bigger producers are reliant on imports for upwards of 90% of their requirements. Elsewhere, in Iraq or Yemen for example, the figure rises to 100%. Imports tend to be sourced from the USA and Europe, principally Germany, France, the UK and Italy. Japan has been a major supplier of diagnostic apparatus in recent years, and China has begun to emerge in a number of countries as a leading supplier of consumables and other items at the lower end of the technology scale. Israel is a major exporter of medical equipment, but does virtually no trade with its neighbours.

Infrastructure

A distinction can be drawn between the North African/Eastern Mediterranean region and the Persian Gulf. The former largely comprises states with a large but old healthcare infrastructure, often dating to colonial times. Numbers of beds and facilities are generally good, but conceal the fact that many will be outdated, and much equipment is in need of modernisation. Expenditure on such upgrades is taking place and is growing, although there is still major scope for growth. Access to primary care outside the cities is often lacking, even in oil rich countries, as many are hampered by poor infrastructure and political instability. Provision of trained medical staff is a problem in rural areas for these reasons, and also due to poor wages and working conditions. The exception is the Gulf, where states have little trouble attracting well-trained doctors and nurses from all over the world.

Countries covered

Algeria
Egypt
Bahrain
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Tunisia
UAE
Yemen

Questions, questions

Which countries import the most medical devices and equipment?
Which countries have the highest per capita spend on healthcare?
Which countries have the best provision of hospital beds, nurses and physicians?
Which sectors have shown the greatest growth in recent years?
FOREWORD

SOURCES & METHODOLOGY

HS Trade Codes Used in This Report
HS Trade Codes, Rearranged

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

Executive Summary
  Economic and political overview
  Demographics
  Infrastructure: Hospitals and Medical Staff
  Health Expenditure
  Medical Equipment Markets
Population & Demographics
  Population by Country, 2011
  Leading Demographic Indicators
Economy
  GDP by Country, 2010
Health Expenditure
  Total Health Expenditure By Country, 2011 (US$ millions)
Health Services
  Hospital Beds By Country, 2011
  Physicians By Country, 2011
  Nurses By Country, 2011
  Dentists By Country, 2011
Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies
  Summary Imports By Category, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Summary Per Capita Imports By Category, 2005-09 (US$)
  Summary Imports By Category, 2005-09 (% of Total)
  Imports By Region, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Per Capita Imports By Region, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Imports By Region, 2005-09 (% of Total)
  Imports By Country, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Per Capita Imports By Country, 2005-09 (US$)
Imports of Consumables
  Imports of Consumables By Country, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Imports of Consumables Per Capita By Country, 2005-09 (US$)
Imports of Diagnostic Imaging Apparatus
  Imports of Diagnostic Imaging Apparatus By Country, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Imports of Diagnostic Imaging Apparatus Per Capita By Country, 2005-09 (US$)
Imports of Dental Products
  Imports of Dental Products By Country, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Imports of Dental Products Per Capita By Country, 2005-09 (US$)
Imports of Orthopaedic & Prosthetic Products
  Imports of Orthopaedic & Prosthetic Products By Country, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Imports of Orthopaedic & Prosthetic Products Per Capita By Country, 2005-09 (US$)
Imports of Patient Aids
  Imports of Patient Aids By Country, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Imports of Patient Aids Per Capita By Country, 2005-09 (US$)
Exports of Medical Equipment & Supplies
  Exports of Medical Equipment By Country, 2005-09 (US$000s)

ALGERIA

Algeria: Introduction
Algeria: Key Facts
Algeria: Healthcare Sector
  Algeria: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Algeria: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Algeria: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

BAHRAIN

Bahrain: Introduction
Bahrain: Key Facts
Bahrain: Healthcare System
  Bahrain: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Bahrain: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Bahrain: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

EGYPT

Egypt: Introduction
Egypt: Key Facts
Egypt: Healthcare System
  Egypt: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Egypt: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Egypt: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

IRAN

Iran: Introduction
Iran: Key Facts
Iran: Healthcare Sector
  Iran: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Iran: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Iran: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

IRAQ

Iraq: Introduction
Iraq: Key Facts
Iraq: Healthcare Sector
  Iraq: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Iraq: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Iraq: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

ISRAEL

Israel: Introduction
Israel: Key Facts
Israel: Healthcare Sector
  Israel: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Israel: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Israel: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

JORDAN

Jordan: Introduction
Jordan: Key Facts
Jordan: Healthcare Sector
  Jordan: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Jordan: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Jordan: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

KUWAIT

Kuwait: Introduction
Kuwait: Key Facts
Kuwait: Healthcare Sector
  Kuwait: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Kuwait: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Kuwait: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

LEBANON

Lebanon: Introduction
Lebanon: Key Facts
Lebanon: Healthcare Sector
  Lebanon: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Lebanon: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Lebanon: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

LIBYA

Libya: Introduction
Libya: Key Facts
Libya: Healthcare Sector
  Libya: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Libya: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Libya: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

MOROCCO

Morocco: Introduction
Morocco: Key Facts
Morocco: Healthcare Sector
  Morocco: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Morocco: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Morocco: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

OMAN

Oman: Introduction
Oman: Key Facts
Oman: Healthcare Sector
  Oman: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Oman: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Oman: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

QATAR

Qatar: Introduction
Qatar: Key Facts
Qatar: Healthcare Sector
  Qatar: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Qatar: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Qatar: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

SAUDI ARABIA

Saudi Arabia: Introduction
Saudi Arabia: Key Facts
Saudi Arabia: Healthcare Sector
  Saudi Arabia: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Saudi Arabia: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Saudi Arabia: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

SYRIA

Syria: Introduction
Syria: Key Facts
Syria: Healthcare Sector
  Syria: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Syria: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Syria: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

TUNISIA

Tunisia: Introduction
Tunisia: Key Facts
Tunisia: Healthcare Sector
  Tunisia: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Tunisia: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Tunisia: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

United Arab Emirates: Introduction
United Arab Emirates: Key Facts
United Arab Emirates: Healthcare Sector
  United Arab Emirates: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  United Arab Emirates: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  United Arab Emirates: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)

YEMEN

Yemen: Introduction
Yemen: Key Facts
Yemen: Healthcare Sector
  Yemen: Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$000s)
  Yemen: Per Capita Imports of Medical Equipment & Supplies, 2005-09 (US$)
  Yemen: Leading Suppliers, 2009 (US$000s)
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