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Facts & Figures

The medical technology industry continues to be one of Europe’s most diverse and innovative sectors. This can be seen in the high number of patents filed by medtech companies, as well as in data on trade flows and employment statistics.

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Capturing the activity our large and diverse industry is vital for healthcare stakeholders, business leaders and policymakers. MedTech Europe’s Facts & Figures publication is an annually updated report with robust industry data compiled from multiple sources.

MedTech companies invest heavily in improving technologies and developing breakthroughs that deliver for patients and other healthcare stakeholders. They also drive economic growth, provide employment in Europe, and boost EU exports.

Fact & Figures, a unique source of information

Fact & Figures is a unique source of information on the state of the industry that paints a holistic picture of the medtech sector. Updated every year, it draws on data from national and international associations as well as from research companies. These diverse data sources ensure that the dataset is robust and reliable.

These key sources include public sources, such as the statistics of WHO, Eurostat and the European Patent Office; research companies providing information on market sizes, trade and a breakdown of the industry according to medtech segments and national associations providing information on employment and companies.

The publication is used as the quintessential source of data by international stakeholders seeking an up-to-date view of industry innovation and employment, SME activity, expenditure on medical technology, trade and market size in Europe.

Facts & Figures is essential reading for all with an interest in health and technology.

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MedTech Europe’s Facts and Figures 2021

Document - Posted on 21.06.2021

MedTech Europe’s Facts and Figures 2020

Document - Posted on 20.05.2020

The European Medical Technology industry in figures 2019

Document - Posted on 10.04.2019

The European Medical Technology industry in figures 2018

Document - Posted on 12.01.2018

The European Medical Technology industry in figures 2016

Document - Posted on 29.11.2016

The European Medical Technology industry in figures 2015

Document - Posted on 20.11.2015

The European medical technology industry in figures 2014

Document - Posted on 01.01.2014

See also

Value of Medical Technology

Medical technologies can save lives, improve health and contribute to sustainable healthcare. Through innovative devices and diagnostics, the industry delivers value to patients, healthcare professionals, and healthcare systems and society. Medical technology companies are also drivers of economic growth and job creation across Europe.

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What is Medical Technology?

Medical technologies are products, services or solutions used to save and improve people’s lives.

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