The European Medical Technology in Figures

Expenditure Last update 15.06.2021

Key Facts

11%

of GDP spent on healthcare

€265

expenditure on medical technology per capita in Europe in 2020

7.6%

of total healthcare expenditure spent on medical technology

In Europe, an average of approximately 11% of gross domestic product (GDP) is spent on healthcare. Of this figure, around 7.6% is attributed to medical technologies, i.e. less than 1% of GDP. The spending on medical technology is estimated to vary significantly across European countries, ranging from around 5% to 12% of the total healthcare expenditure. Expenditure on medical technology per capita in Europe is at around €265 (weighted average).*

Breakdown of Total Healthcare Expenditure (THE) in Europe - 2020 1,2,3,4,5,6