The European Medical Technology in Figures

Expenditure Last update 15.06.2021

Key Facts


of GDP spent on healthcare


expenditure on medical technology per capita in Europe in 2020


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 around €265 (weighted average).*

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