The European Medical Technology in Figures

Expenditure Last update 11.10.2023

Key Facts


of total healthcare expenditure spent on medical technology


expenditure on medical technology per capita in Europe in 2022


of GDP spent on healthcare

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 €312.

Breakdown of Total Healthcare Expenditure (THE) in Europe - 2022 1,2,3,4,5,6


  1. EFPIA, 2022, The Pharmaceutical Industry in figures
  2. Eurostat, 2022, Employment and Population Statistics
  3. World Medical Device Factbook 2023, Fitch Solutions, Healthcare Expenditure
  4. WHO, 2019, Global Health Expenditure Database
  5. Eurostat, Healthcare Expenditure 2022
  6. 2022 IVD market size data is preliminary and is based on MedTech Europe Statistics Programmes