trade surplus in 2020
US, China, Japan and Mexico
are the main European medical device trade partners
Europe had in 2020 a positive medical devices trade balance of € 8.7 billion: this represented a 27.5% decrease compared to 2019 (€ 12 billion). Europe’s main trading partners for medical devices are the United States, China, Japan and Mexico.
Medical devices trade balance of individual countries varies a lot across Europe. Similarly to 2019, also in 2020 the international trade balance indicator, including European intra-community trade, is highest in Germany and Ireland followed by the Netherlands and Switzerland.