trade surplus in 2019
US, China, Japan and Mexico
are the main European medical device trade partners
Europe had in 2019 a positive medical devices trade balance of € 12 billion: this represented a 7% increase compared to 2018 (€ 11.2 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. Based on 2019 export and import values including European intra-community trade, the international trade balance indicator is highest in Germany and Ireland followed by the Netherlands and Switzerland.