The European Medical Technology in Figures

Trade Last update 15.10.2020

Key Facts

€12 billion

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.

Top 10 export destinations of the European medical devices market (in %) - 2019 1

Top 10 import suppliers to the European medical devices market (in %) - 2019 1

Export and import of medical devices by country, including intra-community trade (million €) - 2019 2

Medical devices trade balance by country, including intra-community trade (million €) - 2019 2