The European Medical Technology in Figures

Trade Last update 12.04.2021

Key Facts

€8.7 billion

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.

Top 10 export destinations of the European medical devices market (in %) - 2020 1

Top 10 import suppliers to the European medical devices market (in %) - 2020 1

Export and import of medical devices by country, including intra-community trade (million €) - 2020 1

Medical devices trade balance by country, including intra-community trade (million €) - 2020 1