Medical Industry Market Research

The U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library is the place to go to obtain industry specific market research. There are several reports prepared by our staff of experts throughout the Americas that offer market intelligence in the medical industry. Below are a few examples.


Medical Technology - Best Prospect – January 10, 2014
Medical equipment imports during 2011 experienced an exceptional surge. While imports decreased in general in 2012, imports from the U.S. grew slightly. The United States continues to be the leading supplier of imported medical products and currently holds 26 percent market share, particularly in hi...


Medical Equipment – Best Prospect – January 8, 2014
Brazil is the largest medical equipment market in South America, and until 2011 presented an annual growth rate of 15% to 19%. The total market for medical equipment in Brazil should continue to expand through 2013. It is expected that this segment will recover the double digit annual growth in 2014...

Drugs and Pharmaceuticals – Best Prospect – January 8, 2014
The Brazilian pharmaceutical industry is comprised of 540 local and international companies established in the country, representing total market value of approximately US$25 billion in 2012 and an annual growth rate of 15%. Brazil is among the five largest pharmaceutical markets in the world in ter...


Healthcare Best Prospects – January 3, 2014
The Ministry of Health budget for 2012 considers strengthening primary healthcare attention and the construction of 24 new outpatient centers for this purpose. This focus is based on the epidemiologic reality of the Chilean population: there is an increase in chronic diseases, the populati...


Medical Equipment - Best Prospect – January 3, 2014
Colombia benefits from one of the most extensive insurance systems and medical financial protection in Latin America, second only to Chile, due to the 1993 health care reform, also known as Law 100. This reform created the social security system and covers standards governing the general system of p...

Costa Rica

Medical and Dental Equipment - Best Prospects – January 6, 2014
Costa Rica has a socialized healthcare system identified as the Costa Rican Social Security System (Costarricense de Seguro Social: CCSS, or “Caja,” as it is popularly known). This system includes 30 hospitals: 10 general hospitals, 7 regional hospitals (1 in each geographic region/province), and 13...

Dominican Republic

Medical Equipment - Best Prospects – January 3, 2014
The market for medical equipment in the Dominican Republic grew by 6.6 percent in 2012 and is expected to increase by around 4.9 percent during 2013 and to continue at that rate over the near term. The market is mainly supplied by imports, about 80 percent of which will continue to come fr...

El Salvador

Medical Equipment Best Prospects - January 6, 2013
The Salvadoran medical equipment market relies on imports, as local production is limited to hospital furniture. The public sector is the key primary purchaser of medical equipment and supplies through the Ministry of Health and the Salvadoran Social Security Institute. On average approxim...

Requirements for Registering Pharmaceutical Products – December 31, 2013
The report describes the registration process for pharmaceutical products in El Salvador....

Requirements for Registering Medical Equipment and Medical Devices – December 31, 2013
The report provides detail information of the requirements a U.S. exporter needs to submit to register medical equipment and medical devices in El Salvador....


Medical Devices - Best Prospect – January 6, 2014
Mexico imported medical equipment, instruments, disposable and dental products worth $4.4 billion in 2012. This represented 90 percent of the medical equipment and instrument market and about 40 percent of medical disposable products and dental materials. Of these imports 48 percent or $2.1 billion,...

IT Healthcare - Best Prospect – January 6, 2014
The market for Health IT (HIT) in Mexico is an emerging market as most health care institutions have recently started the process of identifying technologies that can help them to be more efficient and competitive in the services they offer. Currently, the technologies that are most popular in the s...


Medical Equipment – Best Prospect – January 6, 2014
There are 34 primary public hospitals, 13 in the geographic departments of Nicaragua and 7 regional hospitals throughout the country. Also, there are five main private hospitals in Managua. Nicaragua also has many private clinics with reputable physicians specialized in many different fields through...


Medical Equipment: a Top Export Prospect for Panama 2013 – June 3, 2013
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How to Obtain the Complete Reports

Feel free to contact the Trade Americas Medical Regional Working Group Leader for assistance.

To access the full reports or others not listed here, please go to the U.S. Government Export Portal, click on Market Research Library and follow the instructions below.

  • Under Industry select Health Technologies
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  • Under Region select Western Hemisphere
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