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Healthcare Market & Medical Devices Market in China

By EU SME Centre | Report      12.10.2017     Tags:

China’s latest reforms, as part of the 13th Five-Year Plan (FYP), are reshaping the healthcare market. In addition to this, the Healthy China 2030 project, which was launched in August 2016, aims to improve the health of the nation by optimising health services, improving health security and diversifying the services.

The 13th FYP also aims to increase the cooperation with foreign companies in the healthcare sector.

For these reasons, and considering China’s increasing need for hospitals and medical devices, the total healthcare expenditure is expected to reach EUR 806 billion by 2020.

The above trends provide EU SMEs with numerous opportunities in healthcare and medical devices sector and it is thus important that EU SMEs prepare for the market and are aware of the challenges.

Understanding China’s healthcare system and medical devices regulations can often be a challenge. Therefore, the EU SME Centre has produced a sector report on “The Healthcare Market in China” and a subsector report on “The Medical Devices Market in China”.

Both reports provide an overview of the healthcare market and medical devices industry, introducing relevant government bodies, current market situation and China’s medical devices classification. They also outline the key factors EU SMEs should consider to succeed when approaching or operating in Chinese healthcare market. 

The EU SME Centre now offers a EUR 30 discount with the purchase of the Healthcare Package.

The Healthcare Market in China

Key Contents

Sector Overview

  • Government Support
  • Demographic Change
  • Future Outlook

Healthcare Providers

Pharmaceutical. Medical Device & Healthcare Service Providers Overview

  • Pharmaceutical
  1. Market Information
  2. Regulatory Policies
  3. Key Players
  4. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
  • Medical Devices
  1. Market Information
  2. Regulatory Policies
  3. Key Players
  4. Distribution Channels
  5. Future Outlook
  • Healthcare Service Providers
  1. Private Healthcare Institutions
  2. Healthcare IT (HIT)
  3. Rehabilitation Service Providers
  4. Elderly Care Providers

Opportunities for SMEs

Challenges for SMEs


  • Further Reading
  • Key Trade Fairs
  • Industry Associations
  • Useful Websites

The Medical Devices Market in China

Key Contents

Regulatory Bodies, Policies, Regulations, Definitions and Classifications

  • Regulatory Bodies
  • Policies and Regulations
  • Definitions & Classifications
  • Medical Device Registration

Market Overview

  • Market Size and Performance
  • Imports & Exports
  • Key Growth Drivers
  • Market Structure
  • Buyer Segmentation & Consumption Trends
  • Supply Chain Structure
  • Market Outlook and Forecasts

Case Studies

  • Case Study I: China Registration & Consultation Service
  • Case Study 2: Nanjing D&R Pharmaceutical Co Ltd

Opportunities and Challenges

  • Opportunities
  • Challenges

Practical Advice on How to Access the Market

Report Summary


Relevant Associations & Chambers
Useful Websites


Annex I: Terminology

Annex II: Provisions and Regulations for Medical Devices in China

Annex III: Medical Device Classification

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