Surgical appliance and supplies manufacturing industry report from Research and Markets

Published on December 10, 2009 at 3:34 AM · No Comments

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Supplier Relations US, LLC's new report "Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing Industry in the U.S. and its International Trade [Q4 2009 Edition]" to their offering.

The newly published Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing Industry report provides the latest market research on the industry. Its comprehensive scope contains analysis on the industry's key financial data, competitive landscape, upstream and downstream industries, and trends and opportunities within the context of the current economic environment.

In 2008, the value of exported industry products from the U.S. has been relatively high, at approximately 30% of U.S. production. Because of this reliance on exports, the report covers the foreign trade statistics including the top 25 countries the U.S. exported to and their respective export values. Over the past 3 years, the industry has shown a strong growth in exports, at approximately 15% constant annual growth. This growth in international trade is further analyzed in the report's export section covering major trade partners.

This December report's 181 pages and over 150 charts and tables cover the most recent information on the domestic market, global market and overseas growth opportunities. Find month to month data on shipments, inventory, and foreign trade through September 2009. Relying on the most current information, over a decade of historic data, and sophisticated forecasting, the report projects the macroeconomic industry trends up to 2013. The report's inclusive scope reveals a breadth of topics from international trade to industry structure, while also delving into the details such as market sizes of products and players. Industry experts consider this report the most comprehensive and consistently updated guide to the industry.

Executive Summary

Definition & Classification

This U.S. industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing surgical appliances and supplies. Examples of products made by these establishments are orthopedic devices, prosthetic appliances, surgical dressings, crutches, surgical sutures, and personal industrial safety devices (except protective eyewear). This 6-digit NAICS industry (339113) is under the hierarchy of Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing Industry (33911), Miscellaneous Manufacturing Subsector (339), and the Manufacturing Sector (31-33). Its SIC equivalent codes are: 2499 - Wood Products, NEC (cork life preservers); 3069 - Fabricated Rubber Products, NEC (rubber gloves, inflatable rubber lifejackets); 3089 - Plastics Products, NEC (inflatable plastic life jackets); 3842 - Orthopedic, Prosthetic, and Surgical Appliances and Supplies (except electronic hearing aids, incontinent pads, anatomical models, and bed pads); 3851 - Ophthalmic Goods (intraoccular lenses, i.e., surgical implants); and 5999 - Miscellaneous Retail Stores, NEC (manufacture of orthopedic devices to prescription in a retail environment).

Revenue, Profitability & Foreign Trade Preview

The industry's revenue for the year 2008 was approximately $33.4 billion USD, with an estimated gross profit of 45.52%. Import was valued at $9.1 billion USD from 95 countries. The industry also exported $8.8 billion USD worth of merchandise to 196 countries. Adding import value to and subtracting export value from the industry's shipment value, the total domestic demand for the industry in 2008 was $33.6 billion USD.

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