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Export of medical devices expected to cross RM23bn

As seen in Focus Malaysia, 6 December 2018

The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) today announced its Medical Device Industry Status and Outlook Report 2018/2019 which is based on a survey completed by 46 AMMI members, constituting a 69% response rate. The report contains comprehensive analysis of export overview, sourcing of raw materials and components, growth in cumulative investments and challenges faced by the industry as well as the medical device industry’s outlook for 2019.


According to the report, AMMI members recorded an outstanding value-added ratio of 52% in the medical device industry in Malaysia. Equally impressive is the fact that some RM3.43 billion or 59% worth of raw materials and services were locally sourced from within the country. This reflects AMMI’s commitment in supporting government initiatives to develop local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The report also highlighted that 74% of the AMMI members surveyed indicated that they have future expansion plans in the pipeline, involving buildings, machinery, equipment, facilities and product lines. The combined projected value of these foreseeable future expansion plans is about RM1.5 billion (USD361 million).

The total value of cumulative investments reported by respondents to the association’s survey stood at RM7.0 billion, as at December 2017 – more than doubling 2013’s total of RM3.4 billion. Collective yearly investments for 2017 jumped four-fold to RM967.9 million from just RM215.2 million in 2013.

AMMI Chairman, Mr Christophe Marque noted that, “AMMI members reported that combined export sales rose to RM11.4 billion, up from RM9.7 billion the previous year. This outpaces most global indices, with a healthy 16.3% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2017. Significantly AMMI members accounted for 58% of Malaysia’s total export value of all Made in Malaysia medical devices, including medical gloves.”

“Medical devices remain among the high potential growth subsectors that are prioritised under the mid-term review of the 11 Malaysia Plan. In January-September 2018, a total of 15 manufacturing projects in this industry were approved by MIDA with investments of RM641.2 million. These projects involving implantable hearing devices, orthopaedic, endoscopy and peripheral products will contribute significantly in terms of business and job opportunities to the country,” said YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI).

“As the industry is increasingly being driven by emerging technology, we encourage the local industry players to tap into the growing opportunities available and forge ahead with new strategies to stay competitive. Companies also need to focus on upskilling their talents, prioritise productivity, accelerate automation and innovation, and implement industry best practices,” added the Deputy MITI Minister.

In commending AMMI’s latest industry report, Dato’ Azman Mahmud, Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) said, “Malaysia continues to evolve as a manufacturing hub for medical devices in Asia, with a big majority of the medical devices manufactured in the country are meant for exports. The industry has also grown in terms of sophistication of the type of products manufactured in the medical consumables, diagnostic imaging, orthopedics and prosthetics, patient aids and other medical devices sub sectors.

Companies, especially local players, must leverage on our competitive and comparative advantages particularly in our comprehensive electrical and electronic, and machinery and equipment base in addition to the strong network of local suppliers. The medical devices industry has seen continuous new investments and expansion by domestic and foreign industry players and this trend is expected to remain in the upcoming years with investors showing strong confidence in the industry outlook.”

AMMI highlighted that the US-China trade war will have a positive impact on Malaysia. 50% of AMMI members surveyed are optimistic of double digit growth in export sales. Malaysia continues to evolve as a hub for medical device manufacturing, with over 200 medical device manufacturing companies thriving within a well-connected industry ecosystem. Based on AMMI analysis, the export of medical devices from Malaysia is expected to cross RM23 billion (USD5.5 billion) in 2019 with projected 8% on year on year growth.

Export of Made in Malaysia Medical Devices to Cross RM23 Billion in 2019

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 6 : The Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) is projecting exports of medical devices from Malaysia to record a year-on-year growth of eight per cent and  cross RM23 billion in 2019.


The findings of a recent survey by the association revealed that 50 per cent of its members were optimistic of double-digit export growth and Malaysia would continue to evolve as a hub for medical device manufacturing, with over 200 medical device manufacturing companies thriving within a well-connected industry ecosystem.

“The on-going trade war between the United States and China will have a positive impact on Malaysia,” it said in a statement.

AMMI Chairman Christophe Marque said combined export sales of AMMI members rose to RM11.4 billion, up from RM9.7 billion, recorded in the previous year.

“This outpaces most global indices, with a healthy 16.3 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2013 and 2017,” he said.

AMMI also disclosed that its Medical Device Industry Status and Outlook Report 2018/2019, which is based on a survey of 46 AMMI members, highlighted that 74 per cent of them had future expansion plans in the pipeline involving buildings, machinery, equipment, facilities and product lines.

The combined projected value of these foreseeable future expansion plans were about RM1.5 billion.

Eksport Peranti Perubatan Naik

As featured on Utusan Online, 6 December 2018

KUALA LUMPUR 6 Dis. – Jumlah eksport bagi peranti perubatan Malaysia dijangka menjangkau RM23 bilion pada 2019 atau peningkatan lapan peratus tahun ke tahun, menurut analisis yang dijalankan Persatu­an Industri Perubatan Malaysia (AMMI).


Pengerusi AMMI, Christophe Marque berkata, berdasarkan kaji selidik yang dijalankan terhadap 46 ahli AMMI, 50 peratus daripadanya yakin dapat merekodkan pertumbuhan dua digit dalam jualan eksport yang merupakan antara kesan positif daripada perang dagangan antara Amerika Syarikat (AS) dan China.

Katanya, Malaysia juga terus mengukuhkan kedudukan sebagai hab pembuatan peranti perubatan dengan lebih daripada 200 syarikat perkilangan berkaitan industri berkenaan berkembang dalam ekosistem industri yang baik.

“Apa yang paling mengagumkan adalah sejumlah RM3.43 bilion atau 59 peratus bahan mentah dan perkhidmatan diperoleh dari Malaysia.

“Ini mencerminkan komitmen AMMI dalam menyokong inisiatif kerajaan untuk membangunkan perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) tempatan,” katanya dalam kenyataan di sini hari ini.

Laporan itu juga menekankan bahawa 74 peratus anggota AMMI mempunyai pelan pengembangan masa depan dalam perancangan, yang melibatkan bangunan, jentera, peralatan, kemudahan dan barisan produk. “Nilai unjuran yang dianggarkan bagi pelan pengemba­ngan masa depan adalah kira-kira RM1.5 bilion,” katanya.

Laporan itu juga menyebut jumlah pelaburan terkumpul oleh responden kaji selidik berkenaan setakat Disember 2017 adalah RM7 bilion, berbanding RM3.4 bilion yang direkodkan pada 2013. Secara keseluruhan Marque berkata, jumlah pelaburan terkumpul bagi 2017 adalah RM967.9 juta berbanding RM215.2 juta pada 2013.

Sementara itu, mengulas mengenai laporan AMMI itu, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA), Datuk Azman Mahmud berkata, industri peranti perubatan menyaksikan pelaburan baharu dan pengembangan berterusan oleh pemain industri domestik dan asing. Katanya, trend ini dijangka kekal pada tahun-tahun akan datang dengan para pelabur menunjukkan keyakinan yang mantap dalam prospek industri.  “Syarikat-syarikat, terutama pemain tempatan, mesti memanfaatkan kelebihan daya saing dan perbandingan dalam asas komprehensif elektrik dan elektronik, mesin dan kelengkapan selain jaringan rangkaian pembekal tempatan yang kukuh,” katanya.

Eksport peralatan perubatan diunjur meningkat 12 peratus

Utusan Malaysia, 2 Ogos 2017

KUALA LUMPUR 2 Ogos – Persatuan Industri Perubatan Malaysia (AMMI) menyasarkan eksport peralatan perubatan negara meningkat 12 peratus kepada RM17.74 bilion berbanding RM15.84 bilion pada tahun lalu.



Pengerusinya, J. Hitendra berkata, unjuran tersebut bersandarkan trend positif eksport sejak tahun 2012 dengan kadar pertumbuhan tahunan sebanyak 13.5 peratus.

Menurut beliau, rantau Asia Pa­sifik merupakan eksport terbesar negara mewakili 51.5 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan diikuti Amerika Utara (27.1 peratus) dan Eropah (19.4 peratus).
“Lebih membanggakan apabila 63 peratus atau RM2.84 bilion bahan mentah yang digunakan untuk menghasilkan produk perubatan datangnya daripada sumber tempatan. Secara tidak langsung perusahaan kecil dan sederhana (PKS) akan menerima manfaat besar daripada perkembangan industri perubatan negara.
“Selain eksport, jumlah pela­bu­ran peralatan perubatan di Malaysia turut meningkat dengan kadar pertumbuhan tahunan 17.1 peratus sejak 2012. Ekosistem industri perubatan yang stabil dan kejayaan syarikat-syarikat perubatan terdahulu menjadi faktor utama syarikat asing datang melabur,” katanya.
Beliau berkata demikian dalam majlis pelancaran Laporan Unjuran Tahunan 2017 Industri Peralatan Perubatan AMMI di sini hari ini.
Dalam pada itu, Ketua Pegawai Eksekutif Lembaga Pembangunan Pelaburan Malaysia (MIDA), Datuk Azman Mahmud membe­ritahu, antara Januari hingga Jun lalu sebanyak 16 projek dalam bidang peralatan perubatan telah diluluskan dengan nilai RM1.95 bilion.
Artikel Penuh: http://www.utusan.com.my/bisnes/ekonomi/eksport-peralatan-perubatan-diunjur-meningkat-12-peratus-1.510487
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Medical devices export to grow by 12 per cent for 2017

The Borneo Post, 3 August 2017

KUALA LUMPUR; Exports of medical devices are set to grow by 12 per cent year-on-year to RM17.74 billion in 2017, supported by growing demand, particularly from Asia-Pacific.


According to the Association of Malaysian Medical Industries (AMMI) Medical Device Industry Outlook Report 2017, the region accounted for 51.5 per cent of total exports, followed by North America (27.1 per cent) and Europe (19.4 per cent).

“China, India and the Asean countries are major drivers of growth in the region, as the countries gave more emphasis to healthcare,” he said.  Hitendra said this at a media briefing this after launching the report yesterday. Also present was Malaysian Investment Development Authority chief executive officer, Datuk Azman Mahmud.

On the report, Joshi said, 70 per cent of AMMI’s 63 member companies were expected to invest RM1.4 billion in Malaysia in 2017, a sign of a strong investor confidence in the country.

Meanwhile, Azman said, MIDA had approved RM1.95 billion worth of investments in medical devices, involving 16 projects during the first half of the year.  Comparatively, he said, 23 projects worth RM1.59 billion were approved in the same period last year, adding that MIDA had approved a total of 41 projects worth RM2.9 billion in 2016, which helped to create 7,300 jobs.  “While the medical devices industry sees a bright future ahead, Malaysia is moving towards Industry 4.0, and emerging challenges such as digitalisation, consumer empowerment and new competitors are reshaping the overall landscape,” said Azman.

Hence, he urged industry players to shift their mindset and embrace technology, to keep innovating and  to keep conducting research and development to overcome the challenges.

To date, Malaysia has over 200 medical devices manufacturers with investments worth RM14.2 billion. — Bernama

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Medical devices export to grow by 12 per cent for 2017

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