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Medical Device Exports Set to Rise

New Straits Times, 23 July 2016

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s total exports of medical devices are expected to increase by 15 per cent to RM17.8 billion this year, up from RM15.5 billion in 2015 on the back of huge demand from international markets, especially the US.


Eksport peralatan perubatan dijangka cecah RM17 bilion

Berita Harian Online – 22 Julai 2016

oleh Suffian Abu Bakar


KUALA LUMPUR: Eksport Industri peralatan perubatan temp


atan diunjur berkembang 15 peratus kepada RM17.8 bilion tahun ini, kata Pengerusi Industri Perubatan Malaysia (AMMI), Hitendra Joshi. Tahun lalu jumlah eksport industri perubatan tempatan bernilai RM15.53 bilion. Beliau berkata, eksport ahli AMMi tahun lalu dalam segmen itu bernilai RM8.36 bilion, mewakili peningkatan 20 peratus berbanding tahun sebelumnya.


“Ini mewakili lebih 50 peratus daripada jumlah keseluruhan eksport peralatan perubatan Malaysia pada 2015,” katanya. Beliau berkata demikian ketika membentangkan Laporan Tinjauan Peralatan Perubatan AMMI 2016 di Kuala Lumpur sebentar tadi. Hitendra berkata, pelaburan terkumpul ahli AMMI tahun lalu bernilai RM5.09 bilion berbanding pelaburan terkumpul RM4.27 bilion setakat 2014.

Berita Harian Online 22 July 2016

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Medical device exports to increase to RM17.8 billion


The Borneo Post (23 July 2016)

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s total exports of medical devices are expected to increase by 15 per cent to RM17.8 billion this year, up from RM15.5 billion in 2015 on the back of huge demand from international markets, especially the US.


The US accounted for 49 per cent of the total world medical devices market worth US$324 billion last year, according to the Medical Device Industry Outlook 2016 report released by the Association of Malaysian Medical Industries.

“In January to May this year, exports of medical devices totalled RM6.3 billion.

“We are confident of achieving this year’s target,” Malaysian Investment Development Authority Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Datuk N. Rajendran, told reporters after the launch of the Medical Device Industry Outlook 2016 Report here yesterday.


Rajendran launched the report on behalf of MIDA Chief Executive Officer, Datuk Azman Mahmud.

Azman said Germany, Belgium and Japan were also the top export destinations for medical devices apart from the US.

Among the major products were surgical and examination gloves, disposable tubes, catheters, ultrasound scanning apparatus, orthopaedic appliances/ instruments devices, sheath contraceptives and contact lenses, he said.


The text of his speech was read by Rajendran.


In the first three months of the year, the approved investments rose by 79 per cent to RM841 million against RM468 million in the corresponding period last year, Azman said.


He said of the amount, 76 per cent was from foreign sources and the remaining 24 per cent was from domestic sources.

“Currently, there are RM1.4 billion worth of medical device projects in the pipeline, so in total, it is still higher as compared with RM1.8 billion of approved investments in last year,” he said.

To date, there are more than 190 medical device companies in the country, mainly dominated by small and medium enterprises and 30 multinational corporations, including those from the US, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, he said. — Bernama



As featured on The Borneo Post, 23 July 2016

Medical device exports to increase to RM17.8 billion



Export Of Medical Tools To Hit RM18b


The Malaysian Reserve (25 July 2016)

Kuala Lumpur 22 July 2016 – Malaysia’s export of medical devices is expected to increase by 15% to RM17.8 billion this year, up from RM15.5 billion in 2015 on the back of huge demand from international markets, especially the US.


The US accounted for 49% of the total world medical devices market worth US$324 billion (RM1.32 trillion) last year, according to the Medical Device Industry Outlook 2016 report released by the Association of Malaysian Medical Industries.

“In January to May this year, exports of medical devices totalled RM6.3 billion.

“We are confident of achieving this year’s target,” Malaysian Investment Development Authority Deputy CEO Datuk N Rajendran told reporters after the launch of the report in Kuala Lumpur last Friday. Rajendran launched it on behalf of Malaysian Investment Development Authority CEO Datuk Azman Mahmud.

Azman said Germany, Belgium and Japan were also the top export destinations for medical devices apart from the US.

Among the major products were surgical and examination gloves, disposable tubes, catheters, ultrasound scanning apparatus, orthopaedic appl iances/ins t rument s devices, sheath contraceptives and contact lenses, he said. The text of his speech was read by Rajendran.

In the first three months of the year, the approved investments rose by 79% to RM841 million against RM468 million in the corresponding period last year, Azman said. He said of the amount, 76% was from foreign sources.

“Currently, there are RM1.4 billion worth of medical device projects in the pipeline, so in total, it is still higher as compared to RM1.8 billion of approved investments last year,” he said.

To date, there are more than 190 medical device companies in the country, mainly dominated by small and medium enterprises and 30 multinational corporations, including those from the US, Germany, Switzerland and Japan, he said. — Bernama



As featured in The Malaysian Reserve, 25 July 2016


http://themalaysianreserve.com/new/story/export-medical-tools-hit-rm18b