Global Trade Balance for Medical Device Sector:
The IVD substances have the highest positive trade balance ( Export – Import ) in the medical device sector for the year 2015. The trade balance was US$ 2.6bn in 2015. The highest import segment in medical device sector for the year 2015 was Surgical Appliances & supplies. The surgical appliance & supplies had an import of US$ 13.7bn globally in 2015. This segment had the highest negative trade balance of US$ 4.1bn.
The largest export in medical device sector was off the surgical and medical instrument. It was worth of US$ 12.4bn in 2015.