Wheelchair Market - Germany Ranks First in EU Wheelchair Production and Trade

Bicycles And Invalid Carriages November 25, 2015
Author: Olga Minchina
Account Manager

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EU wheelchair production showed mixed dynamics from 2007 to 2014, falling from 1 151 thousand units in 2007 to 803 thousand units in 2014. It dropped with a CAGR of 5.0% over the period under review. In value terms, EU wheelchair production reached 555 million EUR in 2014, growing by 0.3% annually.

The countries with the largest production on the wheelchair market in absolute volumes were Germany (128 thousand units), Italy (97 thousand units), Sweden (61 thousand units) and the United Kingdom (39 thousand units).

Positive dynamics in wheelchair production among the main producing countries from 2007 to 2014 were recorded in Germany (+7.9% per year), while for the other three EU leaders (Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom) the paces of growth were negative.

Germany dominated in EU wheelchair production and trade. In 2014, Germany exported the lion's share of its total wheelchair output. Of this amount, 18% was supplied to France, where Germany's wheelchairs held a 15% share of total France imports.

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Source: EU: Wheelchairs - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2020