Industry Statistics

The 2018 Fact Book Medical Technology in Australia: Key facts and figures in 2018 is now available!

To purchase a copy of the MTAA Factbook 2018, please click here.

The 2018 Factbook is free to MTAA member companies, please ensure you log on to your My MTAA Account as part of the purchasing process to receive a free copy.

MTAA has been publishing this resource since 2011 to summarise available information on the medical technology industry. The 2018 edition provides a valuable resource for those wanting to gain a better understanding of the medical technology industry in Australia and globally. The Australian medical technology industry, which includes medical devices, diagnostics and medical imaging equipment, comprises a diversity of manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology from emerging Australian companies to global companies. Medical technology saves and improves lives by detecting diseases earlier, and by providing more effective treatment options for patients and the healthcare system.

The industry is characterised by a high level of innovation, resulting in short life cycles for many products. Many medical devices undergo constant development based on feedback from healthcare professionals and advances in other sciences relevant to medical technology.

In the last 20 years, Australia has seen a 25% decline in annual mortality, 25% decline in disability rates, 56% reduction in hospital bed days and an increase in life expectancy by 4.6 years, which can all be attributed to medical technology. 

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2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Fact Book editions are also still available.