May 8, 2012
by Oral Health Group
The European dental market in 2011 showed an increase of 1.2% in the total turnover for all countries covered by the survey. Sundries sales increased on average by 0.9% while total sales of equipment declined by 2.2% as shown in the 2012 European Dental Market Report, edited by ADDE, the European Dental Trade Association, in cooperation with FIDE.
The Association of Dental Dealers of Europe (ADDE) publishes annually the results of a survey of the European dental trade market. The 2012 edition covers the period 2007-2011 and details the 2011 results in particular. It reveals the major trends over the past five years of the most significant areas as well. Thus it indicates the overall dynamics affecting the dental market in the 14 countries surveyed.
Key findings of the 2012 report:
• The number of active dentists slightly increased by 0.8% overall, while the number of dental laboratories went down by 1.1% and the number of dental technicians decreased by 0.9%. The total number of dental hygienists grew by 1.14% reaching a total of 24’477.
• The total turnover for all countries surveyed, including sundries, equipments and technical services, increased by 1.2% with a wide variety across the countries responding.
• The total sales of sundries increased by 0.9% and the technical services by 1.02% while total equipment sales decreased by 2.2%.
(Data from some countries represents best guesses by experienced people within the dental industry in those countries.)
This survey represents a detailed and reliable source of information and is an asset available to all stakeholders interested in the market.
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