Hindi NewsBusinessMedical Device Imports From China Increased By 152% From April To December
Sohini Das1 day ago
Medical devices exports from the country grew by 17% in the first 9 months of the financial year 2022-23 ending March. While imports decreased by 8%, imports of 30 medical devices from China increased by 25-152% during this period. This information came out from the latest figures of ‘Association of Indian Medical Device Industry’.
According to the latest MEd data given to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, imports from China increased by 48% year-on-year to reach Rs 12,979 in the financial year 2021-22. Consumables and testing kits are usually imported from China in India.
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Medical devices worth Rs 20,511 crore were exported from India in April-December 2022. Whereas in the year 2021, during the same period, medical equipment worth Rs 17,557 crore was exported. During the financial year 2021-22, the export of medical devices increased by 21% on an annual basis to Rs 19,803 crore. During this period, imports increased by 41% to Rs 63,000 crore.
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