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FIDE - Highlights from the Press conference „European Dental Market Survey 2013“


Cologne, 13th March - The Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE) in cooperation with the Association of European Dental Dealers (ADDE), has released the annual survey highlighting the main trends of the European dental market.

The FIDE-ADDE Survey, published since 1998, gathers information from national dental federations and covers the most relevant topics for the European Dental Industry: the number of customers and end users, sales values for the main product categories, the use of computer and e-commerce, sales segments, distribution channels as well as VAT charges and their impact on the market.

Relevant findings of the “European Dental Market Survey 2013”:

-          Although the number of dentists in Europe has slightly increased in 2012 and the number of dental technicians has remained flat on average, the number of dental offices and laboratories has decreases, showing a trend towards consolidation, even if not equally across the different countries.

-          The total sales volume has seen a decrease in sales of equipment while sales of sundries/consumables remained stable on average; it is worth noticing that the share of implants on the total is also decreasing.

-          On the supply channels side, while the percentage of direct sales from manufacturers is going down, the share of products purchased via e-mail or internet is constantly increasing, in almost every surveyed country.

-          The number of graduating dentists has decreased by 13% compared to 2011, while the patient-to-dentist ratio remained stable.

-          Big variations in tax charges on dental products among the different European countries affect the industry and are being targeted as key points for lobbying actions for a more even taxation on dental products across Europe.


MORE INFORMATION

For more information on the FIDE-ADDE "European Dental Market Survey 2013"click here: http://www.adde.info/en/survey

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