Finland’s exports of health technology continue to set new records
Finnish health technology exports continue to grow strongly. The value of exports rose to a new record level of €1.92 billion in 2015, an increase of 6.6% compared to the previous year. Trade in health technology also delivered a new record for the balance of trade, with a positive balance of €896 million for the year. The strongest growth was seen in the in vitro diagnostics segment, where 16% growth led to exports of in vitro diagnostics exceeding €500 million for the first time.
Over the last twenty years, Finland's exports of health technology have increased five-fold, while the balance of trade in health technology has increased ten-fold. Health technology is now the largest high-tech export segment of Finnish industry.
Finland's health technology industry manufactures and develops the vast majority of its products in Finland. The industry directly employs over 10,000 people.
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