Europe MRI Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Closed, Open), By Application (Brain & Neurological, Vascular, Cardiac, Breast, Others), By End-User Industry (Hospital & Diagnostic Centers, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Research & Academic Institutions), And By Country - Forecasts From 2021 To 2026

Published:  Oct 2021 Report Code: KSI061612479 Pages: 98

The European MRI market is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate of 1.01% to grow to US$4.032 billion by 2026, from US$3.759 billion in 2019. MRI refers to magnetic resonance imaging which is a medical imaging technique in which strong magnetic fields and radio waves are used to generate the images of the organs of the body. The primary factors supplementing the demand for MRI systems in the European region include the constantly rising burden of a variety of diseases such as CVDS, brain disorders, and others. According to the European Society of Cardiology, there are more than 6 million new cases of CVD in the European Union and more than 11 million in Europe as a whole, every year. Smoking, alcohol consumption, and levels of mean blood cholesterol are the main CVD risk factors causing CVD. Moreover, the booming aging population in many countries of the region is further projected to supplement the market growth since old aged people are more susceptible to chronic conditions such as brain disorders, vascular diseases, and heart conditions among others. According to the Ageing Europe Statistics, 2021, the older people (defined as those aged 65 years or more) will increase significantly, rising from 90.5 million at the start of 2019 to reach 129.8 million by 2050.

Germany is expected to hold a significant share in the market.

Based on country, the Europe MRI market is segmented into Germany, France, UK, Italy, and others. The European MRI market is also projected to show growth during the next five years owing to the fact that the health spending in many parts of the region such as Germany, France, and the UK has increased at a steady pace in the past years. By country, Germany is projected to hold a significant share in the European market on account of the presence of a well-established healthcare system, the high burden of CVDs in the country, and the increased health spending by the country. In 2019, the health expenditure in Germany amounted to 410.8 billion euros, or 4,944 euros per inhabitant, and is further expected to increase every year.

The growing prevalence of diseases is expected to drive the market of MRI in the region.

One of the key factors complementing the demand for MRI systems across Europe is the growing prevalence of diseases in many countries. MRI uses powerful magnetic fields, computers, and radio waves for capturing detailed images of the internal functioning of body parts. MRI is widely used to monitor, detect, and treatment of a variety of diseases related to the chest, brain, and others. Thus, a significantly growing prevalence of a range of diseases in the region is playing a critical role in shaping up the European MRI market growth during the forecast period. For instance, according to reports from the European Commission, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the European Union.  According to the NCBI, around 45% of the total deaths in the European Union are due to CVD. More than 4 million Europeans die every year from CVD, primarily from coronary heart disease (CHD) and stroke. Furthermore, the burden of CVDs is anticipated to increase in the coming years due to the growing aging population in many countries of the region coupled with the unhealthy living lifestyle.

Additionally, the prevalence of diseases related to neurological disorders is also high in the region, which is further projected to amplify the demand for MRI scans, thus positively impacting the European MRI market growth during the coming years. For instance, according to the data from the European Academy of Neurology, more than half of the European population (approximately 60%) suffer from a neurological disease. Also, the death and disease burden due to neurological diseases is high and ranks number three among all disease groups in Europe.

Pandemic Insights

COVID-19 significantly affected the diagnostics and treatment business of major healthcare companies in 2020. Companies like Siemens Healthcare GmbH and Phillips along with others recorded a substantial decline in their revenue on account of changes in industry and market circumstances caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Moreover, due to the second covid wave in the second half of the year 2020, the countries in the region had imposed several restrictive measures, which also had harmed the market revenue growth. In the year 2021, the market is expected to register a slight improvement, due to the introduction of vaccines and the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. Major companies stated that the market is expected to improve in the year 2021 and would also be expected to register significant growth in the years 2022 and 2023.

Europe MRI Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2019  US$3.759 billion
 Market size value in 2026  US$4.032 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 1.01% from 2019 to 2026
 Base year  2019
 Forecast period  2021–2026
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Type, Application, End-User Industry, And Country
 Regions covered  Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Others
 Companies covered  General Electric, Siemens Healthineers AG, Canon Medical Systems Corporation,   Koninklijke Philips N.V., Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Holding AG, Esaote SpA,   IMRIS, MR Solutions
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase

Market Segmentation:

  • By Type
    • Closed
    • Open
  • By Application
    • Brain & Neurological
    • Vascular
    • Cardiac
    • Breast
    • Others
  • By End-User Industry
    • Hospital & Diagnostic Centers
    • Ambulatory Surgical Centers
    • Research & Academic Institutions
  • By Country
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • United Kingdom
    • Others
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Closed
5.3. Open

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Brain & Neurological
6.3. Vascular
6.4. Cardiac
6.5. Breast
6.6. Others

7.1. Introduction
7.2. Hospital & Diagnostic Centers
7.3. Ambulatory Surgical Centers
7.4. Research & Academic Institutions

8.1. Introduction
8.2. Germany
8.3. France
8.4. Italy
8.5. The United Kingdom
8.6. Others

9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10.1. General Electric
10.2. Siemens Healthineers AG
10.3. Canon Medical Systems Corporation
10.4. Koninklijke Philips N.V.
10.5. Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Holding AG
10.6. Esaote SpA
10.7. IMRIS
10.8. MR Solutions

General Electric

Siemens Healthineers AG

Canon Medical Systems Corporation

Koninklijke Philips N.V.

Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Holding AG

Esaote SpA


MR Solutions


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