The Market for Analytical & Life Science Instrumentation in China: Dispatch from the Middle Kingdom is the latest market research report from BioInformatics LLC and our SDi division. This report was specifically developed to go beneath the surface of the instrumentation market in China to address and explore the engines that drive its growth and to what extent laboratory spending in the nation will continue to flourish. By surveying hundreds of laboratory scientists and researchers in the country about their instrument usage, laboratory spending, purchasing plans, supplier preferences, and regulatory parameters, SDi was able to extrapolate what the future is likely to hold for the analytical instrumentation industry in the region, as well as which marketing tactics might allow for better success. This report does not focus on one particular technology, but broadly addresses the same 82 technologies that were covered in The 2017 SDi Global Assessment Report. The focus therefore is on the different industries in China and what impact their directions might have on the sales of lab instruments and lab equipment.
Besides the information collected from instrument end-users, this report contains market estimates that represent the cumulative annual sales of the suppliers of each technology. These are not necessarily the same as end-user sales. It is important to note that these estimates include not only the sale of the initial system, but revenues from the aftermarket (components and consumables) and service as well. The technologies that are covered are primarily benchtop and portable instruments. Unless they are specifically called out, market estimates do not cover process instruments or special-purpose clinical diagnostics instruments that bear regulatory approval marks.
The expansion of Chinese manufacturing and the production of raw materials significantly increased demand for analytical instruments and we project it will increase by 5.8% over the next five years. Growth will be led by mass spectrometry, but the market is expected to grow in the mid single digits for all technology segments.
The growth and innovation of Chinese instrument manufacturers has propelled many Chinese companies to the international stage, where they have enjoyed significant demand for their products. The scientists surveyed as part of this report generally believe that instruments from domestic Chinese suppliers are cheaper, but probably not of higher quality than global brands such as Agilent and Thermo Fisher who are the most widely used suppliers.
Top Chinese Manufacturers of Analytical Instruments
With continued modest demand expected in the US and European markets, the Chinese market for analytical and life science instruments represents an important pocket of growth. In the tradition of SDi Tactical Sales & Marketing reports, The Analytical & Life Science Instrument Market in China: Dispatch from the Middle Kingdom highlights recent and upcoming changes occurring in specific areas in the marketplace.