General Report Contents
- Market Analyses include: Unit Sales, ASPs, Market Value & Growth Trends
- Market Drivers & Limiters for each chapter segment
- Competitive Analysis for each chapter segment
- Section on recent mergers & acquisitions
The intraoral X-ray market consists of intraoral X-ray units, analog film, PSP systems, PSP plates and digital sensors. Over the past several years, the industry was in a state of change as traditional film-based procedures experienced sharp declines, shifting the market to incorporate digital capturing methods. However, this transition has already taken place across most of the countries covered in this report and the market is currently quite stable. The intraoral X-ray unit market is almost entirely a replacement market and will almost completely flat throughout the forecast period. The intraoral analog film market will continue to be cannibalized by the rapid penetration of digital sensors and PSP systems, as it has been for some time now. As the remaining dentists who have yet to adopt digital X-ray capturing devices incorporate digital imaging into their practices, the resulting decline in the intraoral analog film market will stifle growth of the overall intraoral X-ray market. While unit sales growth varied greatly from country to country, such as strong growth in Germany but poor market penetration in France, the ASPs of PSP systems were declining all around. This is largely due to the market saturation of PSP systems these days, especially in countries like Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, as they remain the most popular alternative among dentists compared to analog systems. Additionally, there is a wide array of manufacturers who produce these systems and the prices can vary greatly between competitors. Growth in PSP plate purchases will be primarily fueled by an increasing market penetration of PSP systems.