NEW YORK, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: The Outlook for Medical Devices in South East Asia http://www.reportlinker.com/p0192649/The-Outlook-for-Medical-Devices-in-South-East-Asia.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Managed_care The Outlook for Medical Device Markets in the Middle East is published by Espicom Business Intelligence. Each report provides an individual and highly-detailed analysis of each market, looking at the key regulatory, political, economic and corporate developments in the wider context of market structure, service and access. The reports are available individually or as a discounted collection, and prices include 4 completely updated reports sent quarterly plus a comprehensive annual review. Import dependent and still maintaining good growth levels, the markets of SE Asia offer enterprising companies good opportunities. However, they must meet the challenges of widely differing operating environments. Why invest in South East Asia? Like all other sectors, the medical device markets in South East Asia have been impacted by the downturn of the world economy. Most of these countries, which rely heavily on exports as a significant portion of their respective GDP - South Korea and Singapore being prime examples - saw cuts in demand for manufactured goods and most have seen dips in overall GDP for 2009. Economic conditions have however started to gradually improve, and GDP growth has been positive in 2010 and is projected to continue in 2011. The economy aside, what factors are affecting medical device growth? Fundamentally, the eight countries covered in this collection share a similar characteristic. These medical device markets have, on average, been growing at more attractive rates compared to the more developed, mature medical device markets in Western Europe, for example. Broadly speaking, the high growth rates for this region have been spearheaded by a number of similar and distinct factors. All countries in this report collection have experienced strong medical devices import growth and steadily rising health expenditure. Medical devices imports, as we have seen in the last economic crisis in 1997, could possibly be affected in the short term, but like before, these countries are expected to bounce back.