Objective: To present an overview of import need for wound care and burn dressings in
India. This article provides a complete analysis of the import-export value of wound care and burn
dressings in India. It helps in preparing growth strategies, knowledge about leading players, recent
developments, business strategies, and manufacturing status of the wound care and burn dressings
Methods: A trend analysis of import-export was carried out for wound and burn dressings in India.
Raw data of the years (2008-2017) were collected from various market research analysis sites
and import need was identified.
Results and Discussion: The detailed analysis reveals that India is a growing market for wound
and burn dressings and spends a lot of the exchequer on importing the subject commodity. Wound
dressing export is averaged to the same from 2013 to 2017. India saw a rise in wound dressing export
after 2012. India saw a rise of wound dressing import over the past 10 years. It averaged
502.6 million from 2008 to 2017 and it reached its all-time high of 765 million in 2016. The import
value was found quite high as compared to export.
Conclusion: The report of import and export analysis very clearly highlights that there is a strong
demand for dressings in the country and due to lack of own manufacturers of such dressing in India,
these are imported. Since these products are expensive, there is a large outflow of Indian currency
due to imports. It is imperative that such products get government attention and should be
manufactured within the country.