The massively increased demand for medical furniture in 2020 was dictated by the opening of hospitals across the country to treat patients with COVID-19 and an increase in the number of beds in existing medical facilities.
This had a direct impact on the market, causing its sharp growth: if in 2019 the production of furniture for medical institutions in monetary terms was estimated at a little less than 3 billion rubles, in the first 10 months of 2020 the enterprises produced products worth 5.4 billion rubles. . rub.
Russian manufacturers began to actively increase output in April (then production increased by 127.3% year-on-year), and the most noticeable increase was recorded in September (+ 292.6% against September 2019). The players themselves reported about the intensification of production. For example, the manufacturer of metal furniture "NPO Promet" in May produced about a thousand beds for medical institutions per day (before the coronavirus, production was only about 2 thousand goods per year). In the Tver region, a project for the production of medical furniture involved the facilities of the Zharkovsky DOK and the factory in Toropets, and the Binom plant announced the start of production of furniture for hospitals in North Ossetia. Taking into account operational data, by the end of the year the industry may show an increase of almost 140%, according to a new study of the medical furniture market