Future markets

As an international company, we offer our products and services in more than 150 countries. We expect the consolidation process among competitors in our markets in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Latin America to continue. Consequently, we anticipate that there will be opportunities for Fresenius to penetrate new markets, both by expanding its regional presence and by extending its product portfolio. In the United States, since Fresenius Medical Care and its competitor DaVita already share about two-thirds of the market, acquisitions – also with regard to potential antitrust restrictions – are likely to be small. Other new markets will also open up for Fresenius as we successively roll out our existing product portfolio in other regions. For instance, because of different regional and legal conditions, Fresenius Medical Care only supplies dialysis products in some countries. If conditions change, the company might provide dialysis care in these countries as well.

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