Flex leads rise in Mexican ventilator exports as imports dip

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Hospitals in Mexico City are reportedly starting to reach capacity for treating COVID-19 patients with ventilator-equipped beds. While vaccines are becoming available, their distribution particularly outside the U.S. and EU, may be slow making continued ventilator availability vital. Mexican imports of ventilators are up by 30.7% year over year in the three months to Oct. 31 but were down by 11.6% in October versus the peak set in June. Mexico also remains a net exporter of ventilator equipment with exports worth $149 million in the three months to Oct. 31 compared to $85 million of impo...

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