The Markets of Paramount Bed

Outlook for Population and Aging

Japan’s population is expected to continue to decline as the number of seniors increases. These changes are creating a favorable operating environment for the Paramount Group.

*Graph is based on the Future Population Estimate of Japan by the Ministry of Health, Labourand Welfare (estimates as of January 2012) and the Standard Population According to the 2010 National Census by the Statistics Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.

The Hospital Bed Market in Asia and Central and South America

Demand for medical services is growing in Asia and Central and South America as personal income increases along with economic growth. This points to more growth in demand for hospital beds and other medical products in these regions.