Obsoleting Terms is necessary as new technology may require an existing Term’s scope to be divided into two or more sub-categories, and legacy Terms that are no longer used are removed to eliminate redundancy. These changes may cause short-term disruption, but replacement Terms are easily found on the GMDN website.

Yearly average changes in GMDN as follows (as of March 31st, 2023):

  • New Terms: 2.12%
  • Term Obsoleted: 1.98%
  • Terms Amended: 5.08%
  • Total GMDN Terms 24,910
  • Yearly average change rates have been consistent in the last three years (2021-2022-2023)
  • 877 enquires raised by the Manufacturers (01/04/2022-31/03/2023)

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