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)