Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in China: Market Research Report

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Market Research Report | Jan 2016

IBISWorld’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In 2015, revenue for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry is expected to total $122.1 billion, up 9.7% from 2014. This represents an annualized growth rate of 15.0% since 2010. The industry's profitability has also been increasing – from 10.3% of industry revenue in 2008 to 11.5% in 2015. There are about 1,483 industry enterprises in 2015, employing about 665,557 people with a payroll of about $8.9 billion.

Hospitals are currently the main distribution channel for medicines produced by this industry. However, upcoming healthcare reforms will enable drugstores to become the major distribution channel in the near future. In the past, many consumers could not afford to purchase medicine or see a doctor.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

For every dollar spent on labor (including wages, management and administration costs, and R&D costs), about 23.4 cents are invested in capital. Capital intensity has risen steadily in recent years as firms invest in new manufacturing equipment, new technologies and uniform production standards. These investments are made in an attempt to increase competitiveness and improve product quality and sales.

Investments in good manufacturing practices have contributed to higher capital costs for the industry.
Labor is also a high input, especially for technicians and sales staff. However, their average wage levels are much lower compared with developed countries... purchase to read more


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What is the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry?

The Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry in China is primarily engaged in the manufacture of chemical medicinal and pharmaceutical products in various formats, including ampoules, tablets, capsules, vials, ointments, powders, solutions, suspensions and radioactive medicine. These products are then sold via pharmacies or distributed via hospitals. Biological and veterinary medicine products are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Over-the-counter pharmaceuticalsPatented prescription medicinesAnti-infective medicinesAntitumor medicinesNervous system medicinesCardiovascular system medicinesDigestive system medicinesOther prescription and generic medicines
Industry Activities
Anti-infective drugAntitumor drugdrugs acting on the nervous systemAntipyretic and analgesicCardiovascular system drugDigestive system drugRespiratory system drugHypoglycemic drugDrugs for family planning

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