Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in China: Market Research Report

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Market Research Report | Jan 2015

IBISWorld’s Pharmaceutical Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Annual Growth 14-19
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In 2014, revenue for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry is expected to total $107.9 billion, up 12.5% from 2013. This represents an annualized growth rate of 15.7% since 2009. The industry's profitability has also been increasing – from 10.3% of industry revenue in 2008 to 10.9% in 2014. There are about 1,458 industry enterprises in 2014, employing about 641,163 people with a payroll of about $8.2 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

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Revenue for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 15.7% in the five years to 2014 to reach $107.9 billion. Growth has been largely driven by rising market demand and the rising income levels of consumers.

Industry profitability had been stable for a number of years, before increasing in 2007 and in 2008. In 2009, with the implementation of the national essential medicine system in China and decreasing foreign demand, industry profit declined. Though the price of basic medicine is still under strict control, manufacturers are focusing more on products with higher profit, thus profitability is expected to reach 10.9% in 2014. The increased profit margin is also due to companies controlling costs and improving productivity... 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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