Positive prognosis: A growing older population and expansion into emerging markets will protect revenue

Over the five years to 2018, pharmaceutical manufacturers have benefited from an aging population in developed economies and a growing middle class in emerging economies, which provided a larger customer base for industry operators. Many manufacturers also tapped into regional demand for pharmaceuticals that may differ from developed markets. Furthermore, the growing global middle class provides additional growth opportunities, given increased access to pharmaceutical products and higher per capita expenditure on medicines. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is forecast to grow amid an anticipated persistence of global economic health. Plus, more pharmaceutical manufacturers tailor their R&D and product portfolio to meet emerging markets' healthcare needs...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry will be challenged by key patent expirations and pricing pressures
  • Companies have restructured research and development activities to cut costs
  • The industry's most-profitable drugs will continue to lose patent protection
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    In 2018, according to IBISWorld estimates, generic pharmaceuticals are expected to capture 31.4% of industry revenue. In contrast, biopharmaceuticals, including biosimilars, are projected to comprise 13.2% of revenue. The remaining 53.4% of revenue is expected to derive from inorganic chemical compounds or traditional pharmaceutical treatments. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), demand for generic and brand-name pharmaceuticals varies across lower income countries and middle-income countries. For example, generic pharmaceuticals make up about two-thirds of total pharmaceutical sales in lower income countries, compared with 60.0% in middle-income countries. Thi...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Having technology sharing arrangements with major players
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Global number of adults aged 65 and older and Per capita healthcare expenditure of OECD countries in the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry comprises companies that manufacture biological, medicinal and pharmaceutical products in various forms, including ampoules, tablets, capsules, vials, ointments, powders, solutions and suspensions. The overall pharmaceutical market can be segmented into prescription-based (or ethical) products and over-the-counter medications. Industry products are predominantly distributed via wholesalers, and are then sold via pharmacies or distributed in hospitals.

    Industry Products
  • Mental health treatments
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory treatments
  • Pain and autoimmune treatments
  • Preventative medicine
  • Specialized disease treatments
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing patented prescription products
  • Manufacturing generic prescription products
  • Manufacturing over-the-counter products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Global number of adults aged 65 and older
  • Per capita healthcare expenditure of OECD countries
  • Regulation for the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing industry
  • Technological change for the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing industry
  • Global per capita income

  • Current Performance
    Patent cliffChanging structureGlobal trade and regulations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Patent cliffBiosimilar drugs spur growthGlobal industry landscape
  • Table: Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Global Wholesale and Retail Trade
  • Global Wholesale Trade
  • Global Health and Social Work
  • Global Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Global Basic Inorganic Chemicals Manufacturing
  • Global Basic Organic Chemicals Manufacturing
  • Global Biotechnology
  • Global Cosmetics Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Other
  • Specialized disease treatments
  • Pain and autoimmune treatments
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory treatments
  • Preventative medicine
  • Mental health treatments
  • Chart: Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Burgeoning elderly population
  • Prevalence of illnesses

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers in developed markets
  • Consumers in pharmerging markets
  • Consumers in the rest of the world (ROW)
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Research and development
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Pfizer Inc.,
  • Table: Pfizer Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Global research and development funding (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bolt-On Acquisition
  • The acquisition of a company made for the sole purpose of merging it into a division of the acquirer.
  • Contract Manufacturing Organizations (Cmos)
  • Small companies specializing in particular stages or aspects of the R&D process.
  • Generic
  • A medicine based on an active substance that is out of patent and sold under a different name from the originator branded product.
  • Org. For Econ. Co-Operation And Development (Oced)
  • An organization made up of 34 member countries worldwide that regularly turn to one another to identify, discuss and analyze problems and promote policies to solve them.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
  • Over-The-Counter (Otc) Products
  • Products that may be sold to an individual without a prescription from a healthcare professional.
  • Prescription Pharmaceutical
  • A licensed medicine regulated via legislation that may only be dispensed to an individual with a valid prescription from a healthcare professional.
  • Research And Development (R&D)
  • Creative work undertaken by a company to increase the stock of knowledge, which can then be applied to developing a new product or improving an existing one.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
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