Overview

The global economy presents its own set of opportunities and threats for businesses in a range of industries. IBISWorld’s Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing global market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report focuses on industry performance in key regions around the world and identifies the leading companies globally.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$1tr
Annual Growth
2012 - 2017
2.1%
Annual Growth
2017 - 2022
Profit
Employment ('000)
639
Business
5,922

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 Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, 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, such as higher rates of gastric and esophageal cancer in East Asia. 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 2022, industry revenue is forecast to grow as more pharmaceutical manufacturers tailor their R&D and product portfolio to meet emerging markets' healthcare needs...

    Industry Analysis

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers posted consistent growth during the five-year period to 2017, thanks to a globally aging population and a growing middle class in emerging economies, boosting demand for both brand-name and biosimilar prescription products. As the baby-boomer population ages, more individuals over the age of 65 require pharmaceuticals to treat their chronic illnesses, spurring demand for industry products. In addition, longer life expectancies prompted many individuals to purchase medications to enhance quality of life and wellness around the globe. Add..

    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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    Industry Products

    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
    Dermatology and antibiotics
    HIV antivirals and cholesterol
    Antiulcerants and pain
    Hypertension and diabetes
    Oncologics and autoimmune
    Respiratory health and other CNS
    Mental health and viral hepatitis
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing patented prescription products
    Manufacturing generic prescription products
    Manufacturing over-the-counter products

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    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

  • Current Performance
  • Patent cliff
  • Changing structure
  • Global trade and regulations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Patent cliff
  • Biosimilar drugs spur growth
  • Global 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

  • Products & Markets
    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
  • Oncologics and autoimmune
  • Hypertension and diabetes
  • Antiulcerants and pain
  • Dermatology and antibiotics
  • Mental health and viral hepatitis
  • Respiratory health and other CNS
  • HIV antivirals and cholesterol
  • 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
    Competitive Landscape
    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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per Capita Healthcare Expenditures of OECD Countries (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    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 in order 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
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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