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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In 2016, revenue for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry is expected to total $114.8 billion, up 2.8% from 2015. This represents annualized growth of 9.3% since 2011. The industry's profitability has also been increasing – from 10.3% of industry revenue in 2008 to 12.0% in 2016. There are about 1,513 industry enterprises in 2016, employing about 668,532 people with a payroll of about $9.7 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...

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Substantial barriers to entry to the industry exist as globalized players continue their development in China. The top 20 globalized pharmaceutical companies have established manufacturing companies in China as either joint ventures or solely foreign-owned enterprises. Some of these companies, such as GSK, Roche, Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca and Eli Lilly & Company, have also set up R&D centers in China. Further, some domestic companies, particularly the major players within this industry, also have significant market strengths on a local basis.

China is a major manufacturing center for generic drugs. With numerous pharmaceuticals having long patent times, almost all of which are from foreign companies, this is a major barrier for new firms to enter the industry.


Additional Insights for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favor of market conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Downstream Demand - General Medical & Surgical Hospitals and Household Disposable Income in the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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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 pharmaceuticals
    Patented prescription medicines
    Anti-infective medicines
    Antitumor medicines
    Nervous system medicines
    Cardiovascular system medicines
    Digestive system medicines
    Other prescription and generic medicines
    Industry Activities
    Anti-infective drug
    Antitumor drug
    drugs acting on the nervous system
    Antipyretic and analgesic
    Cardiovascular system drug
    Digestive system drug
    Respiratory system drug
    Hypoglycemic drug
    Drugs for family planning

    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
  • Downstream Demand - General Medical & Surgical Hospitals
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Key Attitudinal Changes - Health Consciousness
  • Legislative Compliance Requirements - Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product mfg
  • Age Distribution of Population
  • Upstream Supplying Industries

  • Current Performance
  • Domestic demand
  • Foreign markets
  • Market supply
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Domestic demand
  • Industry exports
  • Industry imports
  • Table: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pharmacies & Drugstores
  • General Hospitals
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospitals
  • Health Clinics
  • Plastic Surgery Hospitals

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Medical Supplies Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Raw Material Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Patented prescription medicines
  • Anti-infective medicines
  • Over-the-counter pharmaceuticals
  • Cardiovascular system medicines
  • Antitumor medicines
  • Digestive system medicines
  • Other prescription and generic medicines
  • Nervous system medicines
  • Chart: Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Government policies
  • Aging population
  • Healthcare insurance coverage rates
  • Medical technology advancements
  • Economic conditions
  • Demand from professional health practitioners

  • Major Markets
  • Urban hospitals (via wholesalers)
  • Drugstores (via wholesalers)
  • Rural hospitals (via wholesalers)
  • Online sales
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Advertising
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Jiangsu Yangtze River Pharmaceutical GroupHarbin Pharmaceutical Group Co., LtdXian-Janssen Pharmaceutical LtdBayer Healthcare Co., Ltd. Shanghai Roche Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd
  • Table: Jiangsu Yangtze River Pharmaceutical Group - financial performance
  • Table: Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Co., Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Xian-Janssen Pharmaceutical Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Bayer Healthcare Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Shanghai Roche Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pharmaceutical 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 Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Antineoplastic Drugs
  • For the treatment of cancer.
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (Gmp)
  • Compulsory certification for the control and management of manufacturing and quality control testing of foods, pharmaceutical products and medical devices.
  • Over The Counter (Otc)
  • General medicine that can be consumed without a doctor's prescription.
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