Over the five years to 2018, revenue for the Pharmacy and Drugstore industry has been growing at an annualized rate of 13.0%, and is expected to reach $142.0 billion in 2018. Many factors have supported the development of the industry, including substantial growth in domestic demand for drugs retailed by drugstores, relatively higher drug prices in hospitals and consumers' increased ability to self medicate. Additionally, China's accession to the World Trade Organization in December 2001 and the subsequent entry of foreign investment have boosted industry growth. The government's support for the development of chain drug retailing enterprises has also been a positive influence on the industry.The industry is not highly profitable; profit is expected to account for only 5.0%...purchase to read more.

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Activity in the industry is mainly concentrated in Jiangsu province, Zhejiang province, Shandong province and Guangdong province, which jointly account for an estimated 40.2% of total industry revenue in 2018. This is because this area is densely populated and residents here have higher personal income compared with those of the rest of the country.Jiangsu province and Zhejiang provinceJiangsu province and Zhejiang province are expected to account for about 14.3% and 9.6% of industry revenue, respectively, in 2018. Jiangsu province has an estimated 8.8% of total employment and 7.6% of total establishments. This indicates the high efficiency and economies of scale characteristic of drug retailers located in this province. The...purchase to read more.

Additional Insights for the Pharmacies & Drugstores Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pharmacies & Drugstores Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Experienced work force
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Health Policy and Key Attitudinal Changes - Health Consciousness in the Pharmacies & Drugstores industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Pharmacies & Drugstores Industry?

    The Pharmacy and Drugstore industry in China retails both western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine, products for birth control and sexual healthcare, and other personal and pharmaceutical products.

    Industry Products
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter drugs
  • Sexual healthcare products
  • Other personal products
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing western drugs and medicines, both prescription and over the counter
  • Retailing traditional Chinese medicinal herbs and materials
  • Retailing patent traditional Chinese medicines and traditional Chinese medicines in ready-to-use forms
  • Retailing products for birth control and sexual healthcare
  • Retailing other miscellaneous personal products
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Health Policy
  • Key Attitudinal Changes - Health Consciousness
  • Levels of Health - Number of Hospital Visits - Total
  • Competition from Substitutes - Pharmacies and Drug Stores
  • Levels of Health - Disease/Epidemics
  • Levels of Health - Private Health Insurance Membership
  • Per Capita Disposable Income

  • Current Performance
    Healthcare reforms and trendsIndustry globalizationCompetitive landscapeBusiness models
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Pharmacies & Drugstores Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pharmacies & Drugstores Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • General Hospitals
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chinese Patent Drug Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical Raw Material Manufacturing
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Prescription drugs
  • Over-the-counter drugs
  • Sexual healthcare products
  • Other personal products
  • Chart: Pharmacies & Drugstores Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Price and convenience
  • Self-medication trend
  • Disease incidence rates
  • Insurance
  • Disposable income levels
  • Changing attitudes
  • Healthcare reform

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 55 and over
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 15 to 34
  • Consumers aged 14 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pharmacies & Drugstores Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pharmacies & Drugstores

  • Basis of Competition
  • Quality
  • Product range
  • Price
  • Outlets
  • Location
  • Environment and size
  • Services and customer management
  • Brand and marketing
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pharmacies & Drugstores Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd., Guangdong Da Shen Lin Chain Drugstore Co., Ltd., Yunnan Hongxiang Yixintang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Chongqing Tongjunge Big Drugstore Chain Co., Ltd., Hunan Laobaixing Big Drugstore Chain Co., Ltd.,
  • Table: Sinopharm Group Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Guangdong Da Shen Lin Chain Drugstore Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Yunnan Hongxiang Yixintang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Chongqing Tongjunge Big Drugstore Chain Co., Ltd. - financial performance
  • Table: Hunan Laobaixing Big Drugstore Chain Co., Ltd. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pharmacies & Drugstores 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 Pharmacies & Drugstores Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Total Assets (2009-2023)
  • Chinese Patent Drugs Output (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Drug Supermarkets
  • Large drugstores with drug products displayed in an open-shelf manner.
  • Fair-Price Drugstores
  • Drugstores that sell drugs at low prices with low profit margins.
  • Good Selling Practice (Gsp)
  • A certification for drug distributors (see the Regulation and Policy section for more information).
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