Clearly labeled: An aging population and broader health coverage will benefit the industry

The Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • New healthcare legislation has boosted demand for prescription drugs, bolstering revenue
  • Advancements in biotechnology lead to the introduction of new therapies
  • The industry will continue to benefit substantially from healthcare expansion

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The role of the Pharmaceuticals Packing and Labeling Services industry has expanded significantly over the past five years in response to stringent government regulations that increased pharmaceutical manufacturers' outsourcing of packaging and labeling services. Increasingly pressured to more quickly deliver innovative drugs to market, many pharmaceutical manufacturers are outsourcing their noncentral components (e.g. packing and labeling) to third parties to focus on their core competencies. Additionally, growing use of drug therapies, an aging American population and expanded access to healthcare have stimulated demand for pharmaceuticals over the past five years, bolstering demand for industry services...

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    Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Packaging services

    Packaging services are estimated to generate 55.0% of industry revenue in 2016. The majority of industry participants offer standard and custom packaging for prescription drugs and biologics, over-the-counter medications, veterinary and consumer health products. The process often involves taking bulk tablets, capsules, syringes and other dose forms, and packaging them into market-ready forms like blister packs, pouches, sachets and bottles. Additionally, industry participants package drugs into vials, intravenous containers, ampuls, prefillable inhalers, pharmaceutical tubes and other primary containers (e.g. glass bottles and jars, strip packs and paperboard boxes). The..

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    Additional Insights for the Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services Industry are

  • Ability to manage external (outsourcing) contracts
  • Ability to alter processes for different clients
  • Economies of scale
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    What is the Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services Industry?

    This industry provides packing and labeling services for prescription and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, biologics, consumer health and veterinary products. Industry services may include packaging into blisters, bottles, pouches and unit doses, specialty vial or syringe labeling and kitting for injectables. Secondary packaging services (e.g. putting a bottle of tablets into a box, putting blister packs into a carton) are also included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    Packaging services
    Labeling services
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Packaging services
    Labeling services
    Other services

    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
  • Demand from brand name pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Outsourcing for the Packaging and Labeling Services industry
  • Demand from generic pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Number of physician visits
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Median age of population

  • Current Performance
    High demand for drugsOutsourcing industry servicesPacking trends and needsRising regulations
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
    Healthcare reform to boost revenueBrand name pharmaceuticalsIndustry expansion
  • Table: Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Pharmacies & Drug Stores
  • Hospitals
  • Colleges & Universities

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Cardboard Box & Container Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Packaging services
  • Labeling services
  • Other services
  • Chart: Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Brand name pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical wholesalers
  • Generic pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Retail pharmacies
  • Other
  • Institutional pharmacies
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services 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 Pharmaceuticals Packing & Labeling Services Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Number of physician visits (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • Small glass vials that are sealed after filling and used chiefly as a container for a hypodermic injection solution.
  • Biologic
  • A drug made from large-molecule living matter, as opposed to small-molecule chemicals.
  • Outsource
  • To procure goods or services under contract with an outside supplier.
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