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Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing: Market Research Report

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Global Pharmaceuticals & Medicine Manufacturing Market Research Report | Jul 2016

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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Forecast
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment ('000)
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2016, the Global Pharmaceuticals and Medicine Manufacturing industry experienced moderate growth. Underpinning this growth has been rising demand for healthcare and medications worldwide, especially from emerging economies. Higher healthcare standards and greater emphasis on illness prevention have given pharmaceuticals a higher significance among consumers, driving sales over the period. However, the consequences of the credit crisis and subsequent austerity measures implemented by various governments worldwide translated into cuts in healthcare funding... read more

Industry Investment

The Global Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing industry is characterized by a high level of capital intensity. For every dollar spent on labor, an estimated $0.55 is spent on capital. Capital expenditures have been declining, reflecting the fact that many industry participants are currently in the process of consolidating their production facilities. They are cutting their product portfolios and increasing their reliance on outsourcing production. Capital-to-labor intensity ratios will vary among segments with the brand-name pharmaceutical segment having a considerably higher ratio than that for the generic product segment.

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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
Dermatology and antibiotics HIV antivirals and cholesterol Antiulcerants and painHypertension and diabetes Oncologics and autoimmune Respiratory health and other CNSMental health and viral hepatitis
Industry Activities
Manufacturing patented prescription productsManufacturing generic prescription productsManufacturing over-the-counter products

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