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Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C21.100 | Mar 2016

A shot in the arm: Ongoing product development and an ageing population boost revenue

IBISWorld’s Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
AstraZeneca UK Ltd AstraZeneca UK Ltd market share
GSK GSK market share
Novartis UK Ltd Novartis UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The UK pharmaceutical sector commands an important position in the UK economy, and Britain is one of the world's largest exporters of pharmaceuticals by value. One small, albeit important, component of the sector is the Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry, which manufactures active substances used for their pharmacological properties to make medicines. The industry is an integral part of the pharmaceutical supply chain and the pharmaceutical sector's research and development (R&D) process.

Industry revenue has grown during the past five years, driven by strong export sales during the start of the period. Over the five years through 2015-16, industry revenue is estimated to expand at a compound annual rate of 1.9%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Industry establishments are well distributed across Britain. Proximity to downstream markets and the availability of skilled employees and research facilities are key factors influencing the location of industry establishments. In addition, historical factors and the availability of government grants also influence the distribution of industry establishments.

London and the South East

London and the South East have the highest concentration of industry establishments with approximately 21.7% and 16.2% of industry establishments located in these two regions. This is primarily due to a large number of pharmaceutical companies having their headquarters in London. Low.. purchase to read more


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What is the Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in the Basic Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry manufacture medicinal active substances that are used for their pharmacological properties to make medications, including antibiotics, basic vitamins, salicylic acids and aspirin. The industry also includes companies that process blood and glands and manufacture chemically pure sugars.

Industry Products
Human and animal blood processingChemically pure sugarsActive product ingredients
Industry Activities
Blood processingManufacturing medicinal active substancesManufacturing chemically pure sugarsProcessing glands and extracts from glands

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