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Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C21.200 | Aug 2016

Bad medicine: Patent expirations and import competition are anticipated to limit growth

IBISWorld’s Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
AstraZeneca UK Ltd AstraZeneca UK Ltd market share
Glaxo Operations UK Ltd Glaxo Operations UK Ltd market share
Novartis UK Ltd Novartis UK Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Companies in the industry make various medicines, vaccines, biotech pharmaceuticals and botanical products for pharmaceutical use. The United Kingdom is one of the largest pharmaceutical markets in the world, so the industry commands an important position in both the global pharmaceutical market and the UK economy. In fact, the pharmaceutical sector as a whole is the third-largest contributor to UK economic growth. The industry is particularly important in terms of its research and development contribution. The bulk of industry revenue is derived from export sales. However, imports satisfy the lion's share of domestic demand. Nevertheless, both imports and exports are highly inflated due to re-exports.

Over the past five years, the industry has weathered weak conditions... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

Industry concentration measures the extent to which the largest players dominate an industry. Industry concentration has increased over the past five years as the escalating costs of research and development, shorter patents, and the need for global marketing power have driven major players to merge. Despite this, the industry has a low level of concentration, since the top four players are estimated to contribute just 18.2% of total industry revenue in 2016-17.

The industry is highly fragmented and characterised by global major players operating alongside small biotech players and small-scale manufacturers of botanical and homeopathic products. The degree of concentration is lowest in the generic and OTC segments because there are more small players operating in these segments.

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What is the Pharmaceutical Preparations Manufacturing Industry?

This industry includes companies that manufacture medications, chemical contraceptive products, medical diagnostic preparations, radioactive in-vivo diagnostic substances and biotech pharmaceuticals. It also includes those that manufacture medical impregnated wadding, gauze, bandages and dressings, and that prepare botanical products for pharmaceutical use.

Industry Products
Adhesives and bandagesAntisera and other blood fractionsAnimal health productsVaccines and antibioticsBiotechnology drugsTherapeutic or prophylactic medicationOther medicamentsChemical contraceptive preparations
Industry Activities
Manufacturing antisera and other blood fractions, vaccines and diverse medicationsManufacturing chemical contraceptive products for external use and hormonal contraceptive medicationManufacturing medical diagnostic preparations, including pregnancy testsManufacturing radioactive in-vivo diagnostic substancesBiotech pharmaceuticalManufacturing medical impregnated wadding, gauze, bandages and dressingsPreparing botanical products for pharmaceutical use

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